Desenvolupament i anàlisi de tècniques avançades de processament digital del senyal amb èmfasi en la seva aplicació a sistemes de comunicacions i/o localització. Àrees d'interès especial són les comunicacions sense fils en tots els seus àmbits, des del personal, local i cel·lular i ampliant el seu abast fins a les comunicacions per satèl·lit i d'espai profund, així com els sistemes de localització adequats a tots aquests entorns. Les tècniques en les quals el grup acumula una experiència considerable i en què és previsible una participació més significativa en el futur són les següents: disseny de sistemes de comunicacions per satèl·lit avançats, desenvolupament de sistemes de comunicacions sense fils amb múltiples antenes en transmissió i/o recepció, desenvolupament de sistemes avançats de localització i navegació i optimització d'esquemes d’assignació de recursos per a sistemes i xarxes de comunicacions sense fils no centralitzades.

Development and analysis of advanced signal processing techniques with emphasis on their application to communication and location systems. Wireless communication networks at the personal, local and cellular levels up to satellite and deep space communications constitute areas of special interest, as well as location and navigation systems adequate to these environments. The fields in which our research group enjoys considerably experience and in which we will foreseeably be engaged in the future are the following: design of advanced satellite communication systems, development of wireless communication systems with multiple transmitting/receiving antennas, development of advanced location and navigation systems and optimization of resource allocation schemes for decentralized wireless communication systems and networks.

Recent Submissions

  • Energy efficient transmit-receive hybrid spatial modulation for large-scale MIMO systems 

    Raafat Hosny Mohamed Fahm, Ahmed; Sefunç, Merve; Agustín de Dios, Adrián; Vidal Manzano, José; Jorswieck, Eduard Axel; Corre, Yoann (2020-03-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    We consider a point to point large-scale multipleinput multiple-output (MIMO) system operating in the millimeter wave (mmWave) band and an outdoor scenario. Novel transmit and receive spatial modulation (SM) schemes are ...
  • Source enumeration via Toeplitz matrix completion 

    Vaibhav, Garg; Giménez Febrer, Pedro Juan; Pagès Zamora, Alba Maria; Santamaria Caballero, Ignacio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper addresses the problem of source enumeration by an array of sensors in the presence of noise whose spatial covariance structure is a diagonal matrix with possibly different variances, referred to non-iid noise ...
  • Generalization error bounds for kernel matrix completion and extrapolation 

    Giménez Febrer, Pedro Juan; Pagès Zamora, Alba Maria; Giannakis, Georgios B. (2020-01-27)
    Article
    Open Access
    Prior information can be incorporated in matrix completion to improve estimation accuracy and extrapolate the missing entries. Reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces provide tools to leverage the said prior information, and ...
  • A novel formulation of independence detection based on the sample characteristic function 

    Cabrera Estanyol, Ferran de; Riba Sagarra, Jaume (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
    Conference lecture
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    A novel independence test for continuous random sequences is proposed in this paper. The test is based on seeking for coherence in a particular fixed-dimension feature space based on a uniform sampling of the sample ...
  • Innovative mmWave transmissions schemes channel models and antennas 

    Agustín de Dios, Adrián; Vidal Manzano, José; Pascual Iserte, Antonio; Raafat Hosny Mohamed Fahm, Ahmed; Aslam, Zahid; Corre, Yoann; Basavarajappa, Vedaprabhu; Bedia, Beatriz; Tan, Yi; Wang, Cheng-Xiang (2017-10-12)
    External research report
    Open Access
    The next generation (5G) of wireless communication will improve upon existing mobile communication standards significantly while taking into account the increasing amount of stress on the limited amount of available ...
  • State-of-the-art assessment of 5G mmWave communications 

    Agustín de Dios, Adrián; Vidal Manzano, José; Corre, Yoann; Gougeon, Gregory; Letourneux, Florian; Basavarajappa, Vedaprabhu; Bedia, Beatri; Tan, Yi (2016-04-30)
    External research report
    Open Access
    Main objective of the European 5Gwireless project, which is part of the H2020 Marie Slodowska- Curie ITN (Innovative Training Networks) program resides in the training and involvement of young researchers in the elaboration ...
  • Squared-loss mutual information via high-dimension coherence matrix estimation 

    Cabrera Estanyol, Ferran de; Riba Sagarra, Jaume (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
    Conference lecture
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    Squared-loss mutual information (SMI) is a surro- gate of Shannon mutual information that is more advantageous for estimation. On the other hand, the coherence matrix of a pair of random vectors, a power-normalized version ...
  • Interference mitigation under degrees-of-freedom sensing uncertainties in opportunistic transmission 

    Borràs Pino, Jordi; Vázquez Grau, Gregorio (2019)
    Conference report
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    Inter-system interference may limit the performance of co-existing systems in dense heterogeneous wireless networks. Context-aware waveform design can profitably overcome this limitation. However, the latter substantially ...
  • A non-linear channel code for covert communications 

    Lamarca Orozco, M. Meritxell; Matas Navarro, David (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
    Conference lecture
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    This paper presents an explicit channel code design for covert communications in the Binary Symmetric Channel. The proposed architecture is composed of the serial concatenation of a linear code and a graph-based non-linear ...
  • The Gaussian assumption in second-order estimation problems in digital communications 

    Villares Piera, Nemesio Javier; Vázquez Grau, Gregorio (2007-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper deals with the goodness of the Gaussian assumption when designing second-order blind estimation methods in the context of digital communications. The low- and high-signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) asymptotic performance ...
  • A nondata-aided SNR estimation technique for multilevel modulations exploiting signal cyclostationarity 

    Riba Sagarra, Jaume; Villares Piera, Nemesio Javier; Vázquez Grau, Gregorio (2010-11-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimators of linear modulation schemes usually operate at one sample per symbol at the matched filter output. In this paper we propose a new method for estimating the SNR in the complex additive ...
  • Cramer-Rao bounds for SNR estimation of oversampled linearly modulated signals 

    López Valcarce, Roberto; Villares Piera, Nemesio Javier; Riba Sagarra, Jaume; Gappmair, Wilfried; Mosquera Nartallo, Carlos (2015-04-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Most signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) estimators use the receiver matched filter output sampled at the symbol rate, an approach which does not preserve all information in the analog waveform due to aliasing. Thus, it is relevant ...

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