Our work involves bringing expertise in state-of-the-art enablers in the digital transformation era where cellular communication providers (TELCOs) are moving towards a brand new role of Digital Service Providers (DSPs). The research that underpins this journey is the focal point of the Amrita 5G research. The research themes span across all areas of infrastructure including protocols, algorithms, multi-antenna technologies and network resource management. The overall umbrella concept of the 5G network from the DSP point of view becomes backdrop the Amrita 5G framework. Within this 5G landscape, topics related to the design of the E2E network architectures including Software Defined Networking (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT (IIoT), Cloud-RAN (CRAN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and Fog controllers within the network . More importantly, it is envisaged that the research that emerges from the appropriate combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep learning and predictive data analytics will play a valuable role in 5G networks.
Together with the above knowledge-base culminating into much needed 5G industry needs, students are given an opportunity to inculcate best practices related to use case development, mathematical modelling and numerical analysis. Amrita 5G research aims to prove the feasibility of promising aforementioned concepts including, SDN/NFV based end-to-end mobile network architecture implementation, exposure to simulation techniques through MATLAB, OMNET++, NS3 and SDN labs.
Amrita-Keysight Advanced Wireless Communication laboratory is already in place and, it gives hands-on prototype experience in Multi-antenna Design, Radio system and simulations for the next generation solutions.
The research has been formulated to bring synergy between 5G and other ongoing Amrita research projects in the IoT based wireless sensor networks for disaster relief applications, mobile offshore communication (OceanNet), security and digital health verticals. Amrita 5G research involves a holistic approach that works on applying diverse use cases of different 5G enablers to enrich the student curriculum and enable what we deem next-generation 5G certified engineers.