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Professor Sana Salous

Professor, Chair of Communications Engineering

Professor, Chair of Communications Engineering in the Department of Engineering+44 (0) 191 33 42532


Professor Salous started her academic career as an Assistant Professor at Yarmouk University, Jordan. In 1989 she joined the Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics at UMIST. In 2003 she joined Durham University where she currently holds the Chair in Communication Engineering and is the Director of the Centre for Communication Systems. Professor Salous radio propagation reseacrh covers HF for sky wave propagation for long range communication and UHF to the millimeter wave band for 5G mobile communications. In this area she introduced the digital frequency sweep technique for high bandwidth channel sounders for radio propagation studies. She is an active member of URSI, various COST actions and a member of the UK delegation to the International Union of Telecommunications. 



In April 2013 Professor Salous launched her book on ‘Radio Propagation Measurement and Channel Modelling’ published by Wiley.

The book begins with an explanation of the fundamentals of radio wave propagation and progress through a series of topics, including the measurement of radio channel characteristics, radio channel sounders, measurement strategies, data analysis techniques and radio channel modelling. Application of results for the prediction of achievable digital link performance is discussed with examples pertinent to single carrier, multi-carrier and spread spectrum radio links. This work addresses specifics of communications in various different frequency bands for both long range and short range fixed and mobile radio links.

Research interests

  • Cognitive radio
  • Design of radio channel sounders and radar systems
  • Propagation studies for 5G
  • Radar imaging
  • Radio channel characterisation for onbody and small cells at 60 GHz
  • Radio channel measurements above-6 GHz bands
  • Radio propagation studies for long range communications via slywave
  • Through wall radar
  • Wireless communications for mobile radio applications


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