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Resource management of space-air-ground integrated network


Key facts

Type of research degree
Application deadline
Friday 31 March 2023
Project start date
Monday 2 October 2023
Country eligibility
International (open to all nationalities, including the UK)
Source of funding
University of Leeds
Dr Li X Zhang
Additional supervisors
Dr. Ahmed Lawey
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

The project is to design resource management techniques for the integrated terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks, where the space and airborne communication networks can act together with the terrestrial network as a space-air-ground integrated network (SAGIN).

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>6G vision is extended to integrate the terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks where the space and airborne communication networks can act together with the ground network as a space-air-ground integrated network (SAGIN). It is envisaged that the SAGIN network can provide ubiquitous 3D coverage overcoming geographical restrictions, high data rate, ultra low latency and high reliability. The potential of the SAGIN can be fully unleashed only when the multi-dimensional resources from the space, air and terrestrial can be efficiently managed. SAGVIN involves three network segments, thus the heterogeneity of different network levels, the diverse QoS needs and the multiple types of mobility introduced by the satellite, UAVs and vehicular users complicate the management of multi-dimensional resource. This project will investigate the resource management problem and design dynamic spectrum and power allocation, taking into account of different network scenarios, mobility, different channel conditions and the requirement of low latency, low power consumption and high reliability.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the&nbsp;<a href="">University&#39;s website</a>. Please state clearly in the Planned Course of Study section that you are applying for <em><strong>PhD Electronic &amp; Electrical Engineering FT</strong></em> and in the research information section&nbsp;that the research degree you wish to be considered for is <em><strong>Resource management of space-air-ground integrated network</strong></em>&nbsp;as well as&nbsp;<a href="">Dr Li X Zhang</a> as your proposed supervisor.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p> <p><em>As an international research-intensive university, we welcome students from all walks of life and from across the world. We foster an inclusive environment where all can flourish and prosper, and we are proud of our strong commitment to student education. Across all Faculties we are dedicated to diversifying our community and we welcome the unique contributions that individuals can bring, and particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian, people who belong to a minority ethnic community, people who identify as LGBT+ and people with disabilities. Applicants will always be selected based on merit and ability.</em></p> <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis. &nbsp;Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the supervisors for an informal discussion before making a formal application. &nbsp;We also advise that you apply at the earliest opportunity as the application and selection process may close early, should we receive a sufficient number of applications or that a suitable candidate is appointed.</p> <p>Please note that you must provide the following documents in support of your application by the closing date of 31 January 2023:</p> <ul> <li>Full Transcripts of all degree study or if in final year of study, full transcripts to date</li> <li>Personal Statement outlining your interest in the project</li> <li>CV</li> <li>Funding information</li> </ul>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

Applicants to research degree programmes should normally have at least a first class or an upper second class British Bachelors Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The criteria for entry for some research degrees may be higher, for example, several faculties, also require a Masters degree. Applicants are advised to check with the relevant School prior to making an application. Applicants who are uncertain about the requirements for a particular research degree are advised to contact the School or Graduate School prior to making an application.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

The minimum English language entry requirement for research postgraduate research study is an IELTS of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking) or equivalent. The test must be dated within two years of the start date of the course in order to be valid. Some schools and faculties have a higher requirement.

<h2 class="heading">Funding on offer</h2>

<p>A highly competitive School of Electronic &amp; Electrical Engineering Studentship consisting of the award of fees at the UK fee rate of &pound;4,596 or Non-UK fee rate of &pound;25,500 (currently for academic session 2022/23) together with a maintenance grant (currently &pound;17,668 for session 2022/23) for 3.5 years.</p> <p>This opportunity is open to all applicants. All candidates will be placed into the School of Electronic &amp; Electrical Engineering Studentship Competition and selection is based on academic merit.</p> <p><strong>Important:</strong>&nbsp; Any costs associated with your arrival at the University of Leeds to start your PhD including flights, immigration, health surcharge/medical insurance, and Visa costs are&nbsp;not&nbsp;covered under this studentship.</p> <p>Please refer to the&nbsp;<a href="">UKCISA</a>&nbsp;website for information regarding Fee Status for Non-UK Nationals.</p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information about this project, please contact Dr Li X Zhang<br /> e: <a href=""></a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 2005.</p> <p>For further information about your application, please contact Doctoral College Admissions<br /> e:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p>