Hyperloop Wireless Communication Network

Hyperloop Wireless Communication Network

In this project, we provide a detailed overview and analysis of Hyperloop communication systems also named High-speed rai (HSR), including the existing technologies, the related challenges and the research work conducted to achieve a functional and reliable communication system for Hyperloop. Throughout this project, we introduce and refer to some technologies used in HSR communication systems in general and investigate their potential use in the Hyperloop case. The remainder of this paper is organized as follows. We provide general information about the operation of Hyperloop system and its components. We present Hyperloop communication system, including the communication network architecture, QoS requirements, and challenges. We show an insight into the existing HSR technologies and their opportunities to support Hyperloop communication. Then, we provide research advances in Hyperloop communication and the different solutions proposed to overcome the challenges faced by the system . It also suggests possible future research directions from a communication point of view to further boost the activities for accomplishing a full-scale Hyperloop transportation system. 


2019-2022: Phase one on queueing theory modeling, intelligent reflection surfaces-based systems. 

2025-2027: Phased two on the implementation of a wireless communication system for hyperloop.  


  • KAUST Research Funds.

Team Members

  • Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Electrical Engineering, KAUST, KSA (Phase One)

  • Wafa Hedhly, Electrical Engineering, KAUST, KSA (Phase One)

  • Dr. Osama Amin, Electrical Engineering, KAUST, KSA 

  • Research Engineer (Phase Two - to be filled)

  • Master Student (Phase Two - to be filled)

Selected Publications

  • W. Hedhly*, O. Amin, M.-S. Alouini, and B. Shihada, “Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces Assisted Hyperloop Wireless Communication Network”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 4943 - 4955, 2024 [PDF]

  • W. Hedhly*, O. Amin, M.-S. Alouini, and B. Shihada, "Analysis and Design of Hyperloop Communication Network Based on QoS Requirements", IEEE International Conference on Smart Mobility, pp. 1-8, 2023 [PDF]

  • W. Hedhly*, O. Amin, B. Shihada, M.-S. Alouini, "Hyperloop Communications: Challenges, Advances, and Approaches", IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, Vol. 2, pp. 2413-2435", 2021 [PDF]

Open Position

We are looking for a master student and a research engineer to help in building and demonstrating the deployment of a wireless communication system for Hyperloop. potential candidate can communicate their application via the Basem Shihada email.


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