Publications

 

Publications in peer-reviewed or refereed journals

Published in peer-reviewed or refereed journals (DHET and/or ISI accredited)

  1. B.T. Maharaj, J.W. Wallace, L.P. Linde, M.A. Jensen, “Frequency Scaling of Spatial Correlation from Co-located 2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz Wideband Indoor MIMO Channel Measurements”, IEE Electronics Letters, vol. 41, no. 6, March 2005, pp 336-338.

  1. B.T. Maharaj, J.W. Wallace, L.P. Linde and M.A. Jensen, “Linear dependence of double directional spatial power spectra at 2.4 and 5.2 GHz from indoor MIMO channel measurements”, IEE Electronics Letters, vol.41, no. 24, November 2005, pp1338-1340.

  1. B.T. Maharaj and L.P. Linde, “Geometric modeling of a spatially correlated MIMO fading channel”, SAIEE Africa Research Journal, vol. 97, no. 2, June 2006, pp 191- 197.

  1. B.T. Maharaj, J.W. Wallace, L.P. Linde and M.A. Jensen, “A low cost open-hardware wideband MIMO wireless channel sounder”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, October 2008, vol. 57, No. 10 , pp. 2283-2289.

  1. B.B. Varghese and B.T. Maharaj, “Modeling of a spatially correlated MIMO wireless channel”, SAIEE Transactions: Africa Research Journal, vol. 100(1), March 2009. Winner 2009 best article.

  1. F.P.S. Luus, A. McDonald  and B.T. Maharaj, “Universal Decremental Redundancy Compression with Fountain Codes”. SAIEE ARJ Journal, vol.101(2), pp.68-77, June 2010.

  1. O. Sokoya and B.T. Maharaj, “Super-Orthonognal Block Codes with Multi-channel equalization and OFDM in FSF”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2010, article ID 153846, 10 pages, August 2010.

  1. F.P.S. Luus and B.T. Maharaj, “Transmission Scheduling for Wireless Mesh Networks with Temporal Re-use”, EURASIP Journal, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011, 2011:84 doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2011-84, September 2011.

  1. K. Dhuness and B.T. Maharaj, “'Comparative performance of OM-OFDM in broadband systems”, IET Electronics Letters, vol.48, issue 2, pp. 127 -129, 2012.

  1. R.R. Thomas and B.T. Maharaj, “Towards a bandwidth efficient cognitive positioning system”, IET Electronics Letters, vol. 48, no.12, pp. 736-737, June 2012.

  1. K. Dhuness and B.T. Maharaj, “Analysis of an offset modulation”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, January 2013, vol. 19- Springer.

  1. J.C. Pretorius and B.T. Maharaj, “Improvement of EMW shielding through inclusion of electrolytic manganese dioxide in cement and tile based composites with application for indoor wireless communications systems”, International Journal of Physical Sciences, vol. 8(8), February 2013, pp. 295-301.

  1. S. Zhang, L. Tang, F. Yang and B.T. Maharaj, “LDPC coded cooperation with receive multi-antenna and unknown CSI in the destination”, Springer Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 70, 2013, no. 3, pp. 1-19.

  1. S.D. Barnes and B.T. Maharaj, “Spectrum occupancy investigation: Measurements in South Africa”, Elsevier Measurement Journal, vol. 46, 2013, pp. 3098-3112.

  1. F.P.S. Luus, F. van den Bergh and B.T. Maharaj, “The effects of segmentation based shadow removal on across-date settlement type classification of panchromatic quickbird images”, IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, vol. 6, no. 3, June 2013.

  1. R. Thomas, B.T. Maharaj, B. Zayen and R. Knopp, “Multiband time-of-arrival positioning technique using an ultra-high-frequency bandwidth availability model for cognitive radio”, IET Journal on Radar, Sonar and Navigation, vol. 7, no. 5, June 2013.

  1. S. Barnes and B.T. Maharaj, “Prediction based channel allocation performance for cognitive radio’, Elsevier International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 68, no. 4, pp. 336–345, April 2014.

  1. F.P.S. Luus, F. van den Bergh and B.T. Maharaj, “Adaptive Threshold-Based Shadow Masking for Across-Date Settlement Classification of Panchromatic QuickBird Images”, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 11, no. 6, pp 153-1157, 2014.

  1. N. van der Neut, B.T. Maharaj, F.H. de Lange, G. Gonzalez, F. Gregorio and J. Cousseau, “PAPR Reduction in FBMC using an ACE-based linear programming optimization”, Springer EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2014/1/172, December 2014.

  1. S. Zhang, F. Yang, L. Tang, S. Ejaz, L. Luo and B.T. Maharaj, “Joint design of QC-LDPC codes for coded cooperation system with joint iterative decoding”, Taylor and Francis International Journal of Electronics, April 2015.

  1. U. Chude-Okonkwo, R. Malekian and B.T. Maharaj, “Diffusion-controlled interface kinetics-inclusive system-theoretic propagation models for molecular communication systems”, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, October 2015, 2015:89.

  1. F.P.S. Luus, B.P. Salmon, F. van den Bergh and B.T. Maharaj, “Multiview Deep Learning for Land-Use Classification” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 12 issue 12, pp.2448-2452, October 2015.

  1. S. Lall, P.A. van Vuuren and B.T. Maharaj, “Null-frequency jamming of a proactive routing protocol in wireless mesh networks” Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, November 2015, 2015:10.009

  1. Attahiru S. Alfa, B. T. Maharaj, Shruti Lall and  Sougata Pal, “Mixed-Integer Programming Based Techniques for Resource Allocation in Underlay Cognitive Radio Networks: A Survey”, Journal of Communications and Networks, Vol. 18, No. 5, October 2016.

  1. S.D. Barnes, Bodhaswar T. Maharaj and Attahiru S. Alfa, “Cooperative Prediction for Cognitive Radio Networks”, Springer Wireless Personal Communications, August 2016, Volume 89, Issue 4, pp 1177–1202.

  1. S.D. Barnes, P.R. Botha and B.T. Maharaj, “Spectral occupation of TV broadcast bands: Measurement and analysis”, Elsevier, Vol.93, November 2016, Pages 272–277.

  1. P.R. Botha and B.T. Maharaj, “Log-domain iterative sphere decoder with symbol sorting”, SAIEE Africa Research Journal, ISSN 1991-1696, Vol.107 (1), March 2016, pp 30-37.

  1. Uche A.K. Chude-Okonkwo, Reza Malekian, B.T. Maharaj, "Biologically Inspired Bio-Cyber Interface Architecture and Model for Internet of Bio-NanoThings Applications", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol.64, No. 8, pp.3444-3455, 2016.

  1. Reza Malekian, Alain Kavishe, B.T. Maharaj, P. Gupta, G. Singh, H. Waschefort, “Smart vehicle navigation system using Hidden Markov Model and RFID Technology“, Wireless Personal Communications, Springer, Vol. 90, issue, 4, pp. 1717-1742, 2016.

  1. Uche A.K. Chude-Okonkwo, Reza Malekian, B.T. Maharaj, “Molecular Communication Model for Targeted Drug Delivery in Multiple Disease Sites with Diversely Expressed Enzymes”, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp.130-145, 2016.

  1. B. S. Awoyemi, B. T. Maharaj and A. S. Alfa, "Solving resource allocation problems in cognitive radio networks: a survey," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2016, no. 1, pp. 176-190, July 2016.

  1. Sonia Fourati, Soumaya Hamouda, B.T.Maharaj, "Bargaining Solutions for Energy Efficient and Fair Power Allocation in Cognitive D2D Communications", International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA), December 2016, Vol. 155, No 6, pp.24-31

  1. B. S. Awoyemi, B. T. Maharaj and A. S. Alfa, "Optimal resource allocation solutions for heterogeneous cognitive radio networks," Elsevier Digital Communications and Networks, vol. 3, pp. 129-139, 2017.

  1. B. S. Awoyemi, B. T. Maharaj and A. S. Alfa, "Resource allocation in heterogeneous cooperative cognitive radio networks," International Journal of Communication Systems, vol. 2016, no. 1, pp. 3247-3261, Nov. 2016.

  1. Robin R. Thomas, Martina Cardone, Raymond Knopp, Daniela Tuninetti, and Bodhaswar T. Maharaj,  “A Practical Feasibility Study of a Novel Strategy for the Gaussian Half-Duplex Relay Channel “,IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Accepted 2016.

  1. P. K. Gupta, B. T. Maharaj, Reza Malekian, "A novel and secure IoT based cloud centric architecture to perform predictive analysis of users activities in sustainable health centres", Multimedia Tools and Applications (Impact factor: 1.333), Springer, pp.1-24, 2016. Accepted 2016.

  1. Reza Malekian, Ntefeng Ruth Moloisane, Lakshmi Nair, B.T. Maharaj, Uche A.K. Chude-Okonkwo, "Design and Implementation of a Wireless OBD II Fleet Management System", IEEE Sensors Journal, Accepted.

  1. B.S. Awoyemi, B.T. Maharaj and A.S Alfa, “Resource allocation in Heterogeneous Buffered Cognitive Radio Networks”, Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 2017, July 2017.

Published peer-reviewed full-length conference papers in proceedings

  1. B.T. Maharaj, Schumann, E. "Automated Measurement Methods to Characterise Travelling Wave Tube Slow Wave Structures", South African Institute of Electrical Engineers Second Joint Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and Microwave Theory and Techniques, Stellenbosch, SA, Aug’88.

  1. B.T. Maharaj, ‘An Application of Fade Countermeasure to Alleviate Rain Fade on Earth-Space Links’, SATNAC (South African Telecommunications and Network Applications Conference, Cape Town, 7-10 September 1998.

  1. C. Naidoo and B.T. Maharaj, “Asymptotic Efficiency in Gauss-Seidel Method for CDMA Multiuser Detection”, SATNAC, 2-5 September 2001, Wild Coast Sun, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

  1. J. Schoeman and B.T. Maharaj, “Development Issues in a DSP Based Software Radio”, in Proc. Africon’02, IEEE Region 8, Fancourt, George, South Africa, 2-4 October 2002.

  1. B.T. Maharaj, L.P. Linde, “Capacity for Spatial-Temporal Correlated MIMO Fading Channel”, in Proc. IEEE Africon’04, Gabarone, Botswana, 15-17 September 2004, CDROM.

  1. E.T. Aire, B.T. Maharaj, L.P. Linde, “Implementation Considerations in a SIP based secure VoIP Network”, in Proc. IEEE Africon’04, Botswana, 15-17 September 2004,CDROM.

  1. B.T. Maharaj, J.W. Wallace, M.A. Jensen, “A Cost-effective Wideband MIMO Channel Sounder and Initial Co-located 2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz Measurements”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Speech, Acoustics and Signal Processing(ICASSP), vol.3, Philadelphia, USA, Mar. 2005, pp. 981-984.

  1. B.B. Varghese and B.T. Maharaj, “A spatially correlated model for MIMO fading channels”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), Cape Town, May 2005,CDROM.

  1. B.T. Maharaj, J.W. Wallace, L.P. Linde, M.A. Jensen, “Co-located indoor 2.4 and 5.2 GHz MIMO channel measurements: freq. scaling of capacity and correlation”, in Proc. IEEE ICT Conference, Cape Town, May 2005, CDROM.

  1. D.J. Summers, B.T. Maharaj and J.W. Wallace, “A 2.4GHz wideband PC-based Software Defined Radio receiver platform”, in Proc. IEEE ICT, Cape Town, May 2005, CDROM.

  1. B.T. Maharaj and L.P. Linde, “Frequency scaling of capacity for a co-located 2.4- and 5.2GHz wideband indoor MIMO circular array system”, IEEE ICTe Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, May 2005.

  1. L. Nair and B.T. Maharaj, “Efficient Digital GSM/GPRS Metering for Rural Electrification”, International Union of Radio Science (URSI GA’05), 24-29 October 2005, Delhi, India, CDROM.

  1. B.T. Maharaj, J.W. Wallace and L.P. Linde. “Wideband MIMO channel sounder: capacity and spatial correlation under 2.4- and 5.2 GHz co-located conditions”, SATNAC 2006, Western Cape, 3-6 September 2006, CDROM.

  1. E.J. Meyer and B.T. Maharaj. “Implementation and analysis of a facial recognition system combining a neural network and linear subspace model”, in Proc. SATNAC 2006, Western Cape, 3-6 September 2006, CDROM.

  1. L. van Dyk, E. Horak, B.T. Maharaj, L. Liebenberg and L. Barlow, “Project based learning: Lessons learned from Innovation 110”, in Proc. African Regional Conference on Engineering Education (ARCEE), 26-27 September 2006, Pretoria, CDROM.

  1. B.T. Maharaj and J.W. Wallace, “MIMO Channel Modeling: The Kronecker Model and Maximum Entropy”, in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC’07), 11-15 March 2007, Hong Kong, CDROM.

  1. J. Groenewald and B.T. Maharaj, “MIMO channel synchronization using Golay Complementary Pairs”, in Proc. IEEE Africon 2007, 26-28 September 2007, Windhoek, Namibia, CDROM.

  1. L.R. Nair and B.T. Maharaj, “Capacity analysis of indoor industrial environment using a dual-polarized MIMO system at 2.4- and 5.2 GHz”, in Proc. IEEE Africon 2007, 26-28 September 2007, Windhoek, Namibia, CDROM.

  1. O. Sokoya and B.T. Maharaj, “Performance of super-orthogonal space-time Trellis Code in a multi-path environment”, in Proc. IEEE Africon 2007, 26-28 September 2007, Windhoek, Namibia, CDROM.

  1. D.J. Basilio, L. P. Linde, and B. T. Maharaj, “Power and spectrally efficient multi-dimensional WCDMA modem employing CPM”, in Proc. of IEEE Africon 2007, Windhoek, Namibia, 26 – 28 September 2007. CDROM.

  1. J.W. Wallace and B.T. Maharaj, “The accuracy of tensor and directional methods for MIMO channel modeling”, 2nd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 11-16 November 2007, CDROM.

  1. L.R. Nair, B.T. Maharaj and J.W. Wallace, “Capacity and robustness of single- and dual-polarized MIMO systems in office and industrial indoor environment”, in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom’07), Washington DC, USA, 26-30 November 2007, CDROM.

  1. J.W. Wallace and B.T. Maharaj, “Accurate MIMO channel modeling: correlation tensor vs. directional approaches”, in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom’07), Washington DC, USA, 26-30 November 2007, CDROM.

  1. O. Sokoya and B.T. Maharaj, “Performance of Space Time Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Schemes with Delay Spreads “, IEEE MELECON’08, Ajaccio, France, CDROM, 5-7 May 2008.

  1. K.A. Ruder, M.W. Pretorius and B.T. Maharaj, “A Technology Selection Framework for the Telecommunications Industry in Developing Countries”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’08), Beijing, China, CDROM, 19-23 May 2008.

  1. K.P. Mare and B.T. Maharaj, “Performance Analysis of modern Space-Time codes on a MIMO-WiMAX Platform”, IEEE Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications Conference (WiMOB), Avignon, France, CDROM, 12-14 October 2008.

  1. O. Sokoya and B.T. Maharaj, “Channel estimation algorithm for super-orthogonal space-time Trellis coded OFDM systems”, IEEE WiMOB, Avignon, France, CDROM, 12-14 October 2008.

  1. F.P.J. Luus and B.T. Maharaj, “Decremental redundancy compression with Fountain codes”, IEEE WiMOB, Avignon, France, CDROM, 12-14 October 2008.

  1. O. Sokoya and B.T. Maharaj, “Channel estimation of S-T Trellis coded OFDM systems based on non-overlapping pilot structure”, SATNAC, Wild Coast Sun, CDROM, 7-10 September 2008.

  1. K.P Mare, B.P. Salmon and B.T. Maharaj, “Performance Gain of Space-Time-Frequency concatenated LDPC codes”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 14-18 June 2009, Dresden, Germany, CDROM.

  1. D.J. Basilio, K.P. Mare and B.T. Maharaj, “Performance of Space-Time-Frequency block coded MC-DS-CDMA in correlated conditions”, in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 4-8 April 2009, Budapest, Hungary, CDROM.

  1. O. Sokoya and B.T. Maharaj, “Performance analysis of super-orthogonal space-frequency trellis codes OFDM system”, in Proc. of IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing, 23-26 August 2009, Victoria, Canada, CDROM.

  1. A.E. Kruger and B.T. Maharaj, ”Optimal block differential space-frequency codes for MIMO-OFDM”,  in Proc. of IEEE Africon’09, 23-25 Sept. 2009, Nairobi, Kenya, CDROM.

  1. D.J. Basilio, L.P. Linde and B.T. Maharaj, “Uplink MC-DS-CDMA using ZCZ sequences for frequency-selective block fading channels”, in Proc. of IEEE Africon’09, 23-25 Sept. 2009, Nairobi, Kenya, CDROM.

  1. L.R. Nair and B.T. Maharaj, “Comparative model analysis for a dual polarized indoor and industrial MIMO system”, in Proc. of IEEE Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMOB) conference, 12-14 October 2009, Marrakech, Morocco, CDROM.

  1. D.J. Louw, P.R. Botha and B.T Maharaj, “A reduced complexity soft-input-soft-output MIMO detector combining a sphere decoder with a Hopfield Network”, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC’10), 19-21 April 2010, Sydney, Australia, CDROM.

  1. D.J. Louw, P.R. Botha and B.T. Maharaj, “A low complexity soft-input-soft-output MIMO detector which combines a sphere decoder with a Hopfield network”, IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON), 25-28 April 2010, Malta, CDROM.

  1. P.R. Botha, D.J. Louw and B.T. Maharaj, “Achievable diversity limits in a quantized MIMO-OFDM linear pre-coded system”, IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing (ISWPC), 7-9 May 2010, Modena, Italy, CDROM.

  1. K. Dhuness and B.T. Maharaj, “An offset modulation scheme to control the PAPR of an OFDM transmission”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC’10 fall), 6-9 September 2010, Ottawa, Canada, CDROM.  Invited Paper.

  1. J.C. Pretorius and B.T. Maharaj, “Ferrimagnetic composites in building material for EMW absorption in Indoor Wireless Communication Systems”, IEEE EuCAP Conference, 12-16 April 2010, Barcelona, Spain, CDROM.

  1. K. Dhuness, P.R. Botha and B.T. Maharaj, “A Decision Metric approach to PAPR performance analysis of an OM-OFDM Transmission”, SATNAC Conference, 5-8 September 2010, Stellenbosch, South Africa, CDROM.

  1. F.P.S. Luus and B.T. Maharaj, “Cross-layer optimization of wireless networks with extended transmission rights”, IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), 6-10 December 2010, Miami, USA, CDROM.

  1. F.P.S. Luus and B.T. Maharaj, “Joint Source Channel Network Coding for Bidirectional Wireless Relays”, IEEE ICASSP (International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing), Prague, Czech Republic, 22 – 27 May 2011.

  1. P.R. Botha and B.T. Maharaj, “Turbo STFC decoding with Zero Forcing and MMSE Decoders ”, SATNAC, East London, South Africa, 4-7 September 2011.

  1. K.Dhuness and B.T. Maharaj, “A cognitive radio application of OM-OFDM for implementation in DVB-T2”, IEEE AFRICON’11 Conference, 13-15 September, Zambia. Winner of Outstanding Paper Award.

  1. R. Thomas and B.T. Maharaj, “Multiband Time-of-Arrival positioning technique for Cognitive radio systems”, IEEE PIMRC Conference, 11-13 September 2011, Canada.

  1. S.D. Barnes and B.T. Maharaj, “Performance of a Hidden Markov channel occupancy model for cognitive radio,” IEEE AFRICON’11 Conference, Livingstone, Zambia, September 2011.

  1. P.R. Botha and B.T. Maharaj, “Turbo Space-Time-Frequency coding with the Zero Forcing Decoder”, IEEE AFRICON’11 Conference, Zambia, September 2011.

  1. F.P.S. Luus, F. van den Bergh and B.T. Maharaj, “The effects of shadow removal on across-date settlement type classification of quickbird images”, IEEE IGARS Symposium, Munich, Germany, 22-27 July 2012.

  1. R.R. Thomas, S.D. Barnes and B.T. Maharaj, “TOA location estimation based on cognitive radio channel occupancy prediction”, IEEE WiMOB Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 8-10 October 2012.

  1. S.D. Barnes, K. Dhuness, R.R. Thomas and B.T. Maharaj, “Proactive dynamic spectrum access based on energy detection”, SATNAC 2012, George, South Africa, 2-5 September 2012.

  1. S.D. Barnes and B.T. Maharaj, “An Occupancy Window Approach to Primary User Traffic Modelling for Cognitive Radio “, SATNAC 2013, Stellenbosch, 1-4 September 2013. Best paper Award (3rd position prize).

  1. F.P.S. Luus, F. van den Bergh and B.T. Maharaj, “'Mean Translation of GLCM texture features for across-date settlement type classification of quickbird images“, IEEE IGARSS Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 21-26 July 2013.

  1. S.D. Barnes and B.T. Maharaj, “A Comparison of Spectrum Occupancy in the South African 900 MHz GSM Cellular Bands “, IEEE Africon Conference, Le Meridien, Mauritius, 9-12 September 2013.

  1. O. Rukundo and B.T. Maharaj, “Optimization of image interpolation based on nearest neighbour algorithm”, IEEE 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), Lisbon, Portugal, 5-8 January 2014.

  1. N. van der Neut, B.T. Maharaj, F.H. de Lange, G. Gonz´alez, F. Gregorio, J. Cousseau, 'PAPR Reduction in FBMC Systems Using a Smart Gradient-Project Active Constellation Extension Method' , IEEE 21st International Conference on Telecommunications, Lisbon, Portugal, May 5-7, 2014.

  1. P. Jansen van Vuuren, B,T. Maharaj and A.S. Alfa, “Optimal and Fair Rate Adaptation in Wireless Mesh Networks Based on Mathematical Programming and Game Theory”, accepted for publication, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-14 Fall), Vancouver, Canada, 14-17 September 2014.

  1. S.D. Barnes, B.T. Maharaj and A.S. Alfa, “Spectrum Opportunity Forecasting for Energy Efficient Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks”, IEEE ISTT-2014 Symposium, Malaysia, 24-26 Nov. 2014.

  1. A. Awoyemi. B.T. Maharaj and A.S. Alfa, “Resource Allocation for Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Networks”, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 9-12 March 2015, New Orleans, USA.

  1. S.D. Barnes, S. Joshi, B.T. Maharaj and A.S. Alfa, “Massive MIMO and Femto Cells for Energy Efficient Cognitive Radio Networks”, International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CrownCom), 21-23 April 2015, Doha, Qatar, CDROM.

  1. R.R. Thomas, M. Cardone, R. Knopp, D. Tuninetti and B.T. Maharaj  “ An LTE Implementation of a novel strategy for the Guassian half-duplex relay channel strategy”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, 8-12 June 2015.

  1. S. Lall, A.S. Alfa and B.T. Maharaj, “Optimal Placement and Power Allocation for Jammers in Wireless Mesh Networks”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Boston, USA, September 2015.

  1. P.R. Munyai and B.T. Maharaj, “On the Improvement of Phase Noise errors in Wireless Communication systems”, IEEE Africon, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 2015. Winner of Conference Best Paper Award.

  1. S.D. Barnes and B.T. Maharaj, “Collaborative spectral opportunity forecasting for cognitive radio”, IEEE Africon, Addis Ababa, September 2015.

  1. B.S. Awoyemi, B.T. Maharaj and A.S. Alfa, “QoS Provisioning in Heterogeneous Cognitive Radio Networks through Dynamic Resource Allocation”, IEEE Africon, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 2015.

  1. Uche A.K. Chude-Okonkwo, R. Malekian, B. T. Maharaj, and Cholette C. Olisah, “'Bio-Inspired Approach for Eliminating Redundant Nanodevices in Internet of Bio-NanoThings”, IEEE Globecom Workshop on Internet of Things for Ambient Assisted Living, SanDiego, California, USA, CDROM, 610 December 2015.

  1. M.M. Sande, B.T. Maharaj and S. Hamouda, “Fast Convergence for Efficient Beamforming in Massive MIMO Heterogeneous Networks”, IEEE 12th  International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), New York, USA, October 17-19 2016, CDROM.

  1. S. Lall, A.S. Alfa and B.T. Maharaj, “The Role of Queueing Theory in the Design and Analysis of Wireless Sensor Networks: An Insight”, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2016), Poitiers, France, 18-21 July, 2016, CDROM.

  1. S. Wang, B.T. Maharaj and A.S. Alfa,” Resource Allocation and Performance Measures in Multi-user Multi-channel Cognitive Radio Networks”, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC)-Spring, Nanjing, China, 15-18 May 2016, CDROM.

  1. V. K. Dwivedi, B.T. Maharaj and A.S. Alfa, “On the Queue based Performance Analysis of Hybrid Cognitive Radio”,   International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication (ICSC), 26-28 December 2016, Noida, India.

  1. A.S. Alfa and B.T. Maharaj, “Optimization and Scheduling of Queueing Systems for Communication Systems: OR Needs and Challenges”, International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems (ICORES), 23-25 February 2016, Porto, Portugal.

  1. H.M Tsimba, B.T. Maharaj and A.S. Alfa, “Increased Spectrum Utilisation In A Cognitive Radio Network: An M/M/1-PS Queue Approach”, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), San Francisco, CA, USA, 19-22 March 2017.

  1. M.C. Hlope and B.T. Maharaj, “Distributed spectrum sensing for cognitive radio systems using graph theory”, IEEE Africon, Cape Town, 18-20 September 2017, CDROM.

  1. F. Paluncic and B.T. Maharaj, “Using bivariate generating functions to count the number of balanced runlength-limited words”, IEEE Globecom Conference, 4-7 December 2017, Singapore, accepted for publication. 

Non-refereed publications or popular articles

  1. B.T.J. Maharaj, "Development and Implementation of Experiential Training in a Small Medium Enterprise(SME)", National Conference on Co-Operative Education, South African Society for Co-Operative Education under the auspices of World Association for Co-Operative Education, Feb. 1994.

  2. B.T.J. Maharaj, “Partnerships between Universities and Technikons in Educational Telecommunications", Joint FRD and CTP International Conference on Technikon Research, Technikon Pretoria, Pretoria, 26-27 June, 1995.

  3. “Wireless telecommunications makes history”, SAIEE Elektron Journal, page 34, May, 2002.

  4. “First qualifications issued in wireless telephony”, UP Tukkievaria, Vol.19, No. 4, page 2, 15 July, 2002.

  1. “Wireless Telecommunications Training”, SAIEE Elektron Journal, page 38, June 2003.

Patents

  1. K. Dhuness and B.T. Maharaj, “ An offset modulation scheme to control the peak-to-average power ratio of a signal”, South African Patent Application No. 2012/0862

  1. K. Dhuness and B.T. Maharaj, “OFDM Signal modulation and demodulation methods, modulator, demodulator and communication arrangement”, People’s Republic of China, Patent No. 201180031888X, March 2016.

  1. K. Dhuness and B.T. Maharaj, “Modulation of signals”, US Patent, Patent No. US 9,438,455 B2 Sept. 2016.

Other Scholarly Research-Based Contributions

Teamwork and collaboration with other researchers

  1. Prof E. Lumsdaine, Michigan Technological University, USA. We have collaborated with Prof Lumsdaine in the development of material for his textbook that is used internationally in 2004 and 2005. This text is used in the Innovation 110 undergraduate level from 2004 - 2008. Through this, University of Pretoria is mentioned as one of the leaders in teaching Innovation to engineering freshman.
  1. Collaborative research with Prof M.A. Jensen and Dr J.W. Wallace of Brigham Young University, Provo, USA. Dr Walllace was a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, UP, 2004. We worked on the development of a MIMO Test Bed operating at 2.4 GHz and 5.2 GHz.
  1. Prof C. Xiao, University of Missouri, USA. Prof Xiao spent 2 weeks as visiting researcher under the auspices of SENTECH Chair in BWMC, 2006.
  1. Prof K.B. Letaief, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Visiting Prof to BWMC Research Group, February 2007.
  1. Prof V. Bhargava, University of British-Columbia, Visiting Professor in BWMC Research Group, Workshop on Cognitive Radio, October, 2007.
  1. Prof L. Hanzo, Chair in Telecommunications, University of Southampton, UK.  Visiting Professor in the BWMC Research Group, 12 – 16 October 2009.
  1. Hosted 4 International IEEE Distinguished Lecturers (Professors) in May 2010 in Cape Town. Presented a series of Lectures at UCT, SAIEE and Schools on Engineering and Communications Technology.
  1. Prof Attahiru Alfa, University of Manitoba, Visiting Professor in BWMC Research Group, Workshop on “Optimization in Telecommunications Networks”, Univ. of Pretoria, 21 – 22 February 2012.
  1. Prof R. Chandramouli, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, Workshop on “Big Data Problems in Social Media Analytics’, Univ. of Pretoria, 23 October 2013.
  1. Organised and hosted Africa’s first IEEE ComSoc 5G Workshop at UP in May 2017.
  1. Organised and hosted a Cognitive Radio Summer School at UP in July 2016.

Awards and Scientific/Scholarly Recogntion

  1. Grinaker Electronics Ltd. 2nd Prize for Best Final Year Design Project entitled, “The design and development of 2-4 GHz Log-periodic Dipole Antenna”. Undergrad. Design Project, Univ. of Natal, 1986.
  1. Letter of recognition for outstanding proposal for NRF Grant application (Thutuka Program).
  1. D.J. Louw, P.R. Botha and B.T. Maharaj, A low complexity soft-input-soft-output MIMO detector which combines a sphere decoder with a Hopfield network” one of top 6 from 31 papers selected in IEEE Region 8 across 21 sections and 27 Branches of IEEE, February 2010.
  1. Second Prize in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Student Research Paper Competition. Only one from Africa to be selected onto shortlist. April 2010.
  1. South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) BEST Journal Article for 2009 winner.
  1. The DTI 2010 Technology Award Winner in THRIP Advanced Hi-Tech Category for work in Broadband Wireless Communications.
  1. IEEE Outstanding Paper Award Winner in 2011 for paper by K. Dhuness and B.T. Maharaj, “A cognitive radio application of OM-OFDM for implementation in DVB-T2” at IEEE Africon 2011 Conference.
  1. SATNAC’13 conference. Third paper Prize for paper with student S.D. Barnes titled, “An Occupancy Window Approach to Primary User Traffic Modelling for Cognitive Radio”
  1. Winner of DTI 2013 Technology Award in THRIP Advanced Hi-Tech Category for Research work in Broadband Wireless Communications.
  1. IEEE Africon 2015 Conference Winner of Best Paper Award for paper:
    P.R. Munyai and B.T. Maharaj, “On the Improvement of Phase Noise errors in Wireless Communication systems”, September 2015.
  1. SAIEE 2015 Engineering Excellence Award. This is awarded to an Electrical or Electronic Engineer who is a member of the SAIEE that has excelled in electrical engineering.
 
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