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3 Year Industry-led funded PhD: Development of a Battery-Free Eco-friendly Indoor Navigation System (188)

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Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
26 July 2012
North West England > Merseyside
Earth, Environment & Energy
Course fee
Postgraduate tuition fees paid for by partner business (worth £12,000) and receive £16,000 per year!

Further information

The energy consumption of current 3rd generation (3G) mobile communication networks is in the range of 10 Mkilowatt hours per annum, to provide peak data rates of at least 200 kbitsGs. The increasing demands for developing green next generation wireless systems have drawn much attention of key Information and Communications Technology (ICT) players. An innovative wireless demo system developed by Prof. Yi Huangs' team has shown an energy efficiency improvement of 15% over existing systems on the market. This project builds on using this innovative system and will develop a battery free passive indoor navigation system which can be integrated into smart phones thereby further reducing the energy consumption. Unlike other indoor wireless systems (such as WiFi), this eco-friendly system will be highly energy-efficient, cost-effective and minimise radiation release into the environment.

Project supervision

  • Vision Support Training (VST)
  • University of Liverpool

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation
This PhD is one of 50 industry-led funded PhD projects from the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. The centre brings together the expertise, resources and global contacts of Lancaster University and the University of Liverpool, together with international commercialisation consultancy Inventya Ltd. The aim of the centre is to form collaborative R&D partnerships to enable and drive innovation in businesses, supporting the development of new products, processes and services for the global marketplace that have positive environmental benefits.
By joining the centre you will receive £16,000 per year as a centre graduate, have your postgraduate tuition fees paid for by your partner business (worth £12,000) and finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas. The Centre for Global Eco-innovation is the only centre of its kind in Europe and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

This research project has funding attached. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.

Application details

To apply for this opportunity please email with:

  • A completed Application Criteria document (.doc file)
  • 2 page CV
  • 2 page expression of interest
  • Reference number: 188

Application deadline

  • 6th August 2012

Interview date

  • Expected to be held by 20th August

Centre for Global Eco-Innovation

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