M.Tech, B-Tech

Nithya G. K. currently serves as Research Associate at the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks & Applications (Amrita WNA), Amritapuri Campus. Nithya pursued her BTech in Electronics and Communication from Younus College of engineering and Technology, Kollam in 2012 and MTech in Wireless Networks and Application from Amrita Centre for Wireless Networks and Applications, Amritapuri in 2014. Her areas of interest includes Mobile Communication Networks, Advanced Computer Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks. Other research areas are Mobile Ad- Hoc networks, Wireless Heterogeneous Networks, and the Applications of Wireless Technologies in various fields such as Rural Area Networks, Landslide, Oceanet, and Internet of Things and her research experience in the area of Real time long range communication and power management part of Early Warning Landslide Detection


  • 2014: M.Tech. in Wireless Networks and Applications
    Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala, India
  • 2012: B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
    Younus College of Engineering and Technology, Kollam,University of Kerala, Kerala, India;


  • October 2014 – Present: Teaching Assistant, M Tech Wireless Networks and Applications, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
    • 4G Mobile Broadband and Small Cell Networks
    • Mobile Communication Networks
    • Advanced Computer Networks
  • July – Dec 2016 – Present: Co- Advisor, Dissertation, M Tech Wireless Networks and Applications
    • Affordable Rural Internet Access Analysis and Modelling


  • For the design and development of WSN in both indoor and outdoor applications
  • Ocean Net: in the design and development of a mobile infrastructure for the offshore communication and networking in the coastal region targeting to ensure effective communication whilst tackling natural disasters and hazards. 
  • Remote Rural are network designing 
  • Heterogeneous ad-hoc network designing
  • Worked as Teaching Assistant for the PG course.  


Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title


Conference Paper

V. S. Anusha, Nithya, G. K., and Sethuraman Rao, “A comprehensive survey of electromagnetic propagation models”, in 2017 International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing (ICCSP), Chennai, India, 2018.[Abstract]

Path loss is caused by the propagation characteristics and the obstacles between transmitter and receiver due to which signal strength is reduced in wireless communication. Analysis based on path loss models provides good initial estimate of the signal characteristics. Propagation models are used to determine the path attenuation based on parameters such as carrier frequency, transmitter-receiver distance, basestation antenna height, receiver antenna height and terrain profile (e.g. rural, suburban and urban). Propagation models are used for path loss estimation which is important for planning the deployment of base-stations and area of coverage. In this paper, different Propagation models such as Okumura's Model, Hata Model, Longley rice Model, Free Space Propagation Model, COST 231 Extension to Hata Model, COST 231 Walfisch Ikegami Model, Stanford University Interim (SUI) Model and Hata-Okumura Model are surveyed. A comparative analysis of these models is provided which can serve as a valuable guide for selecting the appropriate model for a specific application scenario.

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Conference Paper

V. Sai Anusha, Nithya, G. K., and Rao, S., “Modeling Rural Connectivity Requirements in India with Case Studies”, in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Technologies (IEEE ICECCT 2017), 2017.


Conference Paper

V. Sai Anusha, Nithya, G. K., and Rao, S., “Comparative Analysis of Wireless Technology Options for Rural Connectivity”, in 7th IEEE International Advance Computing Conference (IACC-2017), 2017.


Conference Paper

Sethuraman Rao, Nithya, G. K., and Rakesh, K., “Development of a wireless sensor network for detecting fire and Gas leaks in a collapsing building”, in Computing, Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT), 2014 International Conference on, 2014.[Abstract]

High-rise commercial and residential buildings are very common in today's modern cities and are subject to fires and gas leaks. When such buildings collapse, however, it is imperative that methods for the rescue and evacuation of residents be considered. This paper mainly focuses on detecting potential occurrences of cascading disasters due to fires and gas leaks in a collapsing building by frequently communicating with an Incident Management System via a wireless sensor network and UAVs. Using QualNet, an in-depth study of various antenna options and their characteristics is done and the selection of a suitable antenna, based on this study, is discussed. The network characteristics of ZigBee at different operating frequencies are also analyzed. Furthermore, an algorithm is proposed to deploy a wireless sensor network to detect fires, gas leaks, etc., using minimal number of ZigBee nodes. More »»