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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent Submissions

  • On the use of existing 4G small cell deployments for 5G V2N communication 

    Saeed, Umar; Hämäläinen, Jyri; Mutafungwa, Edward; Wichman, Risto; González González, David; García Lozano, Mario (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    We study the feasibility of the dense 4G and 5G cellular networks at sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave carriers for vehicle-to-network applications. For this purpose, road-side network coverage, signal-to-interference-plus-noise ...
  • On the feasibility of remote driving application over dense 5G roadside networks 

    Saeed, Umar; Hämäläinen, Jyri; García Lozano, Mario; González González, David (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    Remote driving (RD) is a critical backup option for an autonomous vehicle when it faces an unexpected situation on the road. Fifth generation (5G) mobile communication is a key enabler of RD providing link between the ...
  • Route-based radio coverage analysis of cellular network deployments for V2N communication 

    Saeed, Umar; Hämäläinen, Jyri; Mutafungwa, Edward; Wichman, Risto; González González, David; García Lozano, Mario (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    Cellular vehicle-to-network (V2N) communication will be the backbone of the connected vehicles of future. One of the key requirements of the connected vehicles is a near universal coverage on the streets. Traditional radio ...
  • Dynamic resource allocation in C-RAN with real-time traffic and realistic scenarios 

    Guerra Gómez, Rolando; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia; García Lozano, Mario; Olmos Bonafé, Juan José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    This work proposes the use of a modified and improved version of the realistic Vienna Scenario that was defined in COST action IC1004, to test two different scale C-RAN deployments. First, a large-scale analysis with 628 ...
  • Energy sharing and trading in multi-operator heterogeneous network deployments 

    Oikonomakou, Maria; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019-05-01)
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    With a view to the expected increased data traffic volume and energy consumption of the fifth generation networks, the use of renewable energy (RE) sources and infrastructure sharing have been embraced as energy and ...
  • Low-cost test measurement setup for real IoT BLE sensor device characterization 

    Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; Hernandez Solana, Angela; Valdovinos, Antonio; Olmos Bonafé, Juan José; Valenzuela González, José Luis (2019-03-01)
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    The methodology presented in this paper aims to characterize impairments shown by real devices which are usually neglected on standardized tests but that become very important in massive IoT scenarios. For instance, we ...
  • Performance study of uplink and downlink splitting in ultradense highly loaded networks 

    Wang, Hui; García Lozano, Mario; Mutafungwa, Edward; Yin, Xuefeng; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia (2018-07-15)
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    This paper provides new insights into the performance of Uplink and Downlink Splitting (UDS) in highly loaded wireless communication systems, in terms of both serving nodes and the number of users with high traffic activity. ...
  • A low-cost tracking system for running race applications based on bluetooth low energy technology 

    Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; Hernandez Solana, Angela; Valdovinos, Antonio; Valenzuela González, José Luis (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-03-20)
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    Timing points used in running races and other competition events are generally based on radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. Athletes’ times are calculated via passive RFID tags and reader kits. Specifically, ...
  • Connectivity analysis in clustered wireless sensor networks powered by solar energy 

    Mekikis, Prodromos Vasileios; Kartsakli, Elli; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-04)
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    Emerging 5G communication paradigms, such as machine-type communication, have triggered an explosion in ad-hoc applications that require connectivity among the nodes of wireless networks. Ensuring a reliable network operation ...
  • 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 ...

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