Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

ANNUAL REPORT 2013

Array and Multi-Sensor Processing Department (A&MSP)

Introduction

The A&MSP Department focuses on Spatial Interference Management in Licensed Shared Access (LSA): Short Range Communications and Satellite communications. LSA is considered to be a key enabler for an efficient use of the available spectrum in 5G and beyond networks, which will become absolutely compulsory in order to cope with the unprecedented wireless traffic growth that has been predicted for the 2014-2020 period. The field of application includes space communications, future cellular networks, and wireless sensor/actuators networks.

Activities are centered in four main research lines:

  • New paradigms for hybrid satellite-terrestrial communications.
  • Advanced multi-antenna processing techniques and optimization strategies for interference limited networks: PHY-MAC Cross-layer design for Resource Management
  • New waveform generation for terrestrial-satellite: multi-carrier filterbank and development of a Software platform.
  • Cross-design of antennas and signal processing techniques for emerging multi-antenna technologies such as spatial-modulation (SM) or large-scale multiple antenna systems (LSMAs or Massive MIMO). Distributed MIMO systems

K.Ntontin, M. Di Renzo, A. I. Pérez-Neira, C. Verikoukis, A Low-Complexity Method for Antenna Selection in Spatial Modulation Systems, IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 17, No. 12, pp. 2312-2315, December 2013.

G.Cocco, N. Alagha, C. Ibars, S. Cioni, Network-Coded Diversity Protocol for Collision Recovery in Slotted ALOHA Networks , Wiley’s International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, November 2013, DOI: 10.1002/sat.1056.

M. Caus, A. I. Pérez-Neira, M. Renfors, A comparison between OFDM and FBMC in single frequency networks, Eurasip Journal for Advanced Signal Processing, No. 163, September 2013, DOI:10.1186/1687-6180-2013-163.

G.Cocco, D. Gündüz, C. Ibars, Streaming Transmission over Block-Fading Channels with Delay Constraint, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , Vol. 12, No. 9, pp. 4315 – 4327, August 2013.

E. P. Caspers, H. Yeung, T. K. Sarkar, A. Garcia-Lamperez, M. Salazar Palma, M. Á. Lagunas, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Analysis of Information and Power Transfer in Wireless Communications, Magazine on Antennas and Propagations, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 82-95, June 2013.

W. Junling, A. I. Pérez-Neira, G. Meiguo, A Concise Joint Transmit/Receive Antenna Selection Algorithm, China Communications , Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 91-99,  April 2013.

M. Á. Vázquez, A. I. Pérez-Neira, M. Á. Lagunas, Generalized Eigenvector for Decentralized Transmit Beamforming in the MISO Interference Channel, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 61, No. 4, pp. 878-882, February, 2013.

W. Junling, A. I. Pérez-Neira, G. Meiguo, A Concise Joint Transmit/Receive Antenna Selection Algorithm, China Communications , Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 91-99,  April 2013.

M. Á. Vázquez, A. I. Pérez-Neira, M. Á. Lagunas, Generalized Eigenvector for Decentralized Transmit Beamforming in the MISO Interference Channel, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 61, No. 4, pp. 878-882, February, 2013.

K. Ntontin, M. Di Renzo, A. I. Pérez-Neira, C. Verikoukis, Adaptive Generalized Space Shift Keying, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, February 2013, DOI:10.1186/1687-1499-2013-43.

M. Moretti, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Efficient Margin Adaptive Scheduling for MIMO-OFDMA Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, Vol. 12, No. 1, January 2013.

V. Joroughi, B. Devillers, M. Á. Vázquez, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Design of an on-board Beam Generation Process for the Forward Link of a Multibeam Broadband Satellite System, in Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE Globecom 2013), 9-13 December 2013, Atlanda (USA).

P. Henarejos, M. Á. Vázquez, G.Cocco, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Forward Link Interference Mitigation in Mobile Interactive Satellite Systems, in Proceedings of AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), 14-17 October 2013, Florence (Italy).

V. Joroughi, M. Á. Vázquez, B. Devillers, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Design of an Hybrid Ground/Space Architecture Based on Individual OnBoard Antenna Power Optimization for The Forward Link of a Multi-Beam Broadband Satellite System, in Proceedings of AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), 14-17 October 2013, Florence (Italy).

K. Ntontin, M. Di Renzo, A. I. Pérez-Neira, C. Verikoukis, Performance Analysis of Antenna Subset Selection in Space Shift Keying Systems, in Proceedings of International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), September 2013, Berlin (Germany).

K. Ntontin, M. Di Renzo, A. I. Pérez-Neira, C. Verikoukis, Towards the Performance and Energy Efficiency Comparison of Spatial Modulation with Conventional Single-Antenna Transmission over Generalized Fading Channels, in Proceedings of International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 25-27 September 2013, Berlin (Germany).

M. Caus, A. I. Pérez-Neira, SDMA for filterbank with Tomlinson Harasbima precoding , in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 9-13 June 2013, Budapest, (Hungary).

G.Cocco, D. Gündüz, C. Ibars, Throughput and Delay Analysis in Video Streaming over Block-Fading Channels, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 9-13 June 2013, Budapest, (Hungary).

M. Caus, A. I. Pérez-Neira, M. Moretti, SDMA with filter bank for block diagonalization , in Proceedings of 14th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), 16-19 June 2013, Darmstadt (Germany).

J. Baranda, P. Henarejos, C. George-Gavrincea, An SDR Implementation of a Visible Light Communication System Based on the IEEE 802.15.7 Standard, in Proceedings of the Twentieth International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT 2013), 6-8 May 2013, Casablanca (Morocco).

M. Caus, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Multi-stream transmission in MIMO-FBMC systems , in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013), 26-31 May 2013, Vancouver (Canada).

X. Artiga, J. Perruisseau-Carrier, D. Bresciani, H. Legay,  Polarimetric Control of the Scattering Parameters of Reflectarray Cells , in Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2013), 8-12 April 2013, Gothenburg (Sweden).

N. Zorba, C. Verikoukis, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Method of Efficent Channel Allocation in Wireless Systems , Granted patent: USA 8.441.932, EP2272297, ES2336748.

N. Zorba, M. Realp, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Beamforming Technique for Broadband Satellite Communications , Granted patent: USA 8.310.980, EP2203988, ES2332077.

N. Zorba, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Power allocation method in multiantenna systems under partial channel knowledge , Granted patent: USA 8.208.952, ES2325713.

M. Payaro, A. Pascual-Iserte, M. Á. Lagunas, Method and System for Robustly Transmitting the Minimum Power in Multi-user and Multi-antenna Communications Systems with Imperfect Channel Knowledge , Granted patent: EP2039019.