We have a long standing track record of being a major academic research group in the field of wireless communications within Europe, and historically we have a unique research approach on both satellite as well as terrestrial mobile communication systems.

This approach follows the aim of unifying and integration between these two systems at both the network and terminal levels, through optimisation of air-interfaces as well as network techniques. The research activities within the group encompass all levels of communication systems, from antennas and propagation, air interfaces, PHY, MAC, and networking layer, up to the service support platforms and distributed applications and user interfaces.

We also have a long standing track record in the UK where we were selected by industry as a core member of the UK Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Personal Communications.

We support The MultiSphere Project and are also deeply involved in many 7th Framework IST projects.

Research Fellowship opportunities

From time to time, we advertise for high calibre research staff, to come and work at the Institute on one of our research projects. Current vacancies at the university are listed by human resources.


Research papers authored by our staff and students may be located in two ways:

The University's Surrey Research Insight (SRI) repository

View all our research papers on the SRI repository, starting with the most recent.

Researcher's pages

Our staff and students frequently host personal copies of their publications on their personal pages.

Contact us

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Institute for Communication Systems
James Clerk Maxwell building
University of Surrey