Open Air Interface for 5G and Beyond Cellular Networks

This research will focus on the design of 5G networks to provide for future wireless services include the use cases of Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC), and Ultra-reliable and Low Latency Communications (URLLC), and application area use cases such as Smart City, Smart Home/In-building, Augmented Reality, Self-Driving Cars, etc. 5G Technology has been standardized according to a broad framework in terms of the format of the transmitted wireless signals and the basic protocols including its compatibility with LTE networks. However, a large degree of particularization of major parameters and their optimization for the 5G use cases is left for research. This includes the methods to implement the various signal processing and protocol processing functions in a hardware/software hybrid particularized for a given use case. This project will address various issues in the particularization of the general 5G specifications and their implementation using state of the art generic software radios.

Faculty Supervisor:

Elvino Sousa


Zhengyao Lu;Chen Dang;Sara Al-Kokhon;Yuxiao Zhai


Bell Canada


Engineering - computer / electrical


Information and communications technologies


University of Toronto



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