Graduate School and Research Center In communication systems
Current research topics
Specific subjects investigated by the group include coding, multipleaccess and two-way transmission techniques in radio communications, software radio architectures and
implementation technology, and physical-layer abstraction and emulation architectures for radio networks.
Current research interests
R. Knopp is currently head of the Advanced Wireless Technologies Group within the mobile communications department.
This group specializes in real-time platform architectures and experimentation in wireless communication systems, with the goal of providing feasibility studies for state-of-the-art theoretical advances in wireless communications.
The focus of the group covers access-layer techniques (PHY/MAC layers) applicable to evolving cellular technologies (LTE,LTE-Advanced) and rapidly-deployable mesh/adhoc networks.
The group is extremely active in European and national Framework programs and technically coordinates OpenAirInterface.org, an open-source initiative created by EURECOM which distributes the developments of the group to the public-domain.
Current research memberships
R. Knopp is an IEEE Member and was special guest editor for the "IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications", Aug. 2004, on the topic of fundamental performance limits of wireless sensor networks.
He has been on the technical program committee of several major IEEE conferences.