Seitanidis Ilias-Nektarios (Phd Candidate)

Thesis title: Small cell radio resource management techniques for Internet of Things services improvement in 5G mobile networks
Supervisor: Iosifidis Athanasios
Advisory Committee Members:
Periklis Chatzimisios, Professor IHU
Melpomeni Ioannidou, Professor IHU

This PhD thesis will study PHY and MAC layer techniques to enhance the Internet of Things services that have differentiated Quality of Service (QoS) requirements in 5G mobile networks. Towards this end, 5G small cell deployments together with novel radio resource management and multiple access techniques will be the main tools to achieve proper network slicing over the air interface resources. The combined management of the radio resources of small cells and normal or macro cells re-enforced by non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) techniques will be explored to effectively support multiple data streams of different requirements (e.g. eMBB, URLLC and mMTC use cases) while leaving standard cellular traffic unaffected as much as possible. Spectrum efficiency and energy efficiency will be considered as the main (among others) key performance indicators of the evaluation of the proposed techniques.