Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

ANNUAL REPORT 2013

Communication Technologies Division

The aim of the Communications Technologies Division (CTD) research is to address the most endeavoring challenges that future communications technologies will face: those of energy and bandwidth efficiency. CTD research has a strong experimental emphasis, achieved through the use of demonstrators and testbeds, and the focus is on component (subsystem) level and also on PHY and MAC layers.

CTD has four departments:

People

  • Jesús Alonso–Zárate - Senior Researcher
    Jesús Alonso–Zárate Senior Researcher
  • Andrea Bartoli - Research Assistant
    Andrea Bartoli Research Assistant
  • Nikolaos Bartzoudis - Senior Researcher
    Nikolaos Bartzoudis Senior Researcher
  • Joan Bas - Senior Researcher
    Joan Bas Senior Researcher
  • Pol Blasco - Research Assistant
    Pol Blasco Research Assistant
  • Ana Collado - Senior researcher
    Ana Collado Senior researcher
  • Mischa Dohler - Senior Researcher
    Mischa Dohler Senior Researcher
  • Oriol Font - Researcher
    Oriol Font Researcher
  • Ciprian George–Gavrincea - Senior Researcher
    Ciprian George–Gavrincea Senior Researcher
  • Apostolos Georgiadis - Senior Researcher
    Apostolos Georgiadis Senior Researcher
  • Francesco Giuppi - Researcher
    Francesco Giuppi Researcher
  • María Gregori - Research Assistant
    María Gregori Research Assistant
  • Ignacio Llamas–Garro - Senior Researcher
    Ignacio Llamas–Garro Senior Researcher
  • David  López - Researcher
    David López Researcher
  • Jordi Mateu - Senior Researcher
    Jordi Mateu Senior Researcher
  • Fermín Mira - Researcher
    Fermín Mira Researcher
  • Kyriaki Niotaki - Research Assistant
    Kyriaki Niotaki Research Assistant
  • Konstantinos Ntontin - Research Assistant
    Konstantinos Ntontin Research Assistant
  • Miquel Payaró - Head of División
    Miquel Payaró Head of División
  • Tatjana Predojev - Research Assistant
    Tatjana Predojev Research Assistant
  • David  Pubill - Researcher
    David Pubill Researcher
  • José Rubio - Senior Researcher
    José Rubio Senior Researcher
  • Jordi Serra - Researcher
    Jordi Serra Researcher
  • Kostas Stamatiou - Researcher
    Kostas Stamatiou Researcher
  • Francisco Vazquez - Senior Researcher
    Francisco Vazquez Senior Researcher
  • Christos Verikoukis - Senior Researcher
    Christos Verikoukis Senior Researcher
  • Selva Vía - Researcher
    Selva Vía Researcher
  • Kun	Wang - Research Assistant
    Kun Wang Research Assistant

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).

CRONYM GEDOMIS-ADCOMM
PROJECT GEneric hardware DemOnstrator for MIMO Systems: an ADaptive physical layer implementation of ADvanced multi-antenna COMMunication schemes
CODE 2010 VALOR 00198
DURATION 14/01/2011 – 14/08/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Nikolaos Bartzoudis, Ph.D.
BUDGET 69.273 euros
FUNDING 77% 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 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 COPCAMPS
PROJECT COgnitive & Perceptive CAMeraS
DURATION 01/04/2013 – 31/03/2016
PROJECT MANAGER Christos Verikoukis, Ph.D.
BUDGET 175.500  euros
FUNDING 50% 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 COST TERRA
PROJECT COST IC0905 TERRA
CODE COST IC 0905
DURATION 01/02/2011-01/03/2014
PROJECT MANAGER Christos Verikoukis, Ph.D.
COORDINATING INSTITUTION: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lethuania)
FUNDING from European Science Foundation (ESF)

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 CO2GREEN
PROJECT Cooperative and Cognitive Techniques for Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications
CODE TEC2010-20823
DURATION 01/01/2011 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Jesús Alónso-Zárate, Ph.D.
BUDGET 117.500 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 ESEE
PROJECT Environmental Sensors for Energy Efficiency
CODE PCIN-2013-054
DURATION 01/04/2013 – 31/03/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Christos Verikoukis, Ph.D.
BUDGET 254.316 euros
FUNDING 36% 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 MAESTRO
PROJECT Machine-to-Machine & Embedded Systems Security Protocol Suite
DURATION 07/12/2009 – 07/02/2013
COMPANY France Telecom (France)
PROJECT MANAGER Mischa Döhler, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confindential

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 BeMImoMAX
PROJECT Baseband MIMO-OFDM mobile WiMAX transceiver
DURATION 01/10/2011 – 30/09/2013
COMPANY: Nutaq (Canada)
PROJECT MANAGER Nikolas Bartzoudis, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

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 DIPREDATORS
PROJECT CFR and DPD Solutions for Microwave Wideband Power Amplifiers
DURATION 01/07/2012-01/03/2013
COMPANY: AVIAT Networks
PROJECT MANAGER Miquel Payaró, Ph.D.
BUDGET Confidential

ACRONYM GREEN-T
PROJECT GREEN Wireless Terminals
CODE TSI-020400-2011-16
DURATION 01/05/2011 – 31/12/2013
PROJECT MANAGER Christos Verikoukis, Ph.D.
BUDGET 39.266 euros
FUNDING 20% from Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR)