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

  • Variance processing for stable boundary-layer height estimation using backscatter lidar data: A discussion 

    Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Silva, Marcos Paulo Araujo da; Saeed, Umar; Rey Micolau, Francesc; Pay Pérez, M. Teresa; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    In this paper we present a method for estimating the height of the nocturnal stable boundary layer by using lidar measurements and a single radiosonde for unambiguous initial guess. The method relies on the correlation ...
  • Floating Doppler Wind Lidar motion simulator for horizontal wind speed measurement error assessment 

    Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; Farré Guarné, Joan; Sala Álvarez, José; Villares Piera, Nemesio Javier; Tanamachi, Robin; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
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    This study presents a wind retrieval simulator of a floating Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) with 6 Degrees of Freedom (DoF) motion. The simulator considers a continuous-wave conical-scanning floating DWL which retrieves the wind ...
  • Energy allocation design for the satellite return channel of a massive NOMA system with interference cancellation 

    Molina Oliveras, Francesc; Sala Álvarez, José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-09-17)
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    The energy allocation problem in a massive access setting under iterative successive interference cancellation (SIC) is undertaken in this work. The classic one-iteration SIC still has room for improvement when the channel ...
  • Realistic beamforming design using SRS-based channel estimate for ns-3 5G-LENA module 

    Bojovic, Biljana; Lagén Morancho, Sandra; Giupponi, Lorenza (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021)
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    Beamforming (BF) is a key procedure to overcome propagation limits in millimeter-wave bands but also to extend network coverage in sub 6 GHz bands, as considered in recent 3GPP and IEEE communication standards. Up to date, ...
  • Novel radio environment map for the ns-3 NR simulator 

    Koutlia, Katerina; Bojovic, Biljana; Lagén Morancho, Sandra; Giupponi, Lorenza (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2021)
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    Radio Environmental Map (REM) is a useful tool to visualize the network coverage, including signal quality and interference, in multi-cell scenarios. Although REM maps for omnidirectional transmissions/receptions and tools ...
  • Random-Walk laplacian for frequency analysis in periodic graphs 

    Boukrab, Rachid; Pagès Zamora, Alba Maria (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-02-11)
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    Open Access
    This paper presents the benefits of using the random-walk normalized Laplacian matrix as a graph-shift operator and defines the frequencies of a graph by the eigenvalues of this matrix. A criterion to order these frequencies ...
  • An IR-HARQ scheme for covert communications 

    Lamarca Orozco, M. Meritxell (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
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    This paper explores the advantages of incremental redundancy hybrid-ARQ schemes for covert communications in which a feedback channel is available. The use of efficient incremental redundancy with sub-codewords of different ...
  • Energy-efficient analog beamforming with short packets in millimeter-wave MIMO systems 

    Borràs Pino, Jordi; Molina Oliveras, Francesc; López Valcarce, Roberto; Sala Álvarez, José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
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    The energy-aware design of fully analog precoders and combiners is investigated in this paper. To that aim, we consider a millimeter-wave short-packet communication scenario where power consumption and hardware complexity ...
  • Rate allocation in massive multiple access combining successive decoding with error control 

    Molina Oliveras, Francesc; Sala Álvarez, José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The Gaussian multiple access channel under asymptotically many code-division-multiple-access users and successive interference cancellation (SIC) is investigated in this work. Users transmit n-symbol packets and select ...
  • Estimation of information in parallel Gaussian channels via model order selection 

    López Molina, Carlos Alejandro; Cabrera Estanyol, Ferran de; Riba Sagarra, Jaume (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference lecture
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    We study the problem of estimating the overall mutual information in M independent parallel discrete-time memory-less Gaussian channels from N independent data sample pairs per channel (inputs and outputs). We focus on the ...
  • DOA estimation via shift-invariant matrix completion 

    Garg, Vaibhav; Giménez Febrer, Pedro Juan; Pagès Zamora, Alba Maria; Santamaria Caballero, Ignacio (2021-06)
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    This paper presents a method to estimate the direction of arrival (DOA) of multiple sources received by a uniform linear array (ULA) with a reduced number of radio-frequency (RF) chains. The receiving array relies on antenna ...
  • Entropy-based non-data-aided SNR estimation 

    Cabrera Estanyol, Ferran de; Riba Sagarra, Jaume (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    A non-data-aided SNR estimation of a communication channel is addressed in this paper. The main contribution relies on the relationship between an entropy measure of a given constellation and the link quality. The main ...

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