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  • DSP-based CW lidars for clouds and aerosol 

    Ardanuy Della, Antoni (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-12-14)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    This thesis aims at exploring the limits of low peak-power, low-cost, all-semiconductor, compact lidars (laser radars) for range-resolved remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols and clouds. The systems investigated are based ...
  • Parallel scalability of face detection in heterogeneous multithreaded architectures 

    Oro García, David (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-11-17)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Recently, facial recognition systems have become extremely popular and deployments of this technology are now ubiquitous. Applications ranging from access control to automated surveillance of video feeds rely on facial ...
  • Advanced signal processing techniques for robust state estimation applications in smart grids 

    Tsitsimelis, Achilleas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-10-14)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Since their inception, more than one century ago, electrical grids have played the role of a critical infrastructure. During the majority of this time, power systems have not faced radical changes. In contrast, over the ...
  • Learning to extract features for 2D – 3D multimodal registration 

    Pujol Miró, Alba (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-09-18)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The ability to capture depth information form an scene has greatly increased in the recent years. 3D sensors, traditionally high cost and low resolution sensors, are being democratized and 3D scans of indoor and outdoor ...
  • Spatial modulation schemes and modem architectures for millimeter wave radio systems 

    Raafat, Ahmed (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-07-22)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The rapid growth of wireless industry opens the door to several use cases such as internet of things and device-to-device communications, which require boosting the reliability and the spectral efficiency of the wireless ...
  • Resource optimization in SDN-based inter/intra data centre networks 

    Montero Herrera, Rafael (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-07-23)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Upon the demanding requirements brought by next-generation services, current network infrastructures are required to evolve in the way they manage different types of resources at the data layer. To this end, a set of novel ...
  • Advanced GNSS-R instruments for altimetric and scatterometric applications 

    Onrubia Ibáñez, Raúl (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-03-13)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    This work is the result of more than eight years during a bachelor thesis, a master thesis, and the Ph.D. thesis dedicated to the development of the Microwave Interferometric Reflectometer (MIR) instrument. It summarizes ...
  • Radio resource management for V2X in cellular systems 

    Albonda, Haider Daami R. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-07-21)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The thesis focuses on the provision of cellular vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications, which have attracted great interest for 5G due to the potential of improving traffic safety and enabling new services related to ...
  • Design and optimization of metro-access networks supporting 5G services 

    Sarmiento Hernández, Samael (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-03-26)
    Doctoral thesis
    Restricted access - confidentiality agreement
    The Internet data traffic constant growth caused by the popularization of cloud services, mobile and social networks, demand changes to the networks in order to enable scalable growth in traffic volume, while supporting a ...
  • Polar coding for the wiretap broadcast channel 

    Olmo Alòs, Jaume del (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-10-22)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In the next era of communications, where heterogeneous, asynchronous and ultra-low latency networks are drawn on the horizon, classical cryptography might be inadequate due to the excessive cost of maintaining a public-key ...
  • GNSS Signal processing and spatial diversity exploitation 

    García Molina, José Antonio (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-02-14)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals are broadly used for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) in many different applications and use cases, Athough different PNT technologies are available, GNSS is ...
  • Efficient, end-to-end and self-supervised methods for speech processing and generation 

    Pascual de la Puente, Santiago (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-31)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Deep learning has affected the speech processing and generation fields in many directions. First, end-to-end architectures allow the direct injection and synthesis of waveform samples. Secondly, the exploration of efficient ...

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