Prof. Luc Martens and his team welcomes you to the Wireless & Cable research group of INTEC. My group focuses its research on several domains accross the OSI model: the characterization of the physical layer of wireless telecommunication systems, new interactive media applications (iDTV and Recommender systems) and investigation of technologies for Hybrid Fiber Coax networks .
The characterisation of wireless systems builds on more than 10 years experience in accurate simulation and testing of the radio-frequency behavior of components in telecommunication systems. The expertise is further extended to the characterization of the physical-layer performance of the complete system including the networks between the systems.
The interaction of wireless systems with humans is also investigated. This interaction not only influences the behavior of the mobile terminals but also the propagation paths and results in absorption of electromagnetic fields in the human body.
In the field of HFC networks standards such as Euro-DOCSIS for data over cable networks are investigated.
With the advent of interactive services, an iDTV platform has been implemented for desiging and testing Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) applications and personalisation systems. Current expertise focusses on multimedia recommender systems on iDTV and web platforms