Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

ANNUAL REPORT 2013

Communication Systems Division

The Communication Systems Division (CSD) is a group of over 20 researchers in advanced communications and information systems. It combines in an integrated unit a deep understanding of theoretical foundations and frontier research on signal processing and information theory with a genuine passion for experimentation and prototyping. The result is a research group that is able to deliver solutions in a very competitive manner and in industry-grade form factors. Research activities address the challenges of innovative spectrum sharing arrangements, providing ways for an efficient, dynamic and productive use of the available spectrum, and including both terrestrial and satellite segments. The group is active in several research programs, mainly the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission, National and Regional Government Programs, and the European Space Agency’s Basic Technology Research Programme (TRP). We collaborate with industrial and academic partners bilaterally or through funded research programs. CSD is composed of three Departments: Advanced Signal and Information Processing (ASIP), Array and Multi-Sensor Processing (A&MSP), and Statistical Inference for Communications and Positioning (SI).

CSD has three departments:

People

  • Carles Antón–Haro - Senior Researcher
    Carles Antón–Haro Senior Researcher
  • Javier Arribas - Researcher
    Javier Arribas Researcher
  • Xavier Artiga - Researcher
    Xavier Artiga Researcher
  • Lazar Berbakov - Research Assistant
    Lazar Berbakov Research Assistant
  • Luis Blanco - Researcher
    Luis Blanco Researcher
  • Pau Closas - Senior Researcher
    Pau Closas Senior Researcher
  • Giuseppe Cocco - Research Assistant
    Giuseppe Cocco Research Assistant
  • Iñaki Estella - Research Assistant
    Iñaki Estella Research Assistant
  • Carles Fernández–Prades - Head of Division
    Carles Fernández–Prades Head of Division
  • Jesús Gómez–Vilardebó - Senior Researcher
    Jesús Gómez–Vilardebó Senior Researcher
  • David Gregoratti - Researcher
    David Gregoratti Researcher
  • Pol Henarejos - Researcher
    Pol Henarejos Researcher
  • Christian Ibars - Senior Researcher
    Christian Ibars Senior Researcher
  • Miguel Ángel Lagunas - Fellow Researcher
    Miguel Ángel Lagunas Fellow Researcher
  • Marc Majoral - Senior Researcher
    Marc Majoral Senior Researcher
  • Javier Matamoros - Researcher
    Javier Matamoros Researcher
  • Xavier Mestre - Senior Researcher
    Xavier Mestre Senior Researcher
  • Ana Moragrega - Researcher
    Ana Moragrega Researcher
  • Mònica Navarro - Senior Researcher
    Mònica Navarro Senior Researcher
  • Ana I. Pérez–Neira - Senior Researcher
    Ana I. Pérez–Neira Senior Researcher
  • Stephan Pfletschinger - Senior Researcher
    Stephan Pfletschinger Senior Researcher
  • Onur Tan - Research Assistant
    Onur Tan Research Assistant
  • Miguel Ángel Vázquez - Researcher
    Miguel Ángel Vázquez Researcher

ACRONYM SGR AT-IP
PROJECT Wireless communications networks and access technologies
CODE SGR 2009 940
DURATION 03/08/2009 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Christian Ibars, Ph.D.
BUDGET 45.760 euros
FUNDING 100% from Autonomous Government of Catalonia (AGAUR).

ACRONYM SGR RC
PROJECT Radio Communications Technologies Group
CODE 2009 SGR 1046
DURATION 03/08/2009 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Xavier Mestre, Ph.D.
BUDGET 46.800 euros
FUNDING 100% from Autonomous Government of Catalonia (AGAUR).

ACRONYM SWAP
PROJECT Symbiotic Wireless Autonomous Powered system
DURATION 01/08/2010 – 31/07/2014
PROJECT MANAGER Apostolos Georgiadis, Ph.D.
BUDGET 218.991 euros
FUNDING 100% from European Commission

ACRONYM EXALTED
PROJECT EXpAnding LTE for Devices
CODE FP7-ICT- 257626
DURATION 01/09/2010 – 28/02/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Christian Ibars, Ph.D.
BUDGET 528.208 euros
FUNDING 78% from European Commission

ACRONYM VITRO
PROJECT Virtualized dIsTRibuted Platforms of smart Objects
CODE FP7-ICT- 257245
DURATION 01/09/2010 – 28/02/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Mònica Navarro, Ph.D.
BUDGET 253.981 euros
FUNDING 75% from European Commission

ACRONYM ACROPOLIS
PROJECT Advanced coexistence technologies for radio optimisation in licenced and unlicensed spectrum
CODE FP7-ICT- 257626
DURATION 01/10/2010 – 30/09/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Nicola Baldo, Ph.D.
BUDGET 105.689 euros
FUNDING 75% from European Commission

ACRONYM GREENET
PROJECT Initial Training Network for Green Wireless Networks
DURATION 01/01/2011 – 31/12/2014
PROJECT MANAGER Christos Verikoukis, Ph.D.
BUDGET 225.979 euros
FUNDING 100% from European Commission

ACRONYM EMPHATIC
PROJECT Enhanced Multicarrier Techniques for Professional Ad-Hoc and Cell-Based Communications
DURATION 01/09/2012 – 01/03/2015
PROJECT MANAGER Xavier Mestre, Ph.D.
BUDGET 356.089 euros
FUNDING 79% from European Commission

ACRONYM NEWCOM#
PROJECT Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications #
DURATION 01/11/2012 – 31/10/2015
PROJECT MANAGER Carles Antón-Haro, Ph.D.
BUDGET 285.551  euros
FUNDING 60% from European Commission

ACRONYM E2SG
PROJECT Energy To Smart Grid
CODE EUI-ENIAC-2011-4333
DURATION 31/12/2011 – 30/12/2014
PROJECT MANAGER Christos Verikoukis, Ph.D.
BUDGET 319.973 euros
FUNDING 67% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO ) & ENIAC Joint Undertaking

ACRONYM NANOWAVE
PROJECT High frequency and optical devices
CODE PIC2010BZ-00585
FUNDED AGENCY N/A from European Science Fundation (ESF)
DURATION 15/12/2010 – 14/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Ignacio Llamas-Garro, Ph.D.
BUDGET 80.000 euros
FUNDING 50% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)

ACRONYM JUNTOS
PROJECT Joint soUrce and chaNnel cooperaTive netwOrkS
CODE TEC2010-17816
DURATION 01/01/2011 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Carles Antón-Haro, Ph.D.
BUDGET 189.400 euros
FUNDING 50% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)

ACRONYM E-CROPS
PROJECT Energy harvesting Communication networks: Optimization and demonstration
CODE PCIN-2013-027
DURATION 01/12/2013 – 30/11/2016
PROJECT MANAGER Jesús Gómez, Ph.D.
BUDGET 115.00 euros
FUNDING 100% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)

ACRONYM SOSRAD
PROJECT 77 GHz Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW) System on Substrate (SoS) Radar Front-End
CODE TEC2012-39143
DURATION 01/01/2013 – 31/12/2015
PROJECT MANAGER Ana Collado, Ph.D.
BUDGET 94.000 euros
FUNDING 50% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)

ACRONYM GRE3N
PROJECT General Radio concepts for ENergy cogNizant mobile
CODE TEC2011-29006-C03-01
DURATION 01/01/2012 – 31/12/2015
PROJECT MANAGER Miquel Payaró, Ph.D.
BUDGET 249.500 euros
FUNDING 50% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)

ACRONYM ARTEMISA
PROJECT Advanced Receiver Techniques
DURATION 17/01/2011 – 31/07/2013
COMPANY Thales Alenia Space (France)
PROJECT MANAGER Pau Closas, Ph.D.
BUDGET 113.036 euros

ACRONYM ULTRAMUMO
PROJECT ULTRA high capacity multicarrier modulation modem for power line communications
DURATION 27/04/2012-30/06/2013
COMPANY: DIMAT GRUPO ZIV
PROJECT MANAGER Xavi Mestre, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM CoupledETC
PROJECT Coupled Enhanced Turbo Codes Demodulator and Decoder
DURATION 11/10/2012 – 11/10/2014
COMPANY: European Space Agency (ESA)
PROJECT MANAGER Mónica Navarro, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM POLAR 3
PROJECT Automatic synthesis of unit cells for cross-polarization cancellation in satellite reflectarrays
DURATION 04/12/2012-31/05/2013
COMPANY: THALES ALENIA SPACE
PROJECT MANAGER  Xavier Artiga, Researcher
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM QSON
PROJECT Quality of Service Aware Energy Efficient Self Organizing Future Cellular Networks
DURATION 01/02/2013-31/01/2016
COMPANY: Qatar Mobile Innovation Centre (QMIC)
PROJECT MANAGER  Lorenza Giupponi, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM ESANGW
PROJECT Next Generation Waveform for Improved Spectral Efficiency
DURATION 01/12/2012-01/10/2013
COMPANY: European Space Agency (ESA)
PROJECT MANAGER  Ana I. Pérez-Neira Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM SAN_INDRA
PROJECT
DURATION 28/10/2013-31/10/2014
COMPANY: INDRA
PROJECT MANAGER  Pol Henarejos, Researcher.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM SOFOCLES
PROJECT Self-Organized FemtOCeLls for broadband sErviceS
CODE TEC2010-21100
DURATION 01/01/2011 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER: Lorenza Giupponi, Ph.D.
BUDGET 152.200 euros
FUNDING: 50% from Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO)