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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 45 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile


I have completed BSc in Computer Engineering from the COMSATS University, Pakistan and MSc in Signal Processing for Communication from the King’s College London, UK. I received Ph.D. degree in Electronics Engineering from the Durham University, UK, in 2015. I continued to work in Durham as a postdoctoral research associate on a project funded by OFCOM, UK, dealing with the 5G radio propagation channel measurements and modeling (sub 6 GHz and 24-90 GHz). Since 2017, I joined the Ulster University, UK, as a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Electronics Engineering.

Research Interests

I am currently leading the Sensing and Communication (SenComm) research lab, part of NIBEC research centre.  The SenComm research lab mainly working in following areas of wireless communication and radar systems:

Radio propagation channel (e.g. 5G and beyond, flying base stations and building entry loss)

Cognitive radio (e.g. wideband spectrum sensors and dynamic spectrum access)

Internet of Things (IoT)

Channel sounder (in sub 6 GHz and mmWave bands)

Radar systems and AI (e.g. human activity detection and classification)

My research work has been part of various ITU recommendations (e.g. 1238 and 1411) and 5G specifications. More information can be found here [Google Scholar]

Facilities for research:

In addition to standard equipments (e.g. spectrum analyzer, VNA and function generators), I have additional resources like anechoic chamber, channel sounder (at 3.5 GHz), mono-static radar systems (at 4/24/120 GHz), a bi-static radar system (at 4 GHz) and a drone (hexacopter) to support potential research areas in wireless communication and radar systems.

Potential research students:

I am always looking for potential research students in areas of wireless communication, radar systems and signal processing. Please drop your CV via email and I will be happy to assist with funding, if available

Phd Researcher Profile

[SEP-2018] Mr. Abrar Ahmad (working on Flying Base Stations (UAV) for recovery of communication links in emergencies)

[SEP-2019] Mrs Chi Nguyen (working on radio propagation channel measurements and modeling for future wireless networks)

Teaching Interests

EEE527: Embedded Systems (Since 2017)

EEE515: ASICs and digital design (Since 2017)

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Research Output 2015 2020

  • 45 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Paper

Radio propagation measurements and modelling for standardisation of the site general path loss model in ITU recommendations for 5G wireless networks

Salous, S., Lee, J., Kim, M-D., Sasaki, M., Yamada, W., Raimundo, X. & Cheema, A. A., 2 Jan 2020, In : Radio Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radio transmission
Radio transmission
2 Citations (Scopus)

Radio Channel Characterization of Mid-band 5G Service Delivery for Ultra-Low Altitude Aerial Base Stations

Catherwood, P., Black, B., Mohamed, E. B., Cheema, A. A., Rafferty, J. & McLaughlin, J., 23 Jan 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 8283-8299 17 p., 8606910.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Base stations
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

Rain statistics investigation and rain attenuation modeling for millimeter wave short-range fixed links

Huang, J., Cao, Y., Raimundo, X., Cheema, A. A. & Salous, S., 24 Oct 2019, In : IEEE Access. 7, p. 156110-156120 11 p., 8882260.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Millimeter waves
Telecommunication links

Spectrum Occupancy Measurements and Analysis in 2.4 GHz WLAN

Cheema, A. A. & Salous, S., 10 Sep 2019, In : Electronics. 8, 9, 14 p., 1011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
1 Citation (Scopus)

Indoor dual polarised radio channel characterization in the 54 GHz and 70 GHz bands

Raimundo, X., Salous, S. & Cheema, A. A., 4 Jul 2018, In : IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation. 12, 8, p. 1287-1292 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Horn antennas
Radio links
Frequency bands
Industrial plants