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

  • 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
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
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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 ...
  • Low-rank data matrix recovery with missing values and faulty sensors 

    Lopez Valcarce, Roberto; Sala Álvarez, José (2019)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    In practice, data gathered by wireless sensor networks often belongs in a low-dimensional subspace, but it can present missing as well as corrupted values due to sensor malfunctioning and/or malicious attacks. We study the ...
  • Analysis of blocking in mmWave cellular systems: application to relay positioning 

    García Ruiz, Cristian; Pascual Iserte, Antonio; Muñoz Medina, Olga (2021-02)
    Article
    Open Access
    Within the framework of 5G, blockage effects occurring in the mmWave band are critical. Previous works describe the effects of blockages in isolated and multiple links for simple blocking objects, modeled with mathematical ...
  • Multi-user precoder designs for RGB visible light communication systems 

    Viñals Terrés, Roser; Muñoz Medina, Olga; Agustín de Dios, Adrián; Vidal Manzano, José (2020-11-29)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper, we design linear precoders for the downlink of a visible light communication (VLC) system that simultaneously serves multiple users. Instead of using phosphor-coated white light-emitting diodes (PWLEDs), we ...
  • Downlink multi-user massive MIMO transmission using receive spatial modulation 

    Raafat Hosny Mohamed Fahm, Ahmed; Agustín de Dios, Adrián; Vidal Manzano, José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-10-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper, we consider the downlink of a multi-user multiple-input-multiple-output system operating at the millimeter wave band in an outdoor environment. In this band, receive spatial modulation (RSM) schemes have ...
  • Discontinuous user-energy distribution for dynamically ordered successive interference cancellation 

    Molina Oliveras, Francesc; Sala Álvarez, José (2021-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this letter, we consider many users sharing the same codebook and employing random signatures to modulate preamble plus payload data. Successive interference cancellation (SIC) is performed at the receiver side, whereby ...
  • Single-serving quantum broadcast channel with common, individualized, and confidential messages 

    Salek Shishavan, Farzin; Hsieh, Min-Hsiu; Rodríguez Fonollosa, Javier (2020-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    The two-receiver broadcast channel with primary and third party receivers is studied. The sender wishes to reliably communicate a common (or public) message to both receivers as well as individualized and confidential ...
  • 6G in the sky: On-demand intelligence at the edge of 3D networks (Invited paper) 

    Calvanese Strinati, Emilio; Barbarossa, Sergio; Choi, Taesang; Pietrabissa, Antonio; Giuseppi, Alessandro; De Santis, Emanuele; Vidal Manzano, José; Becvar, Zdenek; Haustein, Thomas; Cassiau, Nicolas; Costanzo, Francesca; Kim, Junhyeong; Kim, Ilgyu (2020-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    Sixth generation will exploit satellite, aerial, and terrestrial platforms jointly to improve radio access capability and unlock the support of on-demand edge cloud services in three-dimensional (3D) space, by incorporating ...
  • Polar coding for the wiretap broadcast channel with multiple messages 

    Olmo Alòs, Jaume del; Rodríguez Fonollosa, Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    A polar coding scheme is proposed for the Wiretap Broadcast Channel with two legitimate receivers and one eaves-dropper. We consider a model in which the transmitter wishes to to reliably send different confidential and ...
  • Stochastic geometry analysis and design of wireless powered MTC networks 

    Liesegang Maria, Sergi; Muñoz Medina, Olga; Pascual Iserte, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Machine-type-communications (MTC) are being crucial in the development of next generation mobile networks. Given that MTC devices are usually battery constrained, wireless power transfer (WPT) and energy harvesting (EH) ...

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