Recerca conjunta i lideratge a nivell internacional, així com captació i formació de talent, en l’àmbit dels sistemes de comunicacions radio i amb especial èmfasi en els sistemes de comunicacions sense fils (cel•lulars i wireless) co¿laborant en el disseny, anàlisi, modelat i optimització, incloent-hi, entre d’altres: estudi de tècniques avançades de transmissió, modulacions avançades,models de propagació, protocols d’accés, enrutat, gestió de recursos ràdio, planificació, dimensionat, implantació de serveis, garanties de QoS, millores en l'eficència energètica etc. Alguns dels camps d'aplicació son els radioenllaços digitals terrestres, els sistemes de comunicació mòbils cel•lulars, tant actuals com futurs (3G, 4G, LTE-A, 5G), les xarxes WLAN, WPAN, WSN, ad-hoc i mesh, els sistemes de difusió (televisió, ràdio) i els sistemes via satèl•lit (fixos i mòbils), i molt especialment els sistemes inte¿ligents de suport a la mobilitat, les ciutats intel•ligents i la salut.

http://futur.upc.edu/WiComTec

Realizar investigación de forma conjunta y coordinada en el ámbito de los sistemas de comunicaciones radio, con énfasis especial en los sistemas inalámbricos (celulares y wireless). Dirigir tesis doctorales en estas temáticas, publicando en revistas y congresos de prestigio los resultados alcanzados. Ser competitivos a nivel nacional y europeo aportando, mediante convenios de investigación avanzada y de transferencia de tecnología, conocimiento a las empresas del sector. Desarrollar aplicaciones de valor añadido en estas tecnologías, que puedan resultar innovadoras y atractivas para el sector empresarial. Finalmente, hacer llegar a los futuros profesionales del sector, el concimiento y la técnicas adquiridas mediante una buena planificación de los cursos docentes en titulaciones de grado, másters profesionales y de investigación en los que se colabore, así com en la dirección de trabajos y proyectos fin de carrera en estos temas.

http://futur.upc.edu/WiComTec

Perform coordinated research activity in the area of radio-communication systems, with emphasis in wireless systems and technologies. Direction of doctorals thesis (PhD) publishing the achieved results in prestigious journals and conferences. Being competitive, both at national and intrnational levelm through the participation in advanced research funded projects as well as in technology transfer activities , translating the experience to companies. Developing new and attractive applications oriented to improve the companies knowledge. Finally translate our experience to future professionals, by participating in high quality teaching activities for both, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as directing final thesis. Enroll advanced students in our team offering them the opportunity to work in research projects and activities.

http://futur.upc.edu/WiComTec

Perform coordinated research activity in the area of radio-communication systems, with emphasis in wireless systems and technologies. Direction of doctorals thesis (PhD) publishing the achieved results in prestigious journals and conferences. Being competitive, both at national and intrnational levelm through the participation in advanced research funded projects as well as in technology transfer activities , translating the experience to companies. Developing new and attractive applications oriented to improve the companies knowledge. Finally translate our experience to future professionals, by participating in high quality teaching activities for both, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as directing final thesis. Enroll advanced students in our team offering them the opportunity to work in research projects and activities.

http://futur.upc.edu/WiComTec

Recent Submissions

  • A machine learning enabled network planning tool 

    Moysen Cortes, Jessica; Giupponi, Lorenza; Mangues Bafalluy, Josep (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    In the coming years, planning future mobile networks will be infinitely more complex than nowadays. Future networks are expected to present multiple Network Management (NM) challenges to operators, such as managing network ...
  • Self coordination among SON functions in LTE heterogeneous networks 

    Moysen Cortes, Jessica; Giupponi, Lorenza (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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    In a self-organized Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, different Self-Organizing Network (SON) functions or different instances of the same SON function can execute parallel actions, which interact or collide among each ...
  • Predicting QoS in LTE HetNets based on location-independent UE measurements 

    Moysen Cortes, Jessica; Giupponi, Lorenza; Baldo, Nicola; Mangues Bafalluy, Josep (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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    This paper aims to find patterns of knowledge from physical layer data coming from Heterogeneous Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. We discuss how the collected data is employed in such a manner that improves Minimization ...
  • On the potential of ensemble regression techniques for future mobile network planning 

    Moysen Cortes, Jessica; Giupponi, Lorenza; Mangues Bafalluy, Josep (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
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    Planning of current and future mobile networks is becoming increasingly complex due to the heterogeneity of deployments, which feature not only macrocells, but also an underlying layer of small cells whose deployment is ...
  • Bluetooth Low Energy sensor networks for railway applications 

    Hernandez Solana, Angela; Valdovinos, Antonio; Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; Valenzuela González, José Luis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    This paper analyzes the viability of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) as the enabling technology in railway scenarios to allow sensor data transmission from ground to train. This proposal is based on using the broadcasting ...
  • Combining distributed queuing with energy harvesting to enable perpetual distributed data collection applications 

    Vázquez-Gallego, Francisco; Tuset-Peiro, Pere; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Alonso Zárate, Jesús (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017-05-12)
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    This paper presents, models, and evaluates energy harvesting–aware distributed queuing (EH-DQ), a novel medium access control protocol that combines distributed queuing with energy harvesting (EH) to address data collection ...
  • Energy and spectrum efficient user association in millimeter wave backhaul small cell networks 

    Mesodiakaki, Agapi; Adelantado Freixer, Ferran; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Di Renzo, Marco; Verikoukis, Christos (2017-02)
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    Macrocells are expected to be densely overlaid by small cells (SCs) to meet increasing capacity demands. Due to their dense deployment, some SCs will not be connected directly to the core network, and thus, they may forward ...
  • Cooperation incentives for multi-operator C-RAN energy efficient sharing 

    Vincenzi, Matteo; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Kartsakli, Elli; Vardakas, John; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    Facing the increasing energy demands associated with the perspective of fifth generation (5G) wireless networks, the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are motivated to gradually convert their traditional Radio Access Network ...
  • Fairness in multi-operator energy sharing 

    Oikonomakou, Maria; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    The present paper studies fair sharing possibilities of stored renewable energy (RE) in densely populated areas among multiple mobile network operators (MNOs). The main objective is to enable MNOs, who already share their ...
  • Stochastic modeling of wireless charged wearables for reliable health monitoring in hospital environments 

    Mekikis, Prodromos-Vasileios; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Kartsakli, Elli; Passas, Nikos; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    As wearables provide new health-related functionalities, they can be employed in hospitals to monitor patients and notify the medical personnel regarding their status. However, in order to be approved by the medical ...
  • Non-saturation delay analysis of medium transparent MAC protocol for 60 GHz fiber-wireless towards 5G mmWave networks 

    Kalfas, George; Vardakas, John; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos; Pleros, Nikos (2017)
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    In this paper, we demonstrate an analytical model for computing the end-to-end packet delay of a converged optical/wireless 60 GHz Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) network operating under the medium-transparent MAC (MT-MAC) protocol. ...
  • User specific cell clustering to improve mobility robustness in 5G ultra-dense cellular networks 

    Joud, Mohammad; García Lozano, Mario; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia (International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), 2018)
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    One of the key challenges in very dense cellular network deployments is keeping mobility robustness. Connection dropping and throughput degradation appear significantly when considering vehicle to infrastructure communications. ...

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