Research Laboratories

Research Laboratories

UNT's Electrical Engineering department has excellent state-of-the-art instructional and research laboratories and software to provide practical and advanced hands-on experiences for students. Some laboratories and instrumentation from other departments are also available to our students for interdisciplinary work.

Analog, RF, and Mixed-Signal Design Laboratory

  • Supports teaching, research and development of RF and microwave systems, and antenna designs.
  • Research includes designing, fabricating, and testing new RF/microwave/millimeter-wave circuits both in the board-level and chip-level, as well as antenna design.
  • Program features facilities for simulations, prototyping, and measurement of RF/microwave components and systems.

Autonomous Systems Laboratory

  • Focuses on information assurance, decision making, and video communications aspects in autonomous systems such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).
  • This laboratory consists of infrastructure and simulation tools necessary to develop protocols for autonomous systems and analyze their performance.
  • Includes several indoor and outdoor robots to develop and test decentralized decision making and task scheduling algorithms, and a wireless video sensor network platform suitable for simulating applications such as video surveillance.

Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory

Focuses on design and development of advanced communication techniques to provide efficient and robust information transmission over wired and wireless networks.

Working in concert with academia and industry partners, CSPL researches:

  • Coding
  • Information theory
  • Encryption
  • Wireless networking
  • Software defined radio

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Laboratory

Supports high-quality research activities related to:

  • Analog
  • Digital
  • Mixed signal
  • VLSI/SoC (System-on-a-chip) design
  • Test
  • Test verification

Provides state-of-the-art software tools such as:

  • Cadence
  • Xilinx
  • LabVIEW
  • MultiSim
  • Advanced Design Systems
  • Mentor Graphics

Speech, Music, and Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

Researches different aspects of acoustics including:

  • speech (production, perception, transmission, analysis and synthesis, recognition, speaker identification)
  • ultrasound
  • hearing prosthetics
  • music (analysis, synthesis and transcription)
  • management of acoustic signals with applications of digital signal processing methods and devices.

Vision, Robotics, and Control Systems Laboratory

  • Supports research in the areas of pattern recognition, image processing, computer vision, computational intelligence, robotics, and allied areas.
  • Includes infrastructure and simulation tools for computer vision and pattern recognition applications and control systems design.

Wireless Systems and Sensor Networks Laboratory

Focuses on system-level issues that are critical for the design of high-performance wireless networks and intelligent sensor networks.

Current research topics include energy efficient networking protocols for:

  • distributed sensor networks
  • experimental and theoretical study of wireless system performance
  • statistical and real-time signal processing
  • measurement and modeling of wireless channels
  • optimum network deployment and connectivity
  • development of sensor networks for environmental monitoring applications.