Research Fellow - WiFi and GNSS Sensor Fusion Measurement and Modelling for CAV Applications


Location: Coventry
Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 11th October 2017
Closes: 9th November 2017
Reference: 1687586

Fixed Term Contract for 18 months

WMG, at the University of Warwick, is looking to recruit a researcher with a passion for RF measurement and modelling and sensor fusion to assist in the development of next generation test and measurement equipment needed for upcoming connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications. This R&D project is funded by Innovate UK with project partners Spirent Communications Plc and Chronos Technology Ltd, so a willingness to work as part of a collaborative team is essential.

The key contribution(s) expected from the appointee of this position will be to take a leading role in the measurement campaign of real world WiFi and GNSS signals both around the University of Warwick campus and surrounding area(s). The appointee would then be expected to work on the transformation of the measurements into a suitable mathematical model which can be implemented, and subsequently tested. This job role thus focuses on the process of measurement, modelling, implementation and testing inside a collaborative R&D context.

Skills that we are looking for within this position could include (but are not limited to):

  • General understanding of EM Wave propagation characteristics and measurement techniques.
  • Specific knowledge or experience at the WiFi and GNSS bands would be seen as beneficial but applicants with an experience at optical or other frequencies are still encouraged to apply as many general properties still hold true, or have tractable relationships.
  • An ability to work methodically on an EM Wave measurement campaign.
  • Experience of this at the WiFi or GNSS bands would be seen as beneficial, but applicants with an experience at optical or other frequencies are still encouraged to apply due to clear similarites in the required skills.
  • An ability to generate and validate models based upon measured data.
  • An ability to consider solutions to open problems, i.e. to go beyond the current state of the art.
  • An ability to appropriately document findings for the purpose of public and partner dissemination including academic papers.

WMG has one of the worlds most advanced intelligent and connected vehicle testing facilities in the form of the 3xD simulator ( This is a multi-project platform, and will expose the appointee to projects that go beyond the current state of the art at all times. The wider Intelligent Vehicles team is highly motivated and passionate about their work. A team mentality and ethic is encouraged at all times.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of the level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799).

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.