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Professor Mike Faulkner

PhD (University of Technology Sydney)

Telecommunications Researcher, College of Engineering & Science

Mike Faulkner co-founded and then led the Centre for Telecommunications and Micro-Electronics (CTME) from 2002 until 2009. This Centre is now called the Telecommunications, Electronics, Photonics and Sensors (TEPS) research group.

Professor Faulkner has worked in amplifier linearisation which leads to green (low energy consumption) wireless transmitters with clean output spectra. He is now an expert in the use of signal processing to correct for radio frequency circuit imperfections. He received a prize for an article on this topic in the IET Proceedings on Communications.

Prof Faulkner has been involved in standardisation and commercialisation activities in the IEE802.11 (WLAN) space. He currently leads the telecom and micro-electronics research group (part of TEPS). He has supervised research projects in:

  • radio propagation measurements (wideband channel sounding, direction of arrival etc)
  • MIMO
  • transceiver algorithms
  • architectures and circuits
  • physical layer signal processing
  • modulation.

His research interests cover all areas of wireless system design and his current activities are focused on cognitive radio and flexible transceiver design.  He has authored or co-authored over 100 publications.

Recent publications

Mustafa, A.K., Ahmed, S., Faulkner, M. (2013) "Bandwidth Limitation for the Constant Envelope Components of an OFDM Signal in a LINC Architecture," Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on, vol.60, no.9, pp. 2502, 2510

Seyedi, M., Kibret, B., Lai, D.T.H., Faulkner, M. (2013) "A Survey on Intrabody Communications for Body Area Network Applications," Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on, vol.60, no.8, pp. 2067, 2079.

S. Ahmed and M. Faulkner (2013) “Mitigation of Reverse Intermodulation Products at Colocated Base Stations,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Vol.60, no.6, pp.1608-20.

Tom, K., Faulkner, M. (2012) "Load pull methodology to characterise class-E outphasing power amplifiers," Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, IET, vol.6, no.4, pp. 387-392.

Bassoo, V., Linton, L., Faulkner, M. (2012) "Analysis of Non-Uniform Polar Quantisers in a Sigma Delta Transmitter Architecture," Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on, vol.59, no.12, pp.3060-70

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Postgraduate research students and fellows

Completions: 20+ PhD and ME (Research)

Current supervisions: 5 PhD students, 1 internship student

Research grants

Professor Faulkner has received many research grants from ARC, CRC and private industry.

Professional memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Industry experience

  • LM Ericsson (Sweden)

Areas of expertise

  • 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G mobile communications
  • Signal processing
  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless systems
  • WLAN
Mike Faulkner

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+61 402 786 379