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At Brno University of Technology, the InterOp project activities are performed by the Radiofrequency Applications Group within the SIX Research Centre. The group’s research activities cover radio propagation channel measurements and modeling and novel PHY transceiver algorithms development. We focus on WIV and V2V for on-board sensor networks, vehicle localization and tracking, as well as radio frequency and free space optical I2I communication. Dependability will be achieved by exploiting innovative diversity mechanisms in the (unreliable) propagation channel, jointly in the spatial-, polarization-, and frequency-domains, leaving out the delay-domain. Our research activities include channel analysis, new algorithms development and PHY layer design.

The SIX Research Center was established to support the innovation potential of companies which actively exploit communication, information and sensor technologies in different areas of life. Supporting the quality of life of the aging population (sensing life functions and wireless transmission of information), reducing the danger of terroristic attacks (sensing marks of dangerous substances and wireless warning), controlling traffic using the concept of an intelligent highway (mutual communication among cars and stationary units) or timely diagnosis of nervous diseases using the analysis of speech signals can be given as examples.

The SIX Research Center exploits the background of the university to obtain new knowledge and to create novel solutions by its own fundamental research. New knowledge is subsequently applied to novel products and novel services of partner companies. For example, we researched probabilistic artificial neural networks revealing areas of very strong electromagnetic fields in airplanes which are manufactured from composite materials (the fundamental research was supported by the Czech Science Foundation, and the consequent applied research was performed in the frame of a common project with Evektor Ltd. supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade).

The SIX Research Center performs the research of technologies to be applied in communication, information and sensor systems in a near future. Hence, The Sixth Sense for Communication Systems of the Future is the motto of the SIX Center.