Liesbet Van der Perre

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—Advances in low-power and low-cost sensor networks have led to solutions mature enough for use in a broad range of applications varying from health monitoring to building surveillance. The development of those applications has been stimulated by the finalization of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, which defines the medium access control (MAC) and physical layer(More)
—ML and near-ML MIMO detectors have attracted a lot of interest in recent years. However, almost all of the reported implementations are delivered in ASIC or FPGA. Our contribution is to co-optimize the near-ML MIMO detector algorithm and implementation for parallel programmable base-band architectures, such as DSPs with VLIW, SIMD or vector processing(More)
— Thanks to recent advances in wireless technology, a broad range of standards are currently emerging. Interoperabil-ity and coexistence between these heterogeneous networks are becoming key issues, which require new adaptation strategies to avoid harmful interference. In this paper, we focus on the coexistence of 802.11 Wireless LAN and 802.15.4 sensor(More)
—A cognitive radio (CR) network should be able to sense its environment and adapt communication to utilize the unused licensed spectrum without interfering with licensed users. In this paper, we look at CR-enabled networks with distributed control. As CR nodes need to hop from channel to channel to make the most use of the spectrum opportunities, we believe(More)
—The two major obstacles toward high-capacity indoor wireless networks are distortion due to the indoor channel and the limited bandwidth which necessitates a high spectral efficiency. A combined orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) / spatial division multiple access (SDMA) approach can efficiently tackle both obstacles and paves the way for(More)