The scope of PHYCOM is to provide efficient PHY-layer real-time implementations of modern bit-intensive communication systems, encompassing as well the design of RF transceivers. The members of the department have a proven expertise in addressing the digital design challenges of processing demanding systems. PHYCOM encapsulates all levels of PHY-layer prototyping:
- Fundamental research on DSP algorithms
- Conception of system architecture
- High-level system modelling in Matlab
- Real-time FPGA design and implementation
- On-board code integration and interfacing
- RF/analogue transceiver development
- System-level testing and validation in close to real-life conditions
M. Gregori, M. Payaro, On the Optimal Resource Allocation for a Wireless Energy Harvesting Node Considering the Circuitry Power Consumption, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, No. 11, pp. 5968-5984, November 2014.
L. Blanco, M. Nájar, Subset relay selection in wireless cooperative networks using sparsity-inducing norms , in Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2014), 26-29 August 2014, Barcelona (Spain).
M. Renfors, D. Le Ruyet, D. Tsolkas, O. Font-Bach, N. Bartzoudis, P. Mege, L. Baltar, V. Ringset, X. Mestre, EMPhAtiC Intermediate Results and Standardization Strategy, in Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2014), 23-26 June 2014, Bologna (Italy).
L. Blanco, M. Nájar, Multiple relay selection in underlay cognitive networks with per-relay powe , in Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC 2014), 23-26 June 2014, Bologna (Italy).
O. Font-Bach, N. Bartzoudis, M. Payaro, A. Pascual-Iserte, Measuring the performance of a distributed interference management scheme in a LTE-based HetNet deployment, in Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM), 22-25 June 2014, La Coruña (Spain).
N. Bartzoudis, O. Font-Bach, M. Payaro, A. Pascual-Iserte, J. Rubio, J. J. García Fernández, A. García Armada, Energy Profiling of FPGA-based PHY-layer Building Blocks Encountered in Modern Wireless Communication Systems, in Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (SAM), 22-25 June 2014, La Coruña (Spain).
M. Gregori, M. Payaro, Multiuser communications with energy harvesting transmitters, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC), 10-14 June 2014, Sydney (Australia).
J. J. García Fernández, A. García Armada, J. Rubio, A. Pascual-Iserte, O. Font-Bach, N. Bartzoudis, Adaptive Block Diagonalization and User Scheduling With Out of Cluster Interference, in Proceedings of the European Wireless Conference (EW’14), 14-16 May 2014, Barcelona (Spain).
J. Rubio, A. Pascual-Iserte, J. J. García Fernández, A. García Armada, O. Font-Bach, N. Bartzoudis, Asymptotic Analysis of Multiuser-MIMO Networks with Battery-Constrained Receivers, in Proceedings of the 20th European Wireless Conference (EW’14), 14-16 May 2014, Barcelona (Spain).
D. López, P. L. Gilabert, G. Montoro, N. Bartzoudis, Peak cancellation and digital predistortion of high-order QAM wideband signals for next generation wireless backhaul equipment, in Proceedings of international workshop on Integrated Nonlinear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits (INMMiC 2014), 2-4 April 2014, Leuven (Belgium).
M. Payaro, A. Pascual-Iserte, M. Á. Lagunas, Method and System for Robustly Transmitting the Minimum Power in Multi-user and Multi-antenna Communications Systems with Imperfect Channel Knowledge , Granted patent: EP2039019.
A. Pascual-Iserte, L. Ventura, X. Nieto, Residual Carrier Frequency Offset Estimation and Correction in OFDM Multi-antenna Systems , International Application Nº: PCT/EP2006/010419.