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.

  • 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.

    Research topics include:

    • Coding and information theory
    • Aerial communication and networks
    • Drone system design and applications, especially in emergency response
    • Wireless sensor networks
    Faculty: Shengli Fu
  • 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
    • MATLAB
    • MultiSim
    • Advanced Design Systems
    • Mentor Graphics
  • Cyber-Physical Energy System Laboratory

    Focuses on control and optimization for networked cyber-physical systems with applications to power systems.

    Current research topics include:

    • Efficient distributed control and optimization algorithms for networked systems under cyber communication and physical constraints
    • Accelerated distributed optimization algorithms for distributed energy resource (DER) coordination
    • hearing prosthetics
    • Distributed energy management for microgrids
    Faculty: Tao Yang
  • Embedded Sensing & Processing Systems (ESPS) Laboratory

    The research work conducted in the ESPS Lab is in the areas of statistical signal processing, real-time embedded systems, and wireless sensor networks with applications in wireless localization and tracking, environmental monitoring, smart home, smart buildings, and Internet of Things. The overarching goal of our research is to solve real-life system-level challenges through theoretical research in statistical signal processing, networking protocol design and analysis, and practical system developments with hardware and software implementations.

    Faculty: Xinrong Li
  • Environmental and Ecological Engineering Laboratory

    This laboratory integrates environmental modeling, real-time monitoring, and renewable power systems for applications to sustainability.

    • Food-energy-water nexus
    • Sustainable brackish water desalination systems
    • Land-use change, landscape dynamics, and forest ecology
    • Coupled human-natural systems
    • Watershed and reservoir management
    • Wireless sensor networks and environmental observatories
    • Global climate change
  • Information Theory and Applications Laboratory

    Focuses on the application of information theory to communications, networking, privacy, security and storage.

    Current research interests include:

    • Private Information Retrieval
    • Index Coding
    • Optimality of Treating Interference as Noise
    • Topological Intereference Management
    • Interference Alignment
    Faculty: Hua Sun
  • Integrated Biomedical Circuits and Systems Laboratory (iBioCASL)

    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.

    Faculty: Ifana Mahbub
  • Networked Intelligent Control Systems Laboratory

    Focuses on intelligent control, computational intelligence and their applications in cyber-physical systems and robotics

    Research topics include:

    • New Intelligent Control Architecture Design.
    • Development of Networked Control Systems/Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Multi-agent Learning-based Development
    • Autonomous Mobile Robots Learning Process
    • Deep Learning for End-to-End Intelligent Design