Efficient management of multi-dimensional resources has gained new aspects as inevitable results of the overlapping and coexistence of many communication systems. New waveforms approaches exploiting the complementary features of multi-dimensional resources emerge to be a tempting solution to break the bottleneck in the physical layer toward heterogeneous networks. In this context, novel waveform designs to fulfill the requirements of heterogeneous networks constitute our main research interests. Toward this ultimate point, our scope ranges from the fundamental properties of the waveforms (e.g., pulse shapes, orthogonality, nonorthogonality, time-frequency lattice, delay-Doppler-angular resolution) to the frame structures in the transmission. We investigate not only waveform itself in time-frequency in terms of channel adaptation and flexibility, but also cross relations between waveforms like signal separability regarding their suitability to next-generation networks. Moreover, we investigate 2D and 3D modulation domains for waveform design like OTFS (2D). Additionally, considering practical systems, we focus on their impacts on the other topics in the physical layer (e.g. PAPR, equalization, channel estimation, out-of-band radiation) and MAC layer (e.g. scheduling), since they essentially affect the transmitter and receiver algorithms.
Our current efforts for next-generation wireless technologies:
Hybrid waveform design for beyond 5G,
Ultra-flexible and scalable OFDM-based waveform design,
Waveform design for the robustness to doubly dispersive channels,
Waveform design for integrated sensing and communication,
Waveform design for multi-point to multi-point networks.
Communication, Signal Processing, and Networking Center (CoSiNC) was established at Istanbul Medipol University in 2014 under the leadership of Prof. Hüseyin Arslan. At CoSiNC, we strive to remove implicit biases and establish a welcoming teaching/research environment, leading to the formation of a premier international research center with more than 35 researchers presently, representing 8 countries.
CoSiNC has successfully completed more than 20 projects and published more than 200 journal and conference papers. We contribute to the development of wireless communication through tens of journal papers, conference papers, and patent applications every year. We also organize and attend various international conferences to provide widespread awareness of the challenges and research activities towards realizing the 6G vision.
In addition to following (and contributing to) the academic literature, we distinguish ourselves by keeping track of the standardization activities of organizations such as 3GPP, ITU, and Wi-Fi. This enables us to align our research activities with industrial/commercial developments with our signature zeal, dedication, and enthusiasm powered by the goal of spreading the benefits of wireless communication to mankind as a whole. Simply put, we love what we are doing and believe in the power of applied knowledge that is going to lead, drive, and shape the succeeding wireless technologies
CoSiNC boasts a unique position in the Turkish landscape with its continuous collaborations with various facets of the wireless communications community including telecom operators, vendors, electronic manufacturers, public safety agencies, regulatory bodies, and government departments. These collaborations afford our graduate students a wholesome view of the industry, the relevant players, and their different perspectives. It also ensures that CoSiNC graduates are not only technically well-equipped but also capable of looking at the bigger picture of the industry, understanding the global ecosystem in general, and Türkiye’s in particular.