Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Signal Processing, Networks, and Systems (SPNS) research group was initiated
in 2018 under the Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications
Engineering. The research group aims to focus on the development of fundamental
theories, algorithms and systems for wireless communication networks.
Research Areas
 Antenna theory and design
 Wireless transmission techniques
 Nanosatellite Technologies
 Machine Type Communication
 Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC)
 Ultra-Dense Heterogenous Networks
Previous Research Projects
 NOMA, Auction and Blockchain Applications in Wireless Networks with
Loughborough University.
 African Constellation Satellite Network (AFCONSAT) – Constellation for
African Small Satellites

Current Research Activities
 Design and Implementation of an Attitude Determination System for 1U
 Design of a Phased Array Antenna for 5G Wireless Applications
 Integration of mMTC and LEO satellite constellations for Massive Connectivity
and Ubiquitous Coverage.
 Design and Implementation of a Digital Front-End for 1U CubeSat Software
Defined Radio.
 Design and Implementation of an Attitude Control System for a 1U CubeSat
 Design and Implementation of a Multi-band Antenna Array for CubeSat
 Design and Implementation of a Reconfigurable Metasurface Antenna.
 Design and Implementation of Passive Bistatic Radar for Low Altitude Targets

Research Outputs
1. K. Ramahatla, M. Mosalaosi, A. Yahya and B. Basutli, "Multiband Reconfigurable
Antennas for 5G Wireless and CubeSat Applications: A Review," in IEEE Access,
vol. 10, pp. 40910-40931, 2022, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3166223.
2. Galefang Allycan Mapunda, Reuben Ramogomana, Leatile Marata,
Bokamoso Basutli, Amjad Saeed Khan, Joseph Monamati Chuma, "Indoor
Visible Light Communication: A Tutorial and Survey", Wireless
Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 2020, Article
ID 8881305, 46 pages, 2020.
3. A. Sanenga, G. Mapunda, T. Jacob, L. Marata, B. Basutli, and J. Chuma, “An
Overview of Key Technologies in Physical Layer Security,” Entropy, vol. 22, no. 11,
p. 1261, Nov. 2020, doi: 10.3390/e22111261.
4. A. Khan, I. Chatzigeorgiou, G. Zheng, B. Basutli, J. M. Chuma, and S.
Lamboratharan, “Physical layer security analysis of random linear network
coding for relay-aided networks",IET Communications, accepted in Oct. 2019.
5. A. Khan, Y. Rahulamathavan, B. Basutli, G. Zheng, B. Assadhan, and S.
Lamboratharan, “Blockchain-based distributitive auction relay assisted secure
communications", IEEE Access, vol. 7, pg. 95555-95568, July 2019.

6. S. O. Makgetho, G. A. Mapunda, B. Basutli, A. M. Zungeru, K. Koodirile, J. M.
Chuma, “Leaky Wave and Slot Antennas: A Survey and Comparison,”
International Journal on Communications Antenna and Propagation
(IRECAP), vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-18, 2019.

7. B. Basutli, J. M. Chuma, and S.Lambotharan,“Network capacity enhancement
in HetNets using incentivized offloading mechanism," IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp.
39307-39323, 2018.

8. A.M. Zungeru, M. Mangwala, J.M. Chuma, B. Gaebolae, B. Basutli, “Design
and Simulation of an Automatic Room Heater Control System”, Heliyon,
Elsevier, vol. 4, Issue 6, Article number e00457, 2018. DOI:

9. B. Basutli, and S. Lamboratharan, “Auction based competition of hybrid small
cells for dropped microcell users”, IET Signal Processing, vol. 11, no. 6, pp
695-703, 2017.

10. 7B. Basutli, and S. Lamboratharan, “Game-theoretic beamforming techniques
for multiuser multi-cell networks under mixed quality of service constraints”,
IET Access, vol. 11, no. 5, pg. 631 - 639, May 2017.

11. R. Ramogomana, K. Koodirile, G. A. Mapunda, L. Marata, B. Basutli, A. M.
Zungeru and J. M. Chuma, “Review of microstrip patch antenna designs with
array configurations,” in BIE Biennial Conference, 2019, Gaborone

12. B. Diarra, A.M. Zungeru, S. Ravi, J.M. Chuma, B. Basutli, I. Zibani, “Design of
a Photovoltaic System with Ultracapacitor Energy Buffer,” Procedia
Manufacturing (Elsevier), 33(2019), pp. 216-223, 2019

13. R. Elsabae, B. Basutli, Yu Gong, and S. Lambotharan, “Downlink
beamforming design with simultaneous energy and secure information
transmission,” in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
(WCNC), Mar. 2017, pp. 1-5.

Research Group Members
 Dr Bokamoso Basutli (Group Leader)
 Prof Joseph Chuma
 Engr. Leatile Marata (on research leave)
 Engr. Tshepiso Jacob (Master’s Candidate - Thesis under correction)
 Engr. Bokamoso Kebatho Ledimo (Master’s Candidate - Thesis submitted)

 Engr. Reuben Ramogomana (Master’s Candidate - Thesis submitted)
 Engr. Teddy Tumisang Ramodimo (Master’s Candidate - ongoing)
 Engr. Pako Moaro (Master’s Candidate - ongoing)
 Engr. Gaone Dipao (Master’s Candidate - ongoing)
 Engr. Kebonyethebe Ramahatlha (Master’s Candidate - ongoing)
 Engr. Unalido Ntabeni (Doctoral Candidate - ongoing)
 Engr. Opelo Tshekiso (Master’s Candidate - ongoing)
 Engr. Kesaobaka Mmopelwa (Master’s Candidate - ongoing)
 Engr. Baipaki Hikwama (Doctoral Candidate – ongoing
 Loughborough University
 University of Oulu
 Aalto University

Organisation profile

Research Focus Area: Innovative technological products and services for economic development.