ESR 14

Daniel Tettey

Project: Optical frontend design for Vehicle-to-Anything (V2X) communication

Host: FORD OTOSAN (Turkey)

PhD: Ozyegin University (Turkey)

Supervisor: Dr. E. Kınav

Born and raised in a city called Koforidua in Ghana, West Africa. Personally, I find it fascinating to be able to communicate and share information with people across the globe. This was one of the key factors that influenced my decision in choosing a career in Communication Engineering and so far, the journey has been interesting and fulfilling.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (Class of 2016) and my master’s degree in the same field from Hanbat National University, South Korea (Class of 2019). During my master’s study, I worked on Software Defined Radio-based implementation of physical layer security algorithms using National Instrument’s USRP SDR (2922 and 2943 RIO) hardware with LabVIEW software. This work gave me the opportunity to gain experience in wireless communication systems design and implementation specifically at the baseband and I hope to explore further through my future research. For the next three years (starting from Oct. 2020), I will be working towards my PhD degree at Ford Otosan and Ozyegin University with funding from the EU H2020 Marie Curie ENLIGHT’EM project.

In my spare time, you will most likely find me reading something on Quora or watching a tutorial on YouTube.

In this project, we are going to design and implement VLC-based V2X system with vehicle platooning as the main use case. To achieve this goal, we will study and characterize different vehicle mobility patterns and light propagation conditions for optical V2X communication links.

Based on these characterizations, we will design power-efficient multiplexing mechanisms for the physical layer of our VLC-based V2X system. Subsequently, we will follow up with an implementation of a proof-of-concept and experimental verification of our most promising algorithms in an outdoor environment with a proposed novel optical front-end.