2011 Annual Report - Instituto de Telecomunicações

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2011 Annual Report - Instituto de Telecomunicações
INSTITUTO DE
TELECOMUNICAÇÕES
ANNUAL REPORT
2011
Table of Contents
1.
2.
INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................... 7
1.1
History ............................................................................................. 7
1.2
Management ..................................................................................... 8
1.3
Highlights of 2011 ............................................................................. 9
KEY IT INDICATORS ...............................................................................17
Human Resources .....................................................................................17
Projects ...................................................................................................21
Publications ..............................................................................................22
3.
FINANCIAL OUTLINE ..............................................................................29
4.
RESEARCH AREAS ..................................................................................31
4.1
Wireless Communications ..................................................................31
4.1.1
Area Coordinators ......................................................................31
4.1.2
Human Resources ......................................................................31
4.1.3
Summary of Research Achievements ............................................40
4.1.4
Running and Concluded Projects ..................................................52
4.1.5
Running and Concluded Theses ....................................................86
4.1.6
Publications ...............................................................................97
4.1.7
Other Achievements ................................................................. 113
4.1.8
Other Contributions .................................................................. 115
4.2
Optical Communications .................................................................. 118
4.2.1
Area Coordinators .................................................................... 118
4.2.2
Human Resources .................................................................... 118
4.2.3
Summary of Research Achievements .......................................... 123
4.2.4
Running and Concluded Projects ................................................ 129
4.2.5
Running and Concluded Theses .................................................. 144
4.2.6
Publications ............................................................................. 149
4.2.7
Other Achievements ................................................................. 160
4.3
Networks and Multimedia ................................................................ 161
4.3.1
Area Coordinators .................................................................... 161
4.3.2
Human Resources .................................................................... 161
4.3.3
Summary of Research Achievements .......................................... 175
4.3.4
Running and Concluded Projects ................................................ 182
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4.3.5
Running and Concluded Theses .................................................. 237
4.3.6
Publications ............................................................................. 251
4.3.7
Other Achievements ................................................................. 276
4.3.8
Other Contributions .................................................................. 277
4.4
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies ......................................... 282
4.4.1
Area Coordinators .................................................................... 282
4.4.2
Human Resources .................................................................... 282
4.4.3
Summary of Research Achievements .......................................... 288
4.4.4
Runing and Concluded Projects .................................................. 317
4.4.5
Running and Concluded Theses .................................................. 336
4.4.6
Publications ............................................................................. 344
4.4.7
Other Achievements ................................................................. 363
4.4.8
Other Contributions .................................................................. 364
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List of Tables
Table 1 - Foreseen and achieved scientific output in 2011 ..................................11
Table 2 – Number of active projects in 2011, according to funding source ...........21
Table 3 – Number of published works in 2011 ..................................................22
Table 4 – Total operational income in 2011 ......................................................29
Table 5 – List of major income sources during 2011 ..........................................30
Table 6 – Major costs in 2011 ........................................................................30
Table 7 – Main asset changes in 2011 .............................................................30
Table 8 – Overview of human resources in the Wireless Communication Area in
2011 ....................................................................................................31
Table 9 – Permanent collaborators working in the Wireless Communications Area in
2011 ....................................................................................................34
Table 10 – Non-permanent collaborators working in the Wireless Communications
Area in 2011 .........................................................................................39
Table 11 – Number of active projects in the Wireless Communications Area in 2011
...........................................................................................................52
Table 12 – List MSc Theses running in the Wireless Communications Area during
2011 ....................................................................................................91
Table 13 – List of PhD Theses running in the Wireless Communications Area during
2011 ....................................................................................................96
Table 14 - Overview of human resources in the Optical Communications Area in
2011 .................................................................................................. 118
Table 15 – Permanent Collaborators working in the Optical Communications Area in
2011 .................................................................................................. 119
Table 16 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Optical Communications
Area in 2011 ....................................................................................... 122
Table 17 - Number of active projects in the Optical Communications Area in 2011
......................................................................................................... 129
Table 18 - List of MSc Theses running in the Optical Communications Area during
2011 .................................................................................................. 145
Table 19 - List of PhD Theses running in the Optical Communications Area during
2011 .................................................................................................. 147
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Table 20 – Overview of human resources in Networks and Multimedia Area in 2011
......................................................................................................... 161
Table 21 – Permanent Collaborators working in the Networks and Multimedia Area
in 2011 ............................................................................................... 166
Table 22 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Neteworks and Multimedia
Area in 2011 ....................................................................................... 174
Table 23 – Number of active projects in the Networks and Multimedia ............... 182
Table 24 - List of MSc. Theses running in the Networks and Multimedia Area During
2011 .................................................................................................. 244
Table 25 - List of PhD Theses running in the Networks and Multimedia Area During
2011 .................................................................................................. 250
Table 26 – Overview of the human resources in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area in 2011 .................................................................... 282
Table 27 – Permanent Collaborators working in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area in 2011 .................................................................... 285
Table 28 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Basic Sciences and
Enabling Technologies Area in 2011 ....................................................... 287
Table 29 – Number of active projects running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area in 2011 .................................................................... 317
Table 30 – List of MSc Theses running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area during 2011 .............................................................. 340
Table 31 – List of PhD Theses running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area during 2011 .............................................................. 343
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 History
Instituto de Telecomunicações (it) is a private, not-for-profit organisation, an
association of eigth institutions with research and development in the field of
Telecommunications:
• Instituto Superior Técnico (IST);
• Universidade de Aveiro (UA);
• Universidade de Coimbra (UC);
• Portugal Telecom Inovação, (PTIn);
• Nokia Siemens Networks S.A;
• Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI);
• Universidade do Porto (UP);
• Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE-IUL).
it is organised around three sites:
• Aveiro, in the University Campus;
• Coimbra, in Site II of the University of Coimbra;
• Lisbon, in Instituto Superior Técnico.
and four delegations:
• Leiria, in the “Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão” of the Leiria Polytechnic (IPL);
• Covilhã, in the University of Beira Interior (UBI);
• Porto, shared by the Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) and the Faculty of
Sciences of the University of Porto (FCUP);
• Lisboa, in (ISCTE-IUL).
Setting up of it was the result of a 1.5 billion escudos (about 7.5 million Euros)
grant from Programme CIENCIA, through three contracts signed in 1991. This
investment enabled new infrastructures to be built and research laboratories to be
equipped at each site.
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Installation was concluded in Aveiro in 1993 and in Lisbon and Coimbra in 1994.
Since 1993, it activities proceed regularly.
it bylaws were first approved in 1992, modified in 1997 and modified again in 2003
and 2011. New site bylaws deriving from it bylaws were approved and
implemented in 2011.
Key developments in 2011 are highlighted ahead. Details are included in the
sections dealing with each of the research areas.
1.2 Management
it is managed by a Board of Directors, elected by the General Assembly, and by
Site Management Boards, which include the site members of the Board of Directors.
Site Management Boards enjoy ample freedom to deal with current affairs and
usually meet weekly. The Board of Directors meets at least once a month.
it scientific activities are overseen by the Scientific Board, which includes all it
researchers holding a Ph.D. degree. The Scientific Board meets in Plenary or in
Committees,
both
permanent
and
temporary.
There
are
two
permanent
committees: the Science and Technology Committee and the Research Group
Coordination Committee.
it Work Plan and the Annual Report are discussed with the Advisory Committee,
formed by three independent experts in the field of telecommunications (Dr. Roland
Huber, Prof. Sir John O’Reilly and Prof. Martin Tomlinson) acting in a personal
capacity, and together with the Accounts Report (after legal certification) are
subsequently submitted to the General Assembly for approval.
The General Assembly met formally twice in 2011. The first meeting was held on
May 31st, in the Meeting Room of the Aveiro site, to discuss and approve the 2010
Annual Report and Accounts and some ammendments to it
bylaws. The second
meeting took place on December 13th, in the Meeting Room of the Aveiro site, to
discuss and approve the Work Plan and Budget for 2011.
The Research Group Coordination Committee also met twice during 2011. On the
first meeting, held on March 29, at Lezíria Park Hotel (Vila Franca de Xira), the
Draft Proposal of the 2011 Annual Report and the re-organization of the research
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groups were discussed and received a favourable opinion. On the second meeting,
held on December 12, in the meeting room of Hotel D. Luis (Coimbra), the Work
Plan and Budget for 2012 and a proposal to create new research groups were
discussed and received a favourable opinion. The external it image was discussed
at length and the possibility of research groups having an independent web site
(within a simple set of rules) was accepted.
1.3 Highlights of 2011
In spite of the economic and financial crisis 2011 was a pretty good year for it.
Scientific output, exceeded expectations and constitutes a new record year:
• 7 books;
• 55 book chapters;
• 249 papers in international refereed scientific journals;
• 563 papers in refereed conferences, with published proceedings;
• 16 patent requests.
Fostering advanced education remained at a high level:
• 35 PhD theses, submitted and approved;
• 188 MSc theses, submitted and approved.
even if it is certain that not all MSc theses submitted and approved are recorded.
it researchers received the following IEEE distinctions
• IEEE fellowship (the fourth);
• Distinguish lecturer;
• 2011 Best paper award of the Joint Communication Society and Information
Society;
• 2011 Best paper award of the Signal Processing Society;
•
Signal Processing Society Board of Governors (in the capacity of Member at
Large).
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FCT funding was almost normal and caused no major thumbling blocks:
• 2 M€ from IT – Laboratório Associado contract 2010 was paid in January
2011;
• 1.2 M€, corresponding to 40 % of the IT – Laboratório Associado contract
2011 was paid in two instalments (April and July);
• 510 k€ in running and concluded projects;
• 267 k€ in CIENCIA work contracts, related to 2010 expenses.
The major payment in arrears (618 k€) corresponds to the CMU project. Since it
has been underspending, in this contract FCT is in debt to only about 100 k€.
Due to prior delays in the transfer of funds from FCT, the execution periods for the
2009 and 2010 were extended to the 30 th of July 2011 and the 31st of December
2011, respectively.
The new funding rules applicable to the FCT contracts (including IT – Laboratório
Associado) foresee a upfront payment of (at least) 15 % of the approved budget.
The following payments will only be made after a minimum amount of 10 % of the
budget is reported. This new payment technique implies a much stricter treasury
control and may be damaging if FCT does not meet its promised one month
payment delay.
An interesting new point in FCT contracts is the return of the 20 % flat rate on
indirect expenses. This simplification will certainly save a lot of work and
bureaucracy.
The number of scholarships decreased slightly with respect to 2010, with the
exception of mobility fellowships, that is:
• 211 Ph.D. scholarships;
• 271 M.Sc. and B. Sc. Scholarships;
• 13 Integration in R&D fellowships;
• 2 Management of Science and Technology fellowships;
• 14 mobility fellowships associated with the ongoing CMU-Portugal Program.
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With the exception of the Ph.D. fellowships, that were funded by FCT, all other
fellowships were funded by it.
During 2011, 150 nationally funded and 29 internationally funded projects were
active, as shown in section 2.2. It is particularly noteworthy the fact that on the
31st of December it was involved in 33 FP7 projects (running and selected for
funding) in addition to other 5 projects, where there was involvement of some it
researchers from the Lisbon site.
To reflect it 2011 activity some tangible objectives were defined in the Work
Programme and Budget. These objectives together with the achieved values are
given in Table 1
Graduate and post-graduate
Foreseen
Achieved
MSc Theses
170
187
PhD Theses
30
35
activities:
Publications:
Foreseen
Achieved
Books
8
Book Chapters
25
55
Papers in Journals
170
250
Papers in Conference Proceedings
400
561
Table 1 - Foreseen and achieved scientific output in 2011
Achieved scientific output exceeded our forecast, in all areas, and becames a
new record except in the number of papers in conferences. It is worth noting
that the number of concluded PhD exceeded our forecast which may mean that
supervisors are improving their time required estimations.
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it co-authored 16 patent applications in 2011.
it received the following distinguished visitors:
 Pampilhosa da Serra, 10th of April
 Secretary of State for Science, Prof. Leonor Parreira, Lisbon,28 th of October.
it hosted the following national and international events (referred by date):
•
Optical demonstration of the Deutsch-Jozsa algorithm with a single qubit, in
Lisbon, 11th of January
•
Talk ''UWB Antenna Applications'', in Lisbon, 27th of January
•
Workshop on The Interface Between Mathematics, Science and Engineering,
in Lisbon, 10th of March
•
Talk on Side Information Fusion for Multiview Distributed Video Coding, in
Lisbon, 17th of March
•
The Connectivity Discovered by Routing Protocols: Why Networking Is Not
Graph Theory, in Lisbon, 18th of March
•
IEEE Portugal APS/EDS/MTTS Joint Chapter Instituto de Telecomunicações,
Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, 26th of April
•
EUROCON2011, in Lisbon, 27th of April
•
Forum FISTA (Forum of ISTA), in Lisbon, 3th of May
•
Seminar "Combining Negation" in Lisbon, 6th of May
•
SEMINAR - Taking Saratoga from Space-Based Ground Sensors to GroundBased Space Sensors, in Aveiro, 23th of May
•
Workshop ''The Growing Demands on Connectivity and Information Processing
in Radio Astronomy from VLBI to the KKA'', in Aveiro, 24thn of May
•
Talk - Must and May Abstractions for Markov Decision Processes, in Lisbon,
27th of May
•
Talk entitled ''Human Motion: Tracking and recognition of actions, emotions
and interactions'', in Oporto, 27th of May
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•
Seminar - Blind Compressed Sensing Over a Structured Union of Subspaces,
in Lisbon, 2th of June
•
SEMINAR: Improving Primal and Dual Decompositions in Convex Optimization
Problems: Application to Signal Processing and Communications, in Lisbon,
3th of June
•
Seminar - ''Generative model inversion and information geometry'', in Lisbon,
3th of June
•
Research Symposium, in Oporto, 9th of June
•
CST Workshop Series, 2011 LISBON, in Lisbon, 17th of June
•
Some History and Recent Developments in Iterative Shrinkage/Thresholding
(IST) Algorithms, in Lisbon, 17th of June
•
Seminar - Semi-quantum key distribution with less states and Semi-quantum
secret sharing without entanglement, in Lisbon, 17th of June
•
SEON 2011 - IX Symposium On Enabling Optical Networks and Sensors, in
Aveiro, 1st of July
•
Seminar - Semi-quantum key distribution with less states and Semi-quantum
secret sharing without entanglement, in Lisbon, 1st of July
•
Talk - Fibring as biporting subsumes asymmetric combinations, in Lisbon, 8th
of July
•
Escola de Verão ''Criptografia e Segurança da Informação'' , in Lisbon, 13th of
July
•
Graphene-Based Electronics for RF Communications and Sensing, in Aveiro,
19th of July
•
First Lisbon Machine Learning School (LxMLS 2011), in Lisbon, 20 th of July
•
3rd International ICST Conference on Mobile Networks And Management, in
Aveiro, 21th of September
•
Seminar - “Organic electronics, now with biomolecules” , in Lisbob, 22th of
September
•
Seminar - Weyl-Wigner formulation of quantum mechanics, in Lisbon, 23th of
September
•
Talk - Mobile Video Coding Challenges, in Lisbon, 23th of September
•
Talk - On meet-combination of logics, in Lisbon, 23th of September
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•
Palestra - “Iterative Processing for Cooperative Communications Allowing
Intra-Link Errors”, in Lisbon, 18th of October
•
Seminar - Communications with Single and Entangled Photon Pairs, in Aveiro,
20th of October
•
Seminar - Semi-quantum secret sharing without entanglement, in Lisbon, 27th
of October
•
Iberian Meeting on Computational Electromagnetics, in Sesimbra, Portugal,
2th of November
•
Seminar - Recurrence in quantum walks, in Lisbon, 3th of November
•
Workshop on Operational Research in Telecommunications, in Lisbon, 4 th of
November
•
Seminar - On co-algebraic dualities for modal logics, in Aveiro, 4 th of
November
•
Seminar - Taming detector side channels in quantum cryptography, in Lisbon,
25th of November.
•
Workshop Tecnologia para o Espaço e sinergias com Polos de
Competitividade, in Aveiro, 28th of November
•
•
4th Annual Videogame Conference, in Porto, 2-4th of December
4th Annual Conference on Art and Science of Videogames, Videojogos 2011,
in
•
Porto, 2nd of December
Conference on The mosaic method for combinations of tense and modalities ,
in Lisbon, 9th of December
•
Workshop on White Space Technologies, in Aveiro, 12th of December
• Performance Models of OFDMA Systems, in Porto, 12th of December
During 2011 it researchers were awarded the following prizes:

Carlos Fernandes, UTL-Santander prize in the area of Electrical Engineering,
2011.

Fernando Pereira, Honorable Mention, UTL-Santander prize in the area of
Electrical Engineering, 2011.
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
Fernando Pereira, has been elected to serve on the Signal Processing Society
Board of Governors in the capacity of Member-at-Large for a 2012 term,
2011.

Andreia Mordido, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation award, ''Estímulo à
Investigação'' 2011.

Hugo Silva and André Lourenço Best Paper Award, Conference ''USAB 2011.

Fernando Velez, “ANACOM URSI Portugal 2011", Honorable Mention with the
work “Fixed WIMAX Profit Maximisation with Energy Saving Through Relay
Sleep Modes and Cell Zooming“, 2011 .

Navin Kumar, Rui Aguiar and L. Alves; "Fraunhofer Challenge 2011 ", Won
Second prize in PhD category for the best Idea in PhD thesis work for session
2010-1011, 2011.

Leonor, N., Rafael Caldeirinha, "Semi-finalist of the IEEE AP-S Student
Design Contest 2011: Radiation Patterns on a Budget”, 2011.

Navin Kumar, Nuno Rafael Lourenço; L. Alves; Rui Aguiar; "Visible Light
Communication for Road Safety”, Best Poster Award in the Engineering
Category at Annual Research Day at University of Aveiro, 2011.

Tiago Alves, Adolfo Cartaxo, "Best paper award ",Optics Conference 2011,
2011.

Margarida Silva, Carla Simões, Hugo Silva, Award “Engenheiro Jaime Filipe",
Portuguese Social Security Institute, 2011.

A.
Veiga,
Sara
Candeias;
Fernando
Perdigão,
3rd
Best
Paper,
“8th
Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology (STIL 2011)"
2011.

Dias, J. D., João Isento, Joel Rodrigues, L. Lloret, Best Paper Award
"Performance Implications of Fragmentation Mechanisms on Vehicular DelayTolerant Networks ", 2011 .

Mariana Almeida, " Honorable Mention” “Prémio Científico IBM 2010", 2011.
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
Hugo Marques, beatriz Borges, Best Poster Award, “Contactless Battery
Charger with High Relative Separation Distance and Improved Efficiency”
33rd International Telecommunications Energy Conference – INTELEC, 2011 .

Nuno Freire, Jorge Olvieira Estima, António Cardoso, Best Paper Award, 12th
Portuguese-Spanish Conference in Electrical Engineering, 2011 .

Ana Teresa Pereira, Quirina Ferreira, Edison Pecoraro, Carmen Ferreira, Jorge
Morgado, Luis Alcácer; Best Poster "Inkjet printing of organic field-effect
transistors using biocellulose derivative materials", XXII Encontro Nacional da
SPQ”, 2011.

Eduardo Pinheiro, Outstanding Reviewer of 2010, IEEE Transactions on
Instrumentation and Measurement , 2011 .

José Barndão Faria, "IEEE Fellow", Fellow IEEE, 2011.
it is a member of the CIENCIA VIVA, the National Agency for Scientific and
Technological culture and co-operates in some of its events, namely those
related with the diffusion of know-how on electromagnetic radiation and its
effects on the human body. Project MONIT, (www.lx.it.pt/monit) is actively
engaged in promoting and diffusing know how on electromagnetic radiation and
mobile communications. Occasionally, through this project, it offers two week
training in the measurement of electromagnetic radiation.
Sponsored by VODAFONE and in cooperation with IST, it organized and
implemented a 30-hour update course in Telecommunication Systems for high
school teachers which was run once in 2011 (25 teachers).
Also in cooperation with IST, it organized visits and demonstrations for high
school pupils, involving about 1200 pupils (in 2011.
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2. KEY IT INDICATORS
Human Resources
In 2011 it human resources included 808 people distributed as follows:
• 260 researchers;
• 211 PhD students;
• 300 grantees;
• 15 technical;
• 22 administrative.
All researchers but 2, hold a PhD degree.
The distribution of all human resources between the three sites is represented
graphically in Figure 2.1. It is obvious from this figure that the ratios between
PhD students and researchers and grantees and researchers is much higher in
Aveiro than in Lisbon a fact that is partly explained by the much higher
involvement of Aveiro in FP7 projects.
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160
140
120
100
80
Lisbon
60
Coimbra
40
Aveiro
20
0
Figure 2.1: Distribution of it human resources between the three sites
The distribution of researchers and PhD students between sites and delegations
is shown in Figure 2.2. One must bear in mind that the 13 PhD students shown
in figure as belonging to the Leiria delegation, because they are all assistants of
IPL, as PhD students, they “belong to” FCTUC (12) and UA (1). This figure
shows, more than the previous one, the lower proportion of PhD students in
relation to the number of researchers in the IST site and, even more seriously, in
the ISCTE delegation.
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300
250
200
150
Researcher
100
50
PhD Student
0
Figure 2.2: Distribution of itresearchers and PhD students
among main sites and delegations
Unfortunately our accounting systems only provides site information for grantees
and thus it is not yet possible to have a more detailed picture of grantees
distribution.
As a result of the application it quality policy, from the 234 researchers holding a
PhD Degree, 50 were excluded from FCT basic funding, and 12 had a 25 %
reduction of FCT basic funding. As a result in the first semester of 2011 it has
178.25 eligible researchers.
The distribution of it administrative staff is shown on Figure 2.3.
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Figure 2.3 Distribution of it administrative staff
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Projects
Funding Agency
Number
ADI
1
BIT
1
BRISA
2
British Council/CCISP
1
ESF, COST
11
ESF, PESC
1
EU
2
EU, FP6 ICT
1
EU, FP7
17
FCT
1
FCT, RIPD
1
FCT, UT Austin
2
FCT/CAPES
1
FCT/CMU
4
FCT/GRICES
1
FCT/MIT
1
FCT/PTDC
64
FLAD
1
IEEE, TC-25
1
INRIA
1
Intellab
1
IPS
1
IT
30
IT, CreativeSystems, Vicaima
1
JustBit
1
Marinha Portuguesa
2
Microsoft
1
Ministério da Ciência e Inovação Espanhol
1
Nokia Siemens Networks
1
Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
1
Plano de Inovação PTInovação
1
PO Centro
1
Private International Company (confidential)
1
PT-Inovação
5
QREN
2
QREN, PT-Inovação
4
QREN, Televés
1
Thales Alenia Space
1
Table 2 – Number of active projects in 2011, according to funding source
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Publications
Books
Journals
Conferences
Patents
63
250
561
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MSc Thesis PhD Thesis
187
35
Table 3 – Number of published works in 2011
"Books and Books Chapters”- Fully authored books, Editor books, and book chapter
contributions;
"Journals”- Papers in International refereed journals;
"Conferences”- Communications in International and National refereed conferences;
“Patents” - Patent applications;
"MSc and PhD Theses”- Concluded dissertations.
It is interesting to compare the distrubution of the number of researchers per
site and delegation with the number of number of published works (papers in
international journals and communications to refereed conferences). One should
note that the sum of the number of publications per site and/or delegation is
higher than the number of publications for it because a significant number of
publications (about 30 %) are authored by researchers from more than one site
and/or delegation. This fact in itself is an important indicator that it is
increasingly operating as a unity rather than as a collection of research units. In
the following, it and CIENCIA paid researchers and their publications are not
included.
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Researchers
Lisbon
Coimbra
Aveiro
Figure 2.4 : Distribution of it researchers per site
Journals
Lisbon
Coimbra
Aveiro
Figure 2.5 : Distribution of journalpapers published in 2011 per site
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Figure 2.6 : Distribution of communications in international refereed conferences in 2011 per
site
Patents
Lisbon
Coimbra
Aveiro
Figure 2.7: Distribution of patents in 2011 per site
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Figure 2.8 : Distribution of it researchers per delegation
Figure 2.9 : Distribution of journalpapers published in 2011 per delegation
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Figure 2.10 : Distribution of communications in international refereed
conferences in 2011 per delegation
Patents
Lisboa IST
Lisboa ISCTE
Porto
Coimbra
Leiria
Covilhã
Aveiro
Figure 2.11 : Distribution of patents in 2011 per delegation
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Even if Figures 2.5 to 2.11 are self explanatory it is interesting to remark that at
the level of papers in journals, site distribution follows very closely research
distribution. Differences are slight at the level of communications to conferences
and considerable at the number of patents where the importance of PT Inovação
and Nokia Siemens Networks in Aveiro shines. Going into delegations, some
differences are rather more striking, particularly at the level of papers in
journals, which could not be seen at the site level and at communications in
conferences
that
disappears
at
the
level
fo
delegations.
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3. FINANCIAL OUTLINE
Operational income during 2011 totalled 9.169, k€ distributed as indicated in
Table 4. Major income sources (clients of services and sources of subsidies) are
detailed in Table 5. Costs in 2011 totalled 7.306,5 k€ as partially indicated in
Table 6. Main asset changes in 2011 are listed in Table 7. All values in tables 4,
5, 6 and 7 are provisional and subject to revision.
Sources of Income
Amount [k€]
Services to third parties
1.473,6 k€
Subsidies
6.381,2 k€
Other
1.314,5 k€
TOTAL
9.169,3 k€
Table 4 – Total operational income in 2011
Major clients of services
Amount [k€]
PT Inovação
808,8 k€
Brisa
199.9 k€
VODAFONE
86,7 k€
TMN
82,4 k€
Be Artis
58,5 k€
Nokia Siemens
61,7 k€
Huawei Technologies
55,2 k€
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Main sources of subsidies
Amount [k€]
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
4.140,6 k€
Commission of the European Communities
854,7 k€
Universidade de Aveiro
987,6 k€
Agência de Inovação
376,1 k€
Table 5 – List of major income sources during 2011
Costs
Staff
Amount [k€]
1.807,3 k€
Researchers
720,1 k€
Scholarships
2.290,1 k€
Missions
770,1 k€
Books and journals
66,9 k€
Consumables
330,1 k€
Table 6 – Major costs in 2011
Assets
Increase in tangible assets
Depreciation
New Technical and Scientific Equipment
Amount [k€]
836,3 k€
1.452,1 k€
724,7 k€
Table 7 – Main asset changes in 2011
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4. RESEARCH AREAS
4.1 Wireless Communications
4.1.1
Area Coordinators

Carlos Cardoso Fernandes

Nuno Borges de Carvalho
4.1.2
Human Resources
Overview
Degree
Aveiro
Coimbra
Lisboa
Professor Emeritus
0
0
2
Full Professor
3
0
4
Associate Professor
4
0
6
Assistant Professor
10
1
24
Assistant Lecturer
1
0
1
Post. Doc
11
1
0
PhD Student
27
3
45
(Licenciado)
1
1
2
42
6
84
TOTAL
Table 8 – Overview of human resources in the Wireless Communication Area in 2011
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Permanent Collaborators
Position
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
Degree
PhD
Name
Adão Silva
Group
Mobile Networks – Av
Agregação
Afonso Barbosa
PhD
Alberto Jesus Nascimento
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Mobile Systems - Av
Agregação
Américo Correia
Radio Systems – Lx
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
António Alves Moreira
PhD
António Rodrigues
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD
Armando Rocha
Radio Systems – Av
PhD
Arnaldo Silva Rodrigues de
Oliveira
Radio Systems – Av
Associate
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Atílio Gameiro
Mobile Networks – Av
PhD
Ayman Radwan
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD Student
MSc
Carla Oliveira
Full Professor
Agregação
Carlos Cardoso Fernandes
PhD
Carlos Gaspar Ribeiro
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Mobile Networks – Av
Agregação
Carlos Paiva
Agregação
Carlos Salema
PhD
Custódio Peixeiro
MSc
Daniel Sebastião
Post. Doc.
PhD
Du Yang
MSc
MSc
Eduardo Lima
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Fernando J. Velez
PhD
Fernando Nunes
Post. Doc.
Full Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Professor
Emeritus
Assistant
Professor
MSc
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Mobile Systems - Av
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Radio Systems – Lx
Communication Theory
– Lx
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Position
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Lecturer
Degree
PhD
Name
Francisco Cercas
Group
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD
João Carlos Silva
Radio Systems – Lx
Agregação
João Costa Freire
Wireless Circuits – Lx
PhD
João Nuno Matos
Radio Systems – Av
PhD
João Vaz
Wireless Circuits – Lx
PhD
Jonathan Rodriguez
Gonzalez
Mobile Systems - Av
Post. Doc.
PhD
Jorge dos Santos Freitas de
Oliveira
Wireless Circuits – Av
Assistant
Professor
Agregação
Jorge Rodrigues da Costa
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
José André Rocha Sá e
Moura
Radio Systems – Lx
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
Agregação
José Carlos Neves
Radio Systems – Av
Full Professor
Agregação
José Carlos Pedro
Wireless Circuits – Av
PhD
José Sanguino
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD
Joseph Mwangoka
Mobile Systems - Av
Licenciatura
Lúcio Studer Ferreira
PhD
Luís Carlos Carneiro
Gonçalves
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Mobile Networks – Av
Agregação
Luís M. Correia
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD Student
Post. Doc.
Associate
Professor
PhD Student
Assistant
Lecturer
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Luís Miguel Fernandes
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Administrative Lisboa
PhD
Marco Alexandre Ribeiro
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD
Maria João Rosário
Wireless Circuits – Lx
PhD
Mário Marques Silva
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD
Mário Silveirinha
PhD
Michele Albano
Antennas and
Propagation – Co
Mobile Systems - Av
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Position
Licenciado
Degree
MSc
Name
Mónica Rute Cardoso
Antunes
Group
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Agregação
Nuno Borges Carvalho
Radio Systems – Av
PhD
Nuno Souto
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD
Paulo Gustavo Martins da
Silva
Radio Systems – Lx
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Paulo Jorge Coelho Marques
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD
Pedro Amaro Sebastião
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD
Pedro Mendonça Santos
Wireless Circuits – Lx
PhD
Pedro Miguel Cabral
Wireless Circuits – Av
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Coordinator
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Pedro Miguel Lavrador
Wireless Circuits – Av
PhD
Pedro Renato Tavares Pinho
Radio Systems – Av
PhD
Pedro Vieira
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD
Rafael Caldeirinha
PhD
Ramiro Samano Robles
Antennas and
Propagation – Lr
Mobile Networks – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Rui Filipe Rosa Paulo
Radio Systems – Lx
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Rui Miguel Henriques Dias
Morgado Dinis
Radio Systems – Lx
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Sérgio Almeida Matos
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Telmo Reis Cunha
Antennas and
Propagation – Lx
Antennas and
Propagation – Co
Wireless Circuits – Av
PhD
Wonhoon Jang
Radio Systems – Av
Stanislav Maslovski
Table 9 – Permanent collaborators working in the Wireless Communications Area in 2011
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Other Collaborators
Position
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
Name
Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini
Group
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD Student
MSc
Alexandre Passos de Almeida
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Ana Catarina Caniço Cruz
PhD Student
MSc
Andela Zaric
Full Professor
PhD
Aníbal Manuel de Oliveira
Duarte
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD Student
Licenciatura
António Abreu
Wireless Circuits – Lx
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
António Navarro
Mobile Networks – Av
MSc
António Serrador
PhD Student
Licenciatura
António Tavares
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Radio Systems – Av
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
António Topa
MSc
Carlos Alberto Barreiro
Mendes
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Carlos Miguel Sendas Pires
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD
Carlos Sá da Costa
Radio Systems – Lx
MSc
Cesaltina Nabais Escarigo
Ricardo
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Daniel Filipe Marques
Castanheira
Mobile Networks – Av
PhD Student
Associate
Professor
PhD Student
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
Daniel Luís Silveira Robalo
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Darlene Maciel Neves
Radio Systems – Av
PhD Student
MSc
David Emanuel Dias
Fernandes
Antennas and Propagation
– Co
Eduardo Lourenço e Sá
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
Fábio José Silva Amaral
PhD Student
MSc
Fernando de Sousa
Communication Theory –
Lx
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Position
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
Degree
PhD
Name
Fernando Fortes
Group
Wireless Circuits – Lx
MSc
Fernando Santos Azevedo
Wireless Circuits – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Filipa Isabel Rodrigues
Prudêncio
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Filipe Alexandre da Silva
Rodrigues
Radio Systems – Av
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
Filipe Duarte dos Santos
Cardoso
Firooz B. Saghezchi
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Mobile Systems - Av
Francisco José Dinis de
Sousa Fernandes Ganhão
Radio Systems – Lx
Radio Systems – Lx
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
Francisco Monteiro
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
Francisco Sena da Silva
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Communication Theory –
Lx
George Jr. Shaundel Matthew
Mobile Systems - Av
Gonçalo Valadão
PhD Student
Hamed Hasani
PhD Student
Hugo Almeida e Marques
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD Student
MSc
Hugo Miguel Cravo Gomes
Radio Systems – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Ivo Luís de la Cerda Garcia e
Sousa
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
João Carlos Roquete Fidalgo Antennas and Propagation
Canto
– Lx
PhD Student
Licenciatura
PhD Student
MSc
João M. Ferro
Radio Systems – Lx
Radio Systems – Av
João Paulo Martins
PhD Student
MSc
João Tavares
Radio Systems – Av
PhD Student
MSc
João Tiago de Figueiredo e
Costa
Antennas and Propagation
– Co
PhD Student
MSc
Joaquim Manuel C.S. Bastos
Mobile Systems - Av
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Position
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
Degree
PhD
Name
Jorge Paulo Alves Torres
Agregação
José Leitão
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
José Miguel Ferreira Preto
Marques Luzio
Radio Systems – Lx
Associate
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
José Rocha Pereira
Radio Systems – Av
MSc
Jun Li
PhD Student
MSc
Luís M. Borges
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Luís Miguel Mendes
Wireless Circuits – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Luis Pedro Marques Brás
Radio Systems – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Luisa Caeiro
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
Licenciatura
Manuel Dinis
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Radio Systems – Av
MSc
Marian-Daniel Iordache
PhD Student
Group
Wireless Circuits – Lx
Communication Theory –
Lx
José Miguel da Silva Bergano
Radio Systems – Av
Mário Jorge Simão de
Assunção
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Wireless Circuits – Lx
Professor
Emeritus
PhD Student
Agregação
Mário Lança
Wireless Circuits – Lx
MSc
Michal Lukasz Mackowiak
PhD Student
MSc
Miguel Campilho Gomes
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Wireless Circuits – Lx
PhD Student
Miguel Ramos Pereira
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
Mohsen Koohestani
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD Student
MSc
Muhammad Alam
PhD Student
Radio Systems – Av
Nelson José Valente da Silva
PhD Student
MSc
Norberto José Gil Barroca
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Cota
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Miguel Abreu Luís
Radio Systems – Lx
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
PhD Student
Name
Nuno Miguel de
Figueiredo Garrido
Group
Radio Systems – Lx
Nuno Miguel Faria Pires
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Miguel Ferreira de
Oliveira Pedrosa
Radio Systems – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Rafal Glogowski
Reza Holakouei
Antennas and Propagation
– Lx
Mobile Networks – Av
MSc
Ricardo Dias Fernandes
Radio Systems – Av
Licenciatura
Ricardo Matos Abreu
Radio Systems – Av
Riccardo Bassoli
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD Student
PhD Student
Licenciado
PhD Student
Orlando Manuel Brito
Cabral
Pedro Miguel Duarte Cruz
PhD Student
Radio Systems – Av
Radio Systems – Lx
Rui Jorge Ferreira Esteves
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Rui Miguel Neto Marinheiro
Radio Systems – Lx
Post. Doc.
Licenciatura
Sara Helena Marques
Teodoro
Radio Systems – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Senka Hadzic
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD Student
MSc
Sérgio Carlos da Conceição
Pires
Radio Systems – Av
Sérgio Morgadinho Rebelo
Antennas and Propagation
– Lr
Radio Systems – Av
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
Susana Mota
Associate
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
Telmo Fernandes
PhD Student
MSc
Teresa Paula Soares de
Araújo
Tiago André Nogueira
Morgado
Antennas and Propagation
– Lr
Radio Systems – Lx
Antennas and Propagation
– Co
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
Name
Tiago Miguel Valente Varum
Group
Radio Systems – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Vahid Nazari Talooki
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD Student
MSc
Valdemar Monteiro
Mobile Systems - Av
Victor Sucasas Iglésias
Mobile Systems - Av
PhD Student
Table 10 – Non-permanent collaborators working in the Wireless Communications Area in
2011
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4.1.3
Summary of Research Achievements
4.1.3.1
4.1.3.2
Contributing groups

Antennas and Propagation - Lx

Antennas and Propagation - Co

Antennas and Propagation - Lr

Mobile Networks - Av

Radio Systems - Av

Radio Systems - Lx

Wireless Circuits - Av
Antenna Analysis and Design
Work on antennas has been focused on a few main topics: antennas
for RFID and UWB systems and antennas for microwave and mm-wave
applications
with
emphasis
on
antennas
for
Ka-band
satellite
communications.
4.1.3.3
RFID and UWB Antenas
Work continued on the design of UHF RFID tag antennas and UWB
antennas
for
indoor
personal
communications
and
for
indoor
localization. New low-cost antennas for UWB indoor localization,
including
hybrid
antennas
appropriate
for
simultaneous
RFID
identification and UWB localization have been designed. A system
demonstrator and new algorithms for indoor localization enhancement
were developed.
Work continued also on near-field reader antennas for UHF-RFID
confined detection applications, including mirror embedded transparent
antennas.
Low cost UHF RFID tag antennas for near-body applications, including
interworking with body-implantable antennas have been designed,
fabricated
and
experimentally
tested.
Emerging
low-cost
tag
fabrication techniques based on ink-jet printed have been explored.
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A source-stirred UWB radiation efficiency measurement method was
developed and results were compared with reverberation chamber
measurements and computer simulations. The method provided a
simple
cavity-based
approach
to
UWB
antenna
efficiency
measurement.
An efficient and simple UWB model of a human limb was introduced for
antenna simulations. The adequacy of the model was confirmed by
antenna measurements and an antenna prototype for wearable
systems was developed.
UWB matching resilience of dielectric loaded antennas was confirmed
and improved through measurements and by using a simple and
accurate human limb model.
4.1.3.4
Satellite related antennas
 Development of a new concept of low-cost antenna for GPS-based
positioning calibration for precision demanding applications
like
aircraft instrument landing systems in airports;
 New developments on low-cost dielectric lens-based mechanical
steerable beam antenna for Ka ground terminal satellite services;
 Design of multi-beam metamaterial-based antennas for Ka satellite
deck installation;
 Design and test of microstrip patch antenna elements and arrays for
Ka band space applications;
4.1.3.5
Other antenna related topics
Other lines of research have been pursued including:
 Analysis of antenna-user interaction through the evaluation of mutual
coupling and correlation, with emphasis on printed antennas for small
terminals;
 Design and test of an implantable compact antenna to be applied
under the human skin for medical applications;
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 Exploration of reverberation chamber design for small antenna
efficiency measurement.
 Work was also put in the designing of special antenna structures for
vehicular communications, among vehicles and between vehicles and
infrastructures based on wireless communication technology known
as dedicated short range communications (DSRC). DSRC are in great
development with the aim of reducing traffic problems and improving
road safety. The study addressed both the development of an
antenna solution for the mobile module, usually named On-Board Unit
(OBU) and the design of an antenna for the RSU (Road Side Unit).
4.1.3.6
Circuits and systems for wireless communications
During 2011 the work devoted to wireless circuits and systems was
mainly concentrated in the design of flexible radio circuits and systems
for several applications, including: Software Defined Radio systems,
Wireless Power Transmission, Nonlinear Models and Characterization
for high speed digital buffers, Circuits for Dedicated Short Range
Communications.
4.1.3.7
New
Agile Transmitters
reconfigurable ΣΔ-based
transmitter
architecture
supporting
multichannel multimode data transmission has been designed and
validated. The high flexibility of this architecture enables a data
transmission scenario where the frequencies of the carriers and the
spectral masks can be easily changed through software, making this
agile
transmitter
interesting
for
use
in
cognitive
radio-based
applications.
Moreover injection locked class-E power amplifiers were built and
characterized in CMOS technologies. The prototypes achieved almost
30 dBm output power. An EER amplifier was designed and built. An
envelope detector and a DC-DC converter were included in the
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architecture. The converter filter is off-chip but the rest of the system
is fully integrated.
Monolithic power combiners are being studied and designed. These
structures will be integrated with the power amplifiers. A TLT and LC
baluns and Wilkinson combiners were submitted to fabrication in CMOS
technology.
An effort was made with the internationalization. Research cooperation
with State Key Laboratory from Macau University has also started in
this field. The challenge to use new CMOS technologies with 130, 90
and 65nm channel length was achieved. Also an important investment
was made in using electromagnetic and systemic simulators.
Highly efficient wireless transmitter architectures based on a pulsed
operation were also addressed this year in complementing agile
transmitters. In that sense the study of the viability of building highly
efficient and linear carrier-burst transmitters, namely to study their
practical implementation difficulties was addressed. Beyond these
works, research was carried on the design of nonlinear behavioral
models for telecommunication sub-systems and devices, and their use
in digital pre-distortion linearization. The application of these studies
has been directed to both conventional Cartesian and polar wireless
transmitters, namely for current-mode and switched-mode RF power
amplifiers and wireless transmitter systems.
A buck switch mode converter at 100MHz was fabricated and tested in
a 180nm CMOS, to supply a Class-D PA. A 5V to 1.8V buck converter
at 100MHz was also designed and sent for fabrication, using a cascode
topology for the power circuit switches, in a 180nm CMOS. The study
and design of a fully integrated buck switch mode converter was
started. The idea is to increase switching frequencies up to hundreds of
MHz (>300), in order to integrate the LC filter. Preliminary results
indicate the viability of the proposal.
A strong effort was put on the study of its nonlinear impairments to the
overall
linearity
and
efficiency.
Other
technologies
have
been
approached as self-oscillating power amplifiers that constitute an
innovative architecture that has theoretical 100% efficient operation
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under linear operation. The end of this year also marked the beginning
of a research project in collaboration with an International Company
aiming to study distortion generation mechanisms in Doherty power
amplifiers.
4.1.3.8
Agile Receivers
This year some innovative ideas for increased dynamic range and
bandwidth for software defined radio receivers were also explored,
including the study of nonlinear behaviors, which is fundamental for
the increase of the dynamic range.
This was complemented with theoretical evaluation of polynomial
behavioral model simplifications using circuit level physical knowledge
and general Volterra series calculations, and also combined with the
study of Predistortion theoretical limits. The goal of this work is to
calculate the maximum power efficiency of an amplifier with and
without the use of a predistorter in order to determine the maximum
profit that can be obtained using this technique.
Study of low noise amplifiers was also pursued this year by designing a
simple version of a SiGe active inductor with less transistors and
independent voltage control of inductance and quality factor. A 30GHz
LNA with CMOS technology was designed and sent for fabrication.
4.1.3.9
Signal Integrity in Devices
Advances in the design of new enhanced behavioral models for
accurate simulation of Input/Output buffers of IC circuits were
conducted. These new models extend the accuracy of previous models
and
can
incorporate
the
characterization
of
additional
physical
phenomena within the IC chip, such as bouncing of the power and
ground rails. Additionally, such models aimed also at very high
simulation efficiency. This is very important for proceeding with robust
estimation, through simulation (before prototyping), of signal integrity
of complex IC design devices, such as in System-in-Package or
System-on-Chip architectures.
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4.1.3.10
Short Range Communications Systems
Work continued on the proof of concept on wireless communications
system for road applications, with emphasis on safety, following the
“WAVE recommendation”. While the standard IEEE-802.11.p is not
completed, the development follows the IEEE 802.11.a whenever
necessary. Following the current 802.11p recommendations, basic
functionalities are being implemented in order to comply with the
identified applications and scenarios.
4.1.3.11
Wireless Power Transmission
This year a new area emerged on the design of better and improved
circuits for wireless power transmission: the effort was put on the
design of RF-DC converters and on the design of highly
efficient
waveforms for maximizing the range of these circuits.
4.1.3.12
Earth-Satellite propagation and instrumentation
Work in this sub-area included the characterization of propagation
through
vegetation
as
well
as
fundamental
research
on
electromagnetics of complex media with possible applications to
antennas and guided wave structures. Studies on EM exposure
assessment have also been pursued.
4.1.3.13
Radiowave propagation modelling
A time varying dRET simulator is being developed to study the effects
of vegetation in radiowave propagation.
A ray tracing model is being developed with MIMO capabilities for the
extraction of doubly selective channel models.
A multi-frequency swept-time delay cross-correlation channel sounder
is being developed for propagation studies. A measurement system is
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also being developed that enables DVB-T trials, both at radio and link
levels in addition to video and channel coding optimizations.
Building scattering mechanisms are being studied for millimeter wave
frequencies (e.g. 61 GHz).
Channel models are being developed for Body Area Networks;
4.1.3.14
Work
Electromagnetics of Complex Media
continued
on
the
characterization
and
applications
of
metamaterials, namely based on wire media or nano-wires:
Investigation of RFID systems with ultra-confined interrogation region;
Experimental verification of the detection of targets separated by
subwavelength distances using a metamaterial based “superlens”;
Prediction and experimental verification of ultra-confined “interlaced
plasmons” in arrays of crossed metallic wires, which may enable
mimicking the role of surface plasmon polaritons at IR and microwave
frequencies;
Development of an FDTD based algorithm for the extraction of the
effective medium parameters of metamaterials.
Proposal for the realization of hyperbolic local media based on;wire
media
loaded
with
lumped
loads,
and
development
of
the
corresponding effective medium model;
Study of quantum metamaterials based on semiconductors, and
proposal for tailoring the electron transport using novel metamaterial
inspired semiconductor superlattices;
Study of the Casimir effect (based on the quantum fluctuations of the
electromagnetic field) in moving media, and Casimir repulsion using
nanowires metamaterials.
Fundamental work on electromagnetic wave propagation in complex
media, namely chiral, anisotropic and bianisotropic media has been
continued. Main results of this work include:
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Analysis of interfaces between isotropic and anisotropic media using a
unified coordinate free approach;
Study of dispersion and losses in waveguides containing negative or
chiral metamaterials;
Development of a new geometrical approach for the analysis of
electromagnetic wave propagation in unbounded bianisotropic media
using Clifford algebras;
Redefinition of a perfect electromagnetic conductor (PEMC) as a limit of
a Lorentz invariant isotropic medium (MIM) using space time algebra;
Work on planar guided wave structures with omega and indefinite
media was pursued. A detailed study of mode characteristics in several
indefinite waveguides was carried and some uncommon properties as
coexistence of forward and backward waves and contra directional
coupling have been analyzed.
4.1.3.15
Transmission and Receiving Systems
These studies were mainly concentrated on the optimization and
performance of current and next generation radio systems, both for
mobile communications (such as Wimax, LTE and LTE-Advanced) and
satellite systems, with special emphasis on radio navigations systems.
4.1.3.16
Mobile Communications
The achievements for mobile communications focused on several
aspects of present and future radio systems including modulation,
coding, equalization, channel estimation and synchronization. Most of
these studies were based on an analytical approach.
Following the work from previous years, studies were performed on
interference coordination and power saving techniques for LTEAdvanced. Study of capacity enhancement of wireless communications
systems
using
multiuser
MIMO
techniques,
in
particular
with
applications for LTE in microcell scenarios.
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Development of exact and approximate analytical methods for the
performance evaluation of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM) schemes with nonlinear effects.
Iterative frequency-domain receivers for block transmission techniques
with rate-1 Space Time Block Coding (STBC) for two and four transmit
antennas using both OFDM and Single-Carrier (SC) schemes.
Design, analytical performance and evaluation of multipacket detection
schemes for SC-FDE systems. Evaluation of channel estimation
techniques for MIMO-OFDM systems with Complex Rotation Matrices.
Analytical evaluation of the correlation of TCH sequences combined
with nonlinear OQPSK signals. Performance of channel codes in
wireless communication systems using efficient simulation.
4.1.3.17
Cognitive Radio
The development of cognitive radio (CR) terminals that can sense the
radio environment, reason about it, and adapt their transmission
characteristics to the existing opportunities represents one trend for
efficient spectrum management. Specific topics addressed in 2011
regarding spectrum sensing were:
Sensing algorithms including localized versions based on feature
detection and collaborative algorithms. New selectivve reporting
algorithm proposed.
Characterization of spectrum activity through the development of
dedicated scanning spectrum systems. One measurement setup was
developed and used to characterize spectral activity in the Aveiro
campus.
Study of decentralized cooperative spectrum sensing for ad-hoc
disaster relief networks. Model for the correlation between Quality of
Service and Experience in cognitive radio networks. Integrated
Common Radio Resource Management with Spectrum Aggregation over
non-contiguous frequency, and its energy efficiency. Study of efficient
detection methods for active users in random access networks;
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4.1.3.18
Satellite Systems
Study and comparison of different transmission schemes (OFDM versus
Single Carrier with hierarchical constellations) for broadcast satellite
systems.
Study, characterization, development and implementation of new
algorithms for coordinated positioning systems using Global Navigation
Satellite Systems (GNSS) with practical applications, such as
navigation systems for the visual impaired, autonomous train collision
detection systems or assisted navigation based on V2V (vehicle-tovehicle) communications and GPS.
Continuation of the development of the IT GNSS monitoring station.
4.1.3.19
Radio Networks
Radio resource management and network planning

Development of CRRM algorithms for heterogeneous mobile
communication systems and development of RRM algorithms for
virtual communication systems;

Development of various simulators for the air interface of
UMTS-FDD, with HSDPA and HSUPA, and LTE, enabling analysis
of traffic aspects as well as load and handover ones.

Distributed brokerage service to supervise and control a 4G
infrastructure in terms of user admission, network selection,
load balancing and network congestion;

Fixed WiMAX radio and network planning. Relay sleep modes
and cell zooming. Experimental Characterization of WiMAX
propagation in microcellular and picocellular environments;
Unified propagation model for Wi-Fi, UMTS, WiMAX and LTE
planning;

Performance analysis of a two-phase contention scheme for the
scheduled channel polling MAC protocol;
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
Study of business models for a 4G environment to optimize the
usage of available wireless network resources.
4.1.3.20
Architectures for Wireless Systems
Future wireless systems should fulfill several goals, among which:
provision of true broadband wireless access and enhanced system
capacity when compared with current 3rd Generation (3G) networks.
To achieve a generalized deployment, all technical solutions are
constrained by capital and operational expenditures and should provide
the required flexibility to allow upgradeability and reconfigurability.
This requires the definition of novel architectures and appropriate
algorithms / protocols. At the architecture level work was focused on
distributed antenna systems (DAS) and cooperative diversity / relaying
systems. Work topics included:

Precoding techniques for Coordinated Multipoint based
networks;

Power allocation strategies for MIMO-OFDM based systems;

Channel estimations techniques for Relay-assisted based
networks;

Linear and non-linear precoding techniques;

Receiver optimization;

Channel estimation for SISO and MIMO channels;

Hardware implementation in FPGA of selected algorithms;

Scheduling algorithms for distributed antenna systems;

System capacity evaluation;

Development of system level simulators to support the
research.
Work
addressed
also
the
development
and
optimization
of
combinations of physical and network techniques based on intercell
and wireless intracell cooperation in a cellular enhanced architecture to
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increase network capacity and coverage, improve flexibility, robustness
and fairness. Specific aspects dealt with recently are:

Precoding techniques for relaying systems;

Distributed space-time-frequency coding for systems with
cooperative diversity;

Channel estimation for systems with relays;

Development of system level simulators for systems employing
relays to support the research.
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4.1.4
Running and Concluded Projects
Overview
Funding Agency
Number
BIT
1
BRISA
2
ESF, COST
7
ESF, PESC
1
EU, FP6 ICT
1
EU, FP7
10
FCT/MIT
1
FCT/PTDC
15
IT
4
IT, CreativeSystems, Vicaima
1
Marinha Portuguesa
2
Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
1
PO Centro
1
Private International Company
1
(confidential)
PT-Inovação
1
QREN, PT-Inovação
1
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Activity in Projects
Acron / Ref
Title
ADCOD
Advanced Code and Receiver Designs for Transmission over Selective
Radio C
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Future wireless systems are expected to support data rates of several
hundreds of Mbit/s in a variety of scenarios with high spectral and
power efficiencies. Due to high transmission rates the channel will be
severely time dispersive. For this reason, block transmission techniques
combined
with
frequency-domain
equalization
(such
as,
OFDM
(Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) and SC-FDE (SingleCarrier Frequency-Domain Equalization) modulations schemes are
strongly recommendable.
A key technology to improve power and spectral efficiencies is the use
of multi-antenna schemes exploiting spatial diversity (such as STF
(Space-Time-Frequency) codes) and spatial multiplexing (such as LST
(Layered Space-Time) techniques). The use of signals with reduced
envelope fluctuations is also important to allow efficient power
amplification. This is particularly important in the case of OFDM signals.
Conventional FDE implementations require accurate channel estimates
at the receiver, something particularly important in multi-antennas
systems. These estimates can be obtained with the help of appropriate
training symbols or blocks. Due to frequency offsets and Doppler
effects, the channel is expected to change from block to block, or even
within a given block, especially for large blocks, high carrier frequencies
and/or high moving speeds. In this case, it might be recommendable to
employ
non-coherent
systems.
This
project
considers
efficient
transmission schemes for frequency-selective channels. For this reason,
we will employ OFDM and SC-FDE block transmission formats with
multi-antenna schemes. The research team involved in this project
includes researchers working in transmission, codebook and receiver
design and optimization, as well as researchers working on propagation
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issues. In the first phase of this project, we address the problem of STF
codebook design for both coherent and non-coherent communications.
In contrast with conventional approaches, the codebook design takes
into account the envelope fluctuations and dynamic range of the
transmitted signals, so as to allow efficient power amplification. We will
also take into account non-linear effects (e.g., due to clipping of OFDM
signals) in the STF code design. The impact of nonlinear distortion
effects on the designed STF codes will be studied, whenever possible,
employing analytical methods. Contrarily to the usual approach, we will
take into account non-white noise effects (e.g., due to self-distortion
inherent to nonlinear effects) in our designs. Pragmatic code designs
(eventually combined with conventional error correction schemes and
allowing low-complexity transmitter/receiver implementations) will also
be considered. In the second phase of this project, we will generalize
the results obtained in the first phase to the fading channels that are
both time-dispersive and time varying (i.e., doubly selective channels).
For the coherent case, the combination of suitable block/frame designs
and adequate estimation and tracking techniques (both for the channel
frequency response and the frequency offsets/phase noise carrier) will
be considered to cope with time-varying channels. We will also develop
receiver structures for the case where the channel changes significantly
within
a
given
block,
both
coherent
and
non-coherent.
To achieve these goals, we need accurate channel models taking into
account short-term and long-term variations. We will develop new,
more
accurate
narrow
and
wideband
channel
models
through
theoretical investigations as well as experimental data gathering for
different frequencies (e.g., 2.4, 5.6 and 38 GHz), in several deployment
scenarios. A time-varying tapped delay line based model will be
developed to represent the doubly selective channel phenomena. The
combined
channel
model
mitigation
techniques
such
will
as
be
suitable
adaptive
for
coding
simulating
and
fading
modulation,
interference cancellation, and other capacity enhancing techniques. We
will also consider STF codebook designs and receiver designs exploiting
the knowledge about short and long term channel statistics.
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Acron / Ref
Title
ARNAGGS
Advanced Receivers and Navigation Algorithms for GPS/Galileo Signals
Funding FCT/PTDC
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The project objectives are to study and develop:
a) Algorithms and methods for fast acquisition of weak navigation
signals;
b) Open-loop tracking architectures alternative to the conventional
DLL+PLL, based on stochastic nonlinear filtering. Harsh environments
such as indoor reception and use of highly-accelerative platforms will
be considered;
c) Structures and algorithms for advanced multipath mitigation.
Alternative solutions to the double-delta correlation, based on the
gating concept, will be proposed;
d) Coordinated positioning techniques;
e) Communication channel models relevant in navigation.
A collaboration with Portuguese companies operating in aerospace
activities is foreseen.
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Acron / Ref
ASSIST
Title
COST IC0603 (ASSIST)
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
To assist in the research & development of antenna systems and
sensors necessary for the new ubiquitous wireless society

Coordinate existing research

Suggest new topics

Stand in a scientific/technological survey attitude

To contribute to the visibility of antenna activities in Europe and
to lobby for new projects

Creation of an European Antenna community

Conferences and Workshops

Exchange of researchers

Interactions academy-industry

To increase public awareness of antenna related issues
Acron / Ref
Title
C2POWER
Cognitive radio and Cooperative strategies for POWER saving in multistandard wireless devices
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
The promise of a truly mobile experience is to have the freedom to
roam around anywhere and not be bound to a single location. However,
the energy required to keep mobile devices connected to the network
over
extended
periods of time quickly dissipates.
In
fact, the
operational time, has been identified as the number one criteria by the
majority of the consumers purchasing a mobile device. Moreover,
concern about exhausting battery lifetime is also one of the main
reasons why users do not opt to use advanced multimedia services on
their mobiles more frequently.
To avoid the foreseen 4G “energy trap” C2POWER project will
investigate, develop and demonstrate how cognition and cooperative
strategies can be extended to decrease the overall energy consumption
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of mobile devices while still enabling the required performance in terms
of QoS.
In particular, C2POWER will investigate two complementary techniques
to increase power efficiency at the wireless interface of handsets:

Cooperative power saving strategies between neighbouring nodes
using low power short range communications;

Cognitive handover mechanisms to select the Radio Access
Technology
which
has
the
lowest
energy
demand
in
heterogeneous environments.
Acron / Ref
CADWIN
Title
Cooperative and Antenna Diversity for Broadband Wireless Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Wireless services are of great economic and social value and will be one
of the enablers of the so-called information society. It is envisioned that
among the multiple networks/services that will be part of what is
commonly termed as 4G, we will have a broadband component, where
spectrum
efficiency
will
be
a
premium.
This
means
that
the
terminals/access points will need to explore in a “quasi-optimal” way all
the dimensions provided by the space/time and frequency domains of the
radio channels. Diversity is inherent and well known in the physical layer
and either time, frequency, space has been used to combat the fading by
trying to stabilize the channel. Diversity can also be achieved in the MAC
or higher layer, which is termed network diversity, which can be divided
in multiuser diversity (by scheduling or routing) and cooperative diversity
(by cooperative transmission). While research concerning the classical
forms of diversity has already taken a very practical flavour with
proposals/technological evaluation and integration, the know-how to
exploit the benefits brought by the cooperative dimension is still far
behind and also the understanding of the impact it may have on wireless
network planning. These provided the main impetus for this project
proposal whose key objectives are:
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Definition, evaluation and validation of techniques exploiting channels
diversity and cooperation between users in order to enable the high bit
rates targeted in the broadband component of future wireless systems;
improve the power and spectrum efficiencies of the existing OFDM-based
wireless systems and improving and/or extending coverage and fairness.
Most of the research work in this area have assumed dedicated relays
(fixed or nomadic), while the CADWIN project will also consider relaying
functionalities at the MT. To reach these main goals, specific research
objectives are:
• Design and evaluation of practical VMIMO or distributed coding
algorithms. In a first phase we will start with space-time/frequency block
codes designed for co-located antennas, which will be evaluated in a
distributed environment. In a second phase, specific and optimized
solutions will be proposed and investigated.
• Design and evaluation of practical distributed precoding algorithms
considering different levels of the channel state information available at
the transmitter (BS in the downlink), relay and destination (MT in the
Downlink). Precoding algorithms to enable cooperation between base
stations to provide intercell interference cancellation will
also be
considered.
• Design and evaluation of joint distributed precoding and spacefrequency/time coding algorithms. In a first phase the concepts of
distributed precoding and coding are considered separately, while in a
second phase the researchers working on the two topics will consider the
optimized joint precoding/coding schemes.
• Design and evaluation of channel estimation algorithms. In a first phase
we
will
evaluate
the
classical
channel
estimation
algorithms
in
cooperative communications scenario with emphasis on AF relaying
protocol. In a second phase, will investigate and evaluate specific
algorithms to deal with the issue of estimating non point-to-point
channels, present in the envisioned scenarios.
 Design and optimization of medium access control protocols for
centralized and decentralized systems with joint scheduling, relay node
selection and dynamic link adaptation.
 Study and design of systems with imperfect network station information
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and evaluation of signalling resources for setting up cooperative relaying
schemes.
 Development of a system level simulation tool for analysis of a hybrid
cellular network incorporating cooperative diversity.
 Usage of the simulation tool to validate the algorithms developed and
demonstrate at a system level the potential of cooperative diversity.
Acron / Ref
CelCop
Title
Multicell Cooperation for Future Wireless Systems
Funding
IT
Descript.
The main objectives of the project are to design, implement and
validate techniques exploring BSs collaboration for future wireless
systems. The aim is to design practical multicell transmission and
reception techniques to improve the user’s fairness and throughput,
namely
at
the
cell-edges.
The
specific
objectives
include:
• Design multiuser linear precoding techniques for downlink of multicell
MIMO-OFDM based networks.
• Design multiuser detection techniques for uplink of multicell MIMO SCFDMA based networks.
• Assessment and validation of the proposed downlink and uplink
algorithms under realist scenarios, trough a link level simulator based
on LTE specification.
• Development of an FPGA based testing infrastructure allowing to
experimentally show the feasibility of the proposed algorithms. Only
some selected downlink precoding algorithms will be tested in this
infrastructure.
•
Attract
students
for
a
career
in
R&D
in
the
field
of
telecommunications.
• Promotion of research collaborations between research groups within
the Institute for Telecommunications.
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Acron / Ref
Title
COGEU
Cognitive radio systems for efficient sharing of TV white spaces in
EUropean context
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
The complete transition from analogue to the digital TV is planned in
Europe for 2012. This will release significant amount of valuable
spectrum in VHF/UHF bands. In fact, the Digital TV Switchover provides
a “once in a lifetime” opportunity for the development of innovative
services and the introduction sophisticated new technologies into the
VHF/UHF bands.
However, despite the grand words about opening up a new band to
support low cost, low power, ubiquitous access and innovative new
providers, there are many obstacles to TV white spaces systems. The
creation of workable devices that clearly demonstrate and prove that no
harmful interference is caused to broadcasters or other licensed systems
is
one
of
those
challenges
as
is
the
completion
of
standards.
The CogEU project aims to take advantage of the transition to digital TV
by developing cognitive radio systems that leverage the favourable
propagation characteristics of the TVWS through the introduction and
promotion of real-time secondary spectrum trading and the creation of
new spectrum commons in the upper band of the cleared spectrum.
CogEU
will
also define new methodologies for TVWS
equipment
certification and compliance addressing coexistence with the DVB-T/H
European standard.
Three main application scenarios with good market potential will be
investigated:

Cellular, WiFi and WiMax network extension over TV white spaces

Mobile TV over TV white spaces

Public safety applications over TVWS
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Acron / Ref
COMMON
Title
Coordinated Multiuser MIMO for Future Wireless Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The aim of the project is to provide a better understanding of multiuser
coordinated
multiple-input-multiple-output
(MIMO)
capacity
enhancement in the fourth (and future) generation(s) of wireless
systems.
In
fact,
the
realistic
capacity
estimation
using
spatial
multiplexing and beamforming MIMO is of great interest, since it
represents the enabling technology to achieve the new 4G 5 bit/s/Hz
spectral efficiency requirement.
MIMO links can offer a so called spatial multiplexing gain by opening
parallel spatial data pipes or channels within the same frequency band.
This is achieved by the creation of orthogonal information channels
mostly
in
the
presence
of
rich
multipath
leading
to
antenna
decorrelation.
In these conditions, MIMO links offer capacity gains (relatively to SISO)
that are proportional to the minimum of either the number of TX and RX
antennas. As a matter of fact, a key feature of MIMO is to turn multipath
propagation, traditionally a pitfall of wireless systems into a benefit for
the user. MIMO takes advantage of random fading, for increasing
transfer rates.
The proposed work in the project will cross the fields of research of
mobility and channel modeling, information theory and practical systems
and applications. Firstly, directional channel modeling will be developed
in order to simulate the MIMO channel.
Secondly, information theory and eigenanalysis based on MIMO spatial
multiplexing and beamforming will be used, together with the use of
uniform and power efficient allocation methods. Optimized MIMO
antenna configurations will be set, in order to boost up cell capacity.
Then, the gains of using coordination methods in multiuser scenarios will
be considered with applications examples and system performance
evaluations over LTE (and LTE Advanced) and mobile WiMAX 802.16
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family of standards radio interfaces.
This evaluation will be done considering radio advanced resource
management techniques such as improved admission control, power
control and scheduling techniques.
Acron / Ref
COST BM 0704
Title
Emerging EMF Technologies and Health Risk Management
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
The main objective of the Action is to create a structure in which
reseachers in the field of EMF and health can share knowledge and
information on:
1.How existing EMF technologies change either in their operating
characteristics or in novel way sand applications in which they are used.
2. Identifying what entirely new EMF technologies are introduced and on
what time-scale.
3. What novel emission and operating characteristics might result and
what impact these would have on the device-specific and overall EMF
exposure of people.
4. What possible health effects could consequently arise and the
scientific evidence for health concerns if any.
5. How such concerns should be addressed through the use of evidencebased information and
6. What tools are effective in communicating and managing such risks
and perceived risks. And, effectively publish all such information in the
public sector for the benefit of all stakeholders.
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Acron / Ref
Title
Funding
Descript.
COST2100
Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications
ESF, COST
The main objective of the Action is to increase knowledge of mobile and
wireless
network
technologies,
by
exploring
and
developing
new
methods, models, techniques, strategies and tools that will facilitate the
implementation of next generation mobile radio communication systems
and will foster the development of the paradigms of pervasive and
ambient wireless communications.
Acron / Ref
COST-IC1004
Title
Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
The main objective of the Action is to increase knowledge of cooperative
communications applied to Green Smart Environments, by exploring and
developing new methods, models, techniques, strategies and tools.
Acron / Ref
COST-902
Title
Cognitive radio Systems
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
Study cognitive radio systems
Acron / Ref
CROWN
Title
Co-operative Radio over Fibre for Wireless Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The project activities will encompass the three phases needed for a
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successful demonstration, i.e:
•Definition of requirements and scenarios;
• Algorithm definition and validation;
• Proof of concept.
The
proof
of
concept
will
be
done
at
two
levels:
At the system level through the integration of the selected algorithms on
a network simulator; At the hardware level, though the development of
an FPGA based testing infrastructure complemented by the required
Radio-Frequency (RF) and optical modules, allowing to experimentally
show the feasibility of the architecture and algorithms proposed.
The project brings together expertise from the areas of wireless and
optical
communications,
allowing
previously
untapped
synergies
between these two areas, and builds up on the experience of the
research team in international projects dealing with Radio over Fibre
systems.
Acron / Ref
Title
DiRecTRadio
All-Digital Reconfigurable System-on-Chip Transmitter for Cognitive
Radio Systems
Funding
IT
Descript.
In this project the main objective is to study, design, prototype and
evaluate innovative System on Chip architectures and synthesizable
models for flexible, all-digital and fully integrated transmitters for
Cognitive Radio (CR) systems. Building all-digital flexible transmitters
requires
traversal
competences
on
different
areas,
namely,
reconfigurable digital systems, signal processing and RF design. These
areas of expertise are covered by the members of the research team.
Our approach to all-digital transmitter design will explore the huge
computational power, input/output bandwidth and flexible integration
capacity of modern FPGAs in order to build customizable computation
and communication architectures as well as the required dynamic
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reconfiguration methodologies that fulfill the transmitters’ flexibility
needs for future CR systems. This project will contribute to the state-ofart
-
of
all
Advanced
digital
digital
transmitters
signal
shaping
in
several
techniques
aspects,
and
namely:
corresponding
implementation circuits that allow a fully FPGA-based flexible processing
of high bandwidth signals.
- Novel baseband to RF up-conversion techniques and corresponding
fully integrated FPGA-based realization circuits that allow using flexible
hardware modules for configurable and simultaneous multi-band and
multi-standard operation.
- Tight integration of signal shaping and up-conversion techniques with
FPGA-based baseband processing engines for high throughput, low
latency and fast reconfiguration times.
Acron / Ref
Digital_PAs
Title
Digital_PAs - Digital RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Applications
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main objective of this project is to study the feasibility of
incorporating digital techniques in wireless power amplifiers. For that, it
will address both the system level concepts of transmitter architectures
as the Polar, Cartesian and the LINC; and the implementation level of
switching RF power amplifiers and their bias modulation control. So, this
objective can be decomposed into: 1 - Investigate non-conventional
wireless power amplifier and transmitter architectures that can bypass
the traditional compromise between power added efficiency, efficient
spectral usage and linearity. 2 - Identify the practical limits of biasmodulated digital power amplifiers in Cartesian and Polar transmitters in
terms of (i) requirements imposed on the RF power devices by biasmodulated switching operation (ii) parasitic AM-to-PM modulation, (iii)
class-D AM amplifier bandwidth, (iv) zero bias RF carrier leakage (zeroAM off-set), (v) AM envelope modulation linearity and (vi) time-delay
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mismatch between the AM and PM modulation paths.
Acron / Ref
Title
DOLPHIN
Development of Pre-operational Services for Highly Innovative Maritime
Surveillance Capabilities
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
DOLPHIN aims at developing new tools providing effective improvements
of the state of art capabilities in Maritime Surveillance with respect to
users’ needs, in particular by filling present Technological Gaps and by
developing new algorithms and Decision Support Modules.
Acron / Ref
EARTH
Title
Energy Aware Radio and NeTwork TecHnologies
Funding
ICT Programme (European Commission)
Descript.
The goal of the project is to address the global environmental challenge
by investigating and proposing effective mechanisms to drastically
reduce energy wastage and improve energy efficiency of mobile
broadband
communication
systems,
without
compromising
users
perceived “quality” of service and system capacity.
Acron / Ref
GREENET
Title
An early stage training network in enabling technologies for GREEN radio
Funding
FP7
Descript.
Current 4G vision envisages higher data rates and multi standard radio
interfaces to provide all users with a continuous seamless connection.
The large number of foreseen devices coupled with the surge in power
requirements for future emerging handsets raises significant challenges
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in terms of: i) reducing the energy consumption; and ii) reducing the
amount of electromagnetic radiations. GREENET targets the following
main objectives:
1. Recruitment of ESRs with the clear and long-term objective to conduct
top-notch research and to pursue research excellence at the national,
European, and international levels.
2. Develop training and career plans that are personalized as possible to
meet the needs and desires of each ESR.
3. To allow the ESRs to understand and address key research challenges
on energy efficient GREENET communications, that form pivotal societal
and economic concerns for Europe within the mid-to-long term.
4. Offer to each ESR top-level training and research programs with the
twofold objective to reinforce and corroborate their own background, as
well as to complement this with active participation in a multidisciplinary network of research scientists.
5. Complement the typical competences of “applied research” with
aspects related to project management, intellectual property rights,
writing of patents, presentation and communication skills, writing of
technical papers, exploitation of technical results and creation of start-up
companies, etc.
6. Guide and help the ESRs to build the bridge from academia to a
remarkable
and
untactful
professional
career
in
either
private or public sectors.
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GreenTel
Title
GreenTel
Funding
PT-Inovação
Descript.
Study of Energy efficient RF Systems
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Acron / Ref
Title
INSHORE
Integrated
System
for
High
Operational
Resolution
in
Shore
Monitorization
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main goal of this project is to develop methodologies to large scale
morphologic
and
sedimentary
survey
of
sandy
beaches.
These
methodologies are based on the use of satellite and digital image
technologies
to
perform
efficient
monitoring
programs.
Specific
objectives of this project are:
1) Development of a low cost and high resolution GPS prototype system,
to be mounted on a land vehicle, appropriate for driving in sand. This
system will allow an efficient morphologic survey of sandy beaches
stretches with tens of kilometres, from which it is possible to build 3D
digital elevation models and to characterise the main morphological
features.
2) Development of a digital image prototype system for an automatic
beach sand textural analysis. This system, when incorporated in a land
vehicle and integrated with the GPS based system, will permit a georeferenced real-time grain size quantification of a great number of
samples along a sector under study.
3) Development of a morphodynamic model of a sandy beach sector
with 65 kilometres of extension, which will work as a predictive tool
regarding natural and human induced impacts.
Acron / Ref
Headway
Title
DSRC 5,9GHz
Funding
BIT
Descript.
Develop a DSCR 5,9GHz (Layers PHY & MAC) transceiver, FPGA based
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Acron / Ref
META-ID
Title
Spatially confined RFID detection with a metamaterial grid
Funding
IT
Descript.
To use metamaterials to confine the detection of UHF RFID systems to a
desired volumetric region of space, and prevent in this manner
unwanted detections of nearby tags.
Acron / Ref
MISC
Title
MISC - Massive Information Scavenging with Intelligent Transportation
Systems
Funding
FCT/MIT
Descript.
The
MISC
project
has
the
following
key
objectives:
- Scientific goals: devise adequate models for network information flow
in vehicular networks and urban environments; quantify the benefits of
network coding for massive data gathering; characterize human stress in
traffic situations; provide solid guidelines for the design secure and
dependable system architectures;
-
Technical
leverage
goals:
Develop
geographic
secure network
positioning
coding
information
to
protocols that
bring
the
right
information to the right place at the right time; combine real-time
biomedical
signals with vehicle and urban context information;
- Social-economic goals: increase the safety and efficiency of public
transportation systems and road networks by means of massive data
gathering
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technology; transfer technology to local and global companies.
- Education goals: attract the brightest students for a career in R&D,
use the developed data gathering tools for lab training, adopt some of
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MIT’sbest practices.
Acron / Ref
MOBILIA
Title
MOBILIA
Funding
PO Centro
Descript.
MOBILIA project targets ITU IMT-advanced requirements for future
wireless systems, i.e. peak data rates of 100 Mbps for mobile
applications and 1 Gbps for low mobility. The IMT-advanced vision of
future network as being formed of interworking access systems will also
be considered. A derived target is to obtain an increased aggregate
throughput/ user satisfaction vs. existing systems. MOBILIA will address
these various challenges, mainly in the context of WiMAX, covering, at
least,
IEEE802.16m,
802.16j
and
beyond.
Other
complementary
technologies will be also analyzed, e.g. WiFi to perform relaying in the
framework of IEEE 802.16e.
Acron / Ref
MONIT
Title
Monitoring of Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications
Funding
Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
Descript.
Main objectives: To provide ''public awareness'' information about
exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic wave radiation. To perform
a systematic monitoring of electromagnetic radiation level near mobile
communications base station sites all over the country, and to share
these results through a dedicated website.
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Acron / Ref
MPSat
Title
Multi-Packet Detection Techniques for Satellite Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Future satellite communications systems face a challenge to provide
higher bitrates, together with improved QoS (quality of service)
guarantees, to more GT (ground terminals). Moreover, this should be
achieved with higher spectral and power efficiencies, with less energy.
This project considers future very high bitrate LEO (Low Earth Orbit)
satellite systems with satellite MPR (multipacket reception), compatible
with low-cost portable GTs. A cross-layered approach is proposed: a
physical layer team will handle the signal design, the synchronization
and
estimation
issues,
and
the
receiver
design,
including
MPR
development; a data link layer team will handle the Multiple Access
control protocol design and the scheduling algorithm to support different
QoS (Quality of Service) classes, and the interaction with the network
layers. Both teams will be involved in the design and test of the crosslayering features involving both layers, required to provide guaranteed
QoS, even during satellite handover.
In this project we will develop OQPSK-type schemes with reduced
envelope fluctuations and high power and spectral efficiencies and
compatible with an efficient and low cost power amplification. To further
improve the overall system power efficiency we also consider schemes
with spectral overlapping between different frequency channels. With
respect to the receiver design, the main goal is an efficient multipacket
detection technique able to cope with collisions, already shown by the
research team to allow significant improvements in personal area
networks. We will consider turbo frequency-domain equalizers suitable to
cope with time-dispersion effects and able to handle spectral overlapping
between
frequency
channels.
Hybrid
ARQ/FEC
(Automatic
Repeat
reQuest/Forward Error Correction), namely with packet combining, will
be proposed to handle fading for the most demanding QoS classes and
control packets. To cope with Doppler effects, suitable synchronization
and channel estimation methods will be developed for MPR on a LEO
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scenario. Joint detection and estimation schemes will be considered.
Since MPR needs to know which users are involved in a collision, suitable
methods
to
detect
them
will
be
developed.
The
statistical
characterization of block error rates with MPR will be evaluated using
simulations for homogenous and heterogeneous SNR GTs. We will
develop a new MAC protocols for MPR that combine random access with
demand assigned access on the uplink controlled by a downlink control
channel, offering improved QoS support compared to other LEO MAC
protocols.
Acron / Ref
NAGCPS
Title
Navigation Algorithms for GNSS-based Coordinated Positioning Systems
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The applied research addressed by the proposed project is focused on
the development and evaluation of algorithms and estimators in
the context of navigation and coordinated positioning.
Acron / Ref
Napis
Title
NAPIS - NAvy Positioning and Identification Systems
Funding
Marinha Portuguesa
Descript.
Design location systems for personal use.
Acron / Ref
Title
NEWFOCUS
New Fromtiers im mm/sub-mm waves integrated dielectric focusing
systems
Funding
ESF, PESC
Descript.
•
Development
of
advanced
analytical
and
numerical
modelling
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techniques in electromagnetic theory using complementary formulations
for the analysis, synthesis and optimisation of integrated dielectric
focusing systems

Implementation
Benchmarking
of
powerful
measurement
computer-aided-design
facilities
at
mm
and
tools
submm
wavelengths

Promotion of research mobility
Acron / Ref
Nonlocal
Title
Non-local Metamaterials and Applications
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Design
of
low-loss
materials
with
anomalous
dispersion.
• Demonstration of broadband negative refraction a partial focusing
using nonlocal metamaterials.
• Realization of ultra-subwavelength waveguides.
• Realization of absorbing metamaterials with enhanced properties.
Acron / Ref
NRT
Title
NATO SET-ET-066 - Multifunction Noise Radar
Funding
Marinha Portuguesa
Descript.
The main objective is to assess the applicability of Noise Radar
Technology and related technologies for design of future military MFR
and MFR Networks.
A second objective is to indicate the main advances and the priorities for
future efforts. New concepts and promising applications should be tested
by participating laboratories. The test results will be analyzed, discussed
and evaluated by the Task Group for inclusion in the final report.
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Acron / Ref
Title
OPPORTUNISTIC-CR
Opportunistic
Aggregation
of
Spectrum
and
Cognitive
Radios:
Consequences on Public Policies
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Networks
of
the
future
are
tending
towards
a
diverse
wireless
networking world, where scenarios define that the end-user will be able
to attain any service, at any time on effectively any network that is
optimized for the application at hand resulting in “flexibility and choice”
to enhance the quality of life of the individual, in a context of seamless
interoperability and cognitive radio between network operators and
access technologies, complemented by a business exploitation strategy
that adapts to future economic infrastructures.
Advanced algorithms for multi-band access/selection will be explored to
optimize the offered capacity whilst maintaining the user service
experience acceptable. Also secondary users may have temporary
opportunistic access to free spectrum ''holes'' or a set of users may
simultaneously utilize, optionally, spectrum resources in lower/upper
frequency bands, improving the quality of experience. The consequences
of this new perspective for spectrum management in public policies will
be addressed as well as the impact of having secondary spectrum
markets. From the technical point of view, modeling, simulation and
experimental approaches will be followed, e.g., by using emulators with
a hardware component within academic and/or industrial partnerships to
be developed. Spectrum usage optimization is one of the goals of our
Project, fig. in Annex. The opportunistic utilization of spectrum holes by
secondary users will be investigated by implementing novel MAC designs
regarding sensing cooperation and opportunistic transmission that will
use cross layer and cross system information. Another objective is to
attend to the increasing demand of higher data rates. Spectrum
aggregation (SA) is a technique that attempts to increase spectrum
utilization and it is therefore a coming solution to support the 100 MB/S
over a wireless connection. After World Radiocommunication Conference
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2007 (WRC07) the new bands to be considered for International Mobile
Telecommunications - Advanced (IMT-Advanced) were 450-470, 698862, 790-862, 2300-2400, 3400-4200 and 4400-4990 MHz. In order to
support the increasing demand of high data rates bandwidths of 100MHz
have to be considered. These bandwidths can only be achieved by going
to high frequencies.
The drawback of going into high frequencies is the high propagation
losses and the Doppler Effect on high velocities. Multi-hop and
Infrastructural users will be managed by a Multiband Common Radio
Resource Management (MB-CRRM) entity. This management will be
direct in the Infrastructural case scheduling user/group of users in a
given frequency and indirect in the multi-hop case (secondary users) by
demanding or leaving a control channels open for secondary user
coordination and taxation. The management of secondary users will be
performed by making hopping frequency directives so that a dynamic
coordinated
secondary
use
of
the
spectrum
can
be
made.
The MB-CRRM has the ability to optimize frequency scheduling for
infrastructural users, and also frequency scheduling for secondary usage.
While each system maintains control over his RRM entity, including the
distributed secondary system, the MB-CRRM entity will make them more
dynamic radio wise.
A wide and local MB-CRRM optimization could be differentiated. By wide
MB-CRRM it is meant frequency planning for all the systems being
considered in a given area considering several base stations (BSs).
Acron / Ref
Title
PLANOPTI
Planning and Optimization for the Coexistence of Mobile and Wireless
Networks Towards Long Term Evolution
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
This proposal addresses a research programme and a series of initiatives
on next generation mobile networks in a context of coexistence to be
developed in the Instituto de Telecomunicações/Universidade da Beira
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Interior.
Networks
of
the
future
are
tending
towards
a
diverse
wireless
networking world, where scenarios define that the end-user will be able
to attain any service, at any time on effectively any network that is
optimised for the application at hand resulting in “flexibility and choice”
to enhance the quality of life of the individual, in a context of seamless
interoperability between network operators and access technologies,
complemented by a business exploitation strategy that adapts to future
economic infrastructures. The economic vision targets a converged
network and service infrastructure for communication, computing and
media applications that will create new market opportunities for 3rd
party
service
providers.
The
drive
for
ubiquitous,
cost-effective
communication in unison with new service provisioning opportunities
provided the impetus for the OPTIMOBLE proposal. It intends to design,
implement and demonstrate “cooperative networking and optimisation
strategies” for next generation networks that will provide a significant
step
towards
environment.
network
convergence
Cooperative-common
in
radio
a
truly
resource
heterogeneous
management
strategies are considered, assisted by context-aware information (e.g.,
positioning) for maximising network utility and QoS delivery, and by
incorporating ad-hoc relaying and mesh networking mechanisms to
ensure virtually collocated heterogeneous systems and coverage. These
visions will be complemented by a business feasibility study, and will
include innovative graphical cellular planning tools.
Acron / Ref
Title
PROENERGY-WSN
Prototypes
for
Efficient
Energy
Self-sustainable
Wireless
Sensor
for
Efficient
Energy
Self-sustainable
Wireless
Sensor
Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Prototypes
Networks.
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Acron / Ref
PANORAMA
Title
Plataforma Rádio
Funding
QREN, PT-Inovação
Descript.
O projecto Panorama é um projecto em co-promoção em que são
parceiros o Instituto de Telecomunicações e a Portugal Telecom
Inovação, S.A. (PT Inovação) promotora do projecto. Como projecto de
I&DT inclui actividades de investigação industrial e desenvolvimento
experimental cujo objectivo é desenvolver plataformas ópticas e wireless
avançadas para redes metro, acesso e core com gestão integrada,
capazes de competir no mercado internacional e projectar neste
mercado tecnologia que “fala” Português.
A participação do IT neste projecto insere-se âmbito da sua função de
criar e disseminar conhecimento no domínio das telecomunicações. O IT
disponibiliza ao projecto Panorama o conhecimento de ponta nas áreas
das microondas, comunicações ópticas e redes de telecomunicações,
contribuição importante para que seja criada uma solução integrada e
inovadora para as redes de acesso, metro e core.
A PT Inovação, como âncora tecnológica e o centro de excelência do
Grupo PT, introduz no projecto o conhecimento dos requisitos de
mercado
a
par
da
sua
experiência
de investigação industrial
e
desenvolvimento de soluções de telecomunicações.
O projecto é uma iniciativa QREN, do financiamento UE/FEDER através
do COMPETE – Programa Operacional factores de Competitividade.
O investimento elegível do projecto é de 3.053.370 € a que corresponde
um incentivo de 1.807.737 €.
O projecto foi iniciado em Março de 2009 e terá a duração de 27 meses.
O objectivo global do projecto PANORAMA é o desenvolvimento de um
Sistema de Telecomunicações sustentado em Plataformas Ópticas e de
Rádio Avançadas com gestão integrada. Será concretizado com a
implementação de:
- Plataformas Ópticas Avançadas
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- Plataformas Rádio
- Plataformas de Routing IP/MPLS
- Soluções Residenciais
Nestas plataformas serão integradas as funções de suporte:
- Gestão de Rede e Serviços
- Gestão Automatizada Distribuída
- Segurança
-
QoS
(Quality
of
Service),
Probing
e
Módulos
Protocolares
em resultado de actividades transversais a todas as plataformas.
Acron / Ref
PEACE
Title
IP-Based Emergency Applications and Services for Next Generation
Networks
Funding
EU, FP7-ICT
Descript.
Design and Specification of Next Generation Emergency Communication
System
Specify a general all-IP IMS-based emergency management architecture
− Investigate and provide solutions for supporting daily emergency
communication basedon IP protocols.
-
Specify and integrate mechanisms for user and device location in Next
Generation Networks.
-
Specify a representation of emergency numbers in IMS and its
mapping to PSTN
-
Extend IMS with mechanisms for indication of location and emergency
numbers
-
Support ad-hoc communication in a secure manner.
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Acron / Ref
QOSMOS
Title
Quality of Service for Mobile Opportunistic Systems
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
Develop algorithms and protocols for CR
Acron / Ref
RFID-Local
Title
Advanced Antennas for Radio Frequency Identification and Localization
Funding
FTC/PTDC
Descript.
1. Extension of previous work from this team on UHF RFID antennas for
smart storeware, to replace or complement current optical bar code
solutions,
with
the
added
value
of
enabling
automation.
2. Design of dedicated UHF RFID passive tags for application on specific
type of objects to enhance its detection, considering omnidirectionality,
size, read range and sensitivity to nearby objects. Commercially
available passive chips will be integrated into the developed prototypes.
3. Development of antennas for a new generation of ultra wideband
impulse radio (IR-UWB) RFID technology at microwaves (3 to 10 GHz).
Studies will explore the use of these tags for precise indoor location
applications; this includes the development of a demonstration test bed.
Acron / Ref
SAIL
Title
Scalable & Adaptive Internet soLutions
Funding
ICT Programme (European Commission)
Descript.
SAIL will both design technologies for the Networks of the Future and
develop techniques to transition from today’s networks to such future
concepts. SAIL leverages state-of-the-art architectures and technologies,
extends
them
as
needed,
and
integrates
them.
SAIL
uses
experimentally-driven research, building prototypes that will proof the
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advantages in concrete use cases.
Acron / Ref
Title
SiMTraMil
Silicon Monolithic Transceiver for Portable Communication Systems in
Millimetre Wave
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The final goals are to design and test a single chip millimetre wave
receiver and the key component of the transmitter (power amplifier)
with the same technology
Distribution
for a
Systems)
30GHz
LMDS (Local
transceiver.
Multipoint
Since,
when
needed, passive and active improved components models will be
developed during the project and they will be valid for higher
frequencies. As a secondary goal we will study by simulations the
performance
of
key
components
of
a
future
60GHz
WLAN
(wireless local area network) system receiver with SiGe technologies
(LNA, down converter and VCO) and CMOS up to 30GHz.
Acron / Ref
SOPAS
Title
Self-Oscillating Radio Frequency Power Amplifiers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This
project
is
aimed
at
the
design
and
test
of
an
innovative RF Self-Oscillating Power Amplifier (SOPA) in which the
feedback loop is not made at the RF carrier, as in the usual approach,
but now between the output signal envelope and the input baseband
signal. This topology is a novel, and very promising, approach to the
linearity/efficiency compromise in RF transmitters as it is capable of
greatly
reducing
switching
losses
but
also
compensate
for
the
nonlinearities of the AM and PM modulator, of the RF PA and of the
output
band-pass
reconstruction
filter.
Furthermore,
the
complex
stability and ultimate injection locked behavior analysis of these SOPA
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structures (which is a determinant problem for any highly nonlinear
dynamic feedback loop) will be thoroughly performed through bifurcation
analysis across input envelope amplitude. In addition, this new SOPA
based Tx architecture, but also many other coming digital Tx’s, suffer
from the inexistence of proper simulation tools. As they involve
baseband AM and PM signals, a digital self-oscillating clock and a RF
carrier - of three disparate time-scales - exciting strongly nonlinear lowfrequency broadband but also RF narrow-band circuits, no circuit
simulation tool is able to handle it. So state-of-the-art simulation
techniques for systems with autonomous components (as is the case of
SOPAs) will be studied. In summary, the expected results from this
project are: (i) system-level analysis of SOPA behavior, its stability and
injection locking conditions; (ii) the design, implementation, test and
validation of a novel, highly efficient and linear, SOPA based Tx
topology; and (iii) a new simulation method dedicated to device-level
simulation of SOPA circuits (or circuits that suffer from similar multirate
problems).
Acron / Ref
SARMonitor
Title
Civil Traffic Monitoring Using SAR
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The goal of this project is to develop techniques for spaceborne SAR
platforms to automatically extract the parameters of interest for civil
traffic monitoring and planning at a continental scale. We also intend to
develop a PC application to demonstrate the feasability of traffic
monitoring from space borne SAR.
Acron / Ref
SATSON
Title
Vehicles velocity estimation and classification in free flow environments
Funding
BRISA
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Descript.
Vehicles velocity estimation and classification in free flow environments
Acron / Ref
TACCS
Title
Cognitive Radios Adaptable Wireless Transceivers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Software Defined Radio has already start its way to conquer traditional
radio
configurations,
by
moving
base
band
(de)modulators
completely to the digital world and thus implementing it by software.
Nevertheless, it is expected that Cognitive Radio, CR, will be the next
frontier in terms of radio architecture design, in fact the new
paradigm that CR can bring to traditional ways to think on radio
architectures, is so huge, as it was the transition from Analog to
Digital systems. CR will allow the optimization of radio spectra
occupancy, but also the implementation of the supreme universal radio,
that is radios that talk to each other’s no matter the original
implementation.
But in order to achieve such a new deployment, the radio should be
constructed with some form of processing capabilities, which it is
not possible with traditional schemes, that processing capabilities arises
from some kind of processor that treats the transmitted/received signal
in real time, and makes decisions over it. That processing capabilities
should be done at the digital counterpart, but also, and most of the time
neglected, at the analog part. In fact the main conclusion of the last SDR
forum meeting was that the analog part, usually called agile radios,
should have a huge research effort in order to implement most of the CR
concepts.
This project aims exactly to study most of the physical layers of CR,
starting
from
agile
implementations,
RF
either
front
ends,
FPGA
but
based,
also
but
considering
also
DSP
digital
based.
The project will try to give an answer to software engineers, by carefully
studying
the
last
piece
of
the
system
that
is
avoiding
the
complete implementation of CR. The main difficulty of implementing
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these CR
architectures is the non-ideal
behavior of the analog
components, due mainly to bandwidth limitations, and to signal
amplitude limitations, dynamic range, by creating nonlinear distortion
that severely degrades SNR. Thus the correct identification of the system
components behavior, that is nonlinear dynamic models, the correct
understanding of the new waveform behaviors, which will be created in
the CR approaches, will allow the correct design of the transmitted
signal. This signal should be pre-distorted in order to be transmitted with
perfect spectrum masks, but the received signal should also be
compensated either by overcoming the non-idealities of the receiver
components
but
also
by
reducing
interference
distortion
due
to
the existence of jammers outside the band. Thus the now proposed work
will make new contributions on (1) behavior models for non-ideal analog
RF components; (2) new signal identification methods, either for
evaluation of the analog needs at transmission or at receivers, but also
for spectrum sensing; (3) new waveform generation for CR applications,
in order to maximize the SNR, but also for maximize the transmitted bit
rate; (4) new design of reconfigurable architectures based on FPGA, for
efficient CR implementation; (5) improved receivers for spectrum
sensing sub-systems by maximizing the gathering of large bandwidths;
(6)
new
improved
receivers
for
maximization
of
dynamic
range; and finally (7) new transmitters for linear and high efficient signal
communications.
The
proponent
team
is
composed
of
a
number
of
different
knowledgeable elements, coordinated by a senior researcher of IT with
previous international and recognized work on nonlinear distortion
modelling,
RF
circuit/system
design
and
SDR
system
implementation. For signal processing capabilities the team has two
researchers
with
very
important
achievements
in
the
area
of
Sampling Theory and Signal Reconstruction, plus a researcher with
knowledge
hardware
on
FPGA-based
accelerators,
digital
reconfigurable
systems
architectures
modeling,
simulation
and
and
synthesis. The team is complemented by the work of three PhD
students that are working in these fields, and we hope to have the help
of
two
“bolseiros”
that
will
assist
in
the
simulation,
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laboratorial measurements, and design of most of the new proposed CR
architectures.
Moreover there is no other Portuguese research team working in this
new
emergent
systems
and
applied
future
to
area
SDR
of
communication
and
CR
RF
circuits
front
and
ends.
These team combined with the new ideas will allow the proposed project
to give a step further in the state of art in the area of agile
RF front ends for CR implementations.
Acron / Ref
Title
TERRA
Techno-Economic Regulatory Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for
Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
The main objective of this Action is to develop a comprehensive technoeconomic regulatory framework of radio spectrum access rules for
CR/SDR-based wireless applications, catering for envisaged CR/SDR
deployment
scenarios
and
shown
to
benefit
most
optimally
the
development of the wireless industries and consumer interests at large.
Furthermore,
the
Action
will
provide
assistance
to
European
administrations in formulating a European position on radio spectrum
access rules for CR/SDR applications. This Action will establish a multidisciplinary European forum focused on coordinating techno-economic
studies for the development of a harmonised European regulatory
framework
to
deployment
facilitate
of
Cognitive
the
advancement
Radio/Software
and
broad
Defined
commercial
Radio
(CR/SDR)
systems. The Action will leverage on results and experiences from
national and international research initiatives and early standard-setting
activities by
recommending
sound
regulatory
policies that
would
facilitate fastest possible uptake and proliferation of CR/SDR. The need
for this Action has been supported by European regulators in the
European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations
(CEPT). They stated willingness to use the results of the Action in their
work on developing the harmonised European regulatory regime for
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CR/SDR. Very conveniently, proposals elaborated by the Action could
also be used as a part of European contributions to the forthcoming
World Radiocommunications Conference in 2012, which has CR/SDR
regulatory policy on its agenda.
Working towards that objective, TERRA will structure its activities in the
following clusters: research into development of plausible deployment
scenarios
for
CR/SDR,
based
on
results
of
current
and
future
technological R&D activities, research into what regulations would be
technically feasible, research into what regulatory regime would be
economically attractive, research into overall impact assessment and
societal benefits of developed regulatory scenarios.
Acron / Ref
WHERE2
Title
Wireless Hybrid Enhanced Mobile Radio Estimators 2
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
Improving Positioning:
Enable indoor terminal location with an accuracy at least equivalent to
that of outdoor GPS, by combining & extending distributed techniques
into
the
new
dynamic
heterogeneous
and
cooperative
scenario
gain
wireless
Improving Communications:
Quantify
geo-location-based
cooperation
in
communications in terms of throughput, reliability, power consumption,
complexity and security.
Realization:
Developing integrated hardware platform to confirm performance and
feasibility of cooperative positioning and communications algorithms by
trials.
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4.1.5
Running and Concluded Theses
MSc Theses
Supervisor
Student
Rafael
Edmundo Monteiro
Caldeirinha
Pedro Renato Filipe Nogueira
Tavares Pinho Silva
António Miguel
Carlos Cardoso
Castanheira
Fernandes
Almeida
Pedro Miguel
Carlos Cardoso
Araujo Ambrosio
Fernandes
Alvares Serrao
João Francisco
Filipe Andre
Cordeiro de
Sampaio Ribeiro
Oliveira Barros
Co- Supervisors
Title
Industrial placement - MCEL,
Mozambique
Antenas para sistemas de
localização
End
Date
2/2011
3/2011
Jorge Rodrigues da
Costa
Efficiency Measurement of
Broadband Antennas
3/2011
Jorge Rodrigues da
Costa
Transparent Antennas for
Advanced RFID Applications
3/2011
Ana Cristina Costa
Aguiar
Wireless Communication in
Vehicular Networks
3/2011
Advanced Transmitter/Receiver
Schemes for Future Wireless
Networks
Colonic polyp detection from
capsule endoscopy data
Amplificadores de Potência de
Rádio Frequência AutoOscilantes
Circuits development for wireless
transceivers
Design, simulation and
fabrication of an invisibility
cloaking and other artificial
electromagnetic materials
Implementação de um Sistema
de Comunicações Móveis de 4G
para o Uplink
Nuno Souto
João Conduto
José Bioucas
Dias
Ricardo Cotilho
Mário Figueiredo
Pedro Miguel
Cabral
Manuel Joaquim
Campos Mendes
Nunes Duarte
José Carlos Pedro
João Vaz
Vitor Canosa
Marco
Alexandre
Ribeiro
Bruno Miguel
Freire Mendes
Adão Silva
Paulo Serralheiro
Jorge
Rodrigues da
Costa
João Sena Marcos Mário Silveirinha
Medição do campo próximo de
antenas e outras estruturas
7/2011
Adão Silva
Vasco Miguel
Barroso da Silveira Atiqur Rahman
e Carvalho
Técnicas de Cooperação entre
Estações Base para Sistemas
Celulares de Portadora Múltipla
7/2011
Telmo Reis
Cunha
Marcin Janiszewski
Audio Effects Unit
9/2011
Pedro Vieira
André Martins
Pedro Vieira
Nuno Paes Jorge
António Alves Raul Lourenço
Moreira
Machado
João Vaz
Marco António da
Mota Carvalho
Silva Pereira
Atílio Gameiro
6/2011
6/2011
7/2011
7/2011
7/2011
7/2011
Aumento de Capacidade em
Sistemas MIMO Coordenados
9/2011
Multi-utilizador para Advanced
LTE
Desenvolvimento de Metodologia
e Projecto de Sistemas de 4ª
9/2011
geração Móvel no Interior de
Edifícios
Detecção e Identificação Pessoal
Automática por RFID nos Navios 9/2011
da Marinha
Monolithic Power Amplifier in
0.13um CMOS for WLAN
Applications
9/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Pedro Vieira
Marco Carvalho
António
Rodrigues
João Filipe Elói
Aleluia Carrasco
Gonçalves
Ana Cristina
Costa Aguiar
Carlos Pereira
Telmo Reis
Cunha
Krzysztof
Stelmachowski
Co- Supervisors
Planeamento e Optimização em
Redes Celulares Móveis AutoGeridas assentes em LTE
Maria Paula Queluz
António
Rodrigues
Ana Catarina
Caniço Cruz
Carlos Cardoso
Fernandes
Mariana
Cascalheira
Pedro Renato Tavares
Pinho
António Nanfade
Diogo Ribeiro
Wonhoon Jang
Diana
João Nuno Matos
João António
Mouro Mestre
Luís M. Correia João Pinto
Fernando
Nunes
Hugo José Dias
Lopes
Fernando J.
Velez
Helder Roberto
Rodrigues Alves
Álvaro Henrique C.
Gomes
Luís M. Correia Pedro Carreira
Luís M. Correia Tiago Gonçalves
António
Rodrigues
Pedro José
Pinheiro de
Almeida Alvarez
Fernando
Nunes
André Filipe Sérgio
da Silva
Advanced Performance Analysis
of GSM and UMTS Radio
Networks
Antenas de banda-dupla para
sistemas de localização em
interiores
Antenas for Location
Location systems using Android
phones
Modelos de Extensão de
cobertura para LTE
Carlos Pereira
José Sanguino
End
Date
9/2011
Simulator-based performance
evaluation of LTE and LTE9/2011
Advanced
Successive Interference
Cancellation in Vehicular
Networks to Relieve the Negative 9/2011
Impact of the Hidden Node
Problem
Wireless Audio Unit
Luís M. Correia Vasco Fradinho
Jorge
Rodrigues da
Costa
Nuno Borges
Carvalho
Nuno Borges
Carvalho
Américo
Correia
Nuno Borges
Carvalho
Nuno Borges
Carvalho
Title
SDR Instrumentation
Super Caps for Energy
Harvesting
Adaptive Flexible Spectrum
Usage Algorithms in
Heterogeneous Cell Deployment
Assessment and Design of
Multilateration
Telecommunication Systems
installed in NAV
Attitude Determination of Highly
Dynamic Fixed-wing UAVs
Cognitive Radio Systems for the
Efficient Sharing of TV White
Spaces with LTE
9/2011
10/2011
10/2011
10/2011
10/2011
10/2011
10/2011
10/2011
11/2011
11/2011
11/2011
11/2011
Data Rate Performance Gains in
UMTS Evolution to LTE at the
Cellular Level
11/2011
Energy efficient solutions based
on beamforming for UMTS and
LTE
11/2011
Experimental Study on Spectrum 11/2011
Sensing for Cognitive Radio
Networks
Impact Analysis of the Galileo
System Deployment
11/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
11/2011
João Vaz
Paulo Gomes
Monolithic Power Combiners in
CMOS technologies for WLAN
applications
Fernando
Nunes
Afonso Rodrigues
Gonçalves
Navegação e Determinação de
11/2011
Atitude em Aeronaves Através de
Múltiplos Receptores GNSS
Performance Evaluation of
11/2011
UMTS/HSPA+ Data Transmission
for Indoor Coverage
Luís M. Correia Ricardo Batista
Rafael
Caldeirinha
Filipe Marques
Raimundo
João Carlos
Silva
Antero Correia
Luís M. Correia Pedro Tareco
José Sanguino
Tiago Vicente
Berlinga de
Almeida dos
Santos Barroso
Sistema de Comunicação entre
11/2011
Pedro Amado Assunção,
Veículos com Integração
Luis Conde Bento
Sensorial
Synchronization for FDE systems 11/2011
using Orthogonal Sequences
WiMAX Capacity vs. Channel
11/2011
Bandwidth
António Rodrigues
Development of a Firefighting
Coordination Positioning
Framework
Susana Mota
Energy efficient solutions in
12/2011
GSM/UMTS based on traffic
profiling models
Estudo exploratório da
12/2011
informação espacial-temporal do
canal rádio
12/2011
Implementação de um sistema
MIMO em FPGA
Luís M. Correia Digo Silva
Armando
Rocha
Miriam Martinez
Baez
Jorge Tiago
Pedro Renato
Pereira Mogas da
Tavares Pinho
Silva
12/2011
Pseudorandom sequence
12/2011
performance of a nonlinear CDMA
system
Armando
Marco André
Receptor de propagação para
12/2011
José Carlos Neves
Rocha
Almeida Sousa
satélite Alphasat
Arnaldo Silva Rodrigues
12/2011
João Nuno
Diogo José Simões
SDR emitter applied to DSRC
de Oliveira, Ricardo
Matos
Mrtins
communications
Matos Abreu
Arnaldo Silva Rodrigues
12/2011
João Nuno
Pedro Filipe Vieira
SDR receiver applied to DSRC
de Oliveira, Ricardo
Matos
Rito
communications
Matos Abreu
Armando
José António
Sistema Multi-Antena para
12/2011
Susana Mota
Rocha
Negro
Medição Canal Rádio Direccional
Francisco
Miguel Viegas da
12/2011
Pedro Amaro Sebastião Smart Link Planning Tool
Cercas
Costa
Rafael
Performance Optimisation in 3D 2/2012
Tiago Figueirinha Telmo Fernandes
Caldeirinha
TV Broadcasting Services
Francisco
Gonçalo Jorge
Propagation model generalization 2/2012
Pedro Amaro Sebastião
Cercas
Domingues Bastos
including tunels (co-supervision)
João Costa
Monolithic Active Inductors in
Joaquim Ferreira Jorge Paulo Alves Torres
3/2012
Freire
Silicon
António
Duarte Garrido
Telecommunications market
4/2012
Rodrigues
Gameiro
characterization
Ricardo João do
Aircraft Automatic Positioning
José Sanguino
António Rodrigues
5/2012
Carmo Plácido
Transponder System
Carlos Cardoso
Jorge Rodrigues da
Antenas impressas com tintas
Luís Almeida
5/2012
Fernandes
Costa
orgânicas para RFID passivo
Francisco
Cercas
Ângelo Tomé
Penha da Luz
Rui Miguel Henriques
Dias Morgado Dinis
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Carlos Cardoso Valter Santos
Fernandes
Matos
Jorge Rodrigues da
Costa
Carlos Cardoso
Nuno Santos
Fernandes
Jorge Rodrigues da
Costa
Carlos Cardoso André Generoso
Fernandes
Santiago
Jorge Rodrigues da
Costa
José Sanguino Nizar Venturini
Ricardo Jorge
Fernandes Chaves
José Sanguino
Nelson Flavio de
Cintra Correia
António Rodrigues
José Sanguino
Filipe de Oliveira
Salgueiro
António Rodrigues
José Sanguino
João Miguel
Mendes Cóias
Paulo Oliveira
Rafael
Caldeirinha
Nuno Leonor
Telmo Fernandes
Pedro Amaro
Sebastião
Carlos Lima
Francisco Cercas
José Carlos
Pedro
Filipe Miguel
Esturrenho
Barradas
Pedro Miguel Cabral
Nuno Souto
João Pedro Horta
Simões
Armando
Rocha
Marco
Alexandre
Ribeiro
Pedro Miguel
Lavrador
Flávio Silvestre
Carlos Diogo
Baptista Duque
Nuno Oliveira
Title
End
Date
Antenas para a nova geração de
sistemas UWB-RFID
5/2012
Antenas para auto-confinamento
da detecção em aplicações UHFRFID
Antenas para redes de sensores
corporais
Autonomous system for track
athletics guidance for the visual
impaired
Distributed Remote Tracking and
Surveillance for Covert
Operations
Evaluation of GPS Receiver
Autonomous Integrity Monitoring
Algorithms
Navegação Descentralizada de
Formações de Aeronaves com
Redes de Telecomunicações
5/2012
5/2012
5/2012
5/2012
5/2012
5/2012
A ray tracing based model using
point scatterers for doubly
7/2012
selective radio channels
Application for Remote Piloted
Semi-Autonomous Aerial
7/2012
Surveillance System Using
Terrestrial Wireless Networks
Using Android Software
Circuitos Electrónicos Baseados
em Dispositivos Paramétricos
7/2012
Design and Implementation of an
Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor 7/2012
Network for Building/Home
Automation
Arnaldo Silva Rodrigues Detector Digital Síncrono de Sinal
de Oliveira
CW baseado em FPGA
7/2012
Domotic interaction with the
Nuno Souto
human brain using EEG
7/2012
thecnologies
Efficient Amplification in
MultiStandard Wireless Networks 7/2012
Estimativa das Contribuições de
Jose Neves
Chuva e Gelo na Despolarização 7/2012
Terra-Satélite
Implementation of sub-urban
radio coverage prediction
7/2012
methods using GIS
Armando
Rocha
´Flávio Miguel da
Silva Jorge
Luís Cruz
João Tiago dos
Santos Martins
Luís Cruz
David Marques
Implementation of urban radio
coverage prediction methods
using GIS
7/2012
António Topa
Pedro Miguel Elói
Aleluia Carrasco
Gonçalves
Pulse propagation in fiber optics
7/2012
Nuno Souto
Diogo Filipe
Ferreira das Neves
Reliable Monitoring and Control
of Home/Building appliances
using a Wireless Personal Area
Network
7/2012
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Pedro Renato Cláudio Alves da
Tavares Pinho Silva
Pedro Vieira
Nuno Porteira
Pedro Vieira
Carla Oliveira
António
Rodrigues
António
Rodrigues
António
Rodrigues
António
Rodrigues
Análise de Desempenho em
Sistemas MIMO Coordenados
9/2012
Multi-utilizador para Mobile
WiMAX 802.16m
Aumento de Capacidade em
Sistemas MU-MIMO Coordenados 9/2012
para Advanced LTE
Simão Fernandes
Lopes Marques
Neeli R. Prasad
Eduardo
Duarte Garrido
Gameiro
André Miguel
Vieira Rodrigues
Miguel Arantes
Moreira Alexandre
Pedro Renato Luís Pedro Couto
Tavares Pinho Antunes
Nuno Emanuel
Cabral Monteiro
João Vaz
Jean-Francois
Mousinho
António
Rodrigues
João Martins Minas
da Piedade
Pedro Vieira
Pedro Santos
Pedro Renato
Tavares Pinho
António
Rodrigues
Ricardo Miguel
Romão Gonçalves
Francisco de
Neeli R. Prasad
Castro Paisana
João Vaz
José Nogueira
António
Rodrigues
Pedro Brasão
António
Rodrigues
Jorge
Rodrigues da
Costa
Impact of femtocell introduction
in operational mobile networks
Planeamento e Optimização de
Femto-células em Ambiente
Residencial e Empresarial
José Sanguino
José Mário Martins
Dias Valente
Duarte Fonseca
Carlos Cardoso
Fernandes
Reconfigurable antenna
Spectrum Sensing Algorithms
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
The receiver analysis and design
9/2012
from a system point of view
VSAT satellite network systems
application to broadband access
9/2012
services
Cognitive wireless regional area
networks
10/2012
GPS Ground Base Antenna for
Precision Positioning
10/2012
Impact of mobile data evolution
in telecommunications networks
10/2012
and its sustainability
Paulo Aníbal
Pereira Serra de
Magalães Corrêa
Joana Silva
Cell load balancing in
heterogeneous scenario
Characterization of the
telecommunications market
Comparative studies of classic
and cloud computer technologies
Compatibility between private
mobile radio service equipment
Condicionamento de transmissão
em redes sem fios para
aplicações de localização e
cronometragem
Femto/pico basestation
Neeli R. Prasad
deployment risk assessment
Fully integration of switched
Pedro Mendonça Santos regulators in CMOS Technology
António
Rodrigues
António
Rodrigues
Jorge
Rodrigues da
Costa
End
Date
Analisador de espectros baseado
9/2012
em SDR
Análise de Desempenho em
Redes Móveis Long Term
9/2012
Evolution
João Nascimento
Pedro Vieira
Title
Carlos Cardoso
Fernandes
Lens-based steerable-beam
compact antenas for Ka-Band
ground terminals
10/2012
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Supervisor
Student
António
Rodrigues
Sérgio Galveia
Nunes
António
Rodrigues
Vítor Manuel
Ferreira Fonseca
Co- Supervisors
Nuno Cota
Pedro Rui Ceia dos
António Rodrigues
Santos
Frederico Miguel
de Azevedo
Ricardo Jorge
José Sanguino
António Machado Fernandes Chaves
da Silva
José Sanguino
José Sanguino
António
Pedro Manuel
Rodrigues,Teresa
Figueiredo e Silva
Ferreira
João Nuno
Matos
João Felgueiras
Pedro Renato Tavares
Pinho
José Manuel
José Sanguino Mateus de Jesus
António Rodrigues
Moreira
João Halm Gomes
José Sanguino
António Rodrigues
da Costa
Nuno Borges
Fábio rico
Carvalho
José Sanguino Pedro Ferrão
Américo
Correia
António Rodrigues
Gil Dias
José Sanguino Sandro Borim Neto António Rodrigues
Title
Multi-cell coordination in LTE
systems using beamforming
techniques
QoS mechanisms analysis in
present mobile networks and in
LTE
Filipe Jorge Bolas
Casal Ribeiro
10/2012
10/2012
Assisted Navigation Based On
V2V Communications and GPS
11/2012
Autonomous Train Collision
Detection System
11/2012
Detection and correction of cycle
slips in GNSS carrier phase
11/2012
measurements using low-cost
IMU measurements
From dishes antennas to planar
structures, applied to satellite
11/2012
communications
Geo-Location in Social Networks 11/2012
GPS-based Electronic Monitoring
11/2012
for Law Enforcement Applications
Location system for the
11/2012
University Campus
Positioning and Navigation in
11/2012
Multi-Constellation Scenarios
Uso de Repetidores na Rede LTE 11/2012
Web Platform for the
Performance Assessment of
GNSS Positioning Algorithms
Rui Miguel Henriques
BS cooperation for system
Dias Morgado Dinis,
performance enhancement
Pedro Amaro Sebastião
Development of a new control
Francisco
João Carlos
Pedro Amaro Sebastião station for satellite
Cercas
Martinho Pires
communications
Técnicas de detecção para o
Adão Silva
Eduardo Conde
Atílio Gameiro
sistema LTE no sentido
ascendente
Técnicas de Processamento com
Adão Silva
Pedro Dias
Atílio Gameiro
Múltiplas Antenas Para o Sistema
LTE
Schedduling for Distribted
Atílio Gameiro Eduardo Castaned
wireless networks
Francisco
Cercas
End
Date
11/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
1/2014
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PhD Theses
Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Atílio Gameiro Shahid Mumtaz
Atílio Gameiro Sara Teodoro
Adão Silva
José Bioucas
Sonia Pelizzari
Dias
Francisco
Cercas
Marco Alexandre
Cravo Gomes
Carlos Paiva
Marco Alexandre
Ribeiro
Vitor Manuel Mendes
Silva
José Bioucas
Gonçalo Valadão
Dias
Fernando
Nunes
Nuria Blanco
Delgado
Américo
Correia
Alberto Amaral
Lopes
Nuno Souto, António
Rodrigues
Orlando Manuel
Brito Cabral
Carlos Paiva
João Carlos Roquete
Afonso Barbosa
Fidalgo Canto
Fernando
Nunes
Teresa Araújo
Pedro Pedrosa
Atílio Gameiro Andreia Moço
Rafael
Caldeirinha
Rui Miguel Henriques
Dias Morgado Dinis
Rui Miguel Henriques
Dias Morgado Dinis
Adão Silva,
Miqdad ALSérgio Morgadinho
Nuaimi,Telmo
Rebelo
Fernandes
Nuno Borges
Hugo Cravo Gomes
Carvalho
End
Date
Cross layer Optimization Techniques
1/2011
in 4G networks
Distributed Coding in Cooperative
1/2011
Diversity Systems
Oil Slick Surveillance Using ASAR
1/2011
and MERIS Data
Magnitude Modulation for peak
power control in single carrier
4/2011
communication systems (cosupervision)
Clifford Algebras and
Electromagnetism: Towards an
5/2011
Equivalence Principle for
Electromagnetics
Absolute Phase Estimation
Fernando J.
Velez
Fernando
Nunes
Title
Signal Processing Techniques in
Modern Multi-Constellation GNSS
Receivers
Capacity-approaching codes with
low implementation complexity,
Capacity-approaching codes with
low implementation complexity
6/2011
6/2011
9/2011
Optimization of the Interoperability
and Dynamic Spectrum
Management in Mobile
9/2011
Communications Systems Beyond
3G
Electromagnetic Wave Propagation
in Metamaterials: Reflection,
Transmission and Waveguiding
Problems, Electromagnetic Wave
12/2011
Propagation in Metamaterials:
Reflection, Transmission and
Waveguiding Problems
Analytical Evaluation of Nonlinear
Distortion Effects in Multicarrier
Signals, Analytical Evaluation of
1/2012
Nonlinear Distortion Effects in
Multicarrier Signals
Joint Frequency-domain
Equalization and Fine Decisiondirected Carrier Synchronization for
Single-Carrier Modulation, Joint
1/2012
Frequency-domain Equalization and
Fine Decision-directed Carrier
Synchronization for Single-Carrier
Modulation
Cooperative Techniques for Wireless
communications
2/2012
Time-varying wideband channel
model for propagation of
radiowaves in vegetation media
Interference Minimization in RF
Front-ends, Interference
Minimization in RF Front-ends
2/2012
3/2012
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Supervisor
Mário
Silveirinha
Luís M.
Correia
Fernando J.
Velez
Fernando J.
Velez
António
Rodrigues
Maria João
Rosário
Luís M.
Correia
Maria João
Rosário
Luís M.
Correia
Luís M.
Correia
Luís M.
Correia
Arnaldo Silva
Rodrigues de
Oliveira
Student
Tiago André
Nogueira Morgado
Subwavelenth Imaging with
Microstructured Materials
Common Radio Resource
Management in Integrated 4G
Mobile Communication Systems
João Miguel dos
Cross-layer Optimisation of Routing
Santos Mercante
Protocols for Ad-hoc and Wireless
Ferro
Sensor Networks
Enhanced Two-Phase Contention
Luís Miguel Moreira
António Sérgio Lebres window MAC Protocol for Wireless
Borges
Sensor Networks Applications
Novel Cooperative Spectrum
Nuno Manuel de
Ramjee Prasad,Neeli R.
Sensing Methods and their
Matos Pratas
Prasad
Limitations
CMOS self-oscillator mixer for 5GHz
applications, CMOS self-oscillator
Luís Miguel Moreira
mixer for 5GHz applications, CMOS
João Vaz
Mendes
self-oscillator mixer for 5GHz
applications, CMOS self-oscillator
mixer for 5GHz applications
Common Radio Resource
Filipe Duarte dos
Luísa Caeiro
Management in Heterogeneous
Santos Cardoso
Networks
Fernando dos
Integrated Receiver in CMOS
Fernando Fortes
Santos Azevedo
technology
Carla Oliveira
MIMO in Body Area Networks
Radio Channel Models for MIMO
Systems
Radio Resources Management in
Wireless Mesh Networks
Cesaltina Ricardo
Lúcio Ferrreira
Nelson José Valente
Nuno Borges Carvalho
Silva
Adão Silva
Rui Filipe Rosa
Paulo
Atílio Gameiro Daniel Castanheira
3/2012
4/2012
6/2012
6/2012
6/2012
7/2012
7/2012
7/2012
7/2012
7/2012
7/2012
Channel Estimation And Parameter
Acquisition Systems Employing
9/2012
Cooperative Diversity
9/2012
MAC / Network and RRM algorithms
and protocols in cooperative
9/2012
diversity communication
Efficient Multi-mode Software
Defined Radios Design
Nuno Borges
Pedro Miguel Cruz
Carvalho
Mário Rui Silveira
Pereira
End
Date
Arquitecturas Reconfiguráveis para
9/2012
Rádios Controlados por Software
Dimensioning of Mobile and
Wireless Communication Systems
with Relays in the Context of 4G
Coexistence
Atílio Gameiro Kazi Huq
Henrique
Salgado
Title
António Serrador
Atílio Gameiro Darlene Neves
Fernando J.
Velez
Co- Supervisors
José Rocha Pereira
Electromagnetic bandgap
components and antennas for
broadband communications,
10/2012
10/2012
Interference cancellation techniques
and Resource Allocation for
distributed cellular systems
10/2012
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Supervisor
Mário
Silveirinha
Student
Co- Supervisors
Microstructured High Impedance
João Tiago de
Figueiredo e Costa
Nuno Borges Nelson José Valente
Carvalho
da Silva
Atílio Gameiro Reza Holakouei
Adão Silva
Henrique
Salgado
Qi Luo
José Rocha Pereira
Francisco
Cercas
Nuno Miguel de
Figueiredo Garrido
Francisco Cercas,
Augusto Albuquerque
Pedro Miguel
Filipe Rodrigues
Cabral
Luís M.
Correia
José Carlos
Pedro
Francisco
Cercas
João Nuno
Matos
Jonathan
Rodriguez
Gonzalez
José Carlos Pedro
Michal Mackowiak
Hugo Miguel Santos
Telmo Reis Cunha
Teixeira
Roberto Dimas do
Amaral
Tiago Hipkins
José A. Fonseca
Meireles
Anja Skrivervik
Manuel Violas Senka Hadzicl
Jonathan Rodriguez
Gonzalez
Atílio Gameiro Eduardo Castaned
António
Navarro
António
Rodrigues
Michel
Celestino
Paiva Ferreira
Ivo Luís de la Cerda
Maria Paula Queluz
Garcia e Sousa
Nalluri Purnachand Luis Nero Alves
Nuno António Fraga
Juliano Cota
Hugo Conceição
Fernando J.
Velez
Norberto José Gil
Barroca
Jonathan
Rodriguez
Gonzalez
Firooz B. Saghezchi
Manuel Violas George Matthew
Fernando J.
Velez
Daniel Luís Silveira
Robalo
Antenna Substrates
Reconfigured Architectures for
Software Defined Radio
Virtual MIMO Techniques for
Distributed Broadband Wireless
systems (DBWS)
Design Synthesis and
Miniaturization of Multiband and
Reconfigurable Microstrip Antenna
for Future Wireless Applications
Design of Adaptive Analog Filters
for Magnetic Front-End Read
Channels (co-supervision)
Electrónica para comunicações sem
fios: Amplificadores de Rádio
Eficientes
Modelling MIMO Systems in Body
Area Networks in Outdoors
Nonlinear Behavioural Modelling of
Mixed Signal RF-Digital I/O Devices
Terrestrial Digital Television and
new market opportunities
Wireless Communications for
Assistive Technologies
Cooperative Positioning for
Heterogeneous Wireless Systems
Senka Hadzic
António Alves Nuno Miguel Faria
Moreira
Pires
António
Rodrigues
Title
O. K. Tonguz
Antennas for integration into small
personal terminals and Ultra-wide
band antennas
Cooperative positioning for
heterogeneous wireless systems
Candidate: Senka
System Level Simulation
MIMO techniques in future high
capacity wireless communication
systems
Motion Estimation and its Hardware
Implementation
Automatic Radio Resource
Management for 4G Networks
Distributed Control of Road Traffic
based on Vehicular Ad Hoc
Networking
Innovative Energy-efficient Sensor
Medium Access Control and Routing
Protocols
MAP-Tele
Jonathan Rodriguez
Gonzalez
Native P2P VoIP/Video
Communication over Autonomic
Wireless Network Infrastructures
End
Date
10/2012
10/2012
10/2012
11/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
2/2013
2/2013
2/2013
2/2013
3/2013
3/2013
6/2013
9/2013
9/2013
9/2013
9/2013
Planning of Opportunistic Spectrum
Sharing Heterogeneous Networks
9/2013
with QoE Optimization
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Supervisor
Custódio
Peixeiro
Student
Co- Supervisors
Rafal Glogowski
Title
Printed Millimetre Wave Antennas
Secure and Reliable Communication
Infrastructure for IP-Based
Emergency Applications - Map-i
Program
Nuno Borges
Pedro Renato Tavares Antennas for high resolution
Luis Bras
Carvalho
Pinho
location
Nuno Borges
Figures of Merit for the Wireless
José Pedro borrego
Carvalho
White Spaces
José Carlos
Behavioural Modelling of HighWael Dghais
Telmo Reis Cunha
Pedro
Speed Digital Devices
João Costa
Mário Jorge Simão
Modelling of Passice Structures on
Pedro Mendonça Santos
Freire
de Assunção
Silicon Technologies
José Carlos
Sérgio Carlos da
Multi-Standard Reconfigurable
Pedro Miguel Cabral
Pedro
Conceição Pires
Wireless Transmitter Architectures
Primary-Secondary Spectrum
Rathapon
Sharing in the Presence of Primary
Luís M.
Saruthirathanawora
Transmissions: Feasibility Study in
Correia
kun
Cellular Bands and Radar Bands,
and Policy Implications
Reducing primary energy
João Costa
António Manuel
consumption through lower power
Pedro Mendonça Santos
Freire
Sequeira Abreu
losses of electrical transmission and
distribution systems
Michel
VANET-Based Traffic Information
Celestino
Ricardo Fernandes
Systems
Paiva Ferreira
Applications of Spacetime Algebra
Carlos Paiva Filipa Prudêncio
Sérgio Almeida Matos
in Electromagnetics
Decentralised control of stochastic
Michel
Zafeiris
processes with application to urban
Celestino
Cristina Olaverri
Kokkinogenis
traffic control
Paiva Ferreira
Jonathan
Rodriguez
Gonzalez
Vahid Nazari
Talooki
9/2013
10/2013
10/2013
10/2013
12/2013
12/2013
12/2013
12/2013
12/2013
12/2013
1/2014
1/2014
Amplificadores de Potência AutoOscilantes em Transmissores de
Comunicações Sem Fios
9/2014
Victor Sucasas
Iglésias
Electronic Engineering
9/2014
Riccardo Bassoli
Electronic Engineering
9/2014
Mário
Silveirinha
David Emanuel Dias
Fernandes
Manipulating the electromagnetic
field in the nanoscale with nonlinear
9/2014
metamaterials
José
Sanguino
Carlos Miguel
Sendas Pires
José Carlos
Pedro
Jonathan
Rodriguez
Gonzalez
Jonathan
Rodriguez
Gonzalez
Manuel Joaquim
Campos Mendes
Nunes Duarte
End
Date
Pedro Miguel Cabral
Nuno Borges
Eduardo Bolas
Carvalho
Jonathan
Rodriguez
Gonzalez
Muhammad Alam
Américo
Correia
Carlos Reis
Real-time Kinematic Positioning in
Urban Environments
9/2014
Cognitive Radio for Military
Applications
10/2014
Cognitive Networks for Green and
Seamless User Mobility - MAP-i
Program
Nuno Souto
Comunicação multi-hop com LTEAdvanced
11/2014
11/2014
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
António
Rodrigues
André Eduardo
Ponciano Martins
Pedro Vieira
João Nuno
Matos
Tiago Miguel
Valente Varum
Pedro Renato Tavares
Pinho
David Ferreira
Telmo Fernandes
Rafael
Caldeirinha
Fernando
Nunes
Luís M.
Correia
José Marçal
Eduardo Sá
Nuno Borges
Ricardo Fernandes
Carvalho
Nuno Borges
Alírio boaventura
Carvalho
Nuno Souto
Luís Gonçalves
Nuno Borges
Carvalho,João Nuno
Matos
Joaquim Oliveira
Jorge
Ana Catarina Caniço Carlos Cardoso
Rodrigues da
Cruz
Fernandes
Costa
Pedro Miguel Luis Carlos Cotimos
José Carlos Pedro
Cabral
Nunes
Luís M.
Correia
Sina Khatibi
João Vaz
Marco António da
Mota Carvalho Silva
Pereira
Custódio
Peixeiro
Hamed Hasani
Francisco
Cercas
Rui Manuel Sousa
Rodrigues
Coordinated multiuser MIMO
enhancement for LTE advanced
wireless networks
Beamforming antenna for satellite
communications
End
Date
11/2014
12/2014
RF transparency control of building
12/2014
wall structures
Vector Structures in GNSS
1/2015
Receivers
Energy Efficient Self Organising
Network Mechanisms for Next
3/2015
Generation Mobile Networks
Passive Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Power Transmission
Solutions for Wireless
Communications
Optimal Planning of Femtocells in
Pedro Amaro Sebastião
LTE-Advanced
Carlos
Jorge Rodrigues da
Cardoso
Andela Zaric
Costa
Fernandes
António Alves
Mohsen Koohestani Anja Skrivervik
Moreira
João Vaz
Title
Antennas for Localization and
Identification Systems
Compact and integrated antennas
for portable applications
Estudo e implementação de
moduladores de fase para
amplificadores polares
Lens-based Focal Plane Antenna
Arrays for Imaging Systems
Mecanismos de geração e controlo
da distorção não-linear em
amplificadores Doherty.
Radio Resource Management
Strategies in
3/2015
4/2015
5/2015
9/2015
9/2015
9/2015
9/2015
9/2015
9/2015
Power amplifiers for wireless
communications
10/2015
Juan R. Mosig
Reflectarrays of Printed Elements
10/2015
Rui Miguel Henriques
Dias Morgado Dinis
Synchronization and Channel
Estimation for Nonlinear OQPSK
Schemes
12/2015
Table 13 – List of PhD Theses running in the Wireless Communications Area during 2011
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4.1.6
Publications
Antennas
Book Chapters
- Oliveira, C.; " Body Communications " - Chapter in Pervasive Mobile & Ambient
Wireless Communications , Roberto Verdone , Springer , (to be published) , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Koohestani, M.; M. Akbari; J. Khalilpour; " A New Compact Dual-Wideband Printed
Monopole Antenna for WLAN/WiMAX Applications ", Intrnl. Journal of RF and
Microwave Computer Aided-Engineering , Vol. 21 , No. 6 , pp. 674 - 679 ,
November , 2011 .
- Akbari, M.; M. Koohestani; Ch. Ghobadi; J. Nourinia; " A New Compact Planar
UWB Monopole Antenna ", Intrnl. Journal of RF and Microwave Computer AidedEngineering , Vol. 21 , No. 2 , pp. 216 - 220 , March , 2011 .
- Khalilpour, J.; M. Akbari; M. Koohestani; " Adjustment of Waveguide Power
Divider Properties by Changing the Dimension of S-shaped Ring Resonators ",
Intrnl. Journal of Electronics , Vol. 2 , No. 3 , pp. 7 - 11 , September , 2011 .
- Amaral, F.; R. Dinis; P. M. Montezuma; " Approaching the MFB with Block
Transmission Techniques ", European Trans. on Telecommunications , August ,
2011 .
- Luo, Q. L.; J. R. Pereira; H. Salgado; " Compact Printed Monopole Antenna With
Chip Inductor for WLAN ", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters , Vol. 10
, No. 10 , pp. 880 - 883 , August , 2011 .
- Amaral, F.; R. Dinis; P. M. Montezuma; " Estimation of the Feedback Reliability for
IB-DFE Receivers ", ISRN Communications and Networking Journal , Vol. 2011 ,
June , 2011 .
- Costa, J.R.; E.B. Lima; C. R. Medeiros; C. A. Fernandes; " Evaluation of a New
Wideband Slot Array for MIMO Performance Enhancement in Indoor WLANs ", IEEE
Trans. on Antennas and Propagation , Vol. 59 , No. 4 , pp. 1200 - 1206 , April ,
2011 .
- Varum, T.; J. N. Matos; P.T. Pinho; R. Abreu; A.O. Oliveira; J.A. Alves; "
Microstrip Antenna Array for Multiband Dedicated Short Range Communications ",
Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters , Vol. 53 , No. 12 , pp. 2794 - 2796 ,
December , 2011 .
- Serra, C. C. ; C. R. Medeiros; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; " Mirror-integrated
Transparent Antenna for RFID Application ", IEEE Antennas and Wireless
Propagation Letters , Vol. 10 , pp. 776 - 779 , September , 2011 .
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- Medeiros, C. R.; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; " Passive UHF RFID Tag for Airport
Suitcase Tracking and Identification ", IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation
Letters , Vol. 10 , No. s/n , pp. 123 - 126 , March , 2011 .
- Medeiros, C. R.; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; " RFID Reader Antennas For Tag
Detection in Self-Confined Volumes at UHF ", IEEE Antennas and Propagation
Magazine , Vol. 53 , No. 2 , pp. 39 - 50 , April , 2011 .
- Morgado, T. A.; J. Marcos; M. Silveirinha; S. Maslovski ; " Ultraconfined Interlaced
Plasmons ", Physical Review Letters , Vol. 107 , No. 063903 , pp. 1 - 4 , August ,
2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Costa, J.R.; E.B. Lima; C. R. Medeiros; C. A. Fernandes; " 2×2 Dual Linear
Polarization Wideband Slot Array ", Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation
- EUCAP , Rome , Italy , Vol. - , pp. 355 - 358 , April , 2011 .
Mackowiak, M.; C. Oliveira; L. M. Correia; " A Statistical Analysis of the Influence
of the Human Body on the Radiation Pattern of Wearable Antennas ", Proc IEEE
International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC ,
Toronto , Canada , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 , September , 2011 .
Amaral, F.; R. Dinis; P. M. Montezuma; " Approaching the Matched Filter Bound
with Coded OFDM and SC-FDE Schemes ", Proc IEEE Military Communications Conf.
- MILCOM , Baltimore, MD , United States , November , 2011 .
Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; T.R. Fernandes; D. Ferreira; " Automatic Antenna Alignment
System (A3S) ", Proc CETC2011- Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and
Computers , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , November , 2011 .
Pinho, P.T.; C.M. Mendes; N. Amaro; " Bending effects on a textile microstrip
antenna ", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp. , Spokane , United States ,
Vol. 1 , July , 2011 .
Oliveira, C.; M. Mackowiak; L. M. Correia; " Challenges for Body Area Networks
Concerning Radio Aspects ", Proc European Wireless - EW , Wien , Austria , April ,
2011 .
- Oliveira, C.; Lopes,C. Lopes; M. Mackowiak; L. M. Correia; " Characterisation of
On-Body Communications at 2.45 GHz ", Proc International Conf. on Body Area
Networks - BodyNets , Beijing , China , November , 2011 .
Glogowski, R.G.; JFZ Zurcher; JM Mosig; C. Peixeiro; " Circularly polarized
aperture coupled stacked patch antenna element for Ka-band ", Proc IEEE APS/URSI International Symp. , Spokane , United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , July ,
2011 .
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Luo, Q. L.; H. Salgado; J. R. Pereira; " Compact printed C-shaped monopole
antenna with chip inductor ", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp. , Spokane ,
United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 156 - 159 , July , 2011 .
- Fernandes, C. A.; E.B. Lima; J.R. Costa; " Double-shell Modified Extended
Hemispherical Lens Feed for Reflectors in Scanning ", Proc European Conf. on
Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP , Rome , Italy , pp. 3850 - 3854 , April , 2011 .
- Amaral, F.; R. Dinis; P. M. Montezuma; " Efficient Channel Estimation for OFDM
and SC-FDE Schemes ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Computer Communication
and Networks - ICCCN , Maui, Hawaii , United States , August , 2011 .
- Amaral, F.; R. Dinis; P. M. Montezuma; " Efficient Channel Estimation for Single
Frequency Broadcast Systems ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall ,
San Francisco , United States , September , 2011 .
- Amaral, F.; R. Dinis; P. M. Montezuma; " Estimation of the Feedback Reliability for
IB-DFE Receivers ", Proc IASTED International Conf. on Signal Processing, Pattern
Recognition and Applications - SPPRA , Innsbruck , Austria , February , 2011 .
- Costa, J.R.; E.B. Lima; C. R. Medeiros; C. A. Fernandes; " Impact of a New
Wideband Slot Array on MIMO Indoor System Performance ", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI
International Symp. , Spokane , United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 2208 - 2211 , July ,
2011 .
- Pires, N.; M. Letizia; S. B. Boyes; Y. L. Lu; A. Skrivervik; A. A. Moreira; "
Improved Design of an Ultra Wideband Universal Serial Bus Device Mounted
Antenna Based on Comparative Radiation Efficiency Measurements ", Proc European
Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP , Rome , Italy , pp. 1430 - 1434 , April ,
2011 .
- Brás, L.; N.B.C. Carvalho; P.T. Pinho; " Improved Sectorised Antenna for Indoor
Localization Systems ", Proc European Microwave Week/European Microwave Conf.
, Manchester , United Kingdom , Vol. , pp. 1 - 4 , October , 2011 .
- Fernandes, D.F.; J. Marcos; S. Maslovski ; M. Silveirinha; " Measurement of the
Specific Absorption Rate using a single electric field sensor ", Proc EUROCON and
CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Varum, T.; J. N. Matos; P.T. Pinho; R. Abreu; " Microstrip antenna for vehicular
communications with improved axial ratio band ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE
2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Santos, V.; K.G. Garcia ; F. Lopes; " Microstrip Antennas Experiments for Digital
Television Reception ", Proc Portuguese-Spanish Conf. in Electrical Engineering ,
Ponta Delgada , Portugal , Vol. I , pp. 1 - 4 , June , 2011 .
- Peixeiro, C.; " Microstrip Patch Antennas: An Historical Perspective of the
Development ", Proc International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conf. - IMOC ,
Natal , Brazil , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , November , 2011 .
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- Mackowiak, M.; L. M. Correia; " Modelling the Influence of Body Dynamics on the
Radiation Pattern of Wearable Antennas in Off-Body Radio Channels ", Proc URSI
General Assembly , Garmisch-Partenkirchen , Germany , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , March ,
2011 .
- Amaral, F.; R. Dinis; P. M. Montezuma; " On the Design of Frequency-Domain
Receivers for SFN Where the Transmitters Have Different CFO ", Proc IEEE Military
Communications Conf. - MILCOM , Baltimore, MD , United States , November ,
2011 .
- Costa, J.R.; E.B. Lima; C. A. Fernandes; " Optimized Design of a Double-Shell
Integrated Lens Antenna ", Proc ESA Worshop on Millimetre Wave Technology and
Application , Espoo , Finland , May , 2011 .
- Peixeiro, C.; " Patch Antennas for BAN/PAN Applications at 2.45 GHz ", Proc IEEE
II Conference on Telecommunications - CONATEL 2011 , Arequipa , Peru , Vol. 1 ,
pp. 1 - 5 , May , 2011 .
- Brás, L.; N.B.C. Carvalho; P.T. Pinho; " Patch-Excited Horn Antenna Array for
Localization Systems ", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp. , Spokane ,
United States , pp. 1 - 4 , July , 2011 .
- Pinho, P.T.; P.T. Pinho; " Performance of microstrip antennas in the presence of
EBG in an indoor localization system ", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp. ,
Spokane , United States , Vol. 1 , July , 2011 .
- Varum, T.; J. N. Matos; P.T. Pinho; " Printed antenna for On-Board Unit of a DSRC
System ", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp. , Spokane , United States ,
Vol. , pp. 457 - 460 , July , 2011 .
- Amaral, F.; R. Dinis; P. M. Montezuma; " Receiver Design for Single-Frequency
Networks with Fast-Varying Channels ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. VTC-Fall , San Francisco , United States , September , 2011 .
- Pires, N.; M. Letizia; S. B. Boyes; Y. L. Lu; A. Skrivervik; A. A. Moreira; "
Simulation and Measurements of Ultra-Wideband Antenna Radiation Efficiency ",
Proc Encuentro Ibérico de Electromagnetismo Computacional - EIEC , Sesimbra ,
Portugal , pp. 61 - 62 , November , 2011 .
- Serra, C. C. ; C. R. Medeiros; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; " Study of Transparent
Antennas for RFID ", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp. , Spokane , United
States , July , 2011 .
- Fernandes, C. A.; E.B. Lima; J.R. Costa; " Tapered Waveguide Feed for Integrated
Dielectric Lens Antenna Performance Evaluation ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE
2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Medeiros, C. R.; C. C. Serra; C. A. Fernandes; J.R. Costa; " UHF RFID Cabinet ",
Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp. , Spokane , United States , Vol. 1 , pp.
1429 - 1432 , July , 2011 .
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Project Reports
- Glogowski, R.G.; JFZ Zurcher; JM Mosig; " Ka-band Payload Data Downlink
Antennas Definition for Earth Observation ", ESA , ESA AO/1-6057/09/NL/ST , June
, 2011 .
CIRCUITS AND DEVICES
Book Chapters
- Pereira, J. R.; P.T. Pinho; " Using the Smith chart in an E-learning approach " Chapter in E-Learning / Book 2 , Prof. Adilson Guelfi, Laboratory of Integrated
Systems, Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo, Brazil , In-Tech , ,
2011.
Papers in Journals
- Silva, T.; L. A Cruz; L. Agostini; " A Novel Macroblock-Level Filtering Upsampling
Architecture for H.264/AVC Scalable Extension ", Journal of Integrated Circuits and
Systems , Vol. 1 , No. 6 , pp. 43 - 49 , March , 2011 .
- Stievano, I. S.; L. Rigazio; F. Canavero; T.R. Cunha; J. C. Pedro; H. Teixeira; A.
Girardi; R. Izzi; F. Vitale; " Behavioral modeling of IC memories from measured
data ", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement , Vol. 60 , No. 10 , pp.
3471 - 3479 , October , 2011 .
- Cunha, T.R.; H. Teixeira; J. C. Pedro; I. S. Stievano; L. Rigazio; F. Canavero; R.
Izzi; F. Vitale; A. Girardi; " Validation by measurements of an IC modeling
approach for SiP applications ", IEEE Trans. on Components, Packaging and
Manufacturing Technology , Vol. 1 , No. 8 , pp. 1214 - 1225 , August , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Azevedo, A.F.; F. Fortes; M. J. Rosário; " A 1.8V/5.2GHz WLAN CMOS RFIC
Receiver ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. I , pp. 1 4 , April , 2011 .
- Ribeiro, R. F. Ribeiro; L.M. Mendes; J.M.C.V. Vaz; M. J. Rosário; J. Costa Freire; "
A 130 nm CMOS LNA for 30 GHz Applications ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE
2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Vaz, J.M.C.V.; J.M.C.V. Vaz; J.M.C.V. Vaz; " A 2.45 GHz 30 dBm Differential 0.18
ƒÊm CMOS Class•]E Power Amplifier with 42% PAE ", Proc Conf. on Design of
Circuits and Integrated Systems , Albufeira , Portugal , November , 2011 .
- Bergano , JB; A. Rocha; L. Cupido; D. Barbosa ; " A 5 GHz LNA for a radioastronomy experiment ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa , Portugal ,
pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
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- Fernandes, R. D.; N.B.C. Carvalho; J. N. Matos; " Design of a battery-free
wireless sensor node ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa , Portugal ,
Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Fernandes, R. D.; N.B.C. Carvalho; J. N. Matos; " Increasing the range of wireless
passive sensor nodes using multisines ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on RFIDTechnology and Applications , Barcelona , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 549 - 553 ,
September , 2011 .
- Cadete, F.C.; DG Guilherme; J.G. Guilherme; N.H. Horta; F.C. Cadete; "
Overcurrent Detection Circuit for Integrated Class-D Amplifiers ", Proc European
Conf. on Circuit Theory and Design , Linköping , Sweden , Vol. 1 , pp. 410 - 413 ,
September , 2011 .
- Gonçalves Lima, E.; T.R. Cunha; J. C. Pedro; " PM-AM/PM-PM distortions in
wireless transmitter behavioral modeling ", Proc IEEE International Symp. on
Microwave Theory and Tech. , Baltimore , United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , June ,
2011 .
- Cunha, T.R.; P.M.L. Lavrador; E. Gonçalves Lima; J. C. Pedro; " Rational functionbased model with memory for power amplifier behavioral modeling ", Proc
Integrated Non-linear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits Conf. - INMMIC ,
Wien , Austria , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Vaz, J.M.C.V.; " Switched Dual•-band CMOS LNA for 802.11b/g WLAN and
WiMAX Applications ", Proc Conf. on Design of Circuits and Integrated Systems ,
Albufeira , Portugal , November , 2011 .
PHYSICAL MODELLING AND WAVE PROPAGATION CHARACTERIZATION
Papers in Journals
- Maslovski , S.; M. Silveirinha; " Casimir forces at the threshold of the Cherenkov
effect ", Physical Review A , Vol. 84 , No. 062509 , pp. 1 - 7 , December , 2011 .
- Maslovski , S.; " Casimir repulsion in moving media ", Physical Review A , Vol. 84
, No. 022506 , pp. 1 - 16 , August , 2011 .
- Alù, A; A. D. Yaghjian; R. A. Shore; M. Silveirinha; " Causality relations in the
homogenization of metamaterials ", Physical Review B , Vol. 84 , No. 054305 , pp.
1 - 16 , August , 2011 .
- Kaipa, C. S. R.; A. Yakovlev; M. Silveirinha; " Characterization of Negative
Refraction with Multilayered Mushroom-type Metamaterials at Microwaves ", Journal
of Appl. Physics , Vol. 109 , No. 044901 , pp. 1 - 10 , February , 2011 .
- Kapitanova, P. V.; S. Maslovski ; I. V. Shadrivov; M. Voroshilov; P. A. Belov; Yu.
S. S.; " Controlling split-ring resonators with light ", Applied Physics Letters , Vol.
99 , No. 251914 , pp. 1 - 3 , December , 2011 .
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- Canto, João R.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; " Dispersion and Losses in Surface
Waveguides Containing Double Negative or Chiral Metamaterials ", Progress In
Electromagnetics Research - PIER , Vol. 116 , pp. 409 - 423 , May , 2011 .
- Silveirinha, M.; " Examining the Validity of the Kramers-Kronig relations for the
magnetic permeability ", Physical Review B , Vol. 83 , No. 165119 , April , 2011 .
- Kaipa, C. S. R.; A. Yakovlev; S. Maslovski ; M. Silveirinha; " Indefinite dielectric
response and all-angle negative refraction in a structure with deeply-subwavelength
inclusions ", Physical Review B , Vol. 84 , No. 165135 , pp. 1 - 7 , October , 2011 .
- Kumar, Navin; Nuno Rafael Lourenço; L. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; " LED-based Traffic
Light Emitter Model for Road Safety Applications ", Vol. 1x , No. 2 , April , 2011 .
- Maslovski , S.; M. Silveirinha; " Mimicking Boyer’s Casimir repulsion with a
nanowire material ", Physical Review A , Vol. 83 , No. 022508 , pp. 1 - 13 ,
February , 2011 .
- Costa, J.; M. Silveirinha; " Mimicking the Veselago-Pendry’s lens with broadband
matched double negative metamaterials ", Physical Review B , Vol. 84 , No. 155131
, pp. 1 - 14 , October , 2011 .
- Canto, João R.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; " Modal analysis of bi-isotropic H-guides
", Progress In Electromagnetics Research - PIER , Vol. 111 , pp. 1 - 24 , January ,
2011 .
- S. Maslovski ; Yu. S. S.; P. A. Belov; " Nonlocal effective medium model for
multilayered metal-dielectric metamaterials ", Physical Review B , Vol. 84 , No.
115438 , pp. 1 - 9 , September , 2011 .
- Kosulnikov, S. Yu.; E. A. Yankovskaya; S. Maslovski ; P. A. Belov; Yu. S. S.; "
Optimal filling factor of nanorod lenses for subwavelength imaging ", Physical
Review A , Vol. 84 , No. 065801 , pp. 1 - 4 , December , 2011 .
- Costa, J.; M. Silveirinha; A Alù; " Poynting Vector in Negative-Index
Metamaterials ", Physical Review B , Vol. 83 , No. 165120 , April , 2011 .
- Rebelo, S. Morgadinho; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; M. AL-Nuaimi; I. Cuinas; M. Sanchez ;
T.R. Fernandes; J. Richter; " Radio Channel Characterization and Modelling in
Dynamic Vegetation Media at Millimetre-Wave Frequency (Accepted for Publication)
", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine , January , 2011 .
- Silveirinha, M.; C. R. Medeiros; C. A. Fernandes; J.R. Costa; " Resolving
subwavelength objects with a crossed wire mesh superlens operated in
backscattering mode ", New Journal of Physics , Vol. 13 , No. 053004 , pp. 1 - 14 ,
May , 2011 .
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- Silveirinha, M.; " Time Domain Homogenization of Metamaterials ", Physical
Review B , Vol. 83 , No. 165104 , April , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Rebelo, S. Morgadinho; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; T.R. Fernandes; M. AL-Nuaimi; J.
Richter; " A Channel Dynamics dRET Model for Vegetation Media Assessed against
Indoor and Outdoor Measurements ", Proc IEEE International Geoscience and
Remote Sensing Symp.- IGARSS , Vancouver , Canada , Vol. 1 , pp. 2 - 6 , July ,
2011 .
- Leonor, N.; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; T.R. Fernandes; D. Ferreira; " A ray tracing based
model using point scatterers for doubly selective radio channels ", Proc URSI
Seminar of the Portuguese Committee , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 ,
November , 2011 .
- Correia, L. M.; " Addressing Challenges in Propagation and Channels in the
Networks of the Future ", Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP
, Rome , Italy , April , 2011 .
- Rebelo, S. Morgadinho; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; T.R. Fernandes; M. AL-Nuaimi; J.
Richter; " Analysis of the dRET input parameters under varying wind conditions at
20 GHz ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 2 - 6
, April , 2011 .
Ganhão, F.; R. Dinis; L. B. Bernardo; " Analytical Evaluation of Iterative Packet
Combining and Multipacket Detection Schemes for SC-FDE ", Proc IEEE Vehicular
Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall , San Francisco , United States , September , 2011 .
- Matos, S.A.; C. R. Paiva; " Anisotropic and bianisotropic media in
electromagnetics with geometric algebra ", Proc International Conf. on Clifford
Algebras and their Applications - ICCA9 , Weimar , Germany , July , 2011 .
- Matos, S.A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; " Biaxial Media Beyond Electric Anisotropy ",
Proc Encuentro Ibérico de Electromagnetismo Computacional - EIEC , Sesimbra ,
Portugal , November , 2011 .
- Paiva, C. R.; S.A. Matos; " CHARACTERIZATION OF MOVING MEDIA IN
CLASSICAL ELECTRODYNAMICS WITH SPACETIME ALGEBRA ", Proc International
Conf. on Clifford Algebras and their Applications - ICCA9 , Weimar , Germany , Vol.
1 , pp. 1 - 10 , July , 2011 .
- Mota, S.M.; M. G. Garcia; A. Rocha; F. Fontan ; " Clustering of the Multipath
Radio Channel Parameters ", Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation EUCAP , Rome , Italy , Vol. I , pp. 3232 - 3236 , April , 2011 .
- Matos, S.; C. R. Paiva; " Conical refraction for new classes of biaxial
metamaterials ", Proc Metamorphose International Congress on Advanced
Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics - METAMATERIALS , Barcelona ,
Spain , October , 2011 .
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- Matos, S.A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; " Conical Refraction in Generalized Biaxial
Media A Geometric Algebra Approach ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 ,
Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Ferreira, D.; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; " Development and Implementation of a Real
Time High-Resolution Channel Sounder – IF Stage ", Proc IEEE Vehicular
Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring , Budapest , Hungary , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 , May ,
2011 .
- Ferreira, D.; " Development and Implementation of a Real Time High-Resolution
Channel Sounder – IF Stage ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring ,
Budapest , Hungary , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , May , 2011 .
- Ferreira, D.; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; " Development and Performance Analysis of a
Real Time High-Resolution Channel Sounder – IF Stage ", Proc EUROCON and
CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Ferreira, D.; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; " Development and Performance Assessment of a
Real Time High-Resolution RF Channel Sounder ", Proc IEEE International
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symp.- IGARSS , Vancouver , Canada , Vol. 1 ,
pp. 4257 - 4260 , July , 2011 .
- Topa, A.; " Dispersion Diagrams of Waveguides Filled With Indefinite Media ", Proc
EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; T.R. Fernandes; D. Ferreira; " Estimation of Dielectric Building
Material Properties from Power Measurements at 60 GHz ", Proc CETC2011- Conf.
on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp.
1 - 4 , November , 2011 .
- Feitor, B.; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; T.R. Fernandes; D. Ferreira; N. Leonor; " Estimation
of Dielectric Concrete Properties from Power Measurements at 18.7 and 60 G ",
Proc Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conf. – LAPC , Loughborough ,
United Kingdom , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , November , 2011 .
- Rebelo, S. Morgadinho; J. Richter; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; T.R. Fernandes; "
Investigation of a time-variant dRET model in vegetation ", Proc URSI General
Assembly , Istanbul , Turkey , August , 2011 .
- Amaya, C. A; T.Ngu Nguyen; A. Rocha; J. M. R. Riera; A. Benarroch Benarroch; P.
G. Garcia-del-Pino; " Joint Results of 20 GHz Recent Earth-Space Propagation
Experiments in Canada and Europe ", Proc European Conf. on Antennas &
Propagation - EUCAP , Rome , Italy , April , 2011 .
- Amaya, C. A; T.Ngu Nguyen; A. Rocha; J. M. R. Riera; A. Benarroch Benarroch; P.
G. Garcia-del-Pino; J. M. R Garcia-Rúbia; " Joint Results of Long-Term Earth-Space
Propagation Eexperiments at 20-GHz in Canada and Europe ", Proc ESA Propagation
Workshop - Radiowave Propagation Modelling and Measurements for SatCom and
SatNav Systems , Noordwijk , Netherlands , November , 2011 .
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- Rocha, A.; " Long Term Rain Rate and Ka-Band Attenuation Variability in Aveiro ",
Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP , Rome , Italy , April ,
2011 .
- Leonor, N.; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; T.R. Fernandes; D. Ferreira; " Modelling and
Measurements of the Directional Spectra of Scatter Signals Inside a Formation of
Tree Trunks ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp.
1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Maslovski , S.; " Motion-induced repulsive Casimir-Lifshitz forces ", Proc Days on
Diffraction , St. Petersburg , Russia , Vol. 1 , pp. 142 - 142 , June , 2011 .
- Kaipa, C. S. R.; A. Yakovlev; M. Silveirinha; S. Maslovski ; " Negative refraction
by a two-sided mushroom structure with loaded vias ", Proc Metamaterials
Congress , Barcelona , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 693 - 695 , October , 2011 .
- Maslovski , S.; A. Tretyakov; " Perfect lens based on ideal phase conjugating
surfaces ", Proc Metamaterials Congress , Barcelona , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 627 - 629
, October , 2011 .
- Maslovski , S.; A. Tretyakov; " Perfect lensing with phase conjugating surfaces:
approaching practical realization ", Proc Days on Diffraction , St. Petersburg ,
Russia , Vol. 1 , pp. 143 - 143 , June , 2011 .
- Maslovski , S.; M. Silveirinha; " Quantum levitation in nanowire materials ", Proc
Metamaterials Congress , Barcelona , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 1015 - 1017 , October ,
2011 .
- Kaipa, C. S. R.; A. Yakovlev; M. Silveirinha; S. Maslovski ; " Reflection properties
of mushroom-type surfaces with loaded vias ", Proc Metamorphose International
Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics METAMATERIALS , Barcelona , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 185 - 187 , October , 2011 .
- Leonor, N.; D. Ferreira; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; T.R. Fernandes; " The development of
an empirical model for single tree trunk re-radiation pattern for dRET model
applications ", Proc URSI General Assembly , Istanbul , Turkey , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 ,
August , 2011 .
- Prudêncio, F.; S.A. Matos; C. R. Paiva; " Waveguides Containig Minkowskian
Isotropic Media (MIM) and the Perfect Electromagnetic Conductor (PEMC) ", Proc
Encuentro Ibérico de Electromagnetismo Computacional - EIEC , Sesimbra ,
Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , November , 2011 .
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SYSTEM PLANNING AND RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Book Chapters
- Kürner, T.; P. Grazioso; A. Eisenblätter; G. de la Roche; F. J. Velez; " Deployment
of Next Generation Cellular Networks " - Chapter in Pervasive Mobile & Ambient
Wireless Communications (COST 2100) , Roberto Verdone , River Publishers ,
aalborg, Denmark , 2011 .
- Mwangoka, J.; P. Marques; J. Rodriguez; " Elements of Efficient TV White Space
Allocation Part I: Acquisition Principles " - Chapter in Wireless Networks in the TV
White Space: Concepts, Techniques and Applications , Rashid A. Saeed and
Stephen J. Shellhammer , CRC Press , 2011 .
- Mwangoka, J.; P. Marques; J. Rodriguez; " Elements of Efficient TV White Space
Allocation Part II: Business Models " - Chapter in Wireless Networks in the TV White
Space: Concepts, Techniques and Applications , Rashid A. Saeed and Stephen J.
Shellhammer , CRC Press , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Serrador, A. Serrador; L. M. Correia; " A Cost Function Model for CRRM over
Heterogeneous Wireless Networks ", Wireless Personal Communications , Vol. 59 ,
No. 2 , pp. 313 - 329 , July , 2011 .
- Velez, F. J.; M.K. Nazir; H. Aghvami; O. Holland; D.R. Robalo; " Cost/Revenue
Trade-off in the Optimization of Fixed WiMAX Deployment with Relays ", IEEE
Trans. on Vehicular Tech. , Vol. 60 , No. 1 , pp. 1 - 15 , January , 2011 .
- Cabral, O.; F. Meucci Meucci; A. Mihovska; F. J. Velez; N. Prasad; " Integrated
Common Radio Resource Management with Spectrum Aggregation over NonContiguous Frequency Bands ", Wireless Personal Communications , Vol. 59 , No. 3
, pp. 499 - 523 , August , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Saghezchi, F.; A. Nascimento; M. Albano; A. R. Radwan; J. Rodriguez; " A Novel
Relay Selection Game in Cooperative Wireless Networks based on Combinatorial
Optimization ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring , Budapest ,
Hungary , April , 2011 .
- Ferreira, L. S.; L. M. Correia; " Energy-Efficient Radio Resource Management in
Self-Organised Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks ", Proc IEEE International
Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC , Toronto , Canada ,
September , 2011 .
- Robalo, D.R.; J. Oliveira; F. J. Velez; V. Petrini; M. Barbiroli; C. Carciofi; P.
Grazioso; F. Fuschini; " Experimental characterisation of WiMAX propagation in
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different environments ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal ,
April , 2011 .
- Holland, O.; O. Cabral; F. J. Velez; A. Aijaz; P. Pangalos; H. Aghvami; "
Opportunistic Load and Spectrum Management for Mobile Communications Energy
Efficiency ", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio
Commun - PIMRC , toronto , Canada , September , 2011 .
- Francisco, H. F.; P. Vieira; " QoS Control and Analysis for LTE Networks ", Proc
EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Ferreira, L. S.; L. M. Correia; " Radio Resource Management for Optimising MultiRadio Wireless Mesh Networks Deployments ", Proc IEEE Wireless Personal and
Mobile Communications - WPMC , Brest , France , October , 2011 .
- Sousa, I.; M.P. Queluz; A. J. Rodrigues; P. Vieira; " Realistic Mobility Modeling of
Pedestrian Traffic in Wireless Networks ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 ,
Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Dionísio, R.P.; P. Marques; J. Rodriguez; " TV White Spaces Maps Computation
through Interference Analysis ", Proc ICT Mobile and Wireless Communications
Summit , Warsaw , Poland , June , 2011 .
TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SYSTEMS
Book Chapters
- Neves, D.; C. Ribeiro; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; " Channel and Parameters Acquisition
in Cooperative OFDM Schemes " - Chapter in Chapter in Wireless Technologies , ITech Education and Publishing , In-Tech , 2011 .
- Silva, A. ; R. Holakouei Holakouei; A. Gameiro; " Multi-Cell Cooperation for Future
Wireless Systems " - Chapter in Recent Advances in Wireless Communications and
Networks , Jia-Chin Lin , In-Tech , 2011 .
- Bonifácio, g; P.S André; N.B.C. Carvalho; " RESONANT WIRELESS POWER
TRANSMISSION " - Chapter in Advances in Energy Research – Volume 8 , Morena
V. Acosta , Nova Publisher , New york , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Carson, W.; M. Rodrigues ; I. J. Wassell; " Characterization of Demapper EXIT
Functions with BEC a priori Information and Applications to BICM-ID ", IEEE Trans.
on Communications , Vol. 59 , No. 11 , pp. 1 - 10 , November , 2011 .
- Araújo, T. ; R. Dinis; " Loading techniques for OFDM systems with nonlinear
distortion effects ", European Trans. on Telecommunications , Vol. PP , No. 99 , pp.
1 - 12 , December , 2011 .
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- Castanheira, D.; A. Gameiro; A. Silva; " Minimum Bit Error Rate Nonlinear
Precoding for Multiuser MIMO and High SNR ", Physical Communication-Elsevier ,
Vol. 4 , No. 4 , pp. 296 - 304 , December , 2011 .
- Holakouei, R. Holakouei; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; " Multiuser precoding techniques
for a distributed broadband wireless system ", Telecommunication Systems , Vol. 1
, No. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , November , 2011 .
- Sebastião, P.; A. Correia; " O que é a tecnologia LTE? ", Comunicações – Revista
da Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento das Comunicações , pp. 26 - 28
, May , 2011 .
- Araújo, T. ; R. Dinis; " On the Accuracy of the Gaussian Approximation for the
Evaluation of Nonlinear Effects in OFDM Signals ", IEEE Trans. on Communications ,
Vol. PP , No. 99 , pp. 1 - 6 , December , 2011 .
- Prabhu, V.; M. Rodrigues ; " On Wireless Channels With M-Antenna
Eavesdroppers: Characterization of the Outage Probability and \epsilon–Outage
Secrecy Capacity ", IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security , Vol. 6 , No.
3 , pp. 853 - 860 , September , 2011 .
- Sebastião, P.; F.C. Cercas; A. Cartaxo; " Performance of channel codes in wireless
communication systems using efficient simulation ", IET Communications , Vol. 5 ,
No. 13 , pp. 1939 - 1946 , September , 2011 .
- Silva, A. ; R. Holakouei Holakouei; A. Gameiro; " Power Allocation Strategies for
Distributed Precoded Multicell Based Systems ", EURASIP Journal on Wireless
Communications and Networking , Vol. 2011 , No. 2011 , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Wake, D. ; A. Nkansah; P. Assimakopoulos ; N. J. G. Gomes; M. Violas; Z. Liu; S.
Pato; F. M. Ferreira; G. Valicourt; R. Brenot; " Rádio sobre Fibra ", Revista RTI Redes, Telecom e Instalações , pp. 52 - 63 , November , 2011 .
- Cruz, P.M.; N.B.C. Carvalho; " Wideband Behavioral Model for Nonlinear Operation
of Bandpass Sampling Receivers ", IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Tech. ,
Vol. 59 , No. 4 , pp. 1006 - 1015 , April , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Jang, W.; N.B.C. Carvalho; " Crest factor reduction through scaling and recovering
by frame in OFDM communication systems ", Proc URSI General Assembly ,
Istanbul , Turkey , Vol. 2011 , pp. 1 - 4 , August , 2011 .
- Neves, D.; C. Ribeiro; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; " A Pilot-Data Based Channel
Estimation Method for OFDM Relay-Assisted Systems ", Proc IEEE Vehicular
Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall , San Francisco , United States , Vol. 74th , pp. 1 - 5 ,
September , 2011 .
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- Vieira, P.; " A Problem Based Learning Approach in Wireless Communications
Teaching ", Proc World Engineering Education Flash Week , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol.
1 , pp. 1 - 1 , October , 2011 .
- Carvalho, M.; P. Vieira; " An Enhanced Handover Oscillation Control Algorithm in
LTE Self-Optimizing Networks ", Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications
Symp. - WPMC , Brest , France , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , October , 2011 .
- Neves, D.; A. Silva; C. Ribeiro; A. Gameiro; " An Iterative Pilot-Data Aided
Estimator for OFDM-Based Relay-Assisted Systems ", Proc IEEE Latin-American
Conf. on Communications - LATINCOM , Belem , Brazil , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 ,
November , 2011 .
- Cercas, F.C.; D_Afonso Afonso; R. Dinis; R.Rodrigues Rodrigues; " Analytical
Correlation of Spreading Sequences for Nonlinear OQPSK-Type Modulations ", Proc
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring , Budapest , Hungary , May , 2011 .
- Ganhão, F.; R. Dinis; L. B. Bernardo; P. C. Carvalho; R. O. Oliveira; P. Pinto; "
Analytical Performance Evaluation of SC-FDE Modulations with Packet Combining
and Multipacket Detection Schemes ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTCSpring , Budapest , Hungary , May , 2011 .
- Cercas, F.C.; D_Afonso Afonso; R. Dinis; R.Rodrigues Rodrigues; " Correlation of
Spreading Sequences Combined with Nonlinear OQPSK Signals ", Proc EUROCON
and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Reboredo, H.; M. Rodrigues ; J. Xavier; " Design of Filters For Reliable and Secure
Communications: Conditional Mean Estimation at the Eavesdropper ", Proc
EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Lourenço, A. L.; N.S. Souto; R. Dinis; " Detection of Colliding Users in OFDM
based Random Access Networks ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon ,
Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Holakouei, R. Holakouei; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; " Distributed Precoding with
Centralized Power Allocation Techniques for Multicell OFDM Systems ", Proc
Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC , Brest , France , Vol.
1 , pp. 1 - 1 , October , 2011 .
- Holakouei, R. Holakouei; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; " Distributed Versus Centralized
Zero-Forcing Precoding for Multicell OFDM Systems ", Proc IEEE GLOBECOM
Workshops: Distributed Antenna Systems for Broadband Mobile Communication ,
Houston , United Kingdom , December , 2011 .
- Monteiro, F. A.; I. J. Wassell; " Dual-Lattice-Aided MIMO Detection for Slow
Fading Channels ", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Signal Processing and
Information Technology - ISSPIT , Bilbao , Spain , pp. 464 - 469 , December ,
2011.
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- Ganhão, F.; M.P. Pereira; L. B. Bernardo; R. Dinis; R. O. Oliveira; P. Pinto; M. M.
Macedo; P, Pereira ; " Energy efficient NDMA multi-packet detection with multiple
power levels ", Proc Doctoral Conf. on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems
- DOCEIS , Costa de Caparica , Portugal , February , 2011 .
- Cruz, P.M.; N.B.C. Carvalho; " Enhanced Architecture to Increase the Dynamic
Range of SDR Receivers ", Proc IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium - RWS ,
Phoenix , United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 331 - 334 , January , 2011 .
- Boban, M.; R. Meireles; J. Barros; O. Tonguz; P. Steenkiste; " Exploiting the
Height of Vehicles in Vehicular Communication ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Networking
Conf. (VNC) , Amsterdam , Netherlands , Vol. 3 , pp. 1 - 8 , November , 2011 .
- Reboredo, H.; M. Ara; M. Rodrigues ; J. Xavier; " Filter Design with Secrecy
Constraints: The Degraded Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Gaussian Wiretap
Channel ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring , Budapest , Hungary
, May , 2011 .
- Reboredo, H.; V. Prabhu; M. Rodrigues ; J. Xavier; " Filter design with secrecy
constraints: The multiple-input multiple-output Gaussian wiretap channel with zero
forcing receive filters ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and
Signal Processing - ICASSP , Prague , Czech Republic , May , 2011 .
- Silva, P.; R. Dinis; " Frequency-Domain Multiuser Detection for Highly Overloaded
DS-CDMA Systems ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall , San
Francisco , United States , September , 2011 .
- Sebastião, P.; F.C. Cercas; " Generalização do modelo de propagação LUI a
cenários com túneis para as tecnologias Wi-Fi, GSM, UMTS, WiMAX e LTE ", Proc
URSI Seminar of the Portuguese Committee , Lisbon , Portugal , November , 2011 .
- Barroso, T.B.; J. Sanguino; A. J. Rodrigues; " Georeferencing for Coordinated
Positioning Applications ", Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications
Symp. - WPMC , Brest , France , pp. 319 - 323 , October , 2011 .
- Pedrosa, P.; R. Dinis; F. Nunes; " Joint Detection and CFO Estimation for QAM
Constellations ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring , Budapest ,
Hungary , May , 2011 .
- Holakouei, R. Holakouei; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; " Linear Precoding for Centralized
MultiCell MIMO Networks ", Proc IEEE Symp. on Computers and Communications
(ISCC) , Corfu , Greece , June , 2011 .
- Almeida, K. A.; P. Vieira; " Maximizing Performance using MIMO Techniques for
4th Generation Mobile Communication Systems ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE
2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Cruz, P.M.; N.B.C. Carvalho; " Multi-Carrier Wideband Nonlinear Behavioral
Modeling for Cognitive Radio Receivers ", Proc European Microwave Week/European
Microwave Conf. , Manchester , United Kingdom , October , 2011 .
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- Sousa, F.; F. Nunes; " New Expressions for the Autocorrelation Function of Galileo
Signals ", Proc European Navigation Conf. - ENC-GNSS , London , United Kingdom ,
Vol. I , pp. 1 - 15 , November , 2011 .
- Ferreira, F. M.; S. Pato; H. A. Silva; P. Monteiro; " On supporting multiple signal
formats over a FUTON system ", Proc Conf. on Optical Networks Design and
Modelling - ONDM , Bologna , Italy , pp. 1 - 6 , February , 2011 .
- Rodrigues , M.; " On the Constrained Capacity of Multi-Antenna Fading Coherent
Channels With Discrete Inputs ", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Information
Theory - ISIT , Saint-Petersburg , Russia , July , 2011 .
- Cercas, F.C.; R.Rodrigues Rodrigues; D_Afonso Afonso; R. Dinis; " ON THE
CORRELATION OF SPREADING SEQUENCES COMBINED WITH NONLINEAR OQPSK
SIGNALS ", Proc IASTED International Conf. on Signal Processing, Pattern
Recognition and Applications - SPPRA , Innsbruck , Austria , February , 2011 .
- Almeida, A.; R. Dinis; F.C. Cercas; " ON THE USE OF TCH CODES IN ULTRAWIDE
BAND SYSTEMS ", Proc IASTED International Conf. on Signal Processing, Pattern
Recognition and Applications - SPPRA , Innsbruck , Austria , February , 2011 .
- Nunes, F.; F. Sousa; J. Leitão; " Performance Analysis of Low-Complexity VDLL
Architectures for GNSS Signals ", Proc European Navigation Conf. - ENC-GNSS ,
London , United Kingdom , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 13 , November , 2011 .
- Holakouei, R. Holakouei; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; " Performance Evaluation of
Distributed Precoding Schemes for Multicell OFDM Systems ", Proc IEEE Vehicular
Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall , San Francisco , United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 ,
September , 2011 .
- Holakouei, R. Holakouei; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; " Power Allocation Strategies for
SVD Multicell MIMO-OFDM Based Systems ", Proc Wireless Telecommunications
Symp. - WTS , New York , United States , April , 2011 .
- Balseiro, F. B.; N.S. Souto; " Robust Channel Estimation for Broadband Satellite
Communications ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , April ,
2011 .
- Seguro, J. S.; P. G. Gomes; N.S. Souto; A. Correia; R. Dinis; " Rotation Matrices
for OFDM Transmission ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal ,
April , 2011 .
- Monteiro, F. A.; F. R. Kshischang; " Trellis detection for random lattices ", Proc
International Symp. on Wireless Communication Systems - ISWCS , Aachen ,
Germany , Vol. - , pp. 755 - 759 , November , 2011 .
- Trigo, G.; D. Donas-Boto; C. Silva; J. Sanguino; " Vehicle Heading Estimation
Using a Two Low-Cost GPS Receiver Configuration ", Proc IEEE Vehicular
Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring , Budapest , Hungary , May , 2011 .
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- Kumar, Navin; Domingos Terra; Nuno Rafael Lourenço; L. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; "
Visible Light Communication for Intelligent Transportation in Road Safety
Application ", Proc IEEE IWCMC - IWCMC , Istanbul , Turkey , July , 2011 .
- Carson, W.; M. Rodrigues ; F. Perez-Cruz Perez-Cruz; A. R. C. Calderbank; S. G.
Goparaju; " When to add another dimension when communicating over MIMO
channels ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal
Processing - ICASSP , Prague , Czech Republic , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , May , 2011 .
4.1.7
Other Achievements
Prototypes
- Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; N. Leonor; D. Ferreira; T.R. Fernandes; " A ray tracing based
model using point scatterers for doubly selective radio channels ", ADCOD ,
November , 2011 .
- Leonor, N.; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; " Low cost and portable radiation pattern
measurement system at 2.4 GHz ", ESTG , June , 2011 .
- Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; D. Ferreira; T.R. Fernandes; " Multi-frequency swept-time
delay cross-correlation channel sounder for propagation studies ", STDCC ,
December , 2011 .
- Kumar, Navin; L. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; " Prototype Design of Visible Light
Communication for Road Safety ", 01 , October , 2011 .
Patents
- Serra, C. C. ; C. R. Medeiros; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; " Dispositivo com
antena transparente integrada em espelho para sistema de identificação por rádiofrequência ", (Pending) PT 105477 , January , 2011 .
Awards
- Velez, F. J.; " Prémio ANACOM URSI Portugal 2011 ", (Menção honrosa) com o
trabalho “Fixed WIMAX Profit Maximisation with Energy Saving Through Relay Sleep
Modes and Cell Zooming “ , 01-10-2011 .
- Kumar, Navin; R. L. Aguiar; L. Alves; " Fraunhofer Challenge 2011 ", Won Second
prize in PhD category for the best Idea in PhD thesis work for session 2010-1011 ,
01-10-2011 .
- Leonor, N.; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; " Semi-finalist of the IEEE AP-S Student Design
Contest 2011: Radiation Patterns on a Budget ", This paper presents a radiation
pattern measurement system in order to evaluate 2.4GHz antennas. This
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measurement system was built with the demand of being an inexpensive and easily
reproducible system, lightweight and visually and user friendly. Prize of $1,500 ,
01-06-2011 .
- Kumar, Navin; Nuno Rafael Lourenço; L. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; " Visible Light
Communication for Road Safety: Poster Award ", Awarded one of the best poster
award in the Engineering Category at Annual Research Day at University of Aveiro ,
01-06-2011 .
- Fernandes, C. A.; " UTL/Santander Totta Award in the Electrotechnical
Engineering area ", Honorable mention , 01-02-2011 .
Miscellaneous
- Velez, F. J.; M. del Camino Noguera; O. Holland; H. Aghvami; " National Delegate
", Fixed WiMAX Profit Maximisation with Energy Saving through Relay Sleep Modes
and Cell Zooming ", COST IC1004 - Cooperative Radio Communications for Green
Smart Environments TD(11) 02040 , 01-10-2011 .
- Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Antena para Orientação Indoor ", Mariana
Silva Cascalheira, University of Aveiro , 01-07-2011 .
- Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Sistema de Localização Utilizando Redes
sem Fios ", Carlos Miguel Cardoso Pereira, University of Aveiro , 01-07-2011 .
- Barroca, N.; F. J. Velez; J.M. Ferro; Luis M. Borges; A. Lebres; " Seminars ", Block
Acknowledgment Mechanism for Wireless Sensor Networks ", COST IC1004 Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments , 01-06-2011 .
- Barroca, N.; F. J. Velez; J.M. Ferro; Luis M. Borges; A. Lebres; " Tutorial ", 13º
Seminário RTCM - Rede Temática de Comunicações Móveis ", ENERGY-AWARE
WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS MAC MODELLING AND SIMULATION WITH
EFFICIENT TRANSCEIVERS , 01-02-2011 .
- Cabral, O.; F. Meucci Meucci; A. Mihovska; F. J. Velez; N. Prasad; " Seminars ",
Integrated Common Radio Resource Management with Spectrum Aggregation over
Non-Contiguous Frequency Bands ", COST TERRA- Techno-Economic Regulatory
Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio Software Defined Radio ,
01-01-2011 .
- Pires, N.; " Invited Talks ", Ultrawide Band Antennas Design & Applications ", IEEE
APS/EDS/MTTS Joint Chapter Portugal , 01-01-2011 .
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4.1.8
Other Contributions
Conference Committees
- Encuentro Ibérico de Electromagnetismo Computacional - EIEC , Organizing
Committee, Sérgio Almeida Matos, 01-01-2011
- European Microwave Week/European Microwave Conf., Sessions Chairman , Nuno
Borges Carvalho, 01-01-2011
- National Conf. on Telecommunications (Peru), Technical Programme Committee,
Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2011
- IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC
, Technical Programme Committee, Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2011
- International Symp. on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication
Technologies - ISABEL, Technical Programme Committee, Fernando J. Velez, 01-012011
- Conf. da Engenharia - UBIEngenharias, Technical Programme Committee,
Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2011
- Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC, Technical Programme Committee,
Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Clifford Algebras and their Applications - ICCA9, Sessions
Chairman , Sérgio Almeida Matos, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall, Technical Programme Committee,
Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symp. - IV, Sessions Chairman , Cristina Olaverri , 0101-2011
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall, Technical Programme Chairman,
Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring, Sessions Chairman , Fernando J.
Velez, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. and Exhibition on Next Generation Mobile Applications,
Services and Technologies - NGMAST, Technical Programme Committee, Fernando
J. Velez, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring, Technical Programme Committee,
Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2011
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- IEEE International Symp. on Microwave Theory and Tech., Technical Programme
Committee, Nuno Borges Carvalho, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring, Technical Programme Committee,
Américo Correia, 01-01-2011
- Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Conference Chairman, João Costa Freire,
01-01-2011
- IEEE Region 8 EUROCON 2011 International Conference on Computer as a Tool
joint with the Conference on Telecommunications, Organizing Committee, Pedro
Mendonça Santos, 01-01-2011
- EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011, Conference Chairman, João Costa Freire, 01-012011
- IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp., Sessions Chairman , Jorge Rodrigues da
Costa, 01-01-2011
- Celtic Plus Event 2011, Technical Programme Committee, Luís M. Correia, 01-012011
- Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC, Conference
Chairman, Paulo Alexandre Carapinha Marques, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring, Technical Programme Committee,
Rafael Caldeirinha, 01-05-2011
- EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011, Scientific Committee, Rafael Caldeirinha, 01-042011
- Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC, Scientific
Committee, Rafael Caldeirinha, 01-11-2011
- International Conf. on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Winsys,
Conference Chairman, Rafael Caldeirinha, 01-07-2011
- IEEE International Conf. on RFID-Technology and Applications, Technical
Programme Committee, Pedro Miguel Cabral, 01-01-2011
- NEWCOM++ / COST 2100 Joint Workshop on Wireless Communications - JNCW,
Technical Programme Committee, Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2011
- Workshop on The Future Internet: The Social Nature of Technical Choices,
Technical Programme Committee, Luís M. Correia, 01-01-2011
- Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC, Technical
Programme Committee, Paulo Alexandre Carapinha Marques, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Body Area Networks - BodyNets, Technical Programme
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Committee, Luís M. Correia, 01-01-2011
- ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI), Technical
Programme Committee, Luís M. Correia, 01-01-2011
- ICNIRP International Conf. on Non Ionizing Radiation and Childrens Health,
Technical Programme Committee, Luís M. Correia, 01-01-2011
- Congresso Português de Protecção Contra Radiações - CPPCR, Technical
Programme Committee, Luís M. Correia, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Cloud Computing and Services Science - CLOSER, Technical
Programme Committee, Luís M. Correia, 01-01-2011
- URSI Commission F Triennial Open Symposium on Radio Wave Propagation and
Remote Sensing, Technical Programme Committee, Luís M. Correia, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Region 8 EUROCON 2011 International Conference on Computer as a Tool
joint with the Conference on Telecommunications, Sessions Chairman , Pedro
Mendonça Santos, 01-01-2011
- CETC2011- Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers , Technical
Programme Committee, Pedro Vieira, 01-01-2011
- Canada Eu future internet workshop, Technical Programme Committee, Luís M.
Correia, 01-01-2011
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4.2
Optical Communications
4.2.1
Area Coordinators
 Adolfo Cartaxo
 José Ferreira da Rocha
4.2.2
Human Resources
Overview
Degree
Aveiro
Coimbra
Lisboa
Full Professor
2
0
0
Associate Professor
2
1
3
Assistant Professor
6
2
4
Post. Doc.
6
0
2
Visiting Professor
1
0
0
PhD Student
25
3
3
(Licenciado)
2
0
0
44
6
12
TOTAL
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Permanent Collaborators
Position
Associate
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
PhD
Degree
Agregação
Name
Adolfo Cartaxo
PhD
António Teixeira
PhD
Armando Nolasco Pinto
Agregação
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
PhD
Carlos Ferreira
Fernandes
Daniel Diogo Trindade
Fonseca
Henrique José A. Silva
PhD
João Pires
Agregação
João Lemos Pinto
Agregação
PhD
Jorge Manuel Torres
Pereira
José Ferreira da Rocha
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
MSc
PhD
José Morgado
PhD
Luís Cancela
PhD
Manuel Violas
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Marek Hajduczenia
PhD
Mário Lima
PhD
Natasa Pavlovic
Agregação
Paulo André
Associate
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Paulo Monteiro
PhD
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Rui Sousa Ribeiro
Associate
Professor
Full Professor
PhD
Marcelino Pousa
PhD
Tiago Manuel Ferreira
Alves
Group
Optical Communications
Photonics – Lx
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Lx
Optical Communications
Photonics – Lx
Optical Communications
Photonics – Co
Optical Communications
Photonics – Lx
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Lx
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Lx
Optical Communications
Photonics – Lx
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Co
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications
Photonics – Lx
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
and
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Other Collaborators
Position
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
Name
Álvaro José Caseiro de
Almeida
Group
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Ana Maria Sousa da
Rocha
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Ana Oliveira Pratas e
Sousa
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
Licenciatura
Ana Patrícia Santos
Ferreira
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Carlos Alberto Ferreira
Marques
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Carlos Miguel Santos
Vicente
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Cláudia Sofia Marcos
Machado Reis
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
PhD
Claunir Pavan
Wireless Circuits – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Fernando Pedro Pereira
Guiomar
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Filipe Manuel Wiener
Ferro de Carvalho
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Filipe Marques Ferreira
PhD Student
MSc
Visiting
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
MSc
Jacklyn Dias Reis
PhD Student
MSc
João Carlos de Melo
Ferreira
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
MSc
João da Silva Pereira
PhD
João Lopes Rebola
PhD
João Manuel Ferreira
Pedro
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Co
Hugo Filipe Teixeira Lima Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Hypolito José Kalinowsky
Wireless Circuits – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Co
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Lx
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Lx
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
Licenciatura
Name
João Miguel Lopes dos
Santos
Group
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Lx
Licenciado
Licenciatura
José Miguel Santos
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Wireless Circuits – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Lara Penedo Pellegrino
PhD Student
PhD
Lúcia Maria Botas Bilro
PhD Student
MSc
Maria de Fátima Fonseca
Domingues
PhD Student
MSc
Miguel Ângelo Madureira
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Nélia Jordão Alberto
PhD Student
PhD
Nelson Jesus C. Muga
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Wireless Circuits – Av
PhD Student
Licenciatura
Nelson Manuel Simões
Costa
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Alexandre Peixoto
Silva
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Paulo Alexandre
Ferreirinha de Almeida
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Co
PhD Student
MSc
Paulo Fernando da Costa
Antunes
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Rogério Pais Dionísio
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Wireless Circuits – Av
PhD Student
Licenciatura Miguel Vidal Drummond
PhD Student
Rui Manuel Dias Morais
Post. Doc.
Licenciatura
Rui Meleiro
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Rui Pedro Oliveira Alves
MSc
Sérgio Junior
PhD Student
MSc
Silvia Medeiros Vaz Pato
Licenciado
Licenciatura
Teresa Almeida
Post. Doc.
MSc
Tiago Silveira
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Co
Wireless Circuits – Av
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
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Position
PhD Student
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
Name
Vítor Manuel Costa
Ribeiro
Group
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
Zhansheng Liu
Optical Communications and
Photonics – Av
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4.2.3
Summary of Research Achievements
4.2.3.1
Contributing groups

Optical Communications and Photonics – Av

Optical Communications and Photonics – Co

Optical Communications and Photonics – Lx
4.2.3.2
Scope and Objectives
In the following, the achievements in the Optical Communications area
are grouped, under three sub-areas:
 Optical Components and Subsystems
 Optical Communication Systems
 Optical Networking
4.2.3.3
Expertise and research topics for research
Optical components and sub-systems
The work carried out in this sub-area concentrated on the modeling, performance
evaluation, optimization and implementation of key components and subsystems
for all-optical networks.
The dynamic transfer matrix method (TMM) has been numerically implemented in
non-conventional DFB laser structures. Preliminary dynamic results concerning
the transient behaviour of the output power and the emitted wavelength of an
optimized asymmetric 3PS-DFB laser structure have been obtained.
The frequency response of dual depletion InGaAs/InP PIN photodiodes was
investigated in detail. The location of the drift region relative to the n and p
contacts, the direction of the incident light and the bias voltage were taken into
account in the numerical simulator model. The bandwidth results from the
interplay between the transit time, in the drift and absorption region, and the
capacitive effects and, for short devices, it is mostly independent of bias voltage
because the capacitive effects are dominant. The bandwidth may be optimized by
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an adequate choice of the absorption and drift region lengths and bias voltage,
and takes larger values than for the conventional PIN structure.
New techniques and new innovative devices based on fiber Bragg gratings (FBG)
in
micro-structured
plastic
optical
fibers
were
developed
for
optical
communications and sensing applications.
Carbon allotropic (diamond and graphene) coated optical fiber devices were
studied for sensing and communications applications.
Optical fiber sensors were developed for: monitoring human joint angles,
measuring water turbidity, hemodynamic assessment, monitoring the Madeira
wine vinification process, measurement of refractive index and bending, viscosity
and anion recognition. This work included novel plastic fiber sensors for refractive
index and bending measurement. A fiber monitoring system, based on fiber
sensors and wireless transmission was also optimized and developed.
Some strategies were studied to mitigate the fiber fuse effect. This effect can
have a deteriorating impact in practical cases where the optical power carried by
an optical fiber is greater than a certain threshold. Power transmission over
optical fiber was also studied and some experimental work performed.
The following devices were optimized and developed for some specific
functionality in optical communication systems and networks:
- passive devices (Y-branch splitter and MZ modulators) for passive optical
networks, based on sol-gel technologies;
- an acoustic wave generator was used for optical fibers to be used in tunable
filters;
- optical filters for radio over fiber;
- a novel photonic true-time delay beamforming system for phased array
antennas. The system relies on tunable delay lines which are based on MachZehnder delay interferometers (MZDIs) with tunable coupling ratio;
In the area of all optical signal processing, we showed that all-optical polarization
control based on Raman scattering can be obtained over a wavelength range of
60 nm. The efficiency of the pulling process is higher close to the Raman gain
peak. For shorter and longer wavelengths, higher pump powers are required in
order to assure maximum efficiencies. Such polarization controllers provide a
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very fast response time, overcoming an important drawback of polarization
control schemes based on optoelectronic elements.
We also studied the generation of two idler waves inside a high birefringent (HiBi)
optical fiber through three four-wave mixing (FWM) processes. The coupledequations for the field amplitudes were derived and analytically solved, in the copolarized and orthogonal polarization schemes. Results show that the stimulated
Raman scattering does not change the efficiency of the idler wave generation in
the co-polarized scheme, whereas in the orthogonal polarization scheme the
nonlinear process decreases the efficiency of the four-wave mixing processes.
Work on all-optical signal processing for high bit rate optical networks covered the
following aspects: advanced techniques for all-optical routing, tunable dispersion
compensation, optical filtering, pulse shaping, clock recovery, optical code
division multiplexing and regeneration. In the area of all-optical processing for
ultra-high speed systems, we have carried out some work in deriving latching
structures for implementation of all-optical memories. Work on all optical signal
processing with SOAs has focused on the set-up of a lab experiment for
evaluation of static RAM. The set-up is ready and measurements should start in
the first quarter of 2012.
An all-optical packet monitoring technique was derived and is now being
simulated. Work on the experimental demonstration of this technique has started
in order to give some more capabilities to the physical layer.
4.2.3.4
Optical communications systems
In the area of equalization in high-bit rate optical communications, we proposed a
non-iterative digital backward propagation technique, based on an inverse
modified Volterra series transfer function to post-compensate linear and nonlinear
transmission impairments in the presence of optical noise. Our compensation
algorithm is able to surpass the maximum accuracy obtained with a symmetric
split-step Fourier method, enabling us to increase the nonlinear tolerance by
approximately 2 dB. Also some DSP algorithms were developed for coherent
receiver applications. In addition, the study of techniques for impairment
compensation
in
coherent
communication
systems
based
on
memory
polynomials was initiated.
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Work was carried out in the area of RoF transmission using directly modulated
lasers. Studies of RF propagation over fiber included TDT, satellite (video) and
multi-band OFDM-UWB radio signal transmission along long-reach PONs. These
studies included simulation and experimental evaluation. Experimental evaluation
concentrated on video over fiber (CWDM and DWDM) scenarios, compensation
of non-linear laser response, amplification topologies, and transmission
impairments. Research on RoF systems also focused on photonic techniques for
generation of microwave and millimeter wave sub-carriers.
The study of GPON standards and evolution to NGPON involved topologies and
modulation formats. Work was also carried out regarding scenarios and
technologies to support XGPON (extended reach GPON).
Some efforts were dedicated to the study of performance degradation of optical
single sideband signals in the case of direct detection.
The topic of optical transmission systems based on mode group diversity was
identified as having a large potential. A digital simulator for the propagation in
multimode fibers was developed, which takes into account modal coupling at fiber
imperfections and splices between single mode and multimode fibers. A nonlinear
model for pulse propagation in multimode fibers with reduced radius, which
supports a small number of modes, has also been developed.
In the area of quantum cryptography, we have derived novel analytical
expressions to estimate the quantum bit-error rate (QBER), in quantum key
distribution (QKD) systems based on polarization encoding with single-photons
state of polarization (SOP). Such expressions are in agreement with experimental
results. We have also shown that the de-correlation between the reference and
data signals is the fundamental impairment in the implementation of WDM based
SOP control schemes. This makes mandatory the use of low PMD fibers in order
to achieve large distances with a low QBER.
The search for new CDMA codes has been pursued, by exploring their
applicability in access networks with coherent modulation and detection.
A moment generating function of the signal at the output of direct-detection
optically pre-amplified OFDM receiver, relying on the uncorrelation of signal
samples at the receiver fast Fourier transform block input, was proposed to
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assess the performance of direct detection OFDM receivers. The development of
an accurate moment generating function that takes into account the correlation
between the signal samples at the receiver fast Fourier transform block input for
the same kind of receivers was initiated.
A photonic analog-to-digital conversion (Ph-ADC) structure based on wavelength
division multiplexing (WDM) was investigated, and its performance was
compared with the performance of the Ph-ADC photonic structure based on time
division multiplexing.
4.2.3.5
Optical networking
The work on access networks has continued, with special emphasis on next
generation PONs and their convergence/integration with MANs.
Wired-wireless converged next generation optical access networks were
investigated. The coexistence of multi-format OFDM-based signals (custom
OFDM signal bearing Gigabit Ethernet data, WiMAX, LTE, UWB sub-bands) in
long-reach PONs (LR-PONs) using directly modulated lasers and externally
modulated lasers was studied numerically and experimentally. Schemes for
centralized broadband impairment compensation at the central office of such
multi- services/signals LR-PONs were proposed and assessed experimentally
considering single wavelength and multi-wavelength transmission. Linearization
improvement of directly and externally modulated LR-PONs achieved by using
digital pre-distortion of those multi-octave OFDM-based signals was investigated
numerically and experimentally.
Several achievements were obtained in the area of FTTH. António Teixeira has
been appointed IEEE and FSAN/ITU representative for next generation PON's.
Marek Hajduczenia also participates actively as editor in the standardization
activities of IEEE 802.3 (focus on the physical layer of EPON systems) and IEEE
1904.1 (focus on logical layer and service layer interoperability of EPON systems)
as well as in major IEEE projects, namely P802.3bf (focused on development of
standard interfaces for all types of Ethernet physical layers; chief editor) and
DOCSIS (Evolution of Cable Networks). Therefore, several contributions have
been made as regards standards organizations.
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Raman amplification was studied in the context of PON applications and optical
powering of remote nodes was demonstrated. Raman amplification was also
analyzed for optical burst switched networks and comparisons (experimentally
and by simulation) were made with other amplification technologies (EDFAs and
SOAs).
In the area of RoF systems, several techniques were investigated for
simultaneous transport of different services in the baseband and in several
microwave and millimeter wave bands, and for the optimum operating conditions
for supporting multiple radio channels over a SCM-based distributed antenna
system.
In the case of optical network dimensioning, we developed a genetic algorithm for
the topological design of survivable optical transport networks, with minimum
capital expenditure. Using the developed genetic algorithm, we could obtain nearoptimal topologies in a short time. The quality of the obtained solutions was
assessed using an integer linear programming model. Results obtained using real
telecommunications networks show that by using an initial population that
resembles real optical transport networks a good convergence is achieved.
Work on optical burst-switched networks continued in 2011. Strategies to deal
with quality-of-service differentiation in OBS networks have been proposed.
An optimization framework for designing optical transport networks
in
environments with mixed line rate demands (40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s), aiming at
the minimization of the network cost, by taking into account aspects such as
grooming, virtual concatenation and regenerator placement has been continued.
A planning tool to design multi-stage passive optical networks, which includes the
proposal of an integer linear programming model and an efficient heuristic to deal
with the optimization problem, has been developed.
In the area of physical layer impairments in optical networks, the influence of
crosstalk-crosstalk beat noise on optical DPSK systems performance was
investigated, the behavior of eigen-functions and eigen-vectors in those systems
was studied, and the impact of in-band crosstalk in the performance of those
systems was evaluated using Monte Carlo simulation.
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4.2.4
Running and Concluded Projects
Overview
Funding Agency
Number
ESF, COST
2
EU, FP7
1
FCT
1
FCT/GRICES
1
FCT/PTDC
10
IT
4
JustBit
1
Nokia Siemens Networks
1
PT-Inovação
2
QREN, PT-Inovação
2
QREN, Televés
1
Table 17 - Number of active projects in the Optical Communications Area in 2011
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Activity in Projects
Acron / Ref
(NeCiRA)
Title
New Challenges in Raman amplification
Funding
FCT/GRICES
Descript.
The major objective of this project is to study the new challenges
impose
by
Raman
amplification
in
optical
communications.
In
particular, the questions related with temporal and spectral transients.
Another relevant aspect of this amplification scheme is the fibre
catastrophic fuse effect, responsible by the fibre destruction due to
the high injected optical power.
Acron / Ref
Title
AdaptDig
Adaptive Digital Compensation in Access and Transport Optical
Networks
Funding
PT-Inovação
Descript.
Design, implement and validate efficient algorithms for digital poscompensation for access and transport optical networks.
Acron / Ref
ANION
Title
Optical Sensors and Nanomaterials for Anion Recognition
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main goal of this project is to develop novel anion host materials,
with
adequate
structural
features,
for
biomedical,
environmental and sensing applications. Based on our interest in the
development of an efficient technology for water treatment we
considered the possibility of supporting the most promising anion
receptors on magnetic nanoparticles, allowing their recovery using
external magnetic forces. Another goal will be the construction of a
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refractive index sensor based on tilted fiber Bragg gratings (TFBG)functionalized by the most efficient synthesized hosts or by gold
nanoparticles wrapped also with anion hosts. These efforts will
be pursued in order to evaluate the potential applications of these
molecules
and
the
resultant
materials
to
be
used
as
anion
receptors.
This proposal aims five specific objectives having the overall goal of
exploiting
the
anion
properties
of
new
hosts
that
are
stated below: (Aim 1) develop robust precursors or platforms that
enable
rapid
development
of
new
compounds,
and
build
up
the target receptors based on porphyrin related compounds; (Aim 2)
develop
new
sensors
based
on
smaller
and
cheaper
commercial reagents like triazine and perfluorinated derivatives. Such
new
materials
should
be
able
to
host
different
types
of
anions in selective and efficient ways, through their cavities or clefts;
(Aim
the
3)
anion
assessing
screen
the
binding
properties
their
most
hypothetic
promising
of
all
advantage
new
as
materials,
evaluating
compounds/materials;
novel
anion
binding
agents, when compared with the present technologies; (Aim 4)
prepare new nanomaterials, based on magnetic nanoparticles covered
with small and cheap hosts, that can be recovered and reused; (Aim
5) translate the anion binding results in solution into the construction
of novel optical fiber sensors, by wrapping a thinned fiber Bragg
gratings with the best selective anion hosts synthesized, covalently or
supramolecularly.
Acron / Ref
CITO
Title
CITO
Funding
IT
Descript.
Objectiva o estudo de potenciais soluções para compressão de
imagem totalmente optica com base em transformadas.
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Acron / Ref
CONLUZ
Title
Steering of light in nonlinear waveguides with resonant interactions
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This project aims to study the steering of light in different nonlinear
systems with internal resonances. Nowadays such systems attract a
great deal of attention because modern technologies allow to produce
devices where internal resonant interactions between light and
material excitations result in huge optical nonlinearities, providing a
rich plethora of nonlinear effects at relatively low power. These huge
nonlinearities and the flexibility of physical parameters make such
devices very attractive for different practical applications, including
guidance of light, information processing, and generation of new
frequencies. In addition, such systems constitute laboratories to study
fundamental nonlinear phenomena. This project addresses several
kinds of physical systems and devices. We consider hollow-core
photonic crystal fibers filled with gases of multi-level atoms whose
resonant frequencies match the frequency band guided through the
fiber. In these systems, the matter-light interactions are not only
strong
because
of
their
resonant
nature,
but
are
also
easily
manageable through the control of the coupling field on the other
hand. Systematic investigation of the nonlinear dynamics will be
undertook, starting from the study of the propagation of the
continuous radiation in simple geometries, but also looking into the
dynamics of short pulses, to the formation of optical solitons, and to
their mutual interactions in more sophisticated geometries, like
coupled waveguides, networks of waveguides, couplers, etc.. The
formation and stability of solitons, representing coupled states of light
and matter, i.e. a kind of polaritons, is expected to be strongly
affected by the waveguide characteristics and by the material
dispersion of the media. Hence, it will be explored how the
propagation of short pulses can be steered by the slowly varying
quasi-continuous waves and by additional short pulses. Effective
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models describing linear and nonlinear effects by taking into account
the quantum mechanical description of the interactions will be
developed, giving special attention to the impact in the propagation of
solitons of dissipation, particularly dissipation due to spontaneous
emission from the excited states of the multilevel atoms, material
losses and imperfect guidance of the light. When dissipation is weak
enough we can speak about quasi-solitons propagating at long
distances, whereas in the quantum regime, when dissipation is strong
enough, we can expect manifestations of the Zeno effect. We also
investigate how the dissipation affects not only the maximum
propagation distance of the solitons, but also their shapes and
stability. Technologically it is possible to manufacture a multi-core
fiber filled with active gases. For these fibers, it is important to study
the interaction between the pulses propagating in the neighbouring
cores and find out the conditions of effective energy transference
between modes. We plan to address this problem analytically and by
extensive numerical simulations. We also investigate semiconductor
microstructured systems, which are another important kind of the
waveguiding systems produced on semiconductor chips. The main
advantages of these systems are their small sizes and the possibility
to pump them by external continuous sources of the light. Cavity
solitons can survive in these systems until the pump is switched off.
The bright and dark solitons can be controlled by the pump and by
weak control signals. This type of systems can be used as optical
memories and for information processing, as well as, on the
generation of new frequencies. We also consider systems consisting of
a semiconductor thin film which serve as planar waveguide for the
light and can be pumped by a coherent light due of imperfect
guidance. The resonant nonlinearity arises from stimulating excitons
with resonant frequency coinciding with the cut-off frequency of the
planar waveguide. Consequently, it is possible to excite quasiparticles
with very low group velocities, commonly known as polaritons and
resulting
from
the
resonant
coupling
of
light
and
mater excitations, which provides very strong nonlinearities. This
allows
the
formation
of
resting
or
slow
moving
localized
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optical
structures
at
low
pumping
powers.
Meta-material waveguiding systems consisting of weakly nonlinear
dielectric films with build in metallic nanoparticles are also considered.
The nanoparticles provide polariton resonances playing a role similar
to the exciton resonances. These systems will be modelled rigorously,
starting from basic quantum-mechanical theory. We will investigate
the dynamics of the solitons in detail using analytical and numerical
methods.
The
possibility
of
controlling
the
solitons
by
weak
perturbations of the pump, as well as, the resonant mutual interaction
between cavity solitons and between the solitons and quasi-linear
waves will also be investigated.
Acron / Ref
CONTACT
Title
Components and techniques for high capacity optical communications
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
A) Main aims and expected results
- Development and production of a set of novel low cost components
for optical systems (lasers, filters, BGW, optical cavities for clock
recovering etc)
- Development of innovative concepts and architectures for optimized
optical
systems,
dependant
such
architectures,
has
energy
integrated
scavenging,
functions
polarization
through
advanced
devices in fiber or integrated optics, such as tuneable header
recognition
and
processing
for
all-optical
routers.
- Develop new concepts, ideas, strategies and architectures for the
transmission
above
100Gbit/s
and
beyond
8Tbit/s;
- Test the new components and architectures in “real world”
applications.
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Acron / Ref
Title
FIVER
Fully-Converged Quintuple-Play Integrated Optical-Wireless Access
Architectures
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
i) to propose a streamlined optical access and radio network
architecture with extended range, simplified implementation and
deployment;
ii) to develop combined fibre and radio transmission centralised
impairment compensation extending the FTTH range to > 100 km;
iii) to enable single, end-to-end management architecture along the
FTTH access network of the complete photonic and radio access paths;
iv) to provide converger OFDM-baseband, medium-range WiMAX and
short-range UWB and cellular LTE on a conventional wavelength
division-duplexed
(WDD)
and
a
reflective-electroabsorption
transceiver (R-EAT) based network architecture;
v) to demonstrate the feasible network operation with signals (UWB)
in the 60 GHz radio band;
vi) to create an open house showroom in order to shown the approach
benefits to the general public.
Acron / Ref
Title
IC1101
COST IC1101 - Optical Wireless Communications - An Emerging
Technology
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
Wireless transmission via optical carriers opens doors of opportunity
in areas as yet largely unexplored. Offering significant technical and
operational advantages, optical wireless communication (OWC) can
be, in some applications, a powerful alternative to and, in others,
complementary to existing radio frequency (RF) wireless systems.
Variations
of
OWC
can
be
employed
in
a
diverse
range
of
communication applications ranging from very short-range (on the
order of millimetres) optical interconnects within integrated circuits
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through outdoor inter-building links (on the order of kilometres) to
satellite links (larger than 10,000 kilometres). In many respects,
OWC research is still in its infancy and calls for extensive research to
begin to harness the enormous potential of the optical spectrum. This
COST Action will serve as a high-profile consolidated European
scientific platform
for
interdisciplinary OWC
research
activities,
spanning from characterization of diverse propagation media to
modeling,
design
and
algorithms/protocols
development
and
systems.
of
It
devices,
will
components,
make
significant
contributions to the fundamental scientific understanding, technical
knowledge, engineering design and applications while promoting
community awareness of this emerging field. Development of novel
and efficient communication technologies resulting from integrated
research activities made possible through this Action will be a
significant
enabler
communication
for
networks
future-generation
supporting
a
wide
heterogeneous
range
of
wireless
services/applications.
Acron / Ref
Title
IXOS3D
In-band crosstalk in optical communications systems with differential
direct detection
Funding
IT
Descript.
This project is within the optical communication networks area. In
particular, in the area that studies the physical constraints in optical
networks.
One of the most severe limitations in the network physical layer is
crosstalk. This phenomenon has its origin, primarily, in the imperfect
isolation
of
optical
components,
such
as
optical
switches,
multiplexers, and demultiplexers, that are key components in the
design of an optical node. The type of crosstalk that causes the higher
degradation to the system performance is the in-band crosstalk, in
which the interfering (crosstalk) signals and the selected signal,
despite coming from distinct optical sources, have the same nominal
wavelength.
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The main objectives of this project are:
* Develop a formalism to evaluate the impact of in-band crosstalk in
optical DQPSK systems.
* Evaluate the impact of in-band crosstalk in a DPSK and DQPSK
systems when the signal propagates through an optical network. Each
optical node is formed by an optical switching architecture, optical
amplifiers, optical filters, and possibly wavelength converters.
* Implement Monte Carlo (MC) simulation to study the impact of ASE
noise and in-band crosstalk on the performance of DPSK and DQPSK
systems and confirm the analytical results.
* Implement the multicanonical Monte Carlo (MMC) method to
simulate the tails of the probability density function of the decision
variable and to obtain lower values of the bit error rate (BER) than in
the MC standard procedure.
* Evaluate by simulation the impact of in-band crosstalk in optical
networks with DPSK and DQPSK signals, for a rigorous model of the
optical node and validate the analytical tool developed for this case.
Acron / Ref
NESH
Title
Development of novell sensors for hemodynamics characterization
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Development of novell sensors for hemodynamics characterization
Acron / Ref
NGTVD
Title
Next generation Digital Tv over Fiber
Funding
QREN, Televés
Descript.
DEvelop a cost effective multi polarization optical fiber transciever for
next generation TV distribution in Short haul.
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Acron / Ref
NET-OPT
Title
NET-OPT - Network Optimization
Funding
Nokia Siemens Networks
Descript.
Optimize the design and operation of optical transport networks with
relation to energy consumption and spectral efficiency.
Acron / Ref
NG-COS
Title
Next-Generation Coherent Optical Communication Systems
Funding
IT
Descript.
- To develop cost-effective solutions for extraction of phase and
amplitude information from the optical field, using advanced signal
processing
techniques
to
reduce
the
hardware
requirements
associated with coherent detection;
- To develop and implement efficient and simplified digital postcompensation algorithms using the phase and amplitude information
of the optical field in order to enable real-time mitigation of linear and
nonlinear propagation impairments, with low computational power;
Future high-speed optical communication systems will inevitably rely
on new enabling technologies such as advanced modulation formats,
coherent detection and receiver-side digital signal processing. In order
to apply these technologies to commercial optical communication
systems there must be a strong I&D effort to develop efficient and
low-cost solutions. This is currently a fast growing investigation topic,
which
need
to
be
faced
in
many
different
fronts,
such
as:
- Study of propagation and receiver performance of different advanced
modulation formats;
- Analysis of network architectures and optical devices in order to
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reduce the impact of propagation impairments;
- Development of efficient and cost-effective solutions for coherent
detection both in metro and access networks;
- Development of digital adaptive post-compensation algorithms for
the
mitigation
of
linear
and
nonlinear
impairments.
Within the framework of this project we will focus mainly on the
development of cost-effective coherent receivers, using advanced
digital signal processing techniques in order to reduce the hardware
requirements. Besides, taking advantage of the amplitude and phase
information provided by coherent detection, we are also going to
develop
digital
post-compensation
algorithms,
in
order
to
simultaneously enable higher bit-rates, narrower inter-channel spacing
and longer propagation distances without sacrificing the received
signal quality.
Acron / Ref
Title
OREO3
Organic-inorganic hybrids with enhanced light properties for the new
generation of optical communications
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This project aims at the design-assisted synthesis and processing of
organic/inorganic
hybrid
materials
with
enhanced
light-emitting
features and their applications in the new generation of optical
telecommunications
(as
passive
and
active
structures).
Passive
elements (such as planar and channel waveguides, couplers and
multimode interference splitters) will be developed based on the nondoped hybrid matrices, whereas organic dyes and/or lanthanide
(Ln3+) ions will be used for active components (namely optical
amplifiers).
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Acron / Ref
OSP-HNLF
Title
OSP-HNLF - Optical Signal Processing Using Highly Nonlinear Fibers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
We will fabricate and characterize highly nonlinear fibers obtained by
tapering standard optical fibers. Highly nonlinear fibers will be used to
produce a super-continuum and to implement two all-optical signal
processing devices: i) an all-optical signal regenerator for intensity
modulated signals based on self-phase modulation (SPM) and ii) an
all-optical signal processing regenerator for nonlinear phase noise
reduction based on four-wave mixing (FWM) suitable to be used in
phase modulated signals. An accurate numerical modelling and the
design optimization of both tapered fibers (TFs) and microstrutured
fibers (MFs) will be realized, in the perspective of their use to
generate a wide and flat super-continnum, as well
as some
nonlinearity-based optical signal processing functions, namely the
wavelength conversion, all-optical switching and 2R regeneration.
Acron / Ref
Title
PosDig
Digital Post-Compensation of Chromatic Dispersion and Nonlinearities
in Optical Communication Systems
Funding
PT-Inovação
Descript.
Design, implement and validate efficient algorithms for digital poscompensation of chromatic dispersion and nonlinearities in optical
communication systems
Acron / Ref
RoFnet
Title
Reconfigurable Radio over Fiber network – RoFnet
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The overall objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate the
feasibility of a novel cost effective RoF system architecture that uses
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the benefits of combining optical networking concepts with fiber radio
techniques to efficiently manage the network resource usage and to
allow flexible wavelength allocation for the BSs, depending on user
requirements and QoS.
To achieve the overall goal of the project we identify the following
interim objectives:
-Identification of novel network architectures suited for RoF systems,
combining low complexity with flexibility and cost effectiveness;
-To develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a new low cost BS
architecture, which uses a RSOA;
-To assess the transmission impairments of wavelength division
multiplexed (WDM) systems combined with subcarrier multiplexing
and employing optical single side band modulation (OSSB);
-To develop wavelength allocation algorithms able to allocate network
resources depending on varying user demand and QoS:
- To liaise with other European projects in order to understand and
possibly integrate relevant developments.
Acron / Ref
SMART
Title
Remote Structure Health Monitoring
Funding
JustBit
Descript.
The objective of this project is to develop techniques for the remote
monitoring of structures. For the trial, two viaducts will be monitored
with several fiber sensors developed at IT. A prototype will be placed
remotely for the interrogation of all sensors. It will collect real time
data of deformation and temperature and give alarms if critical
thresholds are triggered
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Acron / Ref
P-Quantum
Title
Practical Quantum Communications
Funding
IT
Descript.
- To perform a field trial experiment over installed fibers in the city of
Aveiro,
using
single
and
entangled
photon-pairs
to
implement
quantum protocols for message authentication and fair contract
signing;
- To propose quantum protocols suitable for real quantum channels,
for privacy problems that cannot be solved with quantum key
distribution, namely the authentication of messages and fair contract
signing.
-
To
develop
the
interest
and
expertise
in
quantum
telecommunications in Portugal, both at the theoretical and the
experimental levels, in order to develop internationally-competitive
research and train new human resources in this new and strategically
important area for secure telecommunications.
Acron / Ref
TOMAR-PON
Title
Techniques Of Modulation And Remodulation for PON
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This project targets the performance enhancement of passive optical
network (PON). The two key performances that this project aims at
improving are the capacity and reach of PONs. Thus, the extended
reach wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) PON with increased bit
rate up to the Ethernet rates of 100Gb/s and with the bidirectional
transmission will be investigated. The project intends to improve the
two crucial elements of PONs, the central office and the optical
network
unit
(ONU),
by
means
of
investigating
the
optimum
modulation and remodulation techniques for these systems, since they
constitute pillars of such a cost-sensitive segment.
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Acron / Ref
TURBO
Title
Transmission of UltRa wide-Band radio signals over Optical fibre
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This project proposes to investigate the performance impairments of
the orthogonal frequency division multiplexing ultra wideband (OFDMUWB) radio signal transmission in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks
and optimize the system parameters through analytical and numerical
simulation work, and to experimentally demonstrate the main results
obtained. Particularly, the study and the assessment of the main
system impairments is performed, such as: (i) electrical crosstalk
associated with multi-channel OFDM-UWB transmission, (ii) linear and
non-linear fibre effects, (iii) optical crosstalk associated with the
transmission of several optical channels using dense wavelength
division multiplexing (DWDM). Different techniques to reduce the
performance
degradation
caused
by
such
limitations
are
also
investigated.
The work to carry out along this project targets the transmission of
OFDM-UWB radio signals in FTTH networks using external modulation
(EM)
and
direct
modulation
(DM)
of
the
emitter
laser.
The transmission of OFDM-UWB radio signals over multi-mode fibre is
also a topic to be investigated in the project, since this type of fibre is
used in the user’s premises due to its easy maintenance and
utilization.
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4.2.5
Running and Concluded Theses
MSc Theses
Supervisor
Adolfo Cartaxo
António Teixeira
Paulo André
Student
Co- Supervisors
Paulo André
Gabisa Bekele
António Teixeira
Daniel Vieira
Luís Cancela
Rui Batalha
Mário Lima
Mário Lima
6/2011
Estado da resposta transitória de
amplificadores ópticos
7/2011
Cenários de migração para XGPON1
Paulo André
Carlos Eduardo
da Costa António
Silva
Estudo e teste de uma rede EPON_
Estudo Comparativo entre sistemas
RoF com modulação directa e com
modulação externa
Geração e propagação de sinais rádio
sobre fibra óptica
Optimization of IPTV Distribution
Redução das emissões de CO2 em
redes ópticas
Paulo André
Licínio Ferreira
Humberto Varum
Paulo André
MArco Granada
Mário Lima
António Teixeira
Hugo Borges dos
Mário Lima
Santos Lopes
Simao Pedro
Mário Lima
Tavares Brandao
Hugo Rodrigues
Mário Lima
Braz de Carvalho
João Manuel
Ferreira Pedro
João Pires
Bruno Caseiro
António Teixeira
Ricardo Manuel
Mário Lima
da Silva Ferreira
11/2011
12
/2011
12/2011
12/2011
Photon-Pairs Generation Through FourWave Mixing
12/2011
Monte-Carlo simulation of an optical
Genádio Martins João Lopes Rebola DQPSK system impaired by crosstalk
António Teixeira
9/2011
Wireless Optical Communications based
9/2011
on White LEDs
Luís Cancela
António Teixeira
8/2011
GMPLS-controlled OBS network
simulator: implementation of the OSPF
9/2011
protocol
Celestino
Sanches Martins
Jose Pedro
António Teixeira
Oliveira
Mário Lima
Rodrigues
Ruben Fernando
Pedro Renato
Cavalheiro
Tavares Pinho
Jeronimo
Pedro Renato
Márcio José Reis
Tavares Pinho
Silva Almeida
Tiago Rafael
Armando Nolasco
Ferreira Marques
Pinto
Pisco
Pedro Renato
Tavares Pinho
Geração e propagação de sinais rádio
sobre fibra (RoF)_
Simulation of optical amplification in
plastic optical fiber
Henrique José A.
Silva
Armando Nolasco Luís Miguel Pais
Pinto
Pinto Martins
End
Date
Transmission of OFDM-UWB radio
signals in FTTH networks using directly 5/2011
modulated lasers
Inês Marques
Dias
Paulo Jorge
Afonso de
Andrade
Telmo David
Pelicano de
Almeida
Title
Monitorização do processo de cura do
betão com sensores ópticos
12/2011
4/2012
5/2012
Transporte de energia em fibras ópticas
5/2012
2
Convivência de gerações em redes
6/2012
ópticas PON.
Distribuição de Sinais Rádio e Vídeo
6/2012
sobre Fibra_
Distribuição de vídeo em redes ópticas
6/2012
PON
Optimized design of multi-rate optical
networks with intermediate
6/2012
aggregation
Redes ópticas de próxima geração –
6/2012
formatos de modulação
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Supervisor
António Teixeira
António Teixeira
Henrique José A.
Silva
Paulo André
António Teixeira
António Teixeira
António Teixeira
Luís Cancela
Student
Co- Supervisors
Carlos Manuel Da
Mário Lima
Silva Oliveira
Tiago Miguel Da
Paz Santos
Mário Lima
Mendes
Filipa Raquel
Gois Lopes
Maria Rute
Sandra Correia
Ferreira André
Goncalo Amorim
Ribeiro Gomes
Mário Lima
Pereira
José Ferreira da
Cristiana Santos
Rocha
João André
Rodrigues
Mário Lima
Antunes
Carlos Jorge
João Lopes Rebola
Morais Fraga
João Pires
Afonso Oliveira
João Manuel
Ferreira Pedro
João Pires
Bruno Henriques
João Manuel
Ferreira Pedro
Pedro Renato
Tavares Pinho
Nuno Miguel dos
Santos Mendes
Paulo André
Pedro Sena
Maria Rute
Ferreira André
Pedro Renato
Tavares Pinho
Andreia Sofia
Reis Mouta
Pedro Miguel
Pedro Renato
Fernandes
Tavares Pinho
Soares
Daniel Hugo
Armando Nolasco
Gonçalves
Pinto
Martins
Sofia Batalha de
Armando Nolasco
Oliveira Pascoal
Pinto
Amado
Barbara Salome
António Teixeira
Ribeiro de
Mário Lima
Almeida
Title
End
Date
Redes ópticas passivas de alcance
estendido
6/2012
Redes ópticas passivas de operação
estendida
6/2012
All-Optical Static RAM Cell with
Read/Write functionality
Híbridos orgânicos-inorgânicos para
monitorização óptica biomédica
7/2012
8/2012
Arquitectura WDM-PON baseada em
components Sintonizáveis
9/2012
Redes de acesso baseadas em
formatos de modulação avançados
9/2012
Segurança em Redes ópticas_
9/2012
Analysis of in-band crosstalk impact in
optical burst switching networks
Designing and optimization of
heterogeneous OTN/DWDM networks
with intermediate aggregation.
Optimization and multilayer planning of
IP/MPLS/OTN networks
Análise Tecno-Económica em
Telecomunicações - FTTx
Concentradores solares luminescentes
baseados em Materiais Híbridos
Orgânicos-Inorgânicos
Distribuição de Sinais Rádio e Vídeo
sobre Fibra
10/2012
10/2012
11/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
Fibras ópticas de plástico
12/2012
IPTV Deliverer over MPLS-TP
12/2012
Packet-Based Transport Networks
12/2012
Redes opticas passivas avançadas e de
12/2012
cobertura extendida NG-PON2
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PhD Theses
Supervisor
Student
João Pires
João Pedro
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Lucia Bilro
Co- Supervisors
Paulo Monteiro
Title
End
Date
Contention Minimization Strategies for
Optical Burst-Switched Networks
1/2011
Optical Metrology in Medicine and
Rehabilitation, Optical Metrology in
Medicine and Rehabilitation
2/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Nelia Alberto
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Claunir Pavan
José Ferreira da
Rocha
Paulo Monteiro
Miguel Vidal
Drummond
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Adolfo Cartaxo
Tiago Manuel
Ferreira Alves
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Nelson de Jesus
Corderio Muga
Henrique José A.
Silva
Paulo Fernando
da Costa
Antunes
Sílvia Medeiros
Vaz Pato
Paulo André
Ana Maria Rocha
Paulo André
Carlos Miguel
Vicente
Henrique José A.
Silva
João da Silva
Pereira
António Teixeira
Jacklyn Dias
António Teixeira
Muneer Zuhdi
Paulo André
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Luís Sá
Title
Biosensors based on Fiber Bragg
Gratings, Biosensors based on Fiber
Bragg Gratings
Dimensioning Multi-Layers Optical
Networks
3/2011
9/2011
Ultra wideband radio signal systems
along optical fibre
11/2011
Polarization Effects in Fiber Optics
Communication Systems
12/2011
Next Generation Optical Access Networks
Estudo da Degradação de fibras ópticas
sob o efeito de potências elevadas
Hibridos Orgânicos/inorgânicos para
aplicações de baixo custo em óptica
integrada
Spread Spectrum in Access and
Metropolitan Networks
WDM flexible networks
Paulo André
3/2011
All optical processing in fibre optical
communication systems
Sensores ópticos para monitorização
dinâmica de estruturas
Maria Rute
Ferreira André
End
Date
Blue ocean Strategy in current optical
communications
Energy consumption in communications
networks
12/2011
3/2012
5/2012
5/2012
6/2012
7/2012
9/2012
9/2012
Bernardo Veiga
Techno-economics in scientific projects
Henrique José A.
Silva
Filipe Marques
Ferreira
Paulo Monteiro
High Capacity Optical Transmission
Systems based on Mode Group Diversity
10/2012
Multiplexing
Paulo André
Lara Penedo
Pellegrino
Paulo Monteiro
Henrique José A.
Silva
Paulo Alexandre
Ferreirinha de
Almeida
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Hugo Lima
António Teixeira
Rogério Dionísio
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
António Teixeira
Claudia Reis
Paulo André
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Nuno Ferreira
António Teixeira
Adballa
Abdelgader
Adolfo Cartaxo
Nelson Manuel
Daniel Diogo
Optical fibre telecommunication systems
12/2012
Simões da Costa Trindade Fonseca with multi-symbol phase modulation
Mário Lima,
9/2012
Integrated multi-functional photonic
devices for optical communication
purposes
10/2012
Radio Over Fibre Systems with Support
for Fixed and Mobile services
10/2012
Advanced Fiber Sensors, Advanced Fiber
12/2012
Sensors
Advanced optical generation and
regeneration
12/2012
All-optical routing funcionalities
Local crystalization of LiNbO3 for the
production of low cost optical devices
Next generation optical converged
networks
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
João Pires
João Santos
Paulo Monteiro
Physical and logical aspects of Ethernet
over WDM networks supported in ring
topologies,
12/2012
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
João Carlos de
Melo Ferreira
Paulo Monteiro
Transient Effects in Optical Networks
12/2012
Manuel Violas
Mojtaba Sadeghi Atílio Gameiro
Radio-over-Fiber Technology for
Broadband Wireless MIMO Systems
1/2013
Atílio Gameiro
Mojtaba Sadeghi Manuel Violas
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Andre
Albuquerque
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Miguel Vidal
Drummond
Carlos Marques
Luís Melo
João Lemos Pinto
António Teixeira
Zoran Vijicij
Natasa Pavlovic
António Teixeira
Ali shahpari
Mário Lima
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Filipe Manuel
Wiener Ferro de
Carvalho
Nuno Alexandre
Peixoto Silva
Paulo André
Ana Pratas
Manuel Violas
Zhansheng Liu
Mário Lima
Vitor Ribeiro
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Fernando Pedro
Pereira Guiomar
Maria de Fátima
Fonseca
Domingues
Rui Manuel Dias
Morais
Sudhir Kumar
Routray
Álvaro José
Caseiro de
Almeida
Adolfo Cartaxo
Paulo André
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
MIMO techniques for radio over Fiber
Active and Passive All-Optical Signal
Processing Devices for Efficient Optical
Communication Systems
Components and techniques for high
capacity optical communications
Advanced fiber optic sensors
2/2013
9/2013
9/2013
10/2013
emiters and receivers for next generation
12/2013
access optical networks
Next generation dense optical access
12/2013
networks
OFDM-based next generation converged
12/2013
optical-wireless access networks
Quantum Cryptography in Optical Fibers 12/2013
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Nuno Borges
Carvalho
Mário
Lima,António
Teixeira
Técnicas de monitorização em redes
12/2013
ópticas da próxima geração
Research on Nonlinearities in Radio over
4/2014
Fiber
All-optical network resources in the
scope of impairment aware based routing 9/2014
for the next generation optical networks
Digital Post-Compensation in High-Speed
12/2014
Optical Transmission Systems
Estudo da degradação do tempo de vida
das fibras ópticas e o seu impacte no
12/2014
desempenho das redes de comunicações
Paulo Monteiro
Optical Networks Optimization
12/2014
José Ferreira da
Rocha
Quality of Signal in Transparent Optical
Networks
12/2014
Paulo André
Quantum Communications in Optical
Fibers
12/2015
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4.2.6
Publications
Optical Communication Systems
Book Chapters
- André, P.S; Ana M. Rocha; F Domingues; N. Fernandes ; F Granada; M. J. N.
Lima; A.T. Teixeira; " POWER TRANSMISSION OVER OPTICAL FIBERS " - Chapter in
Advances in Energy Research – Volume 8 , Morena V. Acosta , Nova Publisher ,
New York , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Girão, J.; B. Neto; Ana M. Rocha; C. Reis; R.P. Dionísio; s Chatzi; F Bonada; J.
Lazaro; A.T. Teixeira; P.S André; " C+L bandƒn extended reach amplified next
generation access networks ", Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters , Vol. 53 , No.
10 , pp. 2414 - 2418 , October , 2011 .
- Oliveira, R.A.; C.A.F. Marques; J. Canning; R.N. Nogueira; A. Pohl; " Complex
Bragg Grating Writing using Direct Modulation of the Optical Fibre with Flexural
Waves ", Applied Physics Letters , Vol. 99 , No. 16 , pp. 161111 - 161111-3 ,
October , 2011 .
- Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; " Cross-Phase Modulation Impact on Coherent Optical
16QAM-WDM Transmission Systems ", Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters , Vol.
53 , No. 3 , pp. 633 - 636 , March , 2011 .
- Rocha, Ana M.; P. Antunes; F Domingues; M. Facão Facão; P.S André; " Detection
of Fiber Fuse Effect Using FBG Sensors ", IEEE Sensors Journal , Vol. 11 , No. 6 ,
pp. 1390 - 1394 , June , 2011 .
- Guiomar, F. P.; J.D. Reis; A.T. Teixeira; A. N. Pinto; " Digital Post-Compensation
Using Volterra Series Transfer Function ", IEEE Photonics Technology Letters , Vol.
23 , No. 19 , pp. 1412 - 1414 , October , 2011 .
- Liu, Z.; M. Violas; N.B.C. Carvalho; " Digital Predistortion for RSOAs as External
Modulators in Radio over Fiber Systems ", Optics Express , Vol. 19 , No. 18 , pp.
17641 - 17646 , August , 2011 .
- Alves , T. M. F.; A. Cartaxo; " Distribution of double-sideband OFDM-UWB radio
signals in dispersion compensated long-reach PONs ", IEEE/OSA Journal of
Lightwave Tech. , Vol. 29 , No. 16 , pp. 2467 - 2474 , August , 2011 .
- Marques, C.A.F.; R.A. Oliveira; A. Pohl; J. Canning; R.N. Nogueira; " Dynamic
Control of a Phase-Shifted FBG through Acousto-Optic Modulation ", Optics
Communications , Vol. 284 , No. 5 , pp. 1228 - 1231 , March , 2011 .
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Silva, N. A.; N. J. Muga; A. N. Pinto; " Evolution of first-order sidebands from
multiple FWM processes in HiBi optical fibers ", Optics Communications , Vol. 284 ,
No. 13 , pp. 3408 - 3415 , April , 2011 .
- Alves , T. M. F.; A. Cartaxo; " Experimental Demonstration of 9 Double Sideband
OFDM-UWB Sub-Bands Transmission Along Long-Reach PONs ", Microwave and
Optical Tech. Letters , November , 2011 .
- Morgado, J.; D.F. Fonseca; A. Cartaxo; " Experimental Study of Coexistence of
Multi-Band OFDM-UWB and OFDM-Baseband Signals in Long-Reach PONs Using
Directly Modulated Lasers ", Optics Express , Vol. 19 , No. 23 , pp. 23601 - 23612 ,
December , 2011 .
- Liu, Z.; M. Sadeghi; G. Valicourt; R. Brenot; M. Violas; " Experimental Validation
of a Reflective Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Model Used as a Modulator in Radio
Over Fiber Systems ", IEEE Photonics Technology Letters , Vol. 23 , No. 9 , pp. 576
- 578 , May , 2011 .
- Fonseca, D.F.; A. Cartaxo; " Eye opening degradation due to sideband
suppression in direct detection systems for different signaling formats ", Fiber and
Integrated Optics , Vol. 30 , No. 3 , pp. 151 - 165 , June , 2011 .
- Ferreira, F. M.; S. L. Jansen; P. Monteiro; H. A. Silva; " Nonlinear Semi-Analytical
Model for Simulation of Few-Mode Fiber Transmission ", IEEE Photonics Technology
Letters , pp.1 - 3 , November , 2011 .
- Dahan, D. D.; U. M. Mahlab; A.T. Teixeira; I. Tomkos; " Optical performance
monitoring for translucent/transparent optical networks ", IET Optoelectronics , Vol.
5 , No. 1 , pp. 1 - 18 , May , 2011 .
- Alves , T. M. F.; M. Morant; A. Cartaxo; R. Llorente; " Performance comparison of
OFDM-UWB radio signals distribution in long-reach PONs using Mach-Zehnder and
linearized modulators ", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications , Vol.
29 , No. 6 , pp. 1311 - 1320 , June , 2011 .
- Muga, N. J.; M. Ferreira; A. N. Pinto; " QBER Estimation in QKD Systems with
Polarization Encoding ", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Tech. , Vol. 29 , No. 3 , pp.
355 - 361 , February , 2011 .
- Abdalla, A.A.; M. J. N. Lima; A.T. Teixeira; " Reduced bandwidth transmitter and
simple detection scheme for improved constant envelope OFDM ", Electronics
Letters , Vol. 47 , No. 6 , pp. 391 - 392 , March , 2011 .
- Alves , T. M. F.; A. Cartaxo; " SNR approach for performance evaluation of timestretching photonic analogue to digital converter system ", Optics Express , Vol. 19
, No. 2 , pp. 1493 - 1509 , January , 2011 .
- Facão, M. Facão; Ana M. Rocha; P.S André; " Traveling Solutions of the Fuse
Effect in Optical Fibers ", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Tech. , Vol. 29 , No. 1 ,
pp. 109 - 114 , January , 2011 .
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- Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; " Weighting nonlinearities on future high aggregate data
rate PONs ", Optics Express , Vol. 19 , No. 27 , pp. 26567 - 26567 , December ,
2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Veljanovski, V. V.; V. S. Sleiffer; D. B. van den Borne; J. C. Capasso; H. K.
Kuluslu; J. S. Seixas; V. S. Schramm; A. T. Tschersich; R.N. Nogueira; N.P.
Pavlovic; " 100G CP-QPSK Field Trial over 4108 km of Installed Submarine Cable ",
Proc OSA Optical Fiber Communications - OFC , LA , United States , Vol. 1 , March ,
2011 .
- Cartaxo, A.; J. Morgado; T. M. F. Alves ; F. C. Carvalho; D.F. Fonseca; J. L.
Rebola; " A view on optical-wireless converged NG-FTTH networks ", Proc Annual
Workshop on Photonic Technologies for Access and Biophotonics , Stanford , United
States , January , 2011 .
- Oliveira, R.A.; G. R. C. Possetti; C.A.F. Marques; P.T. Neves; C. A. Bavastri; R. C.
Kamikawachi; J. L. Fabris; R.N. Nogueira; J. Canning; A. Pohl; " Acousto-optic
control of the LPG spectrum for sensing applications ", Proc Optical Fiber Sensors
Conf. , Ottawa , Canada , Vol. OFS11-OFS21-223 , pp. 1 - 4 , May , 2011 .
- Marques, C.A.F.; R.A. Oliveira; A. Pohl; P.S André; R.N. Nogueira; " Adaptive gain
equalization on optical amplifiers based on the Acousto-Optic effect using a single
Long Period Grating ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol.
cd , pp. 1 - 3 , April , 2011 .
- Marques, C.A.F.; L. Melo; R.A. Oliveira; A. Pohl; P.S André; R.N. Nogueira; "
Adaptive gain equalization on optical amplifiers based on the acousto-optic
modulation using a long period grating ", Proc International Conf. on Applications of
Optics and Photonics - AOP2011 , Braga , Portugal , May , 2011 .
- Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; " Architectural Optimization of Coherent Ultra-Dense
WDM based Optical Access Networks ", Proc OSA Optical Fiber Communications OFC , Los Angeles , United States , March , 2011 .
- Marques, C.A.F.; R.A. Oliveira; J. Canning; A. Pohl; R.N. Nogueira; " Controlling
the properties of Fiber Bragg Gratings based on the Acousto-Optic modulation ",
Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , pp. 1 - 3 , April , 2011 .
- Almeida, A. J.; L. M. Pinto; N. A. Silva; N. J. Muga; A. N. Pinto; " Correlated
Photon-Pair Generation in a Highly Nonlinear Fiber Using Spontaneous FWM ", Proc
Symp. on Enabling Optical Networks - SEON , Aveiro , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 ,
July , 2011 .
- Muga, N. J.; A. J. Almeida; M. Ferreira; A. N. Pinto; " Critical Issues in Polarization
Encoded Quantum Key Distribution Systems ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011
, Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 11 - 11 , April , 2011 .
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- Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; " Density and Guard Band in Migration Scenarios to
Coherent Ultra-Dense WDM ", Proc IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. GLOBECOM , Houston , United States , Vol. 54 , pp. 1 - 5 , December , 2011 .
- Alves , T. M. F.; A. Cartaxo; " Dependence of the transmission performance of
multi-Band OFDM-UWB signals in LR-PONs on the modulator bias and driving
voltages ", Proc International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conf. - IMOC , Natal ,
Brazil , October , 2011 .
- Almeida, P. ; H. A. Silva; " Distribution of MB-OFDM UWB and Millimeter-Wave
WPAN Signals on Hybrid FTTH Networks ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on UltraWideband - ICUWB , Bologna , Italy , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 , September , 2011 .
- Pinho, P.T.; " Evaluation of a Low-Cost Radio-Over-Fiber System ", Proc Symp. on
Enabling Optical Networks - SEON , Aveiro , Portugal , July , 2011 .
- Gamelas, AG; " Evolution of FTTH networks based on Radio-Over-Fibre ", Proc
International Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON , Stockholm , Sweden , pp. 1
- 4 , June , 2011 .
- Rodrigues, C.Rodrigues; F. C. Carvalho; A. Cartaxo; " Evolution of FTTH networks
based on Radio-Over-Fibre ", Proc International Conf. on Transparent Networks –
ICTON , Stockholm , Sweden , pp. 1 - 4 , June , 2011 .
- Rocha, Ana M.; G. G. Fernandes; F Domingues; A. N. Pinto; M. Facão Facão; P.S
André; " Fiber fuse effect propagation break using optical fiber taper ", Proc
Optoelectronics and Communications Conf. - OECC , Kaohsiung , Taiwan , pp. 593 594 , July , 2011 .
- Vilar, R. ; C.A.F. Marques; R.N. Nogueira; A.T. Teixeira; R. Llorente; F. Ramos; "
Flexible Optical-Comb-Based Multi-Wavelength Conversion for Optical Switching
and Multicast ", Proc European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications NOC , Newcastle , United Kingdom , Vol. , pp. 1 - 4 , July , 2011 .
- Costa, N.; D.F. Fonseca; A. Cartaxo; " Influence of local oscillator-to-signal power
ratio on the gaussianity of CP-QPSK signal statistics ", Proc International Conf. on
Transparent Networks – ICTON , Stockholm , Sweden , June , 2011 .
- Morgado, J.; D.F. Fonseca; A. Cartaxo; " Influence of Spectrum Location of
Gigabit-Ethernet in Coexistence with Multi-Band OFDM-UWB Wireless Signals on the
Long-Reach PON Performance Using Directly Modulated Lasers ", Proc IEEE
International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics , Singapore , Singapore
,October , 2011 .
- Oliveira, R.A.; C.A.F. Marques; K. Cook; J. Canning; R.N. Nogueira; A. Pohl; "
Inscription of Bragg gratings using flexural acoustic waves ", Proc European Conf.
on Optical Communications - ECOC , Geneva , Switzerland , September , 2011 .
- Fernandes, G. G.; A. J. Almeida; M. Niehus; A. N. Pinto; " Measurement of the
Diameter of an Optical Fiber Microwire using Stimulated Four-Wave Mixing ", Proc
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International Conf. on Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP2011 , Braga ,
Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 7 , May , 2011 .
- Guiomar, F. P.; J.D. Reis; A.T. Teixeira; A. N. Pinto; " Mitigation of Intra-Channel
Nonlinearites Using a Frequency-Domain Volterra Series Equalizer ", Proc European
Conf. on Optical Communications - ECOC , Geneve , Switzerland , September ,
2011 .
- Fonseca, D.F.; J. Morgado; A. Cartaxo; " Multi-band UWB signals transmission
improvement due to pre-emphasis in LR-PONs using DMLs ", Proc IEEE Photonics
Conf. - IPC , Arlington , United States , October , 2011 .
- Sá , L.M.; C.A.F. Marques; N. Alberto; R.N. Nogueira; P.S André; " Multichannel
dispersion compensation using a simplified approach SFBG design ", Proc
International Conf. on Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP2011 , Braga ,
Portugal , May , 2011 .
- Almeida, P. ; H. A. Silva; " Multiservices and Multiband Optical Signal Generation
for Hybrid Access networks ", Proc Conf. on Optical Networks Design and Modelling
- ONDM , Bologna , Italy , pp. 1 - 6 , February , 2011 .
- Fernandes, G. G.; A. J. Almeida; A. N. Pinto; " Nonlinear Phase and Parametric
Gain in Optical Fiber Microwires ", Proc Symp. on Enabling Optical Networks - SEON
, Aveiro , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , July , 2011 .
- Pinto, A. N.; A. J. Almeida; N. A. Silva; N. J. Muga; L. M. Pinto; " Optical Quantum
Communications: An Experimental Approach ", Proc International Conf. on
Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP2011 , Braga , Portugal , May , 2011 .
- Sousa, .; C.A.F. Marques; R.N. Nogueira; P.S André; " Optical signal to noise ratio
monitoring with Hi-Bi fiber Bragg grating ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 ,
Lisboa , Portugal , pp. 1 - 3 , April , 2011 .
- Meireles, B. M.; J. L. Rebola; " Optimization of optical SSB-OFDM system with
direct-detection for application in metropolitan/regional networks ", Proc ICETE
International Conf. on Optical Communication Systems - OPTICS , Sevilla , Spain ,
Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , July , 2011 .
- Muga, N. J.; A. J. Almeida; M. Ferreira; A. N. Pinto; " Optimization of polarization
control schemes for QKD systems ", Proc International Conf. on Applications of
Optics and Photonics - AOP2011 , Braga , Portugal , Vol. 1 ,May , 2011 .
- Guiomar, F. P.; A. N. Pinto; " Optimizing the Nonlinear Operator in Backward
Propagation ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp.
1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Sousa, .; C.A.F. Marques; R.N. Nogueira; P.S André; " OSNR monitoring using HiBi FBG for 10 Gbit/s optical networks ", Proc International Conf. on Transparent
Networks – ICTON , Stockholm , Sweden , pp. 1 - 4 , June , 2011 .
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- Alves , T. M. F.; A. Cartaxo; " Photonic analogue-to-digital converted based on
wavelength division multiplexing technique ", Proc ICETE International Conf. on
Optical Communication Systems - OPTICS , Sevilha , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 10 ,
July , 2011 .
- Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; " Physical Impairments on High Aggregate Data Rate
Passive Coherent Optical Networks ", Proc International Microwave and
Optoelectronics Conf. - IMOC , Natal-RN , Brazil , Vol. CD , pp. 1 - 5 , November ,
2011 .
- Mendonça, A.; A. Charas; J. C. Clark; L. B. Bazzana; A. N. Nocivelli; G. L.
Lanzani; J. Morgado; " Plastic optical fibres dopants to obtain gain enlargement and
ultrafast optical switching ", Proc International Conf. on Applications of Optics and
Photonics - AOP2011 , Braga , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 7 , May , 2011 .
- Almeida, A. J.; S. R. Carneiro; N. A. Silva; N. J. Muga; A. N. Pinto; " PolarizationEntangled Photon Pairs Using Spontaneous Four-Wave Mixing in a Fiber Loop ",
Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April ,
2011 .
- André, P.S; M. J. N. Lima; F Granada; X Xiangjun; " Power over fiber in Raman
amplified optical networks ", Proc International Conf. on Telecommunications - ICT ,
graz , Austria , June , 2011 .
- Carvalho, F. C.; A. Cartaxo; " Power Requirements for Coexisting Baseband and
Wireless OFDM-based Signals in Hybrid Metro-Access Networks ", Proc International
Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON , Stockholm , Sweden , Vol. Tu.A5.6 , pp.
1 - 4 , June , 2011 .
- Pato, S.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; H. A. Silva; " Prospects of supporting
distributed antenna systems over next-generation optical access and metro-access
networks ", Proc International Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON , Stockholm
, Sweden , June , 2011 .
- Rocha, Ana M.; P.S André; F Domingues; M. Facão Facão; " Reflected Light from
the Fiber Fuse Propagation ", Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele , Lisboa
, Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Almeida, A. J.; N. A. Silva; N. J. Muga; A. N. Pinto; " Single-Photon Source Using
Stimulated FWM in Optical Fibers for Quantum Communication ", Proc International
Conf. on Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP2011 , Braga , Portugal , Vol. 1 ,
pp. 1 - 7 , May , 2011 .
- Silva, N. A.; A. J. Almeida; A. N. Pinto; " Statistical Characterization of a SinglePhoton Source Based on Stimulated FWM in Optical Fibers ", Proc Conf. on
Telecommunications - ConfTele , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Rocha, Ana M.; F Domingues; M. Facão Facão; P.S André; " Threshold Power of
Fiber Fuse Effect for different types of Optical Fiber ", Proc International Conf. on
Transparent Networks – ICTON , Stockholm , Sweden , pp. Tu.P.13 - , June , 2011 .
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- Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; " Transmission Aspects on Broadband Coherent Optical
Access Networks ", Proc IEEE Latin-American Conf. on Communications LATINCOM , Belém-PA , Brazil , Vol. 3 , pp. 1 - 6 , October , 2011 .
- Morgado, J.; D.F. Fonseca; A. Cartaxo; " Transmission of Coexisting OFDMBaseband and Multi-Band OFDM-UWB Signals Along LR-PONs Using DMLs ", Proc
IEEE Photonics Conf. - IPC , Arlington , United States , October , 2011 .
- Liu, Z.; M. Violas; N.B.C. Carvalho; " Transmission of Four Channels SCM Over
Fiber and Nonlinear Compensation for RSOA External Modulators ", Proc IEEE
GLOBECOM Workshops: Distributed Antenna Systems for Broadband Mobile
Communication , Houston , United States , pp. 1 - 5 , December , 2011 .
- Fonseca, D.F.; J. Morgado; A. Cartaxo; " Transmission of multi-band OFDM-UWB
signals along NG-FTTH networks using directly modulated lasers ", Proc OSA Optical
Fiber Communications - OFC , Los Angeles , United States , March , 2011 .
- Rebola, J. L. ; A. Cartaxo; " Using the Moment Generating Function for the
Performance Assessment of Optically Preamplified Direct-Detection OFDM Systems
", Proc International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conf. - IMOC , Natal , Brazil ,
October , 2011 .
- Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; " Weighting Nonlinearities on Future High Aggregate
Data Rate PONs ", Proc European Conf. on Optical Communications - ECOC ,
Geneva , Switzerland , Vol. CD , pp. We.10.P1.109 , September , 2011 .
Project Reports
- Almeida, P. ; F. M. Ferreira; H. A. Silva; " Optical Transmitter for the RoFnet
Project
Demonstrator
",
Instituto
de
Telecomunicações
,
PTDC/EEATEL/71678/2006 , June , 2011 .
OPTICAL COMPONENTS AND SUB-SYSTEMS
Book Chapters
- Fernandes, C. F.; J. Morgado; " The Static and Dynamic Transfer-Matrix-Method in
the Analysis of Distributed-Feedback Lasers " - Chapter in Numerical Simulations of
Physical and Engineering Processes , INTECH Open Acess Publisher, In-Tech, 2011 .
- André, P.S; Ana M. Rocha; F Domingues; M. Facão Facão; " Thermal effects in
optical fibers " - Chapter in Heat Transfer - Book 1 , Marco Aurélio dos Santos
Bernardes , In-Tech , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Reis, C.; A. Maziotis; C. Kouloumentas; N. Calabretta; P.S André; R.P. Dionísio;
B. Neto; H.J.S Dorren; H. Avramopoulos; A.T. Teixeira; " All-Optical Clocked D Flip-
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Flop Memory using a Hybrid Integrated S-R Latch ", Microwave and Optical Tech.
Letters , Vol. 53 , No. 6 , pp. 1201 - 1204 , June , 2011 .
- Bilro, L.; N. Alberto; L.M. Sá ; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; " Analytical Analysis of
Side-Polished Plastic Optical Fiber as Curvature and Refractive Index Sensor ",
IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Tech. , Vol. 29 , No. 6 , pp. 864 - 870 , March ,
2011 .
- Muga, N. J.; M. Ferreira; A. N. Pinto; " Broadband polarization pulling using
Raman amplification ", Optics Express , Vol. 19 , No. 19 , pp. 18707 - 18712 ,
September , 2011 .
- Fernandes, V.R.; Vicente; E. Pecoraro; D Karpinsky; A Kholkin; N. Wada; P.S
André; Ferreira; " Determination of Refractive Index Contrast and Surface
Contraction in Waveguide Channels Using Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm Applied
to Spectroscopic Ellipsometry ", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Tech. , Vol. 29 , No.
19 , pp. 2971 - 2977 , October , 2011 .
- Neto, B.; A. K Klingler; C. Reis; R.P. Dionísio; R.N. Nogueira; A.T. Teixeira; P.S
André; " Enhanced optical gain clamping for upstream packet based traffic on
hybrid WDM/TDM-PON using fiber Bragg grating ", Optics Communications , Vol.
284 , No. 5 , pp. 1354 - 1356 , March , 2011 .
- Domingues, F.; Ana M. Rocha; P.S André; " High powers effects in damaged and
contaminated optical fiber connectors ", Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters , Vol.
53 , No. 11 , pp. 2485 - 2488 , November , 2011 .
- Domingues, F; Ana M. Rocha; P.S André; " High powers effects in damaged and
contaminated optical fiber connectors ", Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters , Vol.
53 , No. 11 , pp. 2485 - 2488 , November , 2011 .
- Boavida, J.M.; J. Morgado; C. F. Fernandes; " HR-AR Coated DFB Lasers with
High-Yield and Enhanced Above-Threshold Performance ", Optics and Laser
Technology , Vol. 43 , No. 3 , pp. 729 - 735 , April , 2011 .
- Ferreira, N.; F. M. Costa; R.N. Nogueira; M.P.F. Graça; " Lithium niobate bulk
crystallization promoted by CO2 laser radiation ", Applied Surface Science , Vol. in
press , No. - , pp. 1 - 4 , September , 2011 .
- Graffion, ; Cattoen; W Man; V.R. Fernandes; P.S André; R. A. Sá Ferreira; L. D.
Carlos; " Modulating the Photoluminescence of Bridged Silsesquioxanes
Incorporating Eu3+-Complexed n,n0-Diureido-2,20-bipyridine Isomers: Application
for Luminescent Solar Concentrators ", Journal of Materials Chemistry , Vol. 23 ,
No. 21 , pp. 4773 - 4782 , October , 2011 .
- Dionísio, R.P.; G.P. Parca; C. Reis; A. T. Teixeira; " Operational parameter
optimization of MZI-SOA using multi-objective genetic algorithms ", Electronics
Letters , May , 2011 .
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- Domingues, F.; P.S André; ; " Optical fibres coating aging induced by the
maritime environment ",
Journal
of
Microwaves,
Optoelectronics and
Electromagnetic Applications , Vol. 10 , No. 1 , pp. 259 - 265 , June , 2011 .
- Drummond, M. V.; C.A.F. Marques; P. Monteiro; R.N. Nogueira; " Photonic
Instantaneous Frequency Measurement System Using Complementary Modulation ",
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters , Vol. 23 , No. 3 , pp. 143 - 145 , February ,
2011 .
- Antunes, P.; Ana M. Rocha; Lima; H Varum; P.S André; " Thin bonding wires
temperature measurement using optical fiber sensors ", Measurement , Vol. 44 ,
No. 2 , pp. 554 - 558 , February , 2011 .
- Vicente, C.; R Venkatachaam; B. Ferreira; P. Marques; C.A.F. Marques; E.
Pecoraro; L. D. Carlos; P.S André; R. A. Sá Ferreira; " Thin film optimization design
of organic-inorganic hybrids for waveguide high-rejection optical filters ", Physica
Status Solidi (RRL) , Vol. 5 , No. 8 , pp. 280 - 282 , July , 2011 .
- Antunes, P.; H Varum; P.S André; " Uniaxial fiber Bragg grating accelerometer
system with temperature ", Measurement , Vol. 44 , No. 1 , pp. 55 - 59 ,
September , 2011 .
- Xavier, L.R.; V.R. Fernandes; Vicente; E. Pecoraro; Carlos; R. A. Sá Ferreira; P.S
André; " UV Laser Photo-fabrication of Waveguide Couplers using Self-Patterning
Organic-Inorganic Hybrids ", Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters , Vol. 53 , No. 10
, pp. 2304 - 2307 , October , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Ribeiro, V. M. C.; C. Reis; M. J. N. Lima; P.S André; A.T. Teixeira; " All-optical flip
flop using two gain-clamped RSOAs ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon
, Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Fernandes, C. F.; J. Morgado; J.M. Boavida; " Analysis of Phase-Shift DFB Lasers
Using the Dynamic Transfer-Matrix-Method ", Proc IEEE II Conference on
Telecommunications - CONATEL 2011 , Arequipa , Peru , pp. -1 -4 , May , 2011 .
- Pereira, J. T.; C.F. Fernandes; " Bandwidth Modeling and Optimization of PIN
Photodiodes ", Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele , Lisbon , Portugal ,
Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Ferreira, F. M.; S. Pato; P. Almeida; H. A. Silva; P. Monteiro; " Dual Band Signal
Generation for Millimeter-wave RoF Systems with Subcarrier Multiplexing ", Proc
Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele , Lisbon , Portugal , pp. 1 - 4 , April ,
2011.
- Domingues, F.; Ana M. Rocha; P.S André; " Failure Probability of Optical Fiber
under High Optical Power and Small Bend Diameters ", Proc International
Microwave and Optoelectronics Conf. - IMOC , Natal , Brazil , October , 2011 .
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- Fernandes, C.F.; J. T. Pereira; " Frequency Response Analysis of Dual Depletion
PIN Photodiodes ", Proc Portuguese-Spanish Conf. in Electrical Engineering , Ponta
Delgada, Açores , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , July , 2011 .
- Pereira, J. T.; J.T. Torres; " Frequency Response Optimization of Dual Depletion
InGaAs/InP PIN Photodiodes ", Proc International Symp. on Electromagnetic Fields
in Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering - ISEF , Funchal - Madeira ,
Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 8 , September , 2011 .
- André, P.S; F. Domingues; F Granada; " Impact of the Maritime Environment on
the Aging of Optical Fibers ", Proc Conf. on Lasers and Electro-optic - CLEO ,
baltimore , United States , May , 2011 .
- André, P.S; Vicente; L.R. Xavier; V.R. Fernandes; E. Pecoraro; R.N. Nogueira; P.
Monteiro; Carlos; N. Wada; R. A. Sá Ferreira; " Integrated optics structures on solgel derived organic-inorganic hybrids for optical communications ", Proc
International Conf. on Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP2011 , Braga ,
Portugal , May , 2011 .
- André, P.S; F Domingues; M. Facão Facão; Ana M. Rocha; " Optical Fuse
Discharge Temperature Determination Employing the CIE Color Coordinates ", Proc
Conf. on Lasers and Electro-optic - CLEO , sidney , Australia , August , 2011 .
- Sá Ferreira, R. A.; Vicente; E. Pecoraro; Carlos; P.S André; " Organic–inorganic
hybrid materials in the context of the next generation of optical networks ", Proc
International Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON , estocolmo , Sweden , June ,
2011 .
- Drummond, M. V.; C.A.F. Marques; P. Monteiro; R.N. Nogueira; " Photonic
Instantaneous RF Frequency Measurement System based on Complementary E/O
Modulation ", Proc Optoelectronics and Communications Conf. - OECC , Kaohsiung ,
Taiwan , Vol. 6G2-2 , pp. 1 - 2 , July , 2011 .
- Drummond, M. V.; C.A.F. Marques; P. Monteiro; R.N. Nogueira; " Photonic
Instantaneous RF Frequency Measurement System based on Complementary
Modulation ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1
- 3 , April , 2011 .
- Drummond, M. V.; C.A.F. Marques; P. Monteiro; R.N. Nogueira; " Photonics
Instantaneous RF Frequency Measurement System based on Complementary
Modulation ", Proc International Conf. on Applications of Optics and Photonics AOP2011 , Braga , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , March , 2011 .
- Fernandes, V.R.; Vicente; E. Pecoraro; N. Wada; P.S André; R. A. Sá Ferreira; "
Refractive Index Characterization of Waveguide Channels Using Spectroscopic
Ellipsometry ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , April ,
2011.
- Drummond, M. V.; A.T. Teixeira; P. Monteiro; R.N. Nogueira; " Routable OTDM to
WDM Converter enabled by a Programmable Optical Processor ", Proc European
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Conf. on Optical Communications - ECOC , Geneva , Switzerland , Vol. We.10.P1.58
, pp. 1 - 3 , September , 2011 .
- Sá Ferreira, R. A.; Vicente; V.R. Fernandes; Carlos; P.S André; E. Pecoraro; V.
Bermudez; " Silica-on-silicon high rejection filters using organic-inorganic hybrids ",
Proc Materials Research Society Symp. , San Francisco , United States , April ,
2011.
- Silva, N. A.; N. J. Muga; A. N. Pinto; " Single-Photon Source Using Stimulated
FWM in Optical Fibers for Quantum Communication ", Proc SPOF International
Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP 2011 , Braga , Portugal ,
May , 2011 .
- Drummond, M. V.; A.T. Teixeira; P. Monteiro; R.N. Nogueira; " Tunable OTDM to
WDM Conversion enabled by a Programmable Optical Filter ", Proc Optoelectronics
and Communications Conf. - OECC , Kaohsiung , Taiwan , Vol. 8D1-2 , pp. 1 - 4 ,
July , 2011 .
OPTICAL NETWORKING
Papers in Journals
- Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; " Optimized Routing and Buffer
Design for Optical Transport Networks Based on Virtual Concatenation ", Journal of
Optical Communications and Networking , Vol. 3 , No. 9 , pp. 725 - 738 ,
September , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Cartaxo, A.; J. Morgado; D.F. Fonseca; " A perspective on optical-wireless
converged NG-FTTH networks using directly modulated lasers ", Proc International
Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON , Stockholm , Sweden , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 ,
June , 2011 .
- Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; " Cost-Optimized Planning for
Supporting 100 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s Services over Channel Count-Limited Optical
Transport Networks ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Communications - ICC ,
Kyoto , Japan , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 6 , June , 2011 .
- Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; " Enhanced Differential Delay
Compensation in OTN with Dedicated and Shared Buffering Architectures ", Proc
European Conf. on Optical Communications - ECOC , Geneve , Switzerland , Vol. 1 ,
pp. 1 - 3 , September , 2011 .
- Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; " Impact of Collocated
Regeneration and Differential Delay Compensation in Optical Transport Networks ",
Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4
, April , 2011 .
- Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; " Multi-Stage Optimization
Framework for Transporting 100-GbE over OTN with Distributed Differential Delay
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Compensation ", Proc IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling
Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks - IEEE CAMAD , Kyoto ,
Japan , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 , June , 2011 .
- Pedro, J. M.; J. Santos; J. J. O. Pires; " Performance Evaluation of Integrated
OTN/DWDM Networks with Single-Stage Multiplexing of Optical Channel Data Units
", Proc International Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON , Stockholm , Sweden
,June , 2011 .
- Cancela, L. G. C.; J. J. O. Pires; " Quantifying the Influence of Crosstalk-Crosstalk
Beat Noise in Optical DPSK Systems ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon
, Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Pedro, J. M.; S. Pato; " Towards Fully Flexible Optical Node Architectures: Impact
on Blocking Performance of DWDM Transport Networks ", Proc International Conf.
on Transparent Networks – ICTON , Stockholm , Sweden , June , 2011 .
- Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; " Virtual Concatenation of 100GbE over OTN: Tradeoffs Between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Multiplexing ",
Proc Symp. on Enabling Optical Networks - SEON , Aveiro , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1
- 4 , July , 2011 .
4.2.7
Other Achievements
Patents
P.S André; Ana M. Rocha; P. Antunes; A. Martins; " Method and monitor to
determined the presence of fuse effect in optical networks ", WO/2011/071405 ,
June , 2011 .
- P.S André; Ana M. Rocha; P. Antunes; A. Martins; " Monitor e método para a
determinação da ocorrência do efeito de fusível em redes ópticas, baseados em
redes de difracção escritas numa fibra óptica ", PT 104875 , August , 2011.
Awards
- Alves , T. M. F.; A. Cartaxo; " Best paper award ", Optics Conference 2011 , 0107-2011 .
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4.3
Networks and Multimedia
4.3.1
Area Coordinators
 Mário Figueiredo
 Rui Valadas
4.3.2
Human Resources
Overview
Degree
Aveiro
Coimbra
Lisboa
Full Professor
0
1
5
Associate Professor
2
1
7
Assistant Professor
11
4
27
Post. Doc.
0
1
3
Coordinator Professor
0
1
1
Assistant Lecturer
1
2
1
PhD Student
23
3
31
(Licenciado)
9
0
0
46
12
75
TOTAL
Table 20 – Overview of human resources in Networks and Multimedia Area in 2011
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Permanent Collaborators
Position
Associate
Professor
Full Professor
Degree
PhD
Name
Abel João Gomes
Agregação
Amílcar Sernadas
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar
PhD
Ana Fred
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Carlos Eduardo Ramos dos
Santos Lourenço
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Carlos Manuel Costa
Lourenço Caleiro
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Post. Doc.
PhD
Catarina Brites
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Networked Systems – Po
PhD
PhD
PhD
PhD
Post. Doc.
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Ana Gualdina Almeida Matos Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Anders Lyhne Christensen
Network Architecture
and Protocols – Lx
António Carlos Almeida
Network Architecture
and Protocols – Lx
António Nogueira
Wireless Networking –
Av
Augusto José Venâncio Neto Wireless Networking –
Av
Bruno Bauwens
Networked Systems – Po
Cristina Olaverri
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Post. Doc.
PhD
Assistant
Lecturer
Post. Doc.
PhD
Coordinator
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Fernando Lopes
PhD
Fernando Perdigão
PhD
PhD
Group
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Networked Systems – Po
Daniel da Silva Graça
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Daniel Enrique Lucani Roetter Networked Systems – Po
Danillo Bracco Graziosi
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Daowen Qiu
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Diogo Nuno Pereira Gomes
Wireless Networking –
Av
Fausto José Canhoto de Paiva Networked Systems – Po
Vieira
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
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Position
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Degree
Agregação
Name
Fernando Pereira
PhD
Francisco Fontes
PhD
Gabriel Falcão Paiva
Fernandes
Group
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Hugo Pedro Martins Carriço
Proença
Pattern and Image
Analysis – CV
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
João Ascenso
PhD
João Filipe Quintas dos
Santos Rasga
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Associate
Professor
Licenciatura João Francisco Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Networked Systems – Po
Assistant
Professor
PhD
João Pedro Afonso Oliveira da
Silva
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
João Sobrinho
PhD
Joaquim José de Castro
Ferreira
Network Architecture
and Protocols – Lx
Embedded Systems – Av
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Associate
Professor
PhD
José Alberto Gouveia
Fonseca
Embedded Systems – Av
Agregação
José Bioucas Dias
PhD
José Brázio
PhD
José Nascimento
PhD
Luís A. Alexandre
PhD
Luís Ducla Soares
PhD
Luis Filipe Coelho Antunes
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Network Architecture
and Protocols – Lx
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Pattern and Image
Analysis – CV
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Associate
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
Assistant
Professor
Agregação Luís Henrique Martins Borges
de Almeida
PhD
Luís Miguel Martins Nunes
Network Architecture
and Protocols – Lx
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Position
Associate
Professor
Post. Doc.
Degree
PhD
PhD
Manuel Alejandro Barranco
González
Networked Systems – Po
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Marco Alexandre Cravo
Gomes
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Full Professor
Name
Group
Luis Miguel Pinho de Almeida Networked Systems – Po
Agregação Maria Cristina de Sales Viana
Serôdio Sernadas
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Maria Manuela Areias da
Costa Pereira de Sousa
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Maria Paula Prata de Sousa
PhD
Maria Paula Queluz
PhD
Mariana Almeida
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Cv
Maria Paula Antunes Abrantes Security and Quantum
Gouveia
Information –Lx
Mariana Henriques da
Silva Kaiseler
Full Professor
Agregação
Mário Figueiredo
Full Professor
Agregação
Mário Freire
Assistant
Professor
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Michel Celestino Paiva
Ferreira
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Networked Systems – Po
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Cv
Networked Systems – Po
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Miguel Raul Dias
Rodrigues
Information Theory – Po
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Miguel Tavares
Coimbra
Interactive Multimedia Po
Post. Doc.
PhD
Nikola Paunkovic
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Nuno Miguel Morais
Rodrigues
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Coordinator
Professor
PhD
Paulo Alexandre Carapinha
Marques
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
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Position
Associate
Professor
Degree
Agregação
Name
Paulo Alexandre Carreira
Mateus
Group
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Paulo André Pais Fazendeiro
PhD
Paulo Lobato Correia
PhD
Paulo Nunes
PhD
Paulo Salvador Ferreira
PhD
Pedro Alexandre Sousa
Gonçalves
Pattern and Image
Analysis – CV
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Wireless Networking –
Av
Wireless Networking –
Av
Coordinator
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Pedro Amado Assunção
PhD
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Pedro Ricardo Morais Inácio
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Cv
Ricardo Roberto Duarte
Networked Systems – Po
Marau
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Agregação
Full Professor
Agregação
Rui Valadas
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Sancho Moura Oliveira
PhD
Sara Maria Fernandes Rato e
Costa Marques Candeias
Coordinator
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Sérgio Faria
PhD
Susana Sargento
PhD
Tiago Travassos Vieira
Vinhoza
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Tomás Brandão
PhD
Traian Emanuel
Abrudan
PhD
PhD
PhD
Rui L. Aguiar
Wireless Networking –
Av
Rui Manuel Fonseca Pinto
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Rui Manuel Rocha
Network Architecture
and Protocols – Lx
Rui Pedro de Magalhães Claro Networked Systems – Po
Prior
Network Architecture
and Protocols – Lx
Network Architecture
and Protocols – Lx
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Networked Systems – Po
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Networked Systems – Po
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Position
Assistant
Professor
Degree
PhD
Name
Valter Filipe Miranda Castelão
da Silva
Licenciado
Licenciatura
Vasco Lagarto
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Vitor Manuel Mendes Silva
PhD
William Ricardo Carson
Group
Wireless Networking –
Av
Wireless Networking –
Av
Verónica Costa Teixeira Pinto Interactive Multimedia Orvalho
Po
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Information Theory – Po
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Other Collaborators
Position
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
Alexandre Kimiyaki Ligo
Group
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Networked Systems – Po
MSc
Alfredo Matos
Wireless Networking – Av
Licenciatura
Álvaro Henrique C. Gomes
Radio Systems – Av
PhD Student
MSc
André Amorim de Faria
Cardote
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
PhD Student
MSc
André Braga Reis
PhD Student
MSc
André Filipe Torres Martins
PhD Student
MSc
André Lourenço
PhD Student
MSc
André Nuno Carvalho
Souto
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
André Zúquete
MSc
Andreia Sofia da Costa
Teixeira
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
PhD Student
Ângela Cristina Marques de
Oliveira
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Cv
PhD Student
Angelo Miguel Pires Arrifano
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Cv
PhD Student
PhD Student
Licenciado
Name
Adriano Nunes Raposo
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
Name
Antonio Carlos de Oliveira
Júnior
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD
PhD Student
MSc
Arlindo Oliveira da Veiga
PhD Student
MSc
Artur Ferreira
PhD Student
MSc
Bruno José Conchinha
Montalto
PhD Student
António Luís Morais Costa da Network Architecture and
Silva Lopes
Protocols – Lx
Bruno Miguel Correia da Silva
PhD Student
MSc
Bruno Miguel Ferreira de
Oliveira
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
MSc
Carla Calado Lopes
MSc
Carlos Jorge Santiago
PhD Student
Carlos Manuel Martins Marques
PhD Student
Carlos Miguel Ferreira
Licenciado
MSc
Carlos Miguel Martins de
Campos
PhD Student
Daniel Filipe Leonardo Figueira
PhD Student
Diego Felix de Souza
PhD Student
Diogo João de Sousa
Ferreira
Licenciado
Licenciatura
Diogo Resende Rainho
PhD Student
MSc
Eduardo Marta
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
Group
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Interactive Multimedia Po
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Wireless Networking – Av
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Networked Systems – Po
Wireless Networking – Av
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Eduardo Oliveira Estanqueiro Wireless Networking – Av
Rocha
Elga Cristina Gato Correia
PhD Student
MSc
Emanuel Martins
PhD Student
MSc
Evariste Logota
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Cv
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
Name
Fabio de Lima Hedayioglu
PhD Student
MSc
Farhan Riaz
PhD Student
MSc
Fernando António Carvalho
Marcos
Licenciado
Filipe Cabral Pinto
Group
Interactive Multimedia Po
Interactive Multimedia Po
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Cv
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
PhD Student
Licenciatura
Filipe Cruz Gomes Soares
PhD Student
MSc
Filipe dos Santos Neves
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Francisco Miguel Alves Campos
de Sousa Dionísio
PhD Student
MSc
Frank Juergen Knaesel
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Frutuoso Gomes Mendes da
Silva
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
PhD Student
MSc
Gerhard Maierbacher
Networked Systems – Po
PhD Student
MSc
Gil Melfe Mateus Santos
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
MSc
Gonçalo Nuno Vinhas Leitão
MSc
Hana Khamfroush
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Networked Systems – Po
PhD Student
MSc
Helena Isabel Aidos Lopes
PhD Student
MSc
Henrique José Monteiro
Oliveira
PhD Student
MSc
Hugo Filipe Pereira da Silva
Reboredo
Information Theory – Po
PhD Student
MSc
Hugo Humberto Plácido da
Silva
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
PhD Student
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Hugo Moreira de Sousa Pinto Networked Systems – Po
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Isabel da Piedade Xavier
Machado Alexandre
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Jaime Arsénio de Brito Ramos
PhD
Jan Gunnar Cederquist
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
Name
João Guilherme Pereira
Rodrigues
Group
Networked Systems – Po
PhD Student
MSc
João Manuel Barbosa de
Oliveira
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
João Manuel Maia Duarte
PhD Student
MSc
João Manuel Pires Leitão
Caldeira
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
PhD Student
MSc
João Maria Duarte Andrade
PhD Student
MSc
João Monteiro Soares
PhD Student
MSc
João Paulo Barraca
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
MSc
João Paulo Cordeiro
MSc
João Paulo Patriarca de
Almeida
PhD Student
MSc
João Paulo Vilela
Networked Systems – Po
PhD Student
Licenciatura
João Vasco Paulo Gomes
PhD Student
MSc
Joaquim Manuel Pereira
Mateus
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Cv
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
PhD Student
MSc
José Carlos G. P. Miranda
PhD Student
MSc
José David Pereira Coutinho
Gomes Antão
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Assistant
Professor
PhD
José Francisco Monteiro
Morgado
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Karina Girardi Roggia
PhD Student
MSc
Ke Zhang
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Information Theory – Po
PhD Student
Licenciatura
Lino Miguel Moreira
Ferreira
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
PhD Student
MSc
Lucas Guardalben
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Wireless Networking – Av
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Networked Systems – Po
José Miguel de Carvalho Catela Network Architecture and
Teixeira
Protocols – Lx
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Position
PhD
Degree
PhD
Name
Luís Cruz
PhD Student
MSc
Luis David Moreira
Pedrosa
Group
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
PhD Student
Luís Filipe Nunes Quaresma
de Oliveira
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
PhD Student
Luís Filipe Rosário Lucas
PhD Student
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Luís Manuel Cerqueira Barreto Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Luís Miguel Barbosa da Costa Interactive Multimedia Leite
Po
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Luís Miguel Lopes de Oliveira
Associate
Professor
PhD
Luis Miguel Pina Coelho
Teixeira Botelho
PhD Student
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Luis Miguel Ramos Barbara
Cunha Pinto
Networked Systems – Po
Licenciatura
Luís Miguel Silva
Wireless Networking – Av
Full Professor
Agregação
Luís Sá
PhD Student
MSc
Luisa Marina Araújo Lima
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Networked Systems – Po
PhD Student
MSc
Manuel Mota Ferreira
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Licenciado
PhD Student
Maria Margarida Carreira Pires Embedded Systems – Av
Urbano
PhD Student
Post. Doc.
PhD
PhD Student
PhD Student
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Márcio Daniel Tavares de Melo Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Maria Cecília dos Santos
Network Architectures
Rosa
and Protocols – Cv
MSc
Maricica Nistor
Networked Systems – Po
Marta Isabel Belchior
Lopes
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Mate Boban
Networked Systems – Po
Miguel Pereira dos Santos
Silva
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
Licenciatura
PhD Student
Name
Miguel Sousa Borges de
Almeida
Group
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
Mohammad Nozari
Zarmehri
Networked Systems – Po
PhD Student
MSc
Munnujahan Ara
Information Theory – Po
PhD Student
MSc
Nelson Carreira Francisco
PhD Student
MSc
Nelson Filipe Capela
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Alexandre Tavares
Coutinho
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
PhD
PhD
Nuno Manuel Garcia dos
Santos
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
PhD
MSc
Nuno Miguel Monteiro Barbosa Interactive Multimedia Po
Paul Andrew Crocker
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Paulo Alexandre Correia da
Network Architectures
Silva Neves
and Protocols – Cv
PhD
Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras
Embedded Systems – Av
MSc
Paulo Jorge Ferreira Baptista
Pinheiro Cordeiro
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Licenciatura
Paulo Paiva Monteiro
MSc
PhD Student
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Co
Paulo Roberto Almeida Moreira Network Architecture and
Costa
Protocols – Lx
Paulo Vasco Oliveira
Networked Systems – Po
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Pawel Andruszkiewicz
PhD Student
Licenciatura
Pedro Alexandre Cardoso
Baltazar
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
Licenciado
Pedro Alexandre
Gonçalves
Wireless Networking – Av
PhD
Pedro Araújo
MSc
Pedro Capão
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Radio Systems – Av
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
Name
Pedro Emanuel Rodrigues
Gomes
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Frazão Correia
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
MSc
PhD Student
PhD Student
Pedro Miguel dos Santos Alves
Madeira Adão
Pedro Miguel Naia Neves
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Networked Systems – Po
Pedro Miranda de Andrade de Networked Systems – Po
Albuquerque d´Orey
MSc
PhD Student
Licenciado
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Pedro José Gonçalves Ribeiro
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Pedro Miguel Alves Brandão Networked Systems – Po
Pedro Miguel Salgueiro dos
Santos
PhD Student
Group
Networked Systems – Po
MSc
PhD Student
Pedro Tavares Barata Bastos
Interactive Multimedia Po
Pedro Tiago Magalhães Gomes Networked Systems – Po
Ricardo Azevedo Guerra
Pereira
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Ricardo David Castañeda
Marin
Interactive Multimedia Po
PhD Student
MSc
Ricardo João Rodrigues
Gonçalves
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Licenciado
MSc
Ricardo Jorge Alves
Cordeiro
Wireless Networking – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Ricardo Jorge Fernandes
Networked Systems – Po
PhD Student
MSc
Ricardo Jorge Magalhães de
Matos
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
MSc
MSc
Ricardo Vilaça Moreira
PhD Student
MSc
Romeu Rabaça Monteiro
PhD Student
MSc
Rui Costa Cardoso
PhD Student
MSc
Rui Filipe Mendes Alves da
Costa
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Networked Systems – Po
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Position
Assistant
Professor
Degree
PhD
Name
Rui Jorge Henriques Calado
Lopes
Group
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Rui Manuel Pacheco Meireles
Networked Systems – Po
Rui Pedro Quaresma Braz
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Cv
Information Theory – Po
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
Samah Ahmad Mohammad
Mustafa
PhD Student
PhD
Sandro Moiron
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Sérgio Armindo Lopes
Crisóstomo
Sérgio Duarte Correia
PhD Student
Sérgio Emanuel Duarte Dias
PhD Student
MSc
Sérgio Marcelino
PhD Student
MSc
Sónia Pelizzari
PhD Student
Susana Pereira Bulas Cruz
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Networked Systems – Po
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Cv
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Pattern and Image
Analysis – Lx
Networked Systems – Po
PhD Student
MSc
Sylvain Tony Marcelino
PhD Student
MSc
Teresa de Jesus Baptista
Vieira
PhD Student
MSc
Teresa Sarmento Henriques
PhD
Victor Manuel Letra Macedo
Marques
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Vitor Simões Ribeiro
Wireless Networking – Av
Xiem HoangVan
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lx
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
PhD Student
PhD Student
PhD Student
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
MSc
Tiago José Gomes Quelhas Network Architecture and
Protocols – Lx
MSc
Tiago Pinto Fernandes
Interactive Multimedia Po
MSc
Tiago Silvestre Condeixa
Network Architectures
and Protocols – Av
Licenciatura Vasco Nuno da Gama de Jesus Network Architectures
Soares
and Protocols – Cv
MSc
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
Multimedia Signal
Processing – Lr
Interactive Multimedia Po
PhD
Yasser Rashid Revez Omar
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
Name
Ye Can
Group
Interactive Multimedia Po
Table 22 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Neteworks and Multimedia Area in
2011
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4.3.3
Summary of Research Achievements
4.3.3.1
Contributing groups

Information Tecnology – Lx

Information Theory – Po

Multimedia Signal Processing – Lr

Multimedia Signal Processing – Lx

Network Architecture and Protocols – Lx

Network Architectures and Protocols – Av

Pattern and Image Analysis – CV

Security and Quantum Information –Lx
4.3.3.2
Scope and Objectives
The general medium term research direction in IT-Networks and
Multimedia will aim at several goals:
 A global network integrating multiple technologies and services,
providing end-to-end quality of service (QoS), ubiquitous access,
and security. The common denominator of such heterogeneous
global network will almost surely be the Internet Protocol (IP).
 New ways of storing/communicating, retrieving/accessing,
processing, and presenting large volumes of multimedia data text, still images, video, and audio.
The area of Networks and Multimedia includes 74 researchers with a
PhD degree, and more than 130 PhD students and other collaborators.
The research in this scientific area is organized in groups, with their
main future research goals and topics of expertise are listed below.
4.3.3.3
Expertise and topics for future research
4.3.3.4
Information Theory
 Investigation of fundamental communications limits of wired and
wireless communications systems;
Investigation of the fundamental security limits of communications
systems;
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 Study of the interactions between information theory and estimation
theory, and their
optimization
of
applications in the analysis, design and
communications
systems
and
in
physical-layer
security;
 Investigation of the realization of common signal processing tasks
(such as detection, estimation, classification, regression) within the
paradigm
of
compressed
sensing/sampling,
mainly
targeting
applications to imaging systems.
Interactive Miltimedia
 Set the infrastructure and logistics to run three research labs on:
computer
graphics,
computer
vision,
and
human-computer
interaction;
 Set the foundation of 3d synthetic characters and how they behave in
virtual and real environments.
 Study and deploy a character animation pipeline to create look-a-like
avatars;
 Study and deploy a markerless facial motion capture system that
uses low-cost equipment, such as web-cams;
 Create an animation system that automatically animates 3d facial
models based on the markerless facial motion capture data;
 Realize a game prototype for the recognition of facial emotions using
our facial sketching technique, and reproduce facial expressions from
a specific person, wearing a head-mounted display, into a synthetic
3d avatar.
Multimedia Signal Processing
 Application of multi-fractal theory for medical image and video
analysis;
 Automatic discrimination of breast tumors in ultrasonic images:
quantification and classification of breast tissue density and study of
its variance in the neighborhood of breast tumor lesions.
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 Design and development of a 3d holographic video codec, taking into
account the perceptual characteristics introduced by the channel, the
target display, and the human visual system.
 Development of robust acoustic modelling methods, by automatic
segmentation of speakers, linguistic and non-linguistic events and
speech utterances in broadcast programs.
 Study of voice pathologies and dysarthria, using signal analysis and
acoustic models for speakers with voice disorders.
 Automatic creation of phonetic dictionaries for portuguese.
 Exploring prosodic and linguistic features of the speech segments in
the bd database.
 Studying hesitation phenomena detected automatically from the
speech.
 Making forensic voice comparison using various speech features.
 Research on the practical aspects of dvb-t deployment and in-building
distribution.
 Research on motion compensation for distributed video coding and
for video coding standards.
 Development of complexity control schemes for video codecs (namely
hevc), looking for solutions for embedded platforms to control the
amount of power used in coding video, and studying parallel
implementation of hevc codecs.
 Research on video summarization and segmentation, namely focusing
on the choice of metrics, the reproduction process, and the
integration into temporally scalable video coding algorithms.
 Development
of
efficient
rate
control
algorithms
for
multiple
description video encoders, using the h.264/avc framework for
dynamic network adaptation to multiple paths and error robustness
scenarios.
 Development of biometric identification and verification methods with
enhanced security (notably using distributed source coding tools) and
robustness (namely for unconstrained environments and based on
partial or degraded data).
 Development ofiris recognition methods for the non-cooperative at-adistance capture environment by modelling deformations under
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different lighting conditions and through the use of periocular
information.
 Research on analysis of road surface pavement images, for the
supervision and management support of road infrastructures, namely
highways.
 Development of processing techniques for 3d video, namely 3d
holoscopic video.
 Developmentof objective video quality assessment methods for iptv
networks.
 Research on digital image and video segmentation and classification,
for automatic power line maintenance inspection.
 Development of efficient distributed video coding solutions based on
the wyner-ziv and slepian-wolf theorems.
 Development of h.264/avc based efficient video coding solutions
based on geometric transforms.
 Development of efficient combined predictive-distributed video coding
solutions.
Pattern and Image Anaysis
 Rresearch on deep learning, based on the idea that multiple layers of
representation are useful in certain problems, such as, to alleviate
the burden of retraining between different but similar tasks by
reusing some of the representation layers.
 Research on evolutionary computation: study of the use of multiple
gpus for implementing commonly used algorithms in the area.
 Proposal
and
implementation
of
a
framework
in
order
to
operationalize the larg (lean, agile, resilient and green – larg)
evaluation model for supply chains.
 Research on using soft computing techniques for automatic drug
infusion in medical care environment.
 Development of image analysis methods for automatic cell annotation
and for the analysis chest x-rays.
 Development of new cluster validation techniques and new algorithms
for clustering dyadic data.
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 Research on new clustering ensemble methods and (dis)similarity
learning from data.
 Classification of sequences using information theoretic distances, with
applications in biometrics (namely eeg) and text classification.
 Research on bling separationof linearly mixed phase-lockedsources.
 Research on analysis and processing of hyperspectral data for remote
sensing and near infrared imaging applications.
 Development of fast algorithms for imaging inverse problems,
involving non-smooth regularization and non-gaussian observation
models.
 Research on on-line algorithms for learning classifiers in structured
contexts, namely for natural language processing applications (e.g.,
parsing).
 Research on blind image deblurring, namelyfurther testing and
improvement of the multi-resolution approach, search for better cost
functions,
and
development
of
new
criteria
for
selecting
the
regularization parameter and the stopping threshold.
 Blind estimation and inversion of nonlinear distortion in signals.
 Development
of
new
tools
for
sar
data,
providing
effective
improvements of the state of art capabilities in maritime surveillance.
 Development
of
an
underwater
communications
testbed
using
ultrasound signals.
Architectures, Protocols and Services
 Correctness of connection management protocols with application to
the Internet.
 Internet routing. (a) Study of mechanisms and incentives for the
deployment of route aggregation. (b) Advances on the algebraic
theory of routing. (c) Scalability of MPLS networks.
 Theoretical and experimental study of complex networks’ structure
and dynamics.
 Design and experimental assessment of networked multimedia
systems. Particular emphasis will be given to the signaling and media
transport issues and to the support of challenging media content.
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 Home networking. Development of new context-aware interfaces for
smartphones.
 Wireless sensor networks. (a) Development of new applications based
on the 6LowPAN protocol. (b) Development of a new board
(hardware) for sensor networks, dedicated to actuation purposes. (c)
Initial foray into the so-called “participatory sensing”.
 Wireless sensor networks: a solution for environmental and body
sensor network solution will be proposed for ultra-light aircraft pilot
monitoring.
 Deployment of an experimental network setup (at Tagus Park),
interconnecting a mesh of routers.
 Network applications for monitoring and training of life styles, namely
by
researching
on
the
effects
of
converged
network
and
communications technologies.
 Deployment
of
VDTN
testbed,
including
aggregation
and
de-
aggregation mechanisms, andfragmentation algorithms.
 E-learning:
a
new
eLearning
platform
that
incorporates
contributionsfrom the Web 2.0/3.0 (including online social networks)
in the context of personal learning environments.
 Mobile and ubiquitous computing, in particular location and context
aware applications with a focus on eHeath and ambient assisted living
topics.
 Wearable technologies, in particular, development of technological
garments for health status monitoring and interface with domotic
systems.
 Intelligent Transportation Systems: definition of adequate models for
wireless signal propagation and quality of service assessment,
including the impact of vehicles as obstacles in vehicle-to-vehicle
communication
Traffic Engineering
 Congestion control in the internet. (a) investigation of binary
congestion signaling schemes to control rate-based and windowbased sources. (b) implementation and testing of new end-to-end
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congestion control mechanisms for links with large bandwidth-delay
products.
 Traffic analysis. (a) robust feature selection and robust pca for
internet
traffic anomaly detection. (b) portability of statistical
classifiers for the identification of internet applications.
 Theory and practice of quality of experience (qoe) assessment.
particular emphasis will be given to the media transport issues,
namely its impact on qoe parameters and the mapping between
quality of service (qos) and qoe.
 Evaluation of methodologies for the assessment of the quality of
internet access provided by isps.
 Application of bio-signal measurements to the assessment of quality
of experience, in particular, to devising an autonomous and bio-signal
based method to assess QoE.
 Research on network traffic classification, in particular by assessing
the effects of changes in the lower layers of the communication
models
Fundamentals of Networking
 Physical-layer security: impact of physical-layer security strategies on
the secure connectivity of large-scale wireless networks.
 Network coding: delay, fairness, security and applications in video
streaming and peer-to-peer systems.
 Information security: algorithms for
equational reasoning under
cryptographic
algebraic
theories
and
their
integration
in
a
probabilistic model for the analysis of guessing and
other offline
attacks,
and
to
design
and
study
a
suitable
equational-based
probabilistic dynamic epistemic companion logic.
 Applicability of the notion of algorithmic information theory to
cryptographic primitives.
 One-way functions: we take a fresh look into one way functions
trying to give an individual approach to this concept based on time
bounded kolmogorov complexity. we propose a new definition of oneway function and study its connection with classical one way
functions (namely weak, string and deterministic one way functions).
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we also prove some results concerning relating classical one way
functions and the expected value of kolmogorov complexity.
4.3.4
Running and Concluded Projects
Overview
Funding Agency
Number
British Council/CCISP
1
ESF, COST
2
EU
2
EU, FP7
3
EU, FP7 ICT
1
FCT, UT Austin
1
FCT, UT Austin
1
FCT/CAPES
1
FCT/CMU
4
FCT/PTDC
22
FCT/PTDC
2
FLAD
1
IT
16
Plano de Inovação PTInovação
1
PT-Inovação
1
QREN
2
QREN, PT-Inovação
1
Table 23 – Number of active projects in the Networks and Multimedia
Area during 2011
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Activity in Projects
Acron / Ref
3D VIVANT
Title
Live Immerse Video-Audio Interactive Multimedia
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
The aim of the project 3D VIVANT is to capture events automatically in
3D and deliver them for realistic, interactive and immersive play back to
home users-viewers. This will require the project to create, develop and
integrate a comprehensive range of components from the generic
technology of 3D imaging. Real and virtual 3D content will be
homogeneously combined/mixed producing a novel form of rich and
interactive content, defined as “3D Holoscopic content”. 3D Holoscopic
imaging is a technique for creating full colour 3D optical models that
exist in space independently of the viewer. The images exhibit
continuous parallax throughout the viewing zone. The continuous nature
of the images produced with this method eliminates the effect of
'cardboarding' (flattening of objects into discrete depth planes) and
flipping (a visible effect created by moving between image fields)
present in multiview stereoscopic systems. Unlike multiview stereoscopy,
information about a point is contained in many different parts of the
image plane. In this respect 3D Holoscopic imaging is akin to
holography. However 3D Holoscopic imaging is more advantageous,
since it can operate under incoherent illumination, which is in contrast
with holography, and hence it allows more conventional live capture and
display procedures to be adopted. Furthermore, in viewing the 3D optical
model accommodation and convergence work in unison (i.e. the viewer’s
eyes focus and converge to the same point) to prevent eye-strain from
occurring.
The 3D VIVANT project will investigate the possibility of using different
technologies for capture and display of 3D content. For the capture, 3D
VIVANT will take full advantage of 3D Holoscopic imaging technology,
where a single camera is required. Hence in this project a world first
single aperture ultra-high definition 3D Holoscopic imaging camera will
be constructed which will permit live capture of 3D content. For the
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display, the project will take advantage of Holography to provide
immersive, ultra high resolution presentation of 3D content. To increase
the immersive experience, the generation and playback of 3D spatial
sound is also investigated. The developed system will be tested using
two user cases, namely, broadcasting and online hyperlinking. For this
purpose various 3D Holoscopic video processing algorithms, such as 3D
codecs and 3D object segmentation, as well as search and retrieval
techniques will be developed.
Acron / Ref
3DVAP
Title
3D video adaptation based on perceptual metrics
Funding
National Science Foundation - QREN
Descript.
The research work in this project is focused on 3D video stream
adaptation methods capable of maximizing 3D perceptual quality under
different sets of known constraints. The joint interdependencies between
rate,
3D
perceptual
distortion
and
decoding
complexity
will
be
investigated using subjective evaluation and validation procedures.
Adaptation of 3D video streams is mainly targeted at rate, format and
decoding complexity adaptation, taking into account that 3D video
includes more parameters suitable for adaptation which provide an
increased level of flexibility (e.g., the 3D signal is coded into two
streams which might undergo through different channel errors and
constraints, variable depth distortion in the spatial and temporal
domains producing similar perceptual quality, asymmetric distortion in
stereoscopic
video,
effect
of
error
concealment
methods
in
3D
perception, etc). The project research is also concerned in devising
power-aware
adaptation
functions
such
that
decoding
power
consumption is reduced at the expense of minimum quality cost. This is
an open topic for research in 3D video since decoding is far more
complex than monoscopic video and the need for low complexity
decoding
is
higher
because
of
limited
battery
life
and
computational resources in portable decoders.
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Acron / Ref
3DVQM
Title
3D Video Quality Monitor
Funding
IT
Descript.
The project is focussed on research and development of 3D video
perceptual quality monitoring in error prone networks, such as the near
future 3DTV services over IP or DVB networks. The challenge is to
establish a set of (Quality of Experience) QoE metrics and their
relationship with objective measurements that affect the overall QoE.
These metrics are computed from a combination of transport network
layer information, quality features of 3D video signal and coding
parameters embedded in compressed streams. The project seeks to
investigate No-Reference (NR) methods such that blind 3D quality
assessment can be carried out at any point of the delivery chain
including the receiving terminal. Such an approach is rather more
challenging than Full-Reference (FR) or even Reduced-Reference (RR)
methods, where either the original signal or partial information about it
is available.
Acron / Ref
Affective Mouse
Title
Affective Mouse
Funding
QREN
Descript.
This project aims at determining the role of emotions on the learning
process and the way in which these can influence the results of the
process. The goal is to develop a Human-computer interaction device
(which is envisioned as a computer mouse) that measures multiple
electrophysiological signals from the children and simultaneously allows
the interaction with a multimedia Web application with games and
educational exercises. Thus we want to know how different activities
influence the physiological signals while completing the exercises/games
on the Web platform. The system will allow the tutor to follow-up the
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learning process, adopt incentive measures, and adjust the learning
process according to the emotive signals of the children. As a result of
the R&D project a physiological signal database will be produced on
didactic and cognitive exercises, this way creating a base structure for
advanced studies in affective computing and real interaction/learning
environments.
Acron / Ref
ARGUS
Title
Activity Recognition and Object Tracking Based on Multiple Models
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
There are hundreds of cameras deployed in public places (e.g., streets,
shopping malls, airports). However, only a small fraction of the cameras
outputs (<5%) is regularly observed by humans. Most of the video
information is stored or destroyed without being watched or processed.
This means that current surveillance systems are not able to detect
abnormal events in real time. A large effort has been recently done to
develop algorithms to track objects (persons, vehicles) in
video
sequences and to recognize activities and unusual behaviors. Despite
this effort, the problem is still far from being solved. Most of the current
techniques only consider isolated persons and try to characterize the
activity based on the trajectory in the video sequence or using shape
features (silhouette, gait, gestures). Shape parameters may be useful
when the camera is close to the object being observed, but trajectories
are more important if the object is far from the camera. In the case of
small/far objects, the surveillance system should be able to learn typical
trajectories from the video signal and to compare new trajectories with
the learned ones in order to recognize activities and detect unusual
events. This can be done by clustering the observed trajectories into a
set of typical clusters, each characterized by a “mean” trajectory or by a
statistical model. The comparison of trajectories is not a simple task.
Some methods involve the temporal alignment of sequences (e.g., using
dynamic time warping). Other methods avoid explicit alignment by
resorting to generative models (e.g., dynamic Bayesian networks). In
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the latter approach, checking if some new trajectory is well described by
a
model
corresponds
to
computing
its
likelihood
under
that
model These generative models, however, are difficult to train and non
intuitive since their structure and parameters have no physical meaning.
This project will develop a new representation for activity recognition
which tries to overcome some of the previous difficulties. We assume
that the (person, vehicle, animal) trajectory is generated by a set of
space-varying
velocity
fields
learned
from
the
video
data. Different velocity fields correspond to different motion regimes.
Consider, for example, a cross between two streets. We may have one
velocity field describing the pedestrian motion in the first street and a
second velocity field in the second street. Switching between the driving
fields is possible and the switching probabilities are also space-varying
(they depend on the person position in the scene); it’s possible to switch
at the cross, but not far from it. Therefore, switching is described by a
field of space-varying stochastic matrices. This model will be learned
from a set of observed trajectories using the expectation-maximization
(EM) algorithm. This seems to be a natural choice, since we do not know
which velocity field is driving the motion (active field); these active field
labels are thus treated as missing data. The estimation of the spacevarying
matrices
will
be
performed
in
an
information
theoretic
framework using tools from differential geometry (natural gradient
based on Riemaniann metric). This will be done in an unsupervised way.
The number of models, the velocity fields and the field of switching
matrices will all be learned from unlabeled data (video sequences). The
proposed model is intuitive and easily understandable/ interpretable
since each velocity field can be observed and describes a different type
of motion in the scene. This information can be used by the manager of
the infrastructure to characterize the typical ways in which people move
in that place. Furthermore, it is also a good starting point for activity
recognition
based
on
the
sequence
of
active
models
(switching
sequence) and the computation of the sequence probability in order to
detect abnormal behaviors. We also propose to develop an extension of
the activity recognition system to the case of pairs of interacting
pedestrians or even larger groups. The movement of each pedestrian will
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also be modeled using the set of velocity fields as before. The
dependence between different pedestrians will have to be modeled since
we can no longer assume that they are independent. We will model the
pairs (triplets, etc.) of labels in order to describe common activities
(e.g., walking together, pursuing). Although the project is focused on
human activity recognition, the proposed methods can also be applied in
other contexts (e.g., surveillance of highways, analysis of the motion of
isolated animals of groups of animals). The project team has worked
together in the past and that work led to several joint publications. It
includes 4 PhD researchers from 3 research institutes and it will also
involve post-graduate students. The team has significant experience in
all the the topics involved in the project: surveillance, object tracking,
pattern recognition, computer vision, dynamical systems, and differential
geometry.
Acron / Ref
AVATAR
Title
3D Face Animation
Funding
QREN
Descript.
Project AVATAR aims to develop 3D animated face models that are
synchronized with speech. The input to the system can be either speech
or text. In the case of speech input, a recognizer is used followed by a
converter from phonemes to visemes. In the case of text input, a
synthesizer is used to create both the audio (speech) and the sequence
of visemes. 3D face animations, created after the sequence of visemes,
need to run on browser to allow the development of rich and interactive
WEB applications.
The project is funded by QREN where IT participates as a subcontractor.
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Acron / Ref
Title
BioSec
Secure Multimodal Biometric Recognition System using Distributed
Source Coding
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Biometric recognition systems target the automatic recognition of a
person’s
identity
based
on
physical,
physiological
or
behavioural
characteristics (something a person is or produces). In particular,
verification systems perform one to one authentication, comparing the
captured biometric data with that person’s own biometric template (a
mathematical representation of the biometric features extracted during
the
enrolment
phase)
previously
stored
in
the
system.
One of the major vulnerabilities associated to biometric recognition
systems is that once a biometric template becomes compromised, it
cannot be reissued, updated or destroyed. An attacker could then gain
access
to
all
the
accounts/services/applications
using
that
same
biometric trait. The main goal of the project is to create a secure
multimodal biometric verification system, supporting the generation of
different templates from the same biometric data, as well as cancellable
templates. Furthermore, the privacy of the original biometric data needs
to be guaranteed, not allowing its recovery from the stored data.
State-of-the-art methods will be extended by considering a biometric
verification system based on distributed source coding principles and
cryptographic hash functions, to enhance security with respect to
traditional biometric systems. The additional consideration of multimodal
biometrics
helps
preventing
spoof
attempts
by
imposters
while
increasing recognition rates
Acron / Ref
BodySens
Title
Internet-friendly Body Sensor Network
Funding
IT
Descript.
This project aimed the proposal of plug-and-play approaches for wireless
sensor networks (WSNs) with IPv6 support allowing direct connection to
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the Internet. Wireless mesh sensor networks are also considered and
routing approaches are studied, as well as body sensor networks and
their monitoring through mobile devices (using Android, symbian,
Windows
mobile
and
iPhone
operating
systems).
The creation of a wireless sensor network prototype performing IPv6 for
demonstrations and performance evaluation of the project contributions
is also considered.
Acron / Ref
Bots
Title
Design and Implementation of a BotNet Detection System
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main purpose of this project is the development of a laboratorial
platform for the real time detection of botnets and subsequent countermeasures deployment. The proposed detection approach should be
based on diverse information types: the historical traffic profile of
network users, on mathematical traffic models that can accurately
describe network traffic and/or user profiles, on traffic measurements
that can be carried out on some specific probes and on artificial
intelligence systems that can take some combination of inputs in order
to generate a relevant output that can used by the decision support
system
Acron / Ref
BST
Title
Bluetooth Sensing Technology
Funding
IT
Descript.
The Bluetooth Sensing Technology project aims to deploy Bluetooth
scanners along the freeway/arterial network in the road proximity. The
idea is to locate a single detector in a place that can cover both ways of
direction where data can be transmitted without interferences (i.e. the
middle of a freeway, Fig. 2).
In addition to the main task of designing and building a prototype of
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Bluetooth scanner (Task 1), the Bluetooth Sensing Technology project
will include two other tasks that further expand the scope of the
collaborative research that is involving faculty from different Portuguese
research
institutions
and
universities:
the
research
experiment
conduction to measure the traffic conditions (Task 2) and the data
evaluation and results interpretation (Task 3).
Conclusions regarding effective traffic management, control and flow
optimization
as
it
pertains
to
travel
information
such
as
Origin/Destination (O/D) matrices, travel times and route inference will
be drawn by comparison of these parameters for each vehicle. The data
evaluation
will
allow
characterizing
arterial/freeway
systems
and
classifying them.
Acron / Ref
CAGE
Title
Computer Assisted Gastroenterology Examination
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Research and develop novel gastroenterology image analysis algorithms
for the extraction of clinical information.
Acron / Ref
CALLAS
Title
Calculi and Languages for Sensor Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main goals of the CALLAS (Calculi and Languages for Sensor
Networks) research project are: to contribute towards a fundamental
understanding of wireless sensor networks by developing formal tools
based
on
process
calculi;
to
provide
adequate
programming
architectures for dynamically configurable sensor nodes; and to validate
the
proposed
designs
in
real-life
prototype
sensor
applications.
Wireless sensor networks, made of tiny, low-cost devices capable of
sensing the physical world and communicating over radio links, are
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significantly different from classical wireless networks such as GSM or
wireless LANs: (a) the design of a sensor network is strongly driven by
its particular application, (b) sensor nodes are highly constrained in
terms of power consumption
memory),
and
configuration
(c)
and
large-scale
distributed
and
computational
sensor
software
resources (CPU,
applications
updates
require
without
self-
human
intervention.
Previous work on fundamental aspects of wireless sensor networks has
mostly focused on communication-oriented models, in which the sensor
nodes are assumed to store and process the data, coordinate their
transmissions, organize the routing of messages within the network, and
relay the data to a remote receiver. Although some of these models
provide useful insights (e.g. into the connectivity characteristics or the
overall power efficiency of sensor networks) there is a strong need for
formal methods that capture the inherent processing and memory
constraints, and illuminate the massively parallel nature of in-network
computation. Our take is to develop process calculi for sensor networks
building on formalisms for concurrent distributed systems and mobile
code (most notably, pi-calculus). The envisioned tools will enable us to
(a) prove the correctness and feasibility of different data gathering and
communication protocols (e.g. by exploiting behavioral equivalence
between processes), and (b) carry out formal comparisons of different
schemes by quantifying the minimum amount of required resources.
Based on the results of the first task we will attack another fundamental
problem
in
sensor
networks:
the
need
for
sensor
programming
languages with self-configuration and distributed update capabilities. We
propose to develop specifically tailored high level idioms for sensor
networks that capitalize on notions such as mobile code and selfmaintenance. Finally, we will implement and test the developed
programming
tools
on
a
sensor
networking
prototype.
Real-life
experiments will allow us to better understand sensor networking
constraints and further improve our designs. We believe that our
interdisciplinary team of computer scientists and electrical engineers is
well equipped to contribute both in theory and in practice to the
advancement of sensor network programming.
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Acron / Ref
CAPES
Title
Video coding with MMP
Funding
FCT/CAPES
Descript.
Develope algorithmd for video coding with MMP
Acron / Ref
CellNote Touch
Title
CellNote Touch - Touch-based Interactive Annotation of Cellular Images
Funding
IT
Descript.
Biomedical research typically requires the collection of very high
quantities of microscopy images, with its subsequent manual or semiautomatic analysis using support software. This task is slow, subjective
and very tiring, which motivates its full automation, allowing scientists to
devote their full attention to the more critical issues of their research.
The CellNote Touch project will combine research in computer vision and
human-computer interaction to create an interactive touch-based tool
for an improved analysis and annotation of cellular images that
can run on a simple tablet-type computer.
Acron / Ref
COHERENT
Title
Coding and Communications over Heterogeneous Technologies
Funding
IT
Descript.
COHERENT will deliver fundamental knowledge and a proof-of-concept
for network coding as a key enabler of efficient networking for multihomed devices. By exploiting the multiple, coexisting technologies in the
end terminals, e.g., Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WiMAX, UMTS, COHERENT shall
focus
on
developing
resource
allocation
and
decision
algorithms
developed to optimise the use of the multiple available technologies,
leveraging advanced coding techniques. Our view is that the optimal
trade-off
between
energy
efficiency,
quality
of
service,
network
resources optimization, and economic costs can only be achieved by fully
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exploiting synergies amongst heterogeneous wireless networks (HWN)
through multi-homing. The existing heterogeneous mobility platform
developed by previous projects (PANORAMA and LTE_Mob) between
Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) – Aveiro and Portugal Telecom
Inovação (PTIN) shall be used for practical evaluation and demonstration
of the developed algorithms and methodologies. Conversely, the
platform’s functionality will be enhanced with joint coding and resource
allocation algorithms
Acron / Ref
Title
ComFormCrypt
ComFormCrypt - Computational
Semantics of Formal
Methods in
Cryptography
Funding
FCT-PTDC
Descript.
This project addresses the problem of correct symbolic abstractions of
cryptographic primitives for the purpose of symbolic, automated proving
of security properties of protocols.
Computer security has been of major interest in the past two decades.
This field provides both interesting research problems and important
applications to everyone's life such as e-commerce and e-government,
hence the need for designing better and safer security protocols. Proving
security of protocols however is a difficult task that sometimes cannot be
performed by hand, therefore several tools have been designed to deal
with such a complex problem [B01,BMV05,P98]. But the need for such
(automated) tools is not only due to the complexity of the protocols. If
we consider the simple protocol proposed by Needham and Schroeder in
1978 [NS78], it was not until 1996 that Lowe discovered his famous
attack on the protocol using the CSP-model checker FDR [L96] and
suggested a fix. The attack used a flaw in the protocol design, the
encryption itself was assumed to be perfectly secure. With this ''perfect''
cryptography assumption the protocol is simple enough to be easily
analyzed by standard model-checkers and theorem provers. The fix was
shown to be safe as long as encryption was perfect. But what happens
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when the cryptographic primitives are not perfect, which is the case in
real life where we can always guess a key with small probability? After
some positive results regarding cryptographic soundness of such
abstractions, Warinschi [W03] showed that the same attack discovered
by Lowe against the NS protocol, could be performed against the
corrected version if a somewhat weak but standard encryption scheme is
used, the El-Gamal encryption scheme. This result turned the attention
of the research community for the need of soundness results for formal
cryptography, ie, the importance to characterize when protocols proved
correct using perfect cryptography are correct when implemented with
computational
cryptography.
Computational
soundness
of
formal
cryptography is an active research area and members of this team have
been involved in several of its fronts
[ABS05,ABHS05,ABHS09,AF06,AFGZN08,BHO07,BHO09,BMS06]
Symbolic models provide abstractions for the study of cryptography that
are amenable for automatic verification of complex protocols but assume
''perfect cryptography'' [DY93]. Messages, keys, encryptions, attacks, all
appear as formal objects described with symbolic operations, axioms,
derivation rules; cryptographic operations are modeled as functions on a
space of symbolic expressions and security properties are also treated
symbolically. This method ignores the probabilistic nature of encryptions.
It provides a powerful way to describe how an adversary may interfere,
corrupt, deceive participants of a protocol, and grab this way information
not
addressed
to
him.
This
method
is
much
easier
to
handle
mathematically than the computational, the proofs can be automated
but, as the probabilistic nature is ignored, security within this framework
does not necessarily mean security in the real world. Real probabilistic
attacks that are outside the framework of this model may still happen
[W03]
On the other hand in the computational model cryptographic operations
act on strings of bit and their security properties are defined in terms of
probability
and
computational
complexity
[GM84].
Computational
security proofs make use of techniques of these theories; proofs have to
be done by hand (ie cannot be automated) and are different for each
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protocol. Good protocols are those in which attackers cannot do
something bad too often and efficiently enough. This is a very detailed
description, closer to reality as it involves the notion of efficient
computation, hence complexity and probabilities. However, even for
mildly complex protocols this approach simply becomes too difficult and
impossible to handle.
The unification of these two models is absolutely necessary for symbolic
security proofs to be trustable. So far in the literature there are
fragmented attempts done by different research groups, but as their
treatment lack sound mathematical basis, the results themselves and
how they are related are questionable
AR02,ABHS09,AF06,BPW03,C01,CC08,DDMST05,MW04]
We expect this research project to deliver new insights to the
relationship between the symbolic and computational models, clarify the
applicability and limitations of existing approaches to this problem, and
provide sound mathematical foundations that can be used in the future
as a common framework and technique for sound symbolic abstraction
of new cryptographic primitives.
The ultimate goal of this research is to develop/adapt fully automated
tools for symbolic models that, via our soundness results, entail strong
cryptographic
guarantees
to
the
computational
model,
hence
substituting the tedious complexity-theoretic proofs of computational
cryptography by automated ones
Acron / Ref
COMUVI
Title
Compressão de Vídeo Multi-Vista
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Desenvolvimento de técnicas para compressão de vídeo multi-vistas
utilizando técnicas baseadas na correspondência aproximada de padrões
multi-escalas recorrentes
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Acron / Ref
COST 2101
Title
Biometrics for Identity Documents and Smart Cards
Funding
European Science Foundation
Descript.
The main objective of this COST Action is to investigate novel
technologies
systems
for
using
unsupervised
a
new
multimodal
generation
of
biometric
authentication
biometrics-enabled
identity
documents and smart cards, while exploring the added-value of these
technologies for large-scale applications with respect to European
requirements in relation to the storage, transmission, and protection of
personal data.
Acron / Ref
CSI^2
Title
Cryptographic Security of Individual Instances
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Cryptographic Security of Individual Instances
Acron / Ref
DECA-Bio
Title
Dependent Component Analysis of Biological Signals
Funding
IT
Descript.
This project is meant to support a three-way collaboration between ITLisbon, IT-Coimbra, and Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. The three
research groups involved have two things in common: they all work in
blind source separation (BSS) in situations where the typical approach
through Independent Component Analysis (ICA) is not appropriate; and
they
all
apply
these
techniques
to
biological
signals.
Our proposal is to pool together the e orts of the three research groups.
They have recently worked in two main domains: separation of phaselocked subspaces; and separation of cardiac sounds. Although these two
domains are very di erent, they share several aspects: 1) they are both
inverse problems; 2) the observation model is linear; 3) the sources are
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assumed to be statistically dependent. The team will develop novel
algorihms to tackle these two separation problems, based mainly on two
approaches: matrix factorization and Bayesian inference.
Acron / Ref
Title
DEWICOS
Design
of
Next
Generation
Very
High
Data
Rate
Wireless
Communications Systems
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The grand objective of the research project DEWICOS: Design of Next
Generation Very High Data Rate Wireless Communications Systems is to
exploit a novel framework based on the interplay between information
theory and estimation theory to lay the foundations for the design of
next generation very high data rate wireless communications systems.
In the last decade wireless communications have experienced an
explosive growth with the demand for higher data rates to accommodate
new services growing rapidly ever since. A number of wireless systems
have been gradually introduced including novel mobile and fixed wireless
systems, e.g., 2nd and 3rd generation mobile systems as well as WiFi
(IEEE 802.11) and WiMax (IEEE 802.16). This wireless communications
revolution is being fuelled by constant technological breakthroughs to
enhance transmission performance in the wireless setting. For example,
major advances that dominated research efforts in the past decade
concerned the development of multiple antenna transmission schemes,
as well as the development of powerful error correcting coding schemes,
such as turbo codes and low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. In fact,
these powerful techniques are now gradually being incorporated into
wireless
communications
Notwithstanding,
the
standards
optimization
and
of
the
commercial
reliable
products.
information
transmission rate – the Holy Grail in communications – is still an open
issue at large of paramount importance in communications systems
research and practice, offering the prospect of communication at ever
increasing information rates. The major difficulty relates to the absence
of appropriate mathematical tools and methodologies due to the
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presence of complex features in communications systems, thereby
motivating system designers often to resort to other criteria, engineering
experience,
and
insight
to
optimize
the
system.
Building
upon
foundational work on the interplay between information theory and
estimation theory, this project proposes a different paradigm to the
analysis, design and optimization of wireless communications systems:
We will capitalize on the relation between mutual information, which
measures the reliable information transmission rate between the input
and the output of a system, and the non-linear minimum mean-squared
error (MMSE), which measures the minimum mean-squared error in
estimating the input given the output, to overcome in an innovative way
the inherent difficulties concerning the optimization of the reliable
information transmission rate of key communications systems. The
research project is divided into three complementary tasks, which
culminate with the application of the ideas to relevant communications
scenarios and applications. The first task leverages the intersections
between information theory and estimation theory in order to establish
insight
into
the
optimal
structure
of
standard
elements
of
communications systems. The focus will be on establishing concrete
design guidelines for optimal transmit filters, optimal receive filters as
well as resource allocation procedures in relevant communications
scenarios, ranging from deterministic to wireless fading channels and
single- to multi-user channels. The objective of the second task will be to
develop practical algorithms, with a good tradeoff between issues such
as accuracy, efficiency, complexity and convergence, in order to perform
optimal filtering and resource allocation in communications systems. In
addition, taking into account that the reliable information transmission
rate is only achievable with powerful error correcting codes, this task will
also investigate the integration of the optimal designs with powerful
error correction codes, such as turbo codes or LDPC codes. The objective
of the third task will be to evaluate the impact of the optimal designs –
in combination with powerful error correcting codes – on the reliable
information transmission rate of practical communications scenarios and
standards such as WiFi, WiMax and LTE wireless networks, as well as
digital subscriber (DSL) lines. Overall, the research team, consisting of
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key research groups from the reputable Instituto de Telecomunicações,
gathers considerable expertise in a wide range of complementary topics
such as information theory, estimation and detection theory and
communications systems and networks, all of which are necessary to
meet both the theoretical and practical challenges of this research. Highlevel publishable (and possibly patentable) results are expectable
Acron / Ref
Title
DRIVE-IN
Distributed
Routing
and
Infotainment
through
VEhicular
Inter-
Networking
Funding
FCT/CMU
Descript.
As positioning devices, sensing technologies and wireless interfaces
become standard commodities, all sorts of vehicles such as cars, buses
and trucks will soon be able to operate in a networked fashion, sharing
vital information ranging from traffic congestion data to accident alarm
signals and making navigation and safety decisions based on the
messages they receive from neighboring nodes. In addition, vehicle-tovehicle communications open a myriad of new applications, including
location-based
networking
and
information
distributed
dissemination,
interactive
vehicle-based
games.
So
far,
social
in
most
applications navigation and communication are viewed as separate
capabilities with little or no relationship to each other. Clearly, vehicle
mobility and node density can vary dramatically depending on the road
network and daily traffic patterns, and, consequently, wireless network
connectivity
correlated
between
with
the
vehicles
position
is
of
extremely
the
dynamic
vehicles
and
and
the
highly
physical
characteristics of the road. It is thus important to explore how one can
exploit
the
interplay
between
real-time
navigation
and
wireless
communication to achieve stable and efficient traffic and information
flows.
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Acron / Ref
DeLKeTI
Title
Development and Learning of Kernels for Text and Images
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
1. Development of techniques to approximate the universal distance for
sequences and multidimensional data; this will lead to an approximate
universal
kernel. Using
the ability of
compression
algorithms to
approximate the universal distance, kernels will be tailored to each
particular problem by exploiting different characteristics of the data.
2.
Application
of
universal
kernels
in
learning
algorithms
such as support vector machines or kernel logistic regression.
3. Theoretical characterization of the concentration properties (bounds)
of the approximations to the universal distance, namely by exploiting
known connection to Shannon's information.
4. Development of kernel learning techniques, in which the istance
measure is learned from data (in supervised, emi-supervised, or nonsupervised modes), rather than specified a priori.
5. Application of the developed kernels to problems in text and image
analysis; e.g., categorization, desambiguation, clustering.
Acron / Ref
DigiScope
Title
DigiScope - DIGItally enhanced stethosCOPE for clinical usage
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
In the ears of an experienced physician, a stethoscope yields important
clinical information which can help an initial assessment of a patient’s
clinical condition and guide the subsequent need for more specialized
exams. Auscultation is both a powerful tool for screening the generic
population for cardiac diseases and a hard clinical skill to master. Our
motivation is thus to address state-of-the-art digital audio signal
processing research challenges for extracting clinical features from
auscultation, as well as providing a clinical second opinion on specific
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heart pathologies. We pay particular attention to aortic pulmonary signal
decomposition and its correlation with pulmonary arterial pressure,
researching novel algorithms that can enable us to assist clinicians in the
detection of pulmonary arterial hypertension situations. This is a good
example of a reasonably common and sometimes deadly pathology that
is difficult to detect by inexperienced physicians and which has a good
prognosis when detected early.
Acron / Ref
Title
EPIC
EPIC - Efficient Pattern-matching Image Compression on many-core
systems
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main goal of this project is to study the implementation of high
performance recurrent pattern matching-based compression algorithms
in many-core platforms, namely in Graphic Processing Units (GPUs).
Acron / Ref
EcoSense
Title
Wireless Sensor Mesh Networks for Pervasive Environmental Monitoring
Funding
IT
Descript.
This project aims to study routing protocols, applications and data
gathering protocols in wireless mesh sensor networks and their
application for environment monitoring. A real prototype for environment
monitoring to study the network performance and data collection for
better knowledge about Asphodelus bento-rainhae habitat is also
considered.
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Acron / Ref
Title
EvaClue
Evidence Accumulation in Unsupervised and Semi-Supervised Learning:
a Cluster Ensemble Approach
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main objectives of this project are twofold:
1. To provide original, state-of-the-art contributions to the area of semisupervised
learning,
in
particular
exploring
cluster
ensemble
methods.
2. To address the practical, real world problem of automatic structuring
of
text
data,
focusing
on
three
types
of
objects:
scientific
papers; electronic email; and web pages.
The key idea of semi-supervised learning, specifically constrained
clustering, is to exploit both a priori information, and unlabeled data to
organize data into sensible groups. A priori information can be provided
as labeled data, or as constraints (usually pair-wise relations) that one
wishes to enforce or just encourage. We focus on pair-wise associations,
which are to be defined from available a priori information, or provided
by means of user queries or data mining techniques on the application
domain,
exploring
semi-structured
data
from
multiple
sources.
Specifically, we will address the problem of active acquisition of
constraints, by identifying key-objects at cluster boundaries, and
exploring
boosting
approaches.
A
particular
breakthrough
on
semisupervised learning is expected by its extension into the cluster
ensemble framework.
Cluster ensemble methods are a recent and very promising research
area in clustering. Introduced in 2001, it was given increasing attention
by the scientific community, both from theoretical and application
domain perspectives. It is our goal to make novel contributions to this
topic, in particular addressing the following issues: (a) processing of
large data sets, focusing on efficient and scalable algorithms; (b)
dimensionality reduction, through
feature selection
and
extraction
techniques; (c) use of a priori information, in a semi-supervised
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perspective. The later issue will be addressed by incorporating and/or
extending
existing
single
clustering
methods
into
the
ensemble
framework, but most importantly by designing new methods directly
driven
by
paradigm.
the
ensemble
Built
upon
perspective
previous
and
work
on
evidence
accumulation
multi-criteria
evidence
accumulation and dissimilarity-based clustering, we will extend it taking
into consideration the previous issues, and furthermore for the purpose
of local feature selection (identification of relevant features at a cluster
level).
Cluster
validation
methods,
exploring
stability-based
and
information-theoretic concepts, will play an important role in the above
mentioned research topics.
Acron / Ref
Title
FOCOS
Aberrant Crypt Foci and Human Colorectal Polyps : mathematical
modelling and endoscopic image processing.
Funding
Descript.
FCT, UT Austin
Colon cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the large intestine (colon)
or the rectum (end of the colon). Because it often affects both areas it is
frequently referred to as Colorectal Cancer (CRC). It is one of the most
frequent malignant tumors in the world. In Portugal, it is ranked first in
terms of mortality among the five major cancer types (lung, breast,
colon, stomach and prostate). Unlike most other malignancies, it is
possible to prevent colorectal cancer. This is due to the long period of
time elapsed between the appearance of a polyp and the eclosion of the
carcinoma, which allows the detection and removal of the benign lesion.
The most usual and clinically important polyps are adenomatous polyps
(or adenomas), which are common in adults above the age of fifty years.
According to international medical guidelines, early detection and
removal
of
adenomatous
polyps
can
prevent
CRC
and
significantly improve the chance of survival. However, many public
health issues related to screening of adenomatous polyps, as the
periodicity and type of endoscopic evaluations, and the age of first
evaluation, are still under discussion, and there is not an agreement
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about the screening programs. In this context, Aberrant Crypt Foci (ACF)
may have a crucial and determinant role. These are clusters of aberrant
(deviant from normal) crypts (small pits, which are compartments of
cells, in the colon epithelium) that are thought to be the precursors of
colorectal cancer. In fact, according to endoscopic studies and animals´
experiments, ACF precede the eclosion of adenomas. Thus if this claim is
proved, it means ACF must be considered part of the adenomacarcinoma sequence. This proposed project focuses in the mathematical
modelling and endoscopic imaging processing of ACF and polyps. It
requires
interdisciplinary
interactions
and
close
collaboration
in
complementary areas. The main goal is to assist medical doctors in
terms of the diagnosis, the prevention and the treatment of colorectal
cancer. For the modelling part, our intention is to utilize multiscale
methods, which involve partial differential equations and level set
methods, to simulate the dynamics and shape of ACF and polyps
populations.
Mathematical
simulations
will
be
compared
with
experimental and clinical results. Such a comparison will lead to critical
assessment of the models assumptions and to introduce suitable
changes for their enhancement. We believe these models will be able to
reproduce some particular aspects of the behavior of the human colon,
and to reveal processes/mechanisms that would be impossible to reach
with real-life experiments. They will provide some insight into ACF and
polyps dynamics/behavior and consequently into CRC carcinogenesis.
For the image processing part our aim is to develop computerized and
fast algorithms to identify and assess the ACF and polyps patterns,
captured in vivo by endoscopy. In particular, PDE (partial differential
equation) and variational based image processing methods will be
applied. The current methods employed for assessing the ACF and
polyps patterns are somewhat subjective. They rely on direct medical
observation only and are not standardized nor automated. It is desirable
to have a reliable computerized method capable of identifying the ACF´s
external boundaries and the crypts´ orifices in their interiors, as well as,
the polyps´ patterns (size, morphology, color, surface, location). In this
proposed project, the ACF´s images are obtained by magnification
chromoscopic colonoscopy, with a fexible endoscope, whereas the
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polyps´ images are acquired with a colon capsule endoscope. This latter
is a very recent noninvasive tool for colonic evaluation, and consists of a
microdevice, which is ingested by a patient and films the interior of the
colon wall. The main advantages of such image processing algorithms
would be to support the clinical reading and analysis, to improve
diagnostic accuracy, to help to standardize colonic crypt and polyp
pattern assessment, and to reduce the time needed for analyzing the
huge
amount
of
endoscopic
images.
In
this
way,
these
algorithms would facilitate and speed up screening methods towards the
CRC prevention. The study of these research topics started in January
2007 at the Mathematical Department of the University of Coimbra (see
http://www.mat.uc.pt/
cmuc/lcm/endoscopic.html),
with
the
collaboration of medical doctors from the Faculty of Medicine of the
University of Coimbra and the University Hospital of Coimbra. Later on,
in October 2007, we initiated a collaboration with the University of Texas
at Austin (UT Austin), in the Institute for Computational Engineering and
Sciences (ICES), involving Omar Ghattas, Georg Stadler, Chandrajit
Bajaj, Bjorn Engquist and Richard Tsai. These researchers are now
members of the research team of this project. The company Given
Imaging (Yoqneam, Israel, http://www.givenimaging.com) is also our
partner in this project (consultant: Doctor Elisha Rabinovitz, PhD, Chief
Scientist).
Acron / Ref
GOLEM
Title
GOLEM: Realistic Virtual Humans
Funding
EU, FP7-People
Descript.
The overall objective of GOLEM is to share knowledge between Industry
and Academia in order to successfully achieve the following scientific and
technological objectives. The main goal of the project is to carry out
multidisciplinary research that will result in technology that radically
improves the visual appearance and behaviour of virtual characters
(avatars), while streamlining the production pipeline and keeping them
customizable and affordable. This will have a relevant impact in 1)
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industries (such as movies or games) 2) academia (by advancing the
state of the art in the related research fields) and 3) neuroscience (by
using the avatars in novel experiments about presence in virtual
environments). GOLEM encompasses two complementary objectives; the
first objective is the development of a novel, optimized pipeline that
covers capture, synthesis and animation of realistic virtual humans in
real time, which will enhance current state-of-the-art techniques to
create
virtual
humans
in
fields
such
as
game
production
or
cinematography. It is estimated that its development will save up to
90% of time in the animation process. Based on the achieved results,
the second objective of this project is to conduct novel research on
presence in virtual environments.
Acron / Ref
GTI-CANE
Title
Generic Transport In Context-Aware NEtworks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The overall goal of GTI-CANE is to design and demonstrate a new
architecture for the efficient support of context-aware multiparty
sessions in NGNs, using the above described concepts along with
intelligent network control entities to provide a stable high-level
transport to applications while taking care of low-level, dynamic issues
like network selection and mechanisms for seamless mobility
Acron / Ref
HE[eee]SIT[u]ATION
Title
HE[eee]SIT[u]ATION: Portuguese Hesitation Models
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main objective of this work is to establish hesitation models of
continuous spoken European Portuguese, that is, to identify the
pertinent linguistic characteristics (features) of the phenomenon that are
regular in its production.
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Operational objectives are the following:
a) To describe Portuguese hesitation phenomena, under acousticprosodic and morphologic-syntactic parameters.
b) To define linguistic rules and models for the automatic identification
and
handling
of
hesitations
in
continuous
speech.
c) To create an annotated database of hesitations for the European
Portuguese
that
will
be
available
to
the
speech
and
language
research community.
Acron / Ref
HoHus
Title
High-performance Onboard Hyperspectral Unmixing Systems
Funding
IT
Descript.
Hyperspectral imaging has recently emerged as a powerful remote
sensing technology. The huge data volumes acquired by these sensors
put stringent requirements on data processing techniques as most of the
remote
sensing
applications
require
an
immediate
response.
The project aims at the development and implementation in GPU and
FPGA hardware of the main steps of the unmixing techniques in a
parallel fashion. The full unmixing system supported by specialized
hardware may be suitable in the future for real-time onboard processing.
Acron / Ref
Title
InVivoMuscle
Development
of
“in
vivo”
experimental
techniques
and
modeling
methodologies for the evaluation of the mechanical load applied on the
musculoskeletal system
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main goal is to pursue interdisciplinary research involving muscle
physiology, biomechanics and neuromuscular control. The actual focus is
to conduct research for the evaluation of biomechanical load on the
musculoskeletal system. Our underlying hypothesis is that the increasing
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of the amount of exercise can positively influence biological tissue
morphology
and
functional
mechanical
properties.
Nevertheless,
excessive loading, both in intensity as well as frequency and volume, can
be associated to acute and chronic musculoskeletal impairments. We aim
to study the effect of specific mechanical loads in the musculoskeletal
system, with special emphasis in the muscle-tendon complex, and the
cartilage.
The
study
will
be
centered
on
architectural/structural,
functional and neuromuscular chronic and acute changes associated to
the mechanical load supported while the body is undergoing exercise
routines,
of
moderate
to
high
mechanical
cyclic
loading.
To accomplish the study of the biological tissue chronic and acute
adaptations to cyclic mechanical loading two complementary approaches
will be used: (1) in vivo imaging methodologies (magnetic resonance
imaging - MRI - and ultrasonography - US); (2) biomechanics modeling.
We are concerned with the changes in muscle and tendon stiffness,
cartilage thickness and collagen arrangement. The neuromuscular control
systems are sensitive to neural fatigue, and this can be measured
through EMG. These changes will be assessed and introduced into the
models throughout the redefinition of the activation process. Structural
and functional analysis of cartilage and muscle-tendon complex before
and after mechanical load will be available from MRI and SE. The
resulting information will be correlated and those changes will be related
with the estimated joint loading (using biomechanical modeling). All this
data
will
be
further
analyzed
applying
clustering
techniques
for
exploratory data analysis, crossing it with the different types of
mechanical loads.
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Acron / Ref
LIFEisGAME
Title
LIFEisGAME: LearnIng of Facial Emotions usIng Serious GAMEs
Funding
FCT, UT Austin
Descript.
To carry out research that leads to a system capable of facial synthesis
in real time with cinematographic quality
To explore different models to define the most adequate tangible user
interface to allow an immersive behavior when interacting with people
that sufer of ASD To disseminate results to the public and to the
scientific community
Acron / Ref
Title
LTE-Mob
Integração de LTE nas Arquitecturas de Redes Futuras: uma Perspectiva
de Mobilidade
Funding
PT-Inovação
Descript.
Para um operador de telecomunicações é muito importante identificar a
melhor forma de evoluir a sua rede de acesso para integrar as novas
tecnologias existentes, minimizando as modificações na sua infraestrutura de suporte. O objectivo deste projecto é investigar a
arquitectura de suporte ao LTE (Long Term Evolution), nomeadamente o
EPC (Evolved Packet Core), com especial enfoque nos: (1) mecanismos e
parâmetros de Qualidade de Serviço (QoS) suportados em cada um dos
segmentos da rede: acesso e core; e estudo dos processos de gestão de
mobilidade definidos pelo 3GPP e a sua integração em ambientes
dinâmicos e com a plataforma IEEE 802.21 Media Independent Handover
(MIH).
Actualmente, mesmo estando num ambiente residencial, os utilizadores
preferem utilizar o telemóvel para efectuar chamadas em vez do telefone
da rede fixa. No entanto, a cobertura disponibilizada em ambientes
residenciais pelas tecnologias móveis nem sempre é eficaz. Neste
sentido, as femtocells poderão desempenhar um papel significativo e,
como tal, este projecto irá investigar e propor um conjunto de
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mecanismos para expandir a arquitectura LTE/EPC com suporte para
configurações
baseadas
em
femtocells.
Finalmente,
será
também
efectuado o estudo da arquitectura e funcionalidades do modo relay para
LTE e a sua usabilidade em cenários residenciais e empresariais.
Acron / Ref
MBIR
Title
MBIR-Multispectral Biometric Iris Recognition
Funding
IT
Descript.
The main goal of this project is to assess the amount of discriminating
information that can be used for iris biometric purposes, according to the
spectrum and intensity of light used in the acquisition scene. The use of
different light spectrums for iris recognition purposes has been receiving
growing attention, due to the potential of performing image acquisition
at large distances and uncontrolled environments, which enables any
application where the cooperation of the recognizable subjects is not
expectable (forensics).
Acron / Ref
MuViDisco
Title
Multiview Video Disparity Compensation using Geometric Transforms
Funding
IT
Descript.
The main objective of this project is to develop a novel prediction model
that we expected to increase the performance of traditional 3D video
encoders. This technique will efficiently exploit geometric transformations
to warp each image block from one view to another, thus modeling the
disparity effect.
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Acron / Ref
MUVIS
Title
MUlti-view distributed coding for VIsual Sensor networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Distributed video coding (DVC) is a compression paradigm based on two
key Information Theory results from the 70s: the Slepian-Wolf and the
Wyner-Ziv theorems. Contrary to the available predictive video codecs,
DVC codecs exploit the source statistics at the decoder providing
functional benefits such as: 1) flexible distribution of the computational
complexity between encoder and decoder; 2) in-built robustness to
channel losses; 3) exploitation of Inter-view data correlation at the
decoder.
These functional benefits are very important for visual sensor networks,
a network of wireless low-power video camera nodes, used for a wide
range of applications such as surveillance, monitoring of remote areas or
tele-presence systems. Visual sensor networks are characterized by: 1)
Inter-view correlation between camera nodes with overlapped views; 2)
up-link communication between many encoders (one at each camera
node) to a few decoders; 3) independent compression of each view,
since collaboration between cameras is difficult to implement or rather
inefficient.
Due to these characteristics, it is not efficient (or possible) to compress
each captured view at a central node with the typical predictive
approach, e.g. using the recent multi-view video coding H.264/MVC
(Multi-view Video Coding) standard, since it implies to exploit spatial,
temporal and Inter-view correlations at a rather high complexity
encoder.
The
architectural
distributed
benefit
since
coding
it
approach
does
not
provides
require
a
any
significant
Inter-camera
communication to explore the Inter-view correlation while the predictive
approach requires the availability of all views at some central encoding
location, forcing communication between cameras. This project will
advance state-of-the-art by developing competitive multi-view DVC
solutions
for
visual
sensor
networks,
notably
by
proposing:
1. Side information (SI) creation and correlation noised modeling: To
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fully exploit the potential of the multi-view distributed video coding
paradigm, high quality side information (an estimation of the source
created at the decoder) must be created by (jointly) exploiting temporal
and Inter-view correlations. In this case, solutions that combine
temporal and Inter-view SI estimators by using preliminary decoded data
as helper information will be proposed. In addition, correlation noise
models capturing the statistical correlation between the side information
(available
at
the
decoder)
and
the
source
(available
at
the
encoder) will also be proposed along with the estimation of the relevant
parameters.
2. Hybrid predictive-distributed video coding: The combination of
predictive coding techniques, to exploit the temporal correlation, with
distributed coding techniques, to exploit the Inter-view correlation, may
be a successful “cocktail” to obtain improved rate-distortion (RD)
performance. This approach was never exploited before (as much as the
authors know) and will require to reinvent popular coding techniques at
both encoder and decoder. In this case, it is also expected to obtain
error resilience improvements, which is quite important in this type of
error-prone networks (typically wireless).
Acron / Ref
MuMoMgt
Title
Gestão de Mobilidade e Multicast em Redes de Acesso Heterogéneas
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The project intends to define, develop and deploy a Wireless Access
Network that supports multicast traffic in a mobility environment and
manages network
resources
efficiently. The main
objectives are:
(1) To propose, design and evaluate a signalling mechanism to manage
multicast
sessions
over
heterogeneous
wireless
networks;
(2) To propose and evaluate a mobility solution to provide seamless
handover of multicast groups;
(3) To propose and evaluate resource management algorithms to
support multicast groups over heterogeneous wireless technologies.
This Wireless Access Network shall be exploitable not only by the
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conventional Internet Service Providers (ISP), such as PT, but also by
the content providers that will exploit the DVB spectrum. Since DVB is a
broadcast technology, it is necessary to provide a return channel in a
different technology, so both types of wireless providers need to
cooperate.
Acron / Ref
NECOVID
Title
NECOVID: Negative Covert Biometric Identification
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main purpose of this project is to address the feasibility of an
automated
system
that
performs
covert
and
reliable
biometric
recognition, using the iris as single trait. Obviously, this type of biometric
recognition is extremely ambitious and brings many challenges to the
pattern recognition task, namely due to the many types of non-deal
images that result of the imaging conditions and acquisition protocols
(at-a-distance, on-the-move and under dynamic lighting conditions) The
proposed approach to deal with these extremely challenging conditions is
based on the concept of negative (a-contrario) recognition, i.e., to prove
that an individual is not among a group of people already known to the
system. The key insight is that although the quality of the captured data
possibly denies the positive recognition with enough confidence, perhaps
it is still possible to assure that data is not correspondent to a subset of
the enrolled templates, which for most of the everyday situations is the
essential. The range of potential applications to the type of system
proposed for this project is obvious. Indeed, this type of applications is
regarded
for the Pattern Recognition community as ‘’the grand-
challenge’’ (e.g., ''Biometrics: a grand-challenge'', A.K. Jain), due to the
implications that they can have in modern societies.
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Acron / Ref
NETS
Title
Next Generation Network Operations and Management
Funding
FCT/CMU
Descript.
Effective network management has been widely recognized as a grand
challenge. Enterprise networks spend an increasing amount of their IT
budgets (up to 70% in 2008) in order to only maintain their current
operating environments, rather than to add new, value-adding services
and equipment. A $1000 server that demands annual maintenance cost
of $2000 illustrates a simple example of the management problem. This
excessive cost of network management is mainly due to the large scale
of networks, the heterogeneity of different technologies, and their subtle
interactions. The goal of NeTS is to develop a novel network operation
and management framework that departs from conventional approaches
through a cross-disciplinary research collaboration based on hierarchical
network
abstraction
modeling,
structure
learning
of
probabilistic
graphical models for machine learning, and wavelet and kernel-based
signal processing technologies. In multiple phases, NeTS will be
progressively deployed in the Portugal Telecom (PT)’s operation and
management of high definition IP/TV network to illustrate the impact of
our proposed research. High Definition IP/TV network is one of the
highest growth services for PT and is regarded as a key strategic area in
PT. The grand challenge of this complex network is to deliver, without
failures,
a
high
quality
service
efficiently
–
this
requires
novel
management/operations systems to detect anomalies, identify their
root-causes, and predict future network behavior in real time. Existing
network management systems for IP/TV are generally focused on
monitoring and on simple correlation of events analysis; using these
management systems still incurs in excessive costs and delays. NeTS will
be deployed online in part of PT’s IP/TV network in order to assess its
performance and expected network operations and management cost
reduction. Network operators will play a key role in assessment and finetuning of our systems. Our approach to this research problem is
significantly different from conventional approaches that focus on
monitoring and correlation analysis. We bring together insights from
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network abstraction and statistical and heuristic machine learning
methods and closely tie them to build an intelligent network abstraction
model. Network insights show that the network configuration dictates
the behavior of the network control plane and the network control plane
dictates the behavior of the data plane. We bring configuration, control
and data plane abstraction models together with probabilistic graphical
models to derive an intelligent and predictable network abstraction
model of an enterprise network. Further novelty of our approach consists
of performing automatic learning of the graph structure using concepts
from Bayesian model selection, information theory, and optimization;
this will be done step-by-step using first static network configuration
elements, then by summarization and filtering of dynamic control plane
information, and finally of data plane information. Once a graphical
model is obtained for the network, we will perform inference on the
graph to identify anomalies and their root-causes and to predict future
network behavior. Finally, we will explore the concept of forcing function
to impose restrictions on the network configuration that simplify the
graphical
model
and the inference process. This project
heavily
leverages on previous network abstraction modeling work with PT in last
3 years. The direct impact of this research will be on the network
operations and management of PT’s IP/TV service. Although at this point
it is not possible to say what the real impact will be, we anticipate a
reduction of at least 30% on network operations and management costs.
This is supported by the anticipation that support teams will be directed
to a single extremely likely root cause of a failure rather than to multiple
possible failure points, that root-causes will be detected in the time-span
of seconds rather than days, that service may be brought up in minutes
s rather than days, and that network behavior and failures may be
anticipated, thus reducing down time several orders of magnitude. We
expect other enterprise network-supported services may also benefit
from NeTS because the network modeling and management functions
researched
in
this
project
are
generic
to
enterprise
networks.
To achieve NeTS’ goals, we formed an interdisciplinary team that
includes experts in Networking (Dr. Sobrinho, IT/Lisboa, Dr. Kim,
ECE/CMU
and
Dr.
Alegria,
PT),
Machine
Learning
(Dr.
Cardoso,
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INESC/Porto
and
Dr.
Morla,
INESC/Porto),
Information
Theory,
Communications and Signal Processing (Dr. Rodrigues, IT/Porto), as well
as Optimization (Dr. Xavier, ISR/Lisboa). Furthermore, we obtained a
strong collaboration commitment from Portugal Telecom with their
operational experiences and manpower that will be explored during all
phases of the research project (see attached letter of support from PT).
We plan to integrate several PhD students who are already enrolled in
(e.g. Tiago Carvalho and Tiago Quelhas) and in the process of applying
to the CMU-Portugal program. It is also important to note that we have
created various PhD-level courses within the CMU-Portugal program in
topics directly relevant to this research proposal, as well as taken the
responsibility for advanced courses within the CMU-Portugal Master’s
program in Information Networking. Class projects for graduate and
undergraduate students will also focus on research issues that contribute
to the success of NeTS. Furthermore, PT employees who are enrolled in
the Master’s program will work on NeTS projects and continue their work
when they return to PT after completion of their degrees. CMU and
Portuguese
PIs
will
ensure
that
project
development,
milestone
achievement, and partner coordination are on track with plan and take
measures to correct any deviation to the project timetable. This will be
facilitated by the existence of previous work between partners e.g. PT
and CMU and shared PhD students.
Acron / Ref
Title
Funding
Descript.
NOISYIRIS
NOISYRIS - Synthesis of Noisy Iris Images for Biometric Recognition Purposes
IT
Tthe main goal of this project is the development of a prototype system able to
generate synthetic close-up iris images, according to a set of parameters specified
by users. This system will be integrated in the UBIRIS web site, and will constitute
as a valuable tool in the evaluation of the robustness of iris recognition methods.
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Acron / Ref
Title
Novel information processing methodologies for intelligent sensor
networks
Novel
information
processing
methodologies
for
intelligent
sensor
networks
Funding
FCT/CMU
Descript.
Over the past few years, we have witnessed tremendous advances in the
miniaturization of low cost electro-mechanical devices that exhibit
several
sensing
capabilities
(e.g.
temperature,
pressure,
vision,
etc) and possess signi cant embedded processing and low-range wireless
communication. This triggered interest in wireless sensor networks
(WSN)
where
large
collections
of
such
small
wireless
sensor nodes are scattered across critical geographical areas or
infrastructures to execute a variety of monitoring and acting tasks. While
the
use
of
WSN
is
crucial
to
assess
the
state
of
a
physical
system, the ultimate engineering goal is to control such system to
perform certain desired tasks. We refer to systems that close the loop
around
wireless
sensor
networks
as
cyber-physical
systems
(CPS). Cyber-physical systems are physical and engineered systems the
operations
of
which
integrated
by
a
are
monitored,
computing
and
coordinated,
controlled
communication
and
infrastructure.
Examples of CPS include medical devices and systems, aerospace
systems, transportation vehicles and intelligent highways, defense
systems,
robotic
building
and
systems,
process
environmental
control,
control
factory
and
automation,
smart
spaces.
To realize the immense potential bene ts of CPS in real-life applications,
a plethora of novel problems lying at the intersection of statistical signal
processing, control, communication theory, and distributed optimization,
must be addressed. Indeed, it is clear that to achieve desired
networkwide
detection,
estimation
or
control
objectives,
system
designers should deal eciently with simultaneous challenges, typically
tackled in separate engineering disciplines. The challenges include
securing energy-ecient operation as the nodes are usually batteryoperated and constrained to small power budgets, developing distributed
analogues
of
centralized
signal
processing
and
control
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algorithms,
coping
with
the
dynamic
communication
topology
interconnecting the sensing nodes, dealing with the random nitebandwidth wireless medium, etc. The need for this interdisciplinary
e ort is mirrored in the creation of this project's research team which
gathers signi cant expertise in a wide range of complementary topics in
the disciplines of control, signal processing, optimization, information
theory, along with the private technology company ISA (Intelligent
Sensing Anyhwere) which holds a vast experience in the deployment of
sensing networks for telemetry, environmental monitoring and energy
eciency.
The main goal of this project is to address certain key research issues in
the eld of wireless sensor networks and map the research results into
implementations on prototype testbeds, thereby showcasing real-life
applications with social and economic impact. More precisely, the
expected outcomes of this project are:
1. Fast algorithms for sensor selection While energy-eciency is of a
lesser
concern
in
wireless
LANs,
it
is
of
critical
importance
in
large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSN), as the in-situ unattended
sensors are typically powered by nonrechargeable batteries. Thus,
aggressive restraints on sensor usage must be observed to ensure a
prolonged WSN lifetime. When the WSN is used for event discrimination
(e.g., intruder/no intruder, re/no re, etc) this translates into nding which
minimal subset of the deployed sensing nodes is sucient to activate for a
given query, whilst securing a prescribed detection performance. It is
clear
that
nding
the
optimal
subset
of
a formidable optimization challenge. Indeed,
sensors
represents
forming all possible
combinations of few sensors and checking the respective performance is
computationally
intractable
even
for
moderate
network
sizes.
Additionally, a WSN is typically immersed in a noisy environment subject
to various degradation factors such as wireless fading and interference
phenomena. These induce communications constraints between the
sensors themselves or between the sensors and
a fusion point
responsible for the decision. It is thus important to explicitly account for
the impact of this adverse phenomena in the design of reliable sensor
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combinatorial) optimization algorithms for several sensor selection
application scenarios which strike a desirable tradeo among detection
performance, computational complexity and robustness with respect to
the fading wireless medium.
2. Secure WSN communication schemes Security is an issue of
paramount
importance
in
current
communications
systems
and
networks.
The wide deployment of wireless sensor networks, together with the
broadcast nature of the wireless medium, calls for advanced secure
mechanisms to protect potentially sensible information against possible
eavesdroppers.
Traditionally, security is viewed as an independent feature with little or
no relation to the remaining data communication tasks and, therefore,
state-of-the-art cryptographic algorithms are insensitive to the physical
nature of the wireless medium. However, there has been more
recently a renewed interest on information-theoretic security - widely
accepted as the strictest notion of security - which calls for the use of
physical-layer techniques exploiting the inherent randomness of the
communications medium to guarantee both reliable communication
between two legitimate parties as well as secure communication in the
presence of an eavesdropper. This paradigm is particularly interesting
for wireless sensor networks since it may not be possible to secure
information
using
state-of-the-art
complex
cryptographic
protocols
due to energy budget considerations. In this project, we will study the
fundamental
security
mechanisms
pertaining
to
the
sensor
network communications medium by exploiting tools from information
theory. In addition to revealing the secrecy limits of wireless sensor
networks,
we
will
also
construct
speci
c
transmission
schemes
appropriate to convey information between sensors and a fusion point
in a reliable and secure manner, taking into account the energy and
bandwidth restrictions of sensor networks.
3. Secure Control of Cyber-Physical Systems Modern cyber-physical
systems raise signi cant engineering challenges because of their scale,
their need to bridge the physical, information and communication
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technology domains and their need to operate eciently, securely and
reliably. Today's methods and tools for control systems engineering are
unable to systematically cope with such requirements. Security, in
particular, must enter the design process and cannot be considered an
afterthought. Today's designs are mainly driven by performance/cost
considerations, resulting in brittle systems susceptible to attacks starting
from
both
the
physical
and
cyber
side.
The
problem
arises
because CPS tend to be open systems, accessible both physically and
through the communication network. The increasing use of the Internet
will allow attackers to execute their attacks remotely. Next generation
systems
will
be
particularly
susceptible
to
security
threats
if this concern is not addressed at design time. CPS, di erently from
traditional IT systems, not only have to be able to detect malicious
attacks but they need to guarantee continuity of operations under
attack,
perhaps
with
decreased
functionality,
through
graceful
degradation rather abrupt. They also need to be able to recon gure to
eradicate attacks and restore full functionality. We propose to introduce
a
new
approach
to
control
systems
design,
by
formally
de ning security attacks on control systems and by developing tools to
analyze the e ect of security attacks, to design attack resilient control
systems and develop quantitative metrics to assess the natural tradeo
between security and performance.
4. Testbed and Implementation We propose the employment of an
experimental
platform
to
validate
the
outcomes
of
the
research. ISA will assist in de ning the set of applications that better
align with both their business and with the current market trends. We
will adopt the Sensor Andrew platform available at Carnegie Mellon at
the
rst
stage,
with
the
plan
to
enhance
the
platform
and
deploy a smaller scale testbed at IST in Portugal at a later stage. Sensor
Andrew is a project aimed a building a large scale wireless sensoractuator network infrastructure on the CMU campus. The testbed
comprises the basic sensor and actuator hardware, the software
that runs on this hardware allowing access to the sensor and actuator
hardware, and nally the network protocols and services required to
support communications and routing within large-scale sensor networks.
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We plan to build an event noti cation system that will allow us
to perform sensor selection, event detection and real time control using
the Sensor Andrew platform. At the core of the system is the use of an
XMMP server that allows timely retrieval of selected sensor data and
delivery of control commands. This infrastructure will allow us to
validate the proposed methodologies and algorithms in a real setting, to
assess its robustness to uncertainties and resilience to security attacks.
The vision of this project is to advance CPS and WSN design by
integrating
expertise
outperforming
the
along
common
several
key
methodologies
dimensions,
which
thereby
ignore
their
interdependence.
This is re ected in the formation of the project team which aims at
realizing this fruitful synergism between multidisciplinary academic
researchers and a highly experienced industry partner. In the detailed
outline of the proposed research, we expose clearly how this project
builds on such interaction, by describing how each team member
participates in the four main lines of research aforementioned. Moreover,
the
outcomes
of
this
project
are
also
of
direct
interest
to the running FCT project URBISNET-Urban environmental networked
sensing
using
a
public
transportation
infrastructure
(PTDC/EEA-
CRO/104243/2008), and collaborative work with the URBISNET sta will
leverage both projects.
Acron / Ref
P3DTV
Title
Performance Optimisation in 3D TV Broadcasting Services
Funding
IT
Descript.
This project addresses the emerging 3D TV broadcasting services by
investigating the problems associated with transmission of different
stereo video coding formats. It is comprised of two main parts that run
in parallel and communicate between each other by exchanging technical
information in order to optimise the performance of the broadcasting
system in terms of received quality and channel useful capacity. The
research on 3D video deals with characterisation and optimisation of 3D
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video coding algorithms by developing and testing suitable error
resilience methods for broadcasting such type of content. On the
decoder side the project addresses error concealment methods to cope
with transmission errors and improve the quality delivered to users. The
particular issues related to coded depth information are receiving special
attention in this project as this is the major component of 3D video
which makes it different from classical 2D. Appropriate distortion
measures for depth will be used to optimise performance. The project
makes use of the most recent video coding standard for video
(H.264/AVC) and its extension for multiview coding (H.264/MVC).
Finally, a method to characterise the radio propagation channel will be
developed for varying deployment scenarios. A refined method is
required to effectively measure the signal coverage in DVB-T networks
and to extract the effective parameters for the error pattern generator
required for both source and channel coding optimisation of DVB-T
transmissions. Additionally, the measured data to be obtained and
included in a database for various geometries and at a number of
frequencies will represent a quantum improvement, both in volume and
accuracy of the database presently available to system designers. This
will form a framework to radio system designers to propose fading
mitigation techniques based on link level analysis using the proposed
error pattern generator.
Acron / Ref
PADU
Title
Performance and Durability of Future Wireless Sensor Networks
Funding
EU
Descript.
Important research questions: how should WSNs be integrated into the
Future Internet and what special challenges do they present to designers
and implementers, taking into account that all aspects of the design of
WSN architecture, communication protocols, and mechanisms must be
considered under the viewpoint of the limited energy resources available
to sensor nodes.
Moreover, to be able to compare different proposed solutions with
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respect to the requirements of users and operators, a thorough
evaluation of the WSNs performance is needed. Hence, the development
of unified methods for the evaluation of WSNs is a very important task
that is not addressed sufficiently, yet.
Acron / Ref
PAIRUE
Title
Fusion of Palmprint and Iris Recognition in Uncontrolled Environments
Funding
IT
Descript.
The main objective of this project is to design a biometric identification
system to be used in uncontrolled data acquisition scenarios. In order to
do this, and thus enjoy all the advantages of this type of systems
mentioned above, there are four main challenges that have to be solved.
These challenges can be summarized as:
- Acquisition of data with enough discriminating information - This is a
fundamental phase in devising any biometric application. The data
acquisition setup (operating wavelength, type of illuminant, levels of
luminance, number and position of illumination sources) and the protocol
demanded to subjects play a crucial role in the quality of the acquired
data and determine the success of the biometric recognition task. Thus,
a convenient data acquisition framework should be devised in the
earliest stages of the project.
-
Accurate
biometric
data
segmentation
-
As
mentioned
above,
traditional biometric applications, such as computer access and border
control, require the user to submit a biometric in a highly controlled
manner. In this kind of constrained biometric capture, users take
deliberate actions to cooperate with the biometric systems, such as
facing forward and standing still. This makes it easier for the system to
extract the biometric information from the raw image/video data, by
performing a simple segmentation. However, when the acquisition
scenario is relatively uncontrolled, the acquisition system will have to be
able to perform a much more sophisticated segmentation to extract the
desired biometric information from the raw image/video and guarantee
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that
it
is
not
confused
with
noise,
which
can
be
quite
high.
- Correction of pose and illumination variations - After being able to
extract the biometric data (i.e., determine its exact location) from the
raw image/video data, the system has to deal with the problem of pose
and illumination variations due to unconstrained biometric capture. After
all, when the capture is done in an uncontrolled fashion, the biometric
data can have different sizes, different orientations, different degrees of
deformation and be subjected to different types of illumination, all of
which have to accounted for in order to be able to perform a successful
user recognition. This process of dealing with the captured data
variability can be seen as form of normalization.
- Robust user identification - After the biometric data has been
normalized, robust recognition algorithms have to be developed for
performing
the
identification
itself.
To
improve
the
identification
performance, more than one biometric trait can be considered, in which
case
The
different
four
main
fusion
strategies
challenges
above
will
have
have
to
to
be
be
dealt
considered.
with,
while
guaranteeing that the typical requirements imposed on biometric
systems,
like
universality,
uniqueness,
permanence,
collectability,
performance or acceptability are also met. This will ensure that the
developed identification system will be a successful one.
Acron / Ref
Title
QUALINET
European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and
Services
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
The goal of this Action is to establish a strong network on Quality of
Experience (QoE) with participation from both academia and industry.
Its main objective will be to develop and to promote methodologies to
subjectively and objectively measure the impact in terms of quality of
future multimedia products and services.
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Acron / Ref
QuantPrivTel
Title
QuantPrivTel: Quantum PrivateTelecommunications
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
QuantPrivTel – Quantum Private Telecommunications is a research
project that joins the theoretical expertise of the Security and Quantum
Information Group (SQIG) at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) in
Lisbon and the skills in quantum optics experiments of the Optical
Communications group (OC-Av) at IT Aveiro to tackle new challenges in
the
emergent
and
multidisciplinary
area
of
quantum
private
telecommunications. Its main scientific objectives are:
1. To propose new quantum protocols for important problems of privacy
in telecommunications that cannot be solved with the now-famous
quantum
messages
key
distribution,
with
enhanced
namely
the
security
authentication
and
fair
of
classical
contract
signing;
2. To develop and implement efficient methods to generate and detect
single photons in optical fibers, as well as pairs of entangled photons,
and to use them to demonstrate in the laboratory our original quantum
protocols
for
message
authentication
and
fair
contract
signing.
Some contributions are also expected to more general and forwardlooking problems, such as new schemes to improve phase estimation
and precision measurements based on phase distinguishability and
quantum correlations, and their possible applications to positioning
systems and satellite communications, or the design of environmentassisted quantum channels, a very novel idea we intend to explore.
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Acron / Ref
ReAlImage
Title
Regularization Criteria and Fast Algorithms for Imaging Inverse Problems
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The goal of the project is to advance the state of the art in criteria and
algorithms for solving imaging inverse problems. The research fronts
that we aim to push forward are the following:
a)
In
standard
photography,
and
even
more
in
computational
photography (CP), deconvolution plays a key role. In the standard case,
deblurring is used to compensate lens softness, while in many CP
applications (e.g., coded aperture) deconvolution is itself responsible for
producing the images. Even with the CP ''friendly'' direct operators, prior
knowledge (regularization) is required to solve the IP. In this work front,
we will develop new regularization criteria, beyond the currently used
sparseness-inducing 1-norm and total-variation. In particular, we will
consider: compound regularizers; criteria that adapt automatically to the
intrinsic complexity and/or the local structure of the underlying image;
non-local regularization (which has only been used for pure denoising
problems, with excellent results).
b) Realistically, full knowledge about the convolution operator is seldom
available: the exact motion causing a motion blur is of course unknown;
coded aperture imaging is highly sensitive to the exact knowledge of the
aperture, which is usually obtained by a previous careful calibration
procedure. These observations stress the general importance of blind
deconvolution.
In
this
topic,
we
will
research
criteria
for
blind
deconvolution, for problems with varying degrees of uncertainty about
the direct operator. In particular, we will take steps towards the ''holly
grail'' of blind deconvolution: an objective function whose minimization
yields optimal image and convolution estimates.
c) Some of the currently fastest algorithms for CS and image
deconvolution
under
standard
regularizers
were
developed
by
researchers in the project team. The new criteria mentioned in (a) and
(b) will result in new, more challenging optimization problems, requiring
new algorithms. This will be the third core research direction of the
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project, continuing our successful recent line of work. Bregman iterations
and augmented Lagragian methods will be fundamental tools in our
quest.
Acron / Ref
Title
Funding
Descript.
SearchCol
SearchCol: Meta-heuristic Search by Column generation
FCT/PTDC
Many relevant practical problems can be modeled as combinatorial
optimization problems (COPs). Examples are the definition of routes for
vehicles,
schedules
for
machines,
or
the
dimensioning
of
telecommunication networks. Meta-heuristics (MHs), such as tabu search
or genetic algorithms, are the most successful methods in providing
good-quality solutions in reasonable amounts of time for large-size
instances of several COPs.
The aim of this project is to propose a new MH, entitled Search by
Column generation (SearchCol), for COPs. SearchCol algorithms will be
applied in specific problems from four areas: production planning and
scheduling, telecommunications, forest management, and cutting and
packing. The main distinctive feature of SearchCol is that its ingredients
(such as construction of solutions, neighborhood structures, or crossover
operators) are based on column generation (CG). We aim at proving that
a suitable search strategy (provided by the hybrid MHs framework)
taking advantage of decomposition exact methods (CG) quickly leads to
high-quality solutions for NP-hard COPs. The evidence is that CG
provides tight lower bounds (in minimization problems) on the optimal
value and that the columns belonging to the restricted master problem
define
a
search
space
where
high-quality
solutions
exist.
The drawbacks of standard MHs (the lack of ameasure of the quality of
the solution obtained and the lack of a well defined stopping criterion)
are overcome in SearchCol since the lower bound provided by CG is
available.
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Acron / Ref
SIMBAD
Title
Beyond features: similarity-based pattern analysis and recognition
Funding
EU, FP7 ICT
Descript.
The challenge of automatic pattern analysis and recognition (or machine
learning) is to develop computational methods which learn to distinguish
among a number of classes from examples, with a view to endow
artificial systems with the ability to improve their own performance in
the light of new external stimuli. This ability is instrumental in building
next-generation artificial cognitive systems which, as opposed to
traditional machine or computer systems, can be characterized as
systems which cope with novel or indeterminate situations, which aim to
achieve general goals as opposed to solving specific problems, and which
integrate capabilities normally associated with people or animals. The
socio-economic implications of this scientific endeavor are enormous, as
it will have applications in a wide variety of real-world scenarios ranging
from industrial manufacturing to vehicle control and traffic safety, to
remote and on-site (environmental) sensing and monitoring, and to
medical diagnostics and therapeutics. This project aims at bringing to full
maturation a paradigm shift that is currently just emerging within the
pattern
recognition
domain,
where
researchers
are
becoming
increasingly aware of the importance of similarity information per se, as
opposed to the classical feature-based approach. Indeed, the notion of
similarity has long been recognized to lie at the very heart of human
cognitive processes and can be considered as a connection between
perception and higher-level knowledge, a crucial factor in the process of
human recognition and categorization. We shall undertake a thorough
study of several aspects of purely similarity-based pattern recognition
methods,
from
the
theoretical,
computational,
and
applicative
perspective. We aim at covering a wide range of problems and
perspectives, considering both supervised and unsupervised learning
paradigms, generative and discriminative models, and our interest will
range
from
purely
theoretical
problems
to
real-world
practical
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applications. We shall apply our algorithms to challenging biomedical
problems that lend themselves particularly well to similarity-based
approaches, namely, to the analysis of tissue micro-array images of
renal cell carcinoma and to magnetic resonance brain imaging for the
diagnosis of mental illness.
Acron / Ref
SELF
Title
Descoberta e decisão automática de recursos
Funding
PTIn
Descript.
A tendência actual e futura é de que as redes de comunicação se tornem
bastante complexas, tanto a nível do número de elementos como a nível da
sua diversidade e complexidade. Durante os últimos anos tem havido um
esforço grande no desenvolvimento de soluções de controlo e de gestão das
redes autonómicas, que permitam colocar alguma parte deste controlo e
gestão nos próprios elementos da rede para aumentar a escalabilidade e
resiliência da mesma. Destes mecanismos de controlo e gestão, a
descoberta dos elementos e da sua informação relevante e a decisão
automática do aprovisionamento dos recursos, são dois dos pontos fortes
em evolução nesta área. Este projecto tem como objectivo definir e
implementar mecanismos de descoberta de nós da rede e da sua
informação relevante para tomar decisões de aprovisionamento dos
recursos da rede de uma forma automática e considerando que nem
sempre toda a informação se encontra presente na tomada de decisão.
Este trabalho será integrado nas soluções do plano de controlo das
plataformas de transporte da PTInovação e permitirá resolver alguns
problemas existentes na descoberta existente destas soluções e nos seus
mecanismos de decisão.
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Acron / Ref
Title
Serv-CPS
Serv-CPS: Server-based Real-Time Ethernet Communication Architecture
for Cyber-Physical Systems
Funding
Descript.
FCT/PTDC
The objective of this project is developing a network framework, based on
switched Ethernet, suitable to support CPS, by including an explicit and
efficient
support
to
component-oriented
design
methodologies.
The
framework shall support:
- Heterogeneous traffic classes with temporal isolation;
- Partitioning and virtualization mechanisms;
- Hierarchical multi-level server composition;
-Dynamic
adaptation
and
reconfiguration
of
servers
with
temporal
guarantees;
- Analytical tools for supporting the design of CPS;
- Middleware for service management;
Acron / Ref
SHOWNet
Title
Soft HandOver for Wi-fi networks
Funding
IT
Descript.
This proposal aims at decreasing the disruption of the active sessions
running during the handover by the use of network coding. In our
approach, network coding will be the key enabler towards ensuring soft
handover, providing the correct delivery of all packets in the running
session without duplicating the packets in both networks. In our approach,
the idea is to use network coding to send additional coded packets, i.e.,
linear combination of the original packets, towards the mobile terminal
performing handover, to i) enhance information transmission before the
handover, when the channel quality for both data and feedback is severely
degraded, and 2) improve the probability of correct reception of the
information after the handover, when the exact knowledge of the status of
the terminals is unknown. These two steps shall be instrumental in
achieving a seamless handover. The choice of the number of coded packets
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to be sent before and after the handover needs to take into account several
issues, such as the mobility pattern of the mobile terminal, signal variation
in both the previous and the new access networks, handover time and the
expected
performance
degradation
while
handover
is
taking
place.
Moreover, the decision of handover with network coding needs also to be
addressed, since it is required to evaluate the cost of handover (in terms of
signaling and performance decrease) and the additional cost of introducing
coding, both in the extra amount of information delivered and its delay in
real-time communications. In this approach, we will target Wi-Fi networks
and the handover of smart phones between different Wi-Fi access points.
The evaluation of our approach will be performed through simulation in the
network
simulator and
on
a
seamless
mobility platform
previously
developed between IT and PTInovação.
Acron / Ref
UbiquiMesh
Title
Cross-Layer Optimization in Multiple Mesh Ubiquitous Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The objectives are to maximise resource transmission efficiency whilst
guaranteeing the quality (of experience) and minimising the effort for each
entity/operator. In line with these objectives, optimization mechanism
account for:
• Information from the different protocol stack layers to optimize the
subscriber access performance, and the creation of cross-layer design
interactions whilst optimizing the quality of experience (QoE) metrics;
• Interaction among the different network entities to make the service
available to the subscribers in an optimized way, taking the possibility of
having different companies operating the backhaul
and the access
networks. The focus of the research activities will be the following:
• To identify, monitor and optimize QoE metrics for voice and video
services in these networks by considering the support of an hierarchy of
mesh networks for the identified scenarios;
• To define cross-layer mechanisms to optimize the impact of the
developed QoE metrics into the concatenated mesh network performance.
Our research will explore mechanisms for efficient use of spectrum, for the
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shared medium access and routing onto the concatenated networks,
transport issues, as well as the usefulness of context awareness, e.g.
positioning,
the
distribution
of
the
velocities
and
active
services;
• To apply game theory concepts to optimize the cooperation among the
different agents: subscriber terminal access network nodes (gateway to the
operator) and backbone network routers;
• To use pricing models to analyse the benefit associated with agent as
well as the interactions among different network operators through the use
of the optimization methodologies previously proposed.
Acron / Ref
UMM
Title
Gestão de Mobilidade Centrada no Utilizador Final
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The work to be developed in this project relates to the topic of global
mobility
management
in
spontaneous
wireless
environments,
i.e.,
environments that self-adjust to any network topology change. Global
mobility management is addressed from a network perspective, and the
purpose is to ensure a transparent access to Internet services (e.g Triple
Play) for the end-user, who will be able to access his/her subscribed
services independently from access attachment point, location, and based
upon his/her own requirements (“Quality of Experience”, QoE). In
addition, global mobility management is to be analyzed from a decentralized perspective, given that environments to be considered will
incorporate wireless local-loops that are based upon end-user willingness
to cooperate. Main aspects to focus upon are:
1. Handover management optimization
a. Consider QoE as well as available (aggregated) spectrum to provide the
user with the best possible connection seamlessly at any time and
independent of location, having in mind user expectations.
b. Analyze and validate adequate cost functions and metrics to estimate
QoE levels on-the-fly.
2. User-centric mobility management
a. Investigate and validate algorithms for a self-organized selection of
anchor-points, aiming to insure system robustness to highly frequent
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changes.
b.
Devise
a
global
mobility
management
mechanism
taking
into
consideration the aspects analyzed in relation to handover optimization
and incorporating mobility models that support adequate anchor point
selection.
Acron / Ref
VERE
Title
VERE: Virtual Embodiment and Re-Embodiment
Funding
EU, FP7 ICT
Descript.
This project aims at dissolving the boundary between the human body
and surrogate representations in immersive virtual reality and physical
reality. Dissolving the boundary means that people have the illusion that
their surrogate representation is their own body, and act and have
thoughts that correspond to this. The work in VERE may be thought of as
applied presence research and applied cognitive neuroscience, and it
would also significantly add to scientific knowledge in these areas .
Imagine that you could transfer your self to an artificial body – a virtual
body as represented in virtual reality or a physical robotic body. Recent
advances in cognitive neuroscience show that internalising a body beyond
ourselves
(external,
remote,
alien)
is
possible,
that
our
body
representation is highly malleable and may be altered by appropriate
changes to the normal stimulus contingencies that we are used to in
every day life.
The purpose of this research is to make such body transference possible
with two different modes (virtual and physical). On top of this technical
achievement, that would be underpinned through ongoing neuroscience
research on body representation, would be a number of practical
applications that will be constructed and investigated during the project.
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Acron / Ref
VT
Title
Video transcoding between H.264 and MPEG-2
Funding
British Council/CCISP
Descript.
Acron / Ref
Vital Respnder
Title
Vital Responder - Monitoring Stress among First Responder Professionals
Funding
FCT/CMU
Descript.
The goal of the Vital Responder research project is to explore the
synergies between innovative wearable technologies, scattered sensor
networks, intelligent building technology and precise localization services
to provide secure, reliable and effective first-response systems in critical
emergency scenarios. The core problem under consideration is to evaluate
human stress in real-time under adverse conditions, by means of
continuous online vital sign monitoring of first responders. Turning this
vision into engineering reality requires significant advances on the several
fronts: (a) real-time information gathering of body signals is very hard to
achieve in uncontrolled and dangerous environments, (b) GPS based
location systems do not work indoors, and (c) inter-disciplinary research
between
engineers
and
clinicians
on
the
origins
and
nature
of
physiological stress is still at an infant stage. The “silver bullet” is
provided by a high-tech company named Biodevices, which together with
researchers at the University of Aveiro developed a suite of non-intrusive
wearable technologies, as inconspicuous as a t-shirt, capable of gathering
relevant information about the individual.
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Acron / Ref
WebRun
Title
Interactive Web game to promote the sports practice
Funding
IT
Descript.
Create new ways of interacting with Web applications;
Producing a usable prototype (hardware + software);
Develop new algorithms for load balancing and replication in order to
publish the game in a web server with high performance and high
availability.
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4.3.5
Running and Concluded Theses
MSc Theses
Supervisor
Luís Cruz
Student
Co- Supervisors
Face detection and
segmentation for realistic
avatar construction
Daniel Saragoça
Pedro Amado Assunção Simão Cardeal
Title
Salviano Soares
End
Date
1/2011
Métodos de medição e
avaliação de QoS de serviços 2/2011
multimédia em redes IP
Model Training for a
Portuguese Speech Synthesis 2/2011
System
Fernando Perdigão
João Carlos Cunha
Gomes
Fernando Perdigão
Carla Sofia Moura
da Cruz Pereira de
Carvalho
Speech Synthesis System
from a Sequence of Phones
2/2011
Filipe Condessa
Colonic polyp detection in
wireless capsule endoscopy
images using a local
approximation techniques
3/2011
José Bioucas Dias
Susana Sargento
Ana Cristina Costa
Aguiar
Rui Manuel Rocha
Mário Figueiredo
Paulo Serralheiro
Filipe Reibeiro
Comunicação entre Veículos 3/2011
João Francisco
Cordeiro de Oliveira
Barros
Filipe Perdigão da
Costa
Fernando Pereira
Miguel Lobato de
Faria Pereira
Capelo
Fernando Lopes
Carlos Conceição
Matteo Naccari
Márcio Carvalho
Inácio Fonseca
Sérgio Faria
Luís Lucas
Nuno Miguel Morais
Rodrigues
José Bioucas Dias
Jun Li
Pedro Miguel dos
Santos Alves Madeira
Adão
João Miguel Barros
Silva Mendes
Luís Henrique Martins
Borges de Almeida
André Gonçalo
Machado Abelha
Ana Fred
Filipe André
Lourenço Canento
SIN: Service-based
Interconnected Networks
3/2011
Advances on transforms for
high efficiency video coding
4/2011
Renewal of Electrical and
Telecommunications
Infrastructures at IPC
Fernando Lopes
João Francisco Cordeiro
Sergio Assunção
de Oliveira Barros
Data Paths in Urban Sensing
3/2011
Vehicular Networks
Automation of Software
Testing - Dashboard
QMSanalyser
Compressão de imagens
coloridas com MMP
4/2011
5/2011
6/2011
Discriminative Hyperspectral
6/2011
Image Segmentation
Electronic Voting
Mariana Almeida
Rui Costa
Focagem Cega de Imagens
usando técnicas de MultiResolução
6/2011
6/2011
Informed Network Coding for
Minimum Decoding Delay
6/2011
Affective Mouse Electrophysiological Signal
Processing for Affective
Computing
7/2011
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Supervisor
Daniel Enrique Lucani
Roetter
Student
Hugo Moreira de
Sousa Pinto
Miguel Tavares Coimbra Johannes Pallauf
Co- Supervisors
João Francisco
Cordeiro de Oliveira
Barros
Klaus Diepold
Hugo Pedro Martins
Carriço Proença
Tiago Velho
Sancho Moura Oliveira
Pedro Miguel
Aparício Dias
Hugo Pedro Martins
Carriço Proença
Rui Silva
Daniel Enrique Lucani
Roetter
Tiago José Costa
Pinto
Susana Sargento
Tomé Gomes
Susana Sargento
Filipe Neves
Susana Sargento
Luís Coelho
Sancho Moura Oliveira
Hélio Alexandre
Dias da Silva
Anders Lyhne
Christensen
Susana Sargento
Romeu Monteiro
Jorge Carapinha
Luís Ducla Soares
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira
Frutuoso Gomes
Mendes da Silva
João Álvaro
Abel João Gomes
Couceiro Cardoso
Luís Miguel dos
Santos Serrano
Hugo Manuel
Lopes Avelar
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
João Alfredo Dias
Hugo Pedro Martins
Carriço Proença
Luís Lucas
Frutuoso Gomes
Mendes da Silva
António Nogueira
Paulo Lobato Correia
Mauro Filipe
Martins Ferrão
Vitor Manuel Mendes
Silva
End
Date
7/2011
7/2011
7/2011
7/2011
Chest X-rays image
7/2011
diagnosis: An adaptive
approach
Coding Just Enough:
7/2011
Algorithm Design and
Analysis for Coded Networks
Comunicação e decisão entre 7/2011
elementos da rede na
internet do futuro
Comunicação entre veículos: 7/2011
comunicações multimédia
Comunicação entre veículos: 7/2011
encaminhamento e
optimização de rotas
Conillon: Distributed
7/2011
Computing Platform for
Desktop Grids
Criação e reconfiguração de 7/2011
redes virtuais numa
perspectiva de operador
Determining Leishmania
7/2011
Infection Levels by Automatic
Analysis of Microscopy
Images
GPU-based Hand
7/2011
Segmentation to Writing-inthe-Air with Gesture
Recognition
Hand-based Biometric
7/2011
Recognition System for
Mobile Devices
Interaction in Games
7/2011
Marco Alexandre
Cravo Gomes
Modulação de magnitude em 7/2011
DSP de vírgula fixa
Performance Assessment of 7/2011
Routing Protocols and
Fragmentation Approaches
for Vehicular Delay-Tolerant
Networks
Reconhecimento Biométrico 7/2011
da Íris na Região de
Comprimentos de Onda do
Visível
7/2011
Serious Games
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira
Statistical characterization of
Botnets
Andre Filipe
Santos Barbosa
Pedro Costa
Correia
Anonymity in Wireless
Networks Under Traffic
Analysis Attacks
Associating ECG features
with firefighter’s activities
Automatic Document
Classification and Analysis
Botbeans
Miguel Tavares Coimbra Pedro Nogueira
Abel João Gomes
Title
7/2011
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Supervisor
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
Student
Co- Supervisors
Ivo Charro Lopes
Luís Miguel Ramos João Francisco
Fausto José Canhoto de
Bárbara Cunha
Cordeiro de Oliveira
Paiva Vieira
Pinto
Barros
Isabel da Piedade
Xavier Machado
Nuno Pombinho
Alexandre
Fernando Perdigão
Marco António
Nunes José
Luís Cruz
Anselmo Vivas
David Ralo
Luís Ducla Soares
Ângela Cunha
José Mário
Verónica Costa Teixeira
Figueiredo Serra
Pinto Orvalho
Rui Jorge Henriques
Calado Lopes
José Miguel
Gomes Teixeira de
Sousa
Fernando Lopes
Jérôme Nameche
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
Maicke Cabral de
Paula
Rui Manuel Rocha
Carlos Rodrigues
Rui Manuel Rocha
Hugues Silva
Rui Miguel Neto
Marinheiro
João Maria Azedo
Rendeiro
Rui Manuel Rocha
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
David Possidónio
David Miguel
Monteiro
End
Date
7/2011
Ubiquitous Computing
Approaches for Mobile Health
Applications
Information System over
Resource-constrained
8/2011
Platforms For Firefighters
A story in the museum
9/2011
Automatic Segmentation of 9/2011
Speech and Music in Audio
Signals
Compressão de imagem de 9/2011
baixa complexidade para
tele-contagem - II
Construção de uma mesa
9/2011
digital Multi-touch e
desenvolvimento de uma
aplicação de animação facial
Verónica Costa Teixeira Pedro Henrique
Pinto Orvalho
Silva Rodrigues
Isabel da Piedade
Xavier Machado
Alexandre
Title
Management of users and
user profiles in SAP: Direct
Approach vs Web Portal
Approach
Paulo Lobato Correia
Miguel Sales Dias
Fernando Ferreira
Carlos Almeida
Secure Face Recognition
Talking 3D characters in realtime
An architecture using keybased routing for managing
anything-as-a-service clouds
Development of a Portable
PV-FED Acquisition and
Processing Device
Construction of a Real
Vehicular Delay-Tolerant
Network Testbed
Domo Zonse - Integrating
Sensor Networks into Home
Networking Architectures
Home Sense - Smartphonebased monitoring and control
in Home Environments
Hybrid adaptive optimization
in a virtualized computing
environment
Smart Power - Power
Consumption Optimization
through WSN-based control
and monitoring
The use of NFC phones on
Patient Health Records
9/2011
9/2011
9/2011
10/2011
10/2011
11/2011
11/2011
11/2011
11/2011
11/2011
11/2011
João Ascenso
Marcos Salvador
Video authentication for
H.264/AVC
11/2011
João Ascenso
Gonçalo Barreira
Video streaming over a IEEE 11/2011
802.11n wireless network
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Supervisor
Pedro Amado Assunção
Student
Co- Supervisors
Luís Bernardes
Title
Adaptação do Protocolo
DCCP para Tráfego VoIP
Miguel Tavares Coimbra Celso Ferreira
CellNote: Image processing
modules for cellular images
Miguel Alexandre
Rui Pedro de Magalhães
Pinto Teves da
Claro Prior
Silva
Construção de Gateway SMS
Mário Freire
Paulo Bacelar Reis
Pedreiras
End
Date
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
Detection of Encrypted
12/2011
Traffic Generated by Peer-toAndré Esteves
Peer Live Streaming
Applications Using Deep
Packet Inspection
Filipe Miguel Teixeira
12/2011
Distributed Control of a
Ricardo Rodrigues Pereira da Silva
Robotic Arm
Pedro Amado Assunção Nuno Gomes
Paulo Bacelar Reis
Pedreiras
Jorge Azevedo
Alexandre Moutela
Nunes da Mot
António Nogueira
Diogo Gomes de
Pinho Silva
Loureiro
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira
Rui Manuel Rocha
João Gonçalves
Rui Manuel Rocha,
Susana Sargento
José Albino
Carvalho da Silva
Miguel Tavares Coimbra Daniel Pereira
Ricardo Correia
Sérgio Faria
Hugo Parreiras
Rui Manuel Fonseca
Pinto
Fernando Lopes
Júlio Silva
Inácio Fonseca
Fernando Lopes
Bruno Carmo
Luís Cruz
Fernando Lopes
Adriano Campos
Inácio Fonseca
Fernando Lopes
António Bonifácio Inácio Fonseca
Gestão eficiente da fila DCCP 12/2011
em fontes de vídeo 3D
baseada em informações
cross-layer
Linux-based real-time control 12/2011
system
12/2011
Monitoring Support based on
NETCONF
PowerEmb - Power Aware
12/2011
System for Small Embedded
Systems
Proposta 3GPP de
12/2011
Indicadores de Desenpenho
de Rede – R4 CS Core
Network
Unobtrusive Collection and
12/2011
Annotating of Auscultations
in Real Hospital
Environments
Sistema de registo do
controlo autonómico da
variabilidade cardíaca
Building Automation and
Control – Central
Management of a Hotel
Building and its Effects in the
Building Energy Performance
DVB-T Transmission for Inbuilding MATV, SMATV and
CATV
Project and Implementation
of a Linux-based Real-Time
Embedded System
Technical Process
Optimizations in Paper
Machines
1/2012
2/2012
2/2012
2/2012
2/2012
David Piñeiro
Rui Pedro de Magalhães
Lopez
Claro Prior
TCP com Network Coding
Rui Manuel Rocha
Over Board - Expansion
Module for Actuation on WSN 5/2012
devices
Sérgio Teixeira
4/2012
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Supervisor
Student
Manuel Nunes
Farinha Correia
Rego
Julio Silva
Miguel Sales Dias
Nadir Türkman
Pedro Miguel dos
Santos Alves Madeira
Adão
Maria Ana Casal
Cunha
Isabel da Piedade
Xavier Machado
Alexandre
Raquel Feitor
Rui Jorge Henriques
Calado Lopes
Paulo Nunes
Paulo Nunes
André Rodrigues
David José Cabaço
Mendes
David Miguel
Fernandes
3D Holoscopic Video
Segmentation
A system for interaction with
FVP based systems: design,
implementation and test
Ambiente 3D Web para
simulação de condições de
iluminação
Arquitectura de rede para
sessões personalizadas de
conteúdos multicast
Luís André Romão
Henriques
Frutuoso Gomes
Mendes da Silva
Ricardo Jorge de
Jesus Rodrigues
Pesqueira
Susana Sargento
Bruno Figueiredo
Hugo Pedro Martins
Carriço Proença
Rui Raposo
Fernando Pereira
Vasco Nascimento João Ascenso
Paulo Nunes
Hugo Miguel
Campelo
Luís Ducla Soares
Rodrigues Almeida
Luís Cruz
Tiago Simões
Gonçalves
Paulo Nunes
Luís Morgado
Susana Sargento
Jorge Filipe Dias
Susana Sargento
Joao Gilberto
Reigota Afonso
Agostinho Ferreira
da Silva
Usability in an immersive
virtual reality system
End
Date
5/2012
6/2012
6/2012
6/2012
6/2012
Verification of Cryptographic
Protocols using First Order
6/2012
Logics
Using IEEE802.21 Media
Independent Handover tools
7/2012
for enhancing QoE support in
IMS networks
7/2012
2D-to-3D Video Conversion
Nina Mortazavi
Rui Jorge Henriques
Calado Lopes
Paulo Nunes
Title
Phone Sensing Smartphone-based
application for distributed
sensing in human networks
Integration and Support for
João Carlos Serrenho Automatic Generation of Test
Dias Pereira
Cases using AnyTestes
Framework
Project Management in the
TI sector in Portugal - Agile
Methodology vs Traditional
Approach
Security and Privacy in
Ricardo Jorge
Identification and MicroFernandes Chaves
Payment Systems
Rui Manuel Rocha
Pedro Miguel dos
Santos Alves Madeira
Adão
Isabel da Piedade
Xavier Machado
Alexandre
Pedro Miguel dos
Santos Alves Madeira
Adão
Co- Supervisors
Biometric Ear Recognition
7/2012
7/2012
7/2012
7/2012
7/2012
Bit-depth scalable distributed 7/2012
video coding
7/2012
Coding and Processing of 3D
Holoscopic Video
Computable subjective
7/2012
measures for evaluation of
3D video quality
Computer Generated 3D
7/2012
Holoscopic Video
Comunicação Em Larga7/2012
Arnaldo Silva
Escala Em Redes Veiculares:
Rodrigues de Oliveira Desempenho
Ana Cristina Costa
Aguiar
Comunicação Em Larga7/2012
Escala Em Redes Veiculares:
Distribuição De Conteúdos
Depth Estimation and Image 7/2012
Rendering for 3D and Freeviewpoint Video Applications
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Supervisor
Student
Gabriel Falcão Paiva
Fernandes
Marco Martins
Luís Cruz
Fernando Morais
Frutuoso Gomes
Mendes da Silva
Co- Supervisors
Isabel Figueiredo
Pedro Nuno Matos
Pereira
Paulo Nunes
João Pedro
Ascenso Rodrigues
Susana Sargento
Bruno Miguel
Sendas Parreira
Susana Sargento
Hugo Pires
Daniel Enrique Lucani
Roetter
Filipe Gomes
Jorge Carapinha
Pedro Miguel Naia
Neves,Francisco
Fontes
Bruno Alexandre
André Zúquete
Aguiar da Fonseca
Ricardo Antunes
Marco Alexandre Cravo
Vitor Manuel Mendes
de Azevedo da
Gomes
Silva
Veiga Ferrão
Maria Paula Queluz
Rui Almeida
António Nogueira
Luís Tiago Ferreira Paulo Salvador
Figueiredo Jacinto Ferreira
Paulo Bacelar Reis
Pedreiras
Luis Tavares
José A. Fonseca
Paulo Bacelar Reis
Pedreiras
Luis Nobrega
Pedro Alexandre
Gonçalves
António Nogueira
Hugo Diogo
Antunes Lopes
Fonseca
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira
Maria Paula Queluz
Miguel Chin
Tomás
Brandão,António
Rodrigues
Maria Paula Prata de
Sousa
João Daniel
Raposo Pereira
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
Jorge Manuel
Frazão Costa
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
Paula Freire
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
Tiago Miguel
Carrola Simões
Endoscopic Image
Segmentation using Parallel
Computing on GPUs with
CUDA
Explorarions of Video
Tracking in Video Sensor
Networks
Ferramenta visual para a
criação de jogos 3D
Susana Sargento
Fausto José Canhoto de
Diana Carneiro
Paiva Vieira
Title
Tomás Brandão
João Francisco
Cordeiro de Oliveira
Barros
End
Date
7/2012
7/2012
7/2012
Generation of 2D and 3D
7/2012
High Resolution Images from
a 3D Holoscopic
Representation
Integração Da Cloud Com
7/2012
Rede Na Perspectiva De
Operador
7/2012
Integração de LTE em redes
de acesso heterogéneas
Load Balancing in Multi-Beam 7/2012
Satellites
Mobilidade Distribuída Em
7/2012
Ambientes Dinâmicos
7/2012
Modulação de Magnitude em
Plataformas de Vírgula Fixa
Objective Video Quality
7/2012
Assessment in IPTV Networks
Statistical characterization of 7/2012
machine-to-machine traffic
Supervision and Management 7/2012
System for Mobile Industrial
Load Transportation
Equipment
Suporte MSRP para HardQoS 7/2012
switch,
7/2012
Tracking of wireless users for
modeling user behavior
Video Quality Evaluation in IP
Networks
7/2012
Virtual Images Management 7/2012
Service for Cloud
Infrastructures
Monitorização dos Sinais
Vitais de Condutores para
8/2012
Caracterização de Stress e
Fadiga no Trânsito Urbano
A New Multilayer Approach
for E-Learning Platforms
8/2012
Mobile platform-independent
solutions for integration to an 8/2012
electronic health record
New Concepts Integration on
E-Learning Platforms
8/2012
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Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
Sérgio Faria
Luís Cachulo
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
Bruno Filipe Aguiar
Durães Silva
Joel José Puga Coelho
Rodrigues
Eduardo Jorge
Fernandes Silveira
Roque
Sistema de informação em
tempo real para paragens de 8/2012
autocarro
Towards a Network
Management Solution for
8/2012
Vehicular Delay-Tolerant
Networks
Wireless Sensor Network
Solution for Personal and
8/2012
Environmental Monitoring
Rui Cardoso
A story in the museum II
Isabel da Piedade
Xavier Machado
Alexandre
Isabel da Piedade
Xavier Machado
Alexandre
Collaborative
9/2012
Recommendation System for
Mobile devices
Desenvolvimento de método 9/2012
alternativo à bengala para
orientação de pessoas
invisuais
Developing cubes for
9/2012
evaluating the profitability of
projects in Information
Systems
9/2012
Quinta da Regaleira in the
palm of your hand
Paulo Alexandre
Pinto Albuquerque
Pedro Brandão
Cátia Silva
Isabel da Piedade
Xavier Machado
Alexandre
Guilherme João
Cavaco Esperança
da Silva
Isabel da Piedade
Xavier Machado
Alexandre
Luís Pedro Robalo
Simões de Lemos
Pedro Brandão
Paulo Vilares
Sérgio Faria
Igor Silva
Telmo Fernandes
João Pedro Afonso
Oliveira da Silva
Marco António
Moura Rebelo
Nuno Miguel de
Figueiredo Garrido
Sérgio Faria
Fábio Sousa
Pedro Amado Assunção João Carreira
Rui Miguel Neto
Marinheiro
Rui Valdemar
Pereira Madaleno
Isabel da Piedade
Xavier Machado
Alexandre
Nelson Manuel
Catarino Mendes
Paulo Lobato Correia
Filipe Manuel de
Valsassina Serra
Sérgio Faria
Paulo Lobato Correia
Paulo Lobato Correia
Paulo Lobato Correia
João Fernandes
Afonso Salvador
Marques
Nuno Alexandre
Freire Moço
Sanchit
Sincronização em redes de
sensores no corpo Humano
Sistema de leitura RFID de
longa distância
Sistema de monitorização de
consumos de energia
eléctrica
Sistema Electrónico para
Monitorização Ambiental
Transmissão de televisão 3D
com a norma DVB
Um modelo de apoio à
decisão de adopção de
Software as a Service
aplicado à actividade
económica “Financeira e
seguros”
Virtual Post Office
Miguel Tavares Coimbra Nuno Silva
Maria Paula Queluz
9/2012
Tomás Brandão
Luís Ducla Soares
Luís Ducla Soares
Airport Environment
Simulator
Audio processing for digital
stethoscopes used in real
clinical environments
Automatic detection and
counting of stork nests in
electric power lines
Automatic Road Pavement
Crack Detection using SVM
Biometric Recognition based
on a Smartphone
Biometric Recognition based
on Latent Palmprints
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
10/2012
10/2012
10/2012
10/2012
10/2012
10/2012
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
Pedro Miguel dos
Santos Alves Madeira
Adão
Adelino Portela
João Sobrinho
André Bento
Sérgio Faria
Mário Reis
Paulo Lobato Correia
César Alexandre
Ferreira Luís
João Ascenso
António Borga
Client-cloud storage of
audiovisual data
João Ascenso
José Moreira
Error control schemes for
IPTV multicast
João Ascenso
Divyesh Virchande
Rui Manuel Rocha
João André H.
Ferreira
Rui Manuel Rocha
Bruno Coelho
Rui Manuel Rocha
Eduardo
Bettencourt
Miguel Tavares Coimbra António Sousa
Maria Paula Prata de
Sousa
Rui Manuel
Ferreira da Cunha
João Sobrinho
João Alves
Verónica Costa Teixeira
Tiago Fernandes
Pinto Orvalho
Verónica Costa Teixeira
Jose Serra
Pinto Orvalho
Verónica Costa Teixeira
Pedro Nogueira
Pinto Orvalho
Verónica Costa Teixeira
Ozan cetinaslan
Pinto Orvalho
End
Date
10/2012
Geração Automática de
Casos de Teste na
Ferramenta AnyTester
MPLS in enterprise networks 10/2012
Telmo Fernandes
SAVA - Sistema de
informação para veículos
automóveis
Segmentation of 3D
Holoscopic Video
10/2012
10/2012
11/2012
11/2012
HTTP based video streaming 11/2012
Moisés Simões
Piedade
ISTNanosat-1 - Heart Processing and Digital
Communications unit
11/2012
LA6 - Local Aggregation in
the Internet of Things
11/2012
Sense Companion 11/2012
Controlling home sensors
with smartphone
Sistemas Interactivos para
11/2012
Gastrenterologia
State Management in Online
12/2012
Games
Route aggregation
10/2013
Realtime 3D Scene Previsualization with Mobile
Devices
Intelligent Facial Animation:
Creating emphatic characters
with stimuli based animation
Emotional Regulation: A
means for more immersive
applications
Simulation of Deformable
Solid and Rigid Bodies on
Facial Models
10/2014
12/2015
12/2015
12/2015
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PhD Theses
Supervisor
Mário Figueiredo
Student
Marta Belchior
Lopes
Co- Supervisors
José Bioucas Dias
Luis Filipe
André Souto
Coelho Antunes
Luis Miguel Pina
Coelho Teixeira António Luis Lopes
Botelho
Fernando
Catarina Isabel
Pereira
Carvalheiro Brites
Danillo Bracco
Sérgio Faria
Graziosi
Maria Paula
Tomás Brandão
Queluz
João Francisco
Gerhard
Cordeiro de
Maierbacher
Oliveira Barros
Paulo Bacelar
Reis Pedreiras
Rui Gabriel Viegas
dos Santos
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Paulo Vilela
Carlos Sá da
Costa
José Bioucas
Dias
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Elsa Alexandra
Cabral da Rocha
Cardoso
Marian-Daniel
Iordache
Marcel Calvacanti
Fernando
Perdigão
Carla Calado Lopes
Luis Filipe
Andreia Sofia
Coelho Antunes Teixeira
Miguel Tavares
Coimbra
Joel José Puga
Coelho
Rodrigues
End
Date
Advances in near-infrared hyperspectral
image analysis for pharmaceutical anti- 2/2011
counterfeiting
Individual Information Measures:
Applications to Computational
3/2011
Complexity
Distributed Coordination in Unstructured
3/2011
Intelligent Agent Societies
Exploiting Correlation Noise Modeling in
3/2011
Wyner-Ziv Video Coding
Eduardo Antônio da
Codificação de imagens utilizando o
4/2011
Silva
algoritmo MMP
No-reference image and video quality
5/2011
assessment
Coding Strategies for Sensor Networks:
Clustering, Compression and Network
7/2011
Coding
Luis Miguel Pinho de Enhanced Ethernet Switching
Almeida,Paulo Bacelar Technology for Adaptive Hard Real-Time 7/2011
Reis Pedreiras
Applications
Jamming for Wireless Secrecy
Stijn Viaene,Carlos Sá Performance Management of Higher
da Costa
Education Degrees
Antonio Plaza
Paulo Falcão Oliveira
Susana
Sargento
Title
Andreas J.
Kassler,Susana
Sargento
7/2011
Sparse Unmixing Approach to Spectral
Unmixing
10/2011
Coding Strategies for Secret Key
Distribution, Storage and Anonymity
12/2011
Enabling Multimedia Services over
Wireless Mesh Networks
12/2011
Automatic processing techniques for
speech recognition
Armando Matos
7/2011
Characterization of cryptographic
primitives based on Kolmogorov
Complexity
1/2012
1/2012
Fahran Riaz
Computer Assisted Analysis of NarrowBand Imaging Endoscopy Exams
2/2012
Vasco Nuno da
Gama de Jesus
Soares
Performance Assessment of Vehicular
Delay Tolerant Networks
2/2012
Susana
Sargento
Pedro Neves
Susana
Sargento
Luís Barreto
Miguel Raul Dias
João Oliveira
Rodrigues
José Bioucas
Miguel Almeida
Dias
Francisco Fonte
Acesso Sem Fios de Banda Larga em
Ambientes de Redes Heterogéneas de
Próxima Geração
Controlo de Congestionamento em
Redes sem Fios
Design and Optimisation of DWDM
Millimetre-Wave Fibre-Radio Systems
Source Separation of Phase-Locked
Ricardo Nuno Vigário
Signals
Henrique Salgado
3/2012
3/2012
3/2012
3/2012
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Supervisor
Student
Luis Filipe
Andreia Teixeira
Coelho Antunes
Ana Fred
João Duarte
Mário Freire
João Vasco Paulo
Gomes
Mário Freire
Filipe Cruz Gomes
Soares
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Rui L. Aguiar
Rui L. Aguiar
Sérgio Crisóstomo
Co- Supervisors
Armando Matos
Title
Análise de Segurança de Primitivas
Criptográficas com base na Teoria de
Informação Algoritmica
Data Clustering using Constraints
Paulo Monteiro
End
Date
4/2012
4/2012
Detection and Limitation of Peer-to-Peer
Traffic in Information Networks
6/2012
Generalization of the Embedded Branch
Process for Automatic Detection of
6/2012
Breast Cancer
,
Rui A. Costa
Alfredo Miguel Melo
Susana Sargento
Matos
Vitor Manuel Jesus
Silva
Diogo Nuno
Pereira Gomes
João Miguel
Gonçalves
Diogo Nuno Pereira
Gomes,Rui L. Aguiar
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Fernando
Perdigão
Susana
Sargento
Susana
Sargento
Susana
Sargento
Susana
Sargento
Luis Miguel Pina
Coelho Teixeira
Botelho
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
José Carlos Guedes
dos Prazeres
A. Augusto Sousa
Miranda
Arlindo Oliveira da
Luís Sá
Veiga
Evariste Logota
Ricardo Matos
Information Dissemination in Random
Networks
6/2012
One-shot Capacity of Memoryless
Channels
6/2012
Privacidade em Redes Heterogéneas de
6/2012
Próxima Geração
Service Provisioning in Dense Network
6/2012
Operator Scenarios
Integrated Identity and Context
Management Architecture for Privacy7/ 2012
Enabled Context-Awareness
Intuitive Real Time Facial Interaction
And Animation
Automatic speech and speaker
segmentation and labelling
Context-Aware Control Design For
Multicast-Aware Networks
7/2012
9/2012
9/2012
Context-based Wireless Mesh Networks 9/2012
Nuno Coutinho
Sérgio Pires
Márcio Melo
Jorge Carapinha
Integração Transparente de Redes
Heterogéneas
Virtualização de Redes numa
Perspectiva de Operador
9/2012
9/2012
Paulo Costa
Learning Action Control Rules through
Observation of Software Agent Bodies
10/2012
Mate Boban
Capacity Bounds for Communication
Networks
11/2012
Pedro Santos
Coding for Networks-on-Chip
11/2012
Luis Pinto
Cyber -physical systems for Smart
Buildings
11/2012
Rui Meireles
Peter Steenkiste
Density-Based Routing in Vehicular Ad11/2012
hoc Networks
Nuno Miguel
Morais
Rodrigues
Nelson Carreira
Francisco
Eduardo Antônio da
Silva
Efficient Image And Video Compression
11/2012
Using Multiscale Recurrent Patterns
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Hana Khamfroush
Geographical Network Coding
11/2012
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Supervisor
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Pedro Amado
Assunção
Student
Co- Supervisors
End
Date
Joao Almeida
Joint protection and data compression
11/2012
Susana Bulas Cruz
Network Coding for Sensor Networks
11/2012
Diogo Ferreira
Network Coding Protocols for Video
Streaming
11/2012
Maricica Nistor
Network Coding Delay
11/2012
Saurabh Shintre
Physical-Layer Security in Large-Scale
Networks
11/2012
Sylvain Marcelino
Salviano
Soares,Sérgio Faria
Adaptation and Quality Optimization in
Future 3D Video Delivery Services
Advanced Multiple Description Coding
Vitor Manuel Mendes
for Video
Silva
Pedro Amado
Assunção
Pedro Correia
Pedro Amado
Assunção
Filipe dos Santos
Neves
Ana Fred
André Lourenço
Mário Figueiredo
David Pereira
Coutinho
Paulo Bacelar
Reis Pedreiras
António Luís Ferreira Luis Miguel Pinho de
Marques
Almeida
Ana Fred
Helena Aidos
Salviano Soares
Paulo Lobato
Correia
Henrique José
Monteiro Oliveira
Ana Fred
Hugo Humberto
Placido da Silva
Algoritmos de Reconstrução de Sinal e
Aplicações
Gil Melfe Mateus
santos
Negative Object recognition
Miguel Almeida
Orlando Remédios
Lino Ferreira
Luís Cruz
Vitor Mirones
Victor Marques
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
Automatic Document Organization using
12/2012
Semi-Structured Information
Data retrieval and classification using
12/2012
information distances
Developing Safety Critical Applications
based on the Flexible Time-Triggered
12/2012
Paradigm
Dissimilarity Increments Statistics and
Dimensionality Reduction in
Unsupervised Learning
Hybrid generative/discriminative
supervised learning
Image Processing for Supervision and
Management Support of Road
Infrastructures
Multi-Modal Modeling of Cognition and
Emotion
Mário Figueiredo Artur Ferreira
Hugo Pedro
Martins Carriço
Proença
Susana
Sargento
Pedro Amado
Assunção
Susana
Sargento
Miguel Tavares
Coimbra
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Title
Performance evaluation in next
generation networks
Scalable Video Coding with embedded
new features
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
Self in-network resource management
12/2012
Fabio Headyioglu
DigiScope - DIGItally enhanced
stethoSCOPE for clinical usage
1/2013
Alexandre Ligo
Public Policies for Intelligent
Transportation Systems
1/2013
Miguel Tavares
Coimbra
Pedro Gomes
Miguel Tavares
Coimbra
Paulo Alves
Body signal analysis for monitoring
fatigue in first responders
3/2013
Event Detection for Capsule Endoscopy
3/2013
Video Exams
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Student
Co- Supervisors
Miguel Raul Dias
Munnujahan Ara
Rodrigues
Title
Information-Theoretic Security 1
End
Date
6/2013
Mário Freire
Ângela Cristina
Marques de Oliveira
Mário Freire
Carlos David
Magalhães Queiroz
Autonomic Quantification and
Classification of the Breast Tissue
7/2013
Classification in 2D Ultrassound Images
Towards Autonomic Detection of
7/2013
Encrypted Peer-to-Peer Traffic
João Manuel Pires
Leitão Caldeira
Integration of Intra-Body Sensors in
Wireless Sensor Networks
Joel José Puga
Coelho
Rodrigues
Joel José Puga
Coelho
Rodrigues
Luis Miguel Lopes de
Amaro Sousa
Oliveira
Susana
Sargento
João Soares
Pedro Miguel Naia
Neves
Susana
Sargento
Lucas Guardalben
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira
Susana
Sargento
Frank Kanesel
Pedro Miguel Naia
Neves
João Sobrinho
Tiago Quelhas
Susana
Sargento
Susana
Sargento
Rui Jorge
Henriques
Calado Lopes
Maria Manuela
Areias da Costa
Pereira de
Sousa
Susana
Sargento
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
André Cardote
Peter Steenkiste
André Reis
O. K. Tonguz
Converged Mobile Communications in
Multiple Integrated Networks
Correctness of network protocols
9/2013
9/2013
9/2013
9/2013
Geo-optimized and cross-layer transport
9/2013
communications
Optimizing Vehicular Communications
9/2013
through Hybrid Networks
Organizational Crisis Preparedness and
Response in a Networked World:
9/2013
Marco Bernardo
Qualidade subjectiva e objectiva de
imagens e vídeos, incluindo o caso 3D
9/2013
Tiago Condeixa
User-Centric Mobility with Quality of
Experience Handover Optimization
9/2013
Bruno Miguel
Ferreira de Oliveira
An interactive facial muscle system for
CG Films and videogames
10/2013
Social Optimal Routing enabled through
Vehicular Networks
10/2013
João Manuel Dias de
Almeida
QoE measurements with Agents
cooperation on Personal Cells
Nuno Miguel
Monteiro Barbosa
Auto-rigging applied to markless MoCap 12/2013
Miguel Raul Dias
Samah Mustafa
Rodrigues
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Communication between nodes and
domains in self-management networks
8/2013
José Luís P.A. Vale
Matos
Michel Celestino Pedro Miranda de
Cristina Olaverri
Paiva Ferreira
Albuquerque d'Orey
Rui Miguel Neto
Marinheiro
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Performance Assessment of Routing
Protocols in IPv6 Over Wireless Sensor
Mesh Networks
Communication Architecture for Mobile
Cloud Services
8/2013
Teresa de Jesus
Batista Vieira
Miguel Raul Dias
Ke Zhang
Rodrigues
Miguel Raul Dias
Vinay Prabhu
Rodrigues
Adão Silva
Connections between Information
Theory and Estimation Theory and
Applications to Wireless
Communications
Facial Skin Shading Parameterization
System For Real-Time Rendering Of
Emotions
11/2013
12/2013
12/2013
Information-Theoretic Security 2
12/2013
Information-Theoretic Security 3
12/2013
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Supervisor
Student
Title
End
Date
Pedro Aguiar
Kernel based methods for text retrieval
12/2013
and semantic desambiguation
José Luís Pereira
R. Rossetti
Simulation of Intelligent Transportation
12/2013
Systems
Rui Pedro Monteiro
Amaro Duarte
Abel João Gomes
Geometric Representation and
Animation of Natural Phenomena
Mário Figueiredo André T. Martins
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Abel João
Gomes
Co- Supervisors
1/2014
Abel João
Gomes
Sérgio Emanuel
Duarte Dias
Geometric Representation and
1/2014
Recognition Methods in Protein Docking
Abel João
Gomes
Rui Sérgio Viegas
Rodrigues
Segmentação de Malhas Geométricas
Miguel Tavares
Coimbra
Can Ye
Biomedical Signal Processing for Critical
Infrastructures
3/2014
Efficient resource management of
heterogeneous, small dimension and
geographically dispersed cloud
computing systems
Rui Miguel Neto Rui Jorge Ferreira
Marinheiro
Esteves
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Luís Ducla
Soares
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Joel José Puga
Coelho
Rodrigues
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
1/2014
4/2014
Flexible and Adaptive Architecture for
Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks
6/2014
3D Holoscopic Video Coding
7/2014
Joao Guilherme
Pereira Rodrigues
Information Gathering in Intelligent
Transportation Systems
7/2014
Bruno Miguel
Correia da Silva
Performance Evaluation of Cooperation
Mechanisms for Mobile Health
Applications
8/2014
Realtime 3D Scene Pre-visualization
with Mobile Devices
9/2014
José Catela
Moisés Simões
Piedade
Caroline Conti
Paulo Nunes
Tiago Pinto
Fernandes
A. Augusto Sousa
Assessing Complexity of Physiological
Signals
Luis Filipe
Teresa Sarmento
Coelho Antunes Henriques
Luís A.
Alexandre
Sílvio Brás Filipe
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Mónica Maria da
Costa Madeira
Queirós de Oliveira
Michel Celestino
Pedro Gomes
Paiva Ferreira
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Luís Miguel Barbosa
da Costa Leite
Sérgio Faria
Luis Filipe Rosário
Lucas
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Pedro Tavares
Barata Bastos
Sérgio Faria
Diego Felix Souza
Development of a biologically plausible
visual saliency algorithm and its
implementation on GPGPU architecture
Verónica Costa
Interactive Technology for Emotion
Teixeira Pinto Orvalho Recognition
Cristina Olaverri
Nuno Miguel Morais
Rodrigues,Sérgio
Faria
Fernando
Pereira,Sérgio Faria
9/2014
9/2014
9/2014
Next-Generation Driver Information
Systems
9/2014
Virtual puppets
9/2014
Disparity compensation using Least
Squares
10/2014
Easy Facial Constraints: A Dynamic
Industry Standard
10/2014
Multiview Video Disparity Compensation
using Geometric Transforms
10/2014
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Student
Co- Supervisors
Miguel Raul Dias
Hugo Reboredo
Rodrigues
Maria Manuela
Areias da Costa
Ângelo Arrifano
Pereira de
Sousa
End
Date
Title
Filter Design with Secrecy Constraints
11/2014
Multiple Description Coding with Side
Information optimized for Wireless
Sensors
11/2014
Gabriel Falcão João Maria Duarte
Paiva Fernandes Andrade
Parallel LDPC Decoding over GF(q) for
Heterogeneous and Homogeneous
Architectures
11/2014
Hugo Pedro
Chandrashekhar
Martins Carriço
Padolle
Proença
Periocular biometric recognition at
visible wavelength
11/2014
Gabriel Falcão Rui Jorge Melo
Paiva Fernandes Teixeira
Real-Time Urban 3D Modeling by
Combining Stereo from Symmetry with
11/2014
General Purpose Programming in the
Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU
Luís Henrique
Martins Borges
de Almeida
António
Nogueira
Luís Cruz
Vitor Manuel
Mendes Silva
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira
António
Nogueira
Miguel Antunes Dias
Alfaiate Simões
Blind Image Deblurring, Blind Image
Deblurring
Tiago Miguel Amaral Paulo Salvador
de Sousa
Ferreira
Guilherme Riberio
Corrêa
Characterization and Modeling of M2M
Traffic
Complexity Control of HEVC Video
Coders and Decoders
Memory-Aware Parallel LDPC Decoding
over GF(q) for Homogeneous and
Heterogeneous Multicore Architectures
Methodologies for Network Entities
Profiling
Modeling and Analysis of Network
Resilience: the Security Perspective
Parallelization techniques for H.264/AVC
and newer standards
Architectural and Networking Aspects of
Sensing Applications on Vehicular
Networks
João Maria Duarte
Andrade
Gabriel Falcão Paiva
Fernandes
João Rodrigues
Antonio Neves
Nuno Gonçalves
Rodrigues
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira
Luís Cruz
Thaísa Leal da Silva
Ana Cristina
Costa Aguiar
Mohammad Nozari
Carlos Manuel
Costa Lourenço
Caleiro
Luis Miguel
Pinho de
Almeida
Fernando
Pereira
Daniel Enrique
Lucani Roetter
Fernando
Pereira
Andreia Mordido
Logic in Security
Communications and Middleware for
Cooperating Heterogeneous and
Autonomous Mobile Robots
Combined predictive-distributed video
coding
12/2014
12/2014
12/2014
12/2014
12/2014
12/2014
12/2014
1/2015
1/2015
Luis Filipe Nunes
Quaresma de
Oliveira
Pedro Lima
Hoang Van Xiem
João Ascenso
Hugo Moreira de
Sousa Pinto
Peter Steenkiste
Congestion Control for Future Internet
7/2015
Diego Felix Souza
Sérgio Faria
Efficient video coding based on
geometric transforms
7/2015
3/2015
7/2015
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4.3.6
Publications
Architectures And Protocols
Book Chapters
- Coutinho, N.; S. Sargento; " Context-Aware Delivery of Multi-Party
Communications: Access and Core Network Selection " - Chapter in Wireless MultiAccess Environments and Quality of Service Provisioning: Solutions and Application
, Ramona Trestian , IGI global, Medical Information Science Reference ,2011 .
- Almeida, M. A.; S. Sargento; " Coupling Activity and Performance Management
with Mobility in Vehicular Networks " - Chapter in Vehicular Technologies , 978-9537619-241-8 , In-Tech, 2011 .
- Pedreiras, PP; SV Vitturi; SS Schoenegger; LS Seno; " Ethernet Powelink " Chapter in The Industrial Electronics Handbook , Bodgan Wilamowski, J. David Irwin
, CRC Press, 2011 .
- Sargento, S.; R. Matos; K. H. Hummel; A. H. Hess; H. d. M. de Meer; " MultiAccess Communications in Wireless Mesh Networks by Virtualization " - Chapter in
Wireless Multi-Access Environments and Quality of Service Provisioning: Solutions
and Application , Ramona Trestian , IGI global, Medical Information Science
Reference, 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Mendes, L. M.; J. R. Rodrigues; " A Survey on Cross-layer Solutions for Wireless
Sensor Networks ", Journal of Network and Computer Applications , Vol. 34 , No. 2 ,
pp. 523 - 534 , March , 2011 .
- Felizardo, V. F.; P. D. G. Gaspar; V. R. Reis; N. M. Garcia; " Aquisition of multiple
physiological parameters during physical exercise ", Intrnl. Journal of E-Health and
Medical Communications (IJEHMC) , Vol. 2 , No. 4 , pp. 37 - 49 , October , 2011 .
- Neves, P.; J. Soares; S. Sargento; H. P. Pires; F. Fontes; " Context-aware Media
Independent Information Server for Optimized Seamless Handover Procedures ",
Computer Networks , Vol. 55 , No. 7 , pp. 1498 - 1519 , May , 2011 .
- Shu, L. S.; J. L. Lloret; J. R. Rodrigues; M. Chen; " Distributed intelligence and
data fusion for sensor systems ", IET Communications , Vol. 5 , No. 12 , pp. 1633 1636 , August , 2011 .
- Coutinho, N.; T. Condeixa; S. Sargento; A. Neto; " Energy Efficiency as Input for
Context-aware Group- based Communications ", Vol. 1 , No. 6 , pp. 329 - 353 ,
April , 2011 .
- Soares, J. M.; M. Franceschinis; R. M. Rocha; W. Zhang; M. A. Spirito; "
Opportunistic Data Collection in Sparse Wireless Sensor Networks ", EURASIP
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Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking , Vol. 2011 , No. 401802 ,
January , 2011 .
- Oliveira, L.oliveira; A. F. Sousa; J. R. Rodrigues; " Routing and Mobility
Approaches in IPv6 over LoWPAN Mesh Networks ", Intrnl. Journal of
Communication Systems (IJCS) , Vol. 24 , No. 11 , pp. 1445 - 1466 , November ,
2011 .
- Natkaniec, M.N.; J. Gozdecki; S. Sargento; " Supporting QoS in Integrated AdHoc Networks ", Wireless Personal Communications , Vol. 56 , No. 2 , pp. 183 - 191
, October , 2011 .
- Sousa, Paula Prata; P. Fazendeiro; P. Sequeira; " Towards Cost-Effective BioInspired Optimization: a Prospective Study on the GPU Architecture ", Lectures
Notes in Computer Science , Vol. II , No. 7077 , pp. 63 - 70 , December , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- MArques, A. M.; V.V. Vasconcelos; PP Pedreiras; L. Almeida; " A Flexible
dashboard panel for a small electric vehicle ", Proc Iberian Conf. on Information
Systems and Technologies - CISTI , Chaves , Portugal , pp. 1 - 4 , June , 2011 .
- Sifalakis, S.; S. Martin; C. Tschudin; L. S. Ferreira; L. M. Correia; " A Generic
Service Interface for Cloud Networks ", Proc International Conf. on Cloud
Computing and Services Science - CLOSER , Noordwijkerhoud , Netherlands , May ,
2011 .
- Crocker, P.; VN Nicolau; " A Secure Architecture for Electronic Ticketing Based On
the Portuguese e-ID Card ", Proc European Conf. on Information Warfare and
Security - ECIW , Talin , Estonia , Vol. 10 , pp. 38 - 50 , July , 2011 .
- Behnam, MB; PP Pedreiras; " Analysis and optimization of the MTU in real-time
communications over Switched Ethernet ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation - ETFA , Tolouse , France , pp. 1 - 7
, September , 2011 .
- Silvestre-Blanes, J; PP Pedreiras; R Marau ; " Bandwidth mapping algorithms in
distributed media control applications ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Emerging
Technologies and Factory Automation - ETFA , Tolouse , France , pp. 1 - 8 ,
September , 2011 .
- Cederquist, J.; " Complexity of Fairness Constraints for the Dolev-Yao Attacker
Model ", Proc ACM Symp. on Appl. Computing , Taichung , Taiwan , Vol. 26 , pp.
1507 - 1514 , March , 2011 .
- Santos, R. S.; PP Pedreiras; MB Behnam; TN Nolte; L. Almeida; " Demonstrating
an Ethernet Switch Enhanced With Hierarchical Scheduling ", Proc Workshop on
Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems - APRES , Chicago , United States
, April , 2011 .
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- Santos, R. S.; PP Pedreiras; MB Behnam; TN Nolte; L. Almeida; " Demonstrating
an Ethernet Switch Enhanced With Hierarchical Scheduling ", Proc IEEE Real-Time
Systems Symp. - RTSS , Vienna , Austria , November , 2011.
- Kumar, Navin; Domingos Terra; L. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; " Design, Development
and Performance Analysis of DSSS-based Transceiver for VLC ", Proc EUROCON and
CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Roggia, K.; PP Pedreiras; L. Almeida; R. R. Rajkumar; " Efficient Elastic Resource
Management for Dynamic Embedded System ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Embedded Software and Systems - ICESS , Changsha , China , November , 2011 .
- Sequeira, P.; Paula Prata Sousa; P. Fazendeiro; " Genetic algorithms over GPUs: a
preliminary assessment ", Proc International Conf. on Engineering UBI - ICEUBI ,
Covilhã , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 10 , November , 2011 .
- Knaesel, F.J.; P. Neves; S. Sargento; " IEEE 802.21 MIH-enabled Evolved Packet
System Architecture ", Proc ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management
(MONAMI) , Aveiro , Portugal , September , 2011 .
- Cunguara, MC; TOS Silva; PP Pedreiras; " Loosely Coupled Architecture Network
Control Systems ", Proc IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics INDIN , Lisbon , Portugal , pp. 137 - 141 , July , 2011 .
- Cunguara, MC; TOS Silva; PP Pedreiras; " Loosely Coupled Architecture Network
Control Systems ", Proc IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics INDIN , Lisbon , Portugal , pp. 137 - 141 , July , 2011 .
- Santos, R. S.; MB Behnam; TN Nolte; PP Pedreiras; L. Almeida; " Multi-level
Hierarchical Scheduling in Ethernet Switches ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Embedded Software and Systems - ICESS , Taipe , Taiwan , pp. 185 - 194 ,
October , 2011 .
- Agüero, R.; C. Caeiro; L. M. Correia; L. S. Ferreira; L Suciu; A. Timm-Giel; "
OConS: Towards Open Connectivity Services in the Future Internet ", Proc ICST
Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI) , Aveiro , Portugal ,
September , 2011 .
- Dias, H. D.; R. N. Marinheiro; " Peer-to-Peer Collaboration in Content Delivery
Networks ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Information Networking - ICOIN ,
Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , January , 2011 .
- Borges, Luis M.; F. J. Velez; S. Lebres; " Performance Evaluation of the Schedule
Channel Polling MAC Protocol applied to Health Monitoring in the Context of IEEE
802.15.4 ", Proc European Wireless - EW , Vienna , Austria , April , 2011 .
- Lucas da Silva, M.; C. Simões; H. Silva; F. Botelho; " Rapid Application
Development Using Web Technologies: An Application to Communicative
Competence Promotion of Children with ASD ", Proc INSTICC International Conf. on
Health Informatics - Healthinf , Rome , Italy , January , 2011 .
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- Dashti, M.T.; J. Cederquist; Y. W. Wang; " Risk Balance in Optimistic Nonrepudiation Protocols ", Proc Formal Aspects of Security and Trust , Leuven ,
Belgium , Vol. 7140 , pp. 263 - 277 , September , 2011 .
- Mathews, N. M.; A. Christensen; R. O. O´Grady; M. B. Bonani; F. M. Mondada; M.
D. Dorigo; " Self-Assembly based on Active Recruitment and Guidance ", Proc
IEEE/RSJ International Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems , San Francisco ,
United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 4762 - 4769 , September , 2011 .
- Sousa, Paula Prata; J. Muranho ; " Sparse Matrix-Vector Multiplication on GPU:
When Is Rows Reordering Worthwhile? ", Proc International Conf. on Engineering
UBI - ICEUBI , Covilhã , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 10 , November , 2011 .
- Quelhas, T.; J. L. S. Sobrinho; " Towards a Better Understanding of DistanceVector Routing Protocols with Reset on Failures ", Proc IASTED International Conf.
on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks - PDCN , Innsbruck , Austria ,
February , 2011 .
- MArques, A. M.; V.V. Vasconcelos; PP Pedreiras; L. Almeida; " Towards Efficient
Transient Fault Handling in Time-Triggered Systems ", Proc Inforum - Simpósio de
Informática , Coimbra , Portugal , September , 2011 .
- Olaverri , C.; C. Draxler Draxler; K. Bengler; " Variable Menus for the Local
Adaptation of Graphical User Interfaces: An Implementation Approach ", Proc Conf.
Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI , Chaves , Portugal , pp. 1
- 1 , June , 2011 .
- Barreto, L.; S. Sargento; " XCP-Winf and RCP-Winf: Congestion Control
Techniques For Wireless Mesh Networks ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Communications - ICC , kyoto , Japan , pp. 1 - 6 , July , 2011 .
Project Reports
- Suciu, L; L. S. Ferreira; C. Caeiro; L. M. Correia; et. al.; " Architectural Concepts
of Connectivity Services ", European Commission , FP7-ICT-2009-5-257448 , July ,
2011 .
COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Books
- Bastos, P.B; Produção 3D com Blender de Personagens Bípedes , FCA - Editora de
Informática, Lda. , Lisboa , 2011 .
Book Chapters
- Miranda, J.M; T. Fernandes; V. Orvalho; " Interactive Technology: Teaching
People with Autism to Recognize Facial Emotions " - Chapter in Autism / Book 1 ,
InTech , In-Tech , 2011 .
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- Orvalho, V.; T. Fernandes; J.C. Miranda; " Teaching People with Autism to
Recognize Facial Emotions " - Chapter in Autism Spectrum Disorders - From Genes
to Environment , Tim Williams , In-Tech , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Fernandes , G. Falcão; J. Andrade; V. Silva; L. Sousa; " GPU-based DVB-S2 LDPC
decoder with high throughput and fast error floor detection ", Electronics Letters ,
Vol. 47 , No. 9 , pp. 542 - 543 , April , 2011 .
- Dias, S.; A. Gomes; " Graphics processing unit-based triangulations of Blinn
molecular surfaces ", Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience , Vol.
23 , No. 17 , pp. 2280 - 2291 , December , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Leite, L.; V. Orvalho; " AnimActor: Understanding Interaction with Digital
Puppetry using Low-Cost Motion Capture ", Proc International Conf. on Advances in
Computer Entertainment Technology - ACE , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 8 , November ,
2011 .
- Silva, L. F. A. S.; F. S. Silva; " Augmented Reality for Web - A new interaction
method without markers ", Proc Ibero-American Symp. in Computer Graphics , Faro
, Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 183 - 188 , June , 2011 .
- Abirached, B. A.; J. Aggarwal; B. T. Tamersoy; Y. Zhang; T. Fernandes; J.M
Miranda; V. Orvalho; " Improving Communication Skills of Children with ASDs
through Interaction with Virtual Characters ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Serious Games and Applications for Health - SEGAH , Braga , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp.
1 - 1 , November , 2011 .
- Deus, T. F.; T. Marques; P. Alexandre; PFL Lopes; I. Alexandre; " Learn English
With Inspector Flops ", Proc VideoJogos - VJ , Porto , Portugal , December , 2011 .
- Fernandes, T.; S. A. Alves; J.M Miranda; C. Q. Queirós; V. Orvalho; " LIFEisGAME:
An approach to the utilization of serious games for therapy for children with ASD ",
Proc Conference on Enterprise Information System - International Workshop on
Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies - CENTERIS HCIst
2011 , Porto , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , October , 2011 .
- Lopes, PFL; DJ Jardim; I. Alexandre; " Math4Kids ", Proc First Iberian Workshop
on Serious Games and Meaningful Play - SGaMePlay , Chaves , Portugal , June ,
2011 .
- Barbosa, A. F. S. B.; F. S. Silva; " Oxyblood - A serious game in WebGL ", Proc
First Iberian Workshop on Serious Games and Meaningful Play - SGaMePlay ,
Chaves , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 221 - 224 , June , 2011 .
- Fernandes , G. Falcão; J. Andrade; V. Silva; L. Sousa; " REAL-TIME DVB-S2 LDPC
DECODING ON MANY-CORE GPU ACCELERATORS ", Proc IEEE International Conf.
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on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP , Prague , Czech Republic ,
May , 2011 .
- Barbosa, A. F. S. B.; F. S. Silva; " Serious Games - Design and Development of
OxyBlood ", Proc International Conf. on Advances in Computer Entertainment
Technology - ACE , Lisbon , Portugal , November , 2011 .
- Miranda, J.C.; X. Alvarez; D. G. Gutierrez; A.A.S Sousa; V. Orvalho; " Sketch
Express: Facial Expressions Made Easy ", Proc SBIM EUROGRAPHICS Symp. on
Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modeling (SBIM) , Vancouver , Canada , August ,
2011 .
NETWORK APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES
Books
- Bloch, M.Bloch; J. Barros; Physical-Layer Security: From Information Theory to
Security Engineering , , Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, UK , 2011 .
Book Chapters
- Rodrigues, J. ; A. N. Nogueira; P. Salvador; " Classifying Users Profiles and
Content in a Content-Zapping IPTV Service " - Chapter in Advances in Next
Generation Services and Service Architectures , A. Prasad, J. Buford, V. Gurbani ,
River Publishers, 2011 .
Fonseca, Jo. A. Fonseca; E. Marta; " Controller Area Network " - Chapter in The
Industrial Electronics Handbook – Industrial Communication Systems , B. M.
Wilamowski and J. David Irwin , CRC Press , 2011 .
- Ferreira, A.; R. Correia; D. Chadwick; L. Antunes; " Password Sharing and How to
Reduce it " - Chapter in Certification and Security in HealthRelated Web
Applications Concepts and Solutions. , Anargyros Chryssanthou, Ioannis Apostolakis
and Iraklis Varlamis , IGI global, Medical Information Science Reference , 2011 .
- Denko, M.; J. R. Rodrigues; B. Vaidya; J. J. Jugmohan; " Pervasive Healthcare
Systems and Applications " - Chapter in Pervasive Healthcare Technologies and
Application , M. Denko and M. Obaidat , John Wiley & Sons , 2011 .
- Lo Bello, L. L.B.; J. Fonseca; W. E. Elmenreich; " Real-Time Systems " - Chapter
in The Industrial Electronics Handbook – Industrial Communication Systems ,
Bogdan M. Wilamowski and J. David Irwin , CRC Press , 2011 .
- Han, G. H.; L. S. Shu; W. S. Shen; C. Z. Zhu; J. R. Rodrigues; " RNST: Precise
Localization Based on Trilateration for Indoor Sensor Networksin Advancements " Chapter in Distributed Computing and Internet Technologies: Trends and Issues ,
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Mukaddim Pathan, and Hae Young Lee , Idea-Group Inc. ,
Hershey , 2011 .
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Papers in Journals
- Matos, R.; C . M. M. Marques; S. Sargento; K. H. Hummel; " Analytical Modeling
of Context-Based Multi-Virtual Wireless Mesh Networks ", Ad Hoc , January , 2011 .
- Rodrigues, J. R.; O. P. Pereira; P. N. Neves; " Biofeedback Data Visualization for
Body Sensor Networks ", Journal of Network and Computer Applications , Vol. 34 ,
No. 1 , pp. 151 - 158 , January , 2011 .
- Pereira, O. P.; JC Caldeira; J. R. Rodrigues; " Body Sensor Network Mobile
Solutions for Biofeedback Monitoring ", Mobile Networks and Applications , Vol. 16 ,
No. 6 , pp. 713 - 732 , December , 2011 .
- Neves, P. N.; J. R. Rodrigues; K. L. Lin; " Data Fusion on Wireless Sensor and
Actuator Networks Powered by the ZenSens System ", IET Communications , Vol. 5
, No. 12 , pp. 1661 - 1668 , August , 2011 .
- Lin, K. L.; J. R. Rodrigues; H. G. Ge; N. X. Xiong; X. L. Liang; " Energy Efficiency
QoS Assurance Routing in Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks ", IEEE Systems ,
Vol. 5 , No. 4 , pp. 495 - 505 , December , 2011 .
- Moraes, R. M.; F. B. C. Carreiro; P. Bartolomeu Bartolomeu; J. Fonseca; F. V.
Vasques; " Enforcing the timing behavior of real-time stations in legacy bus-based
industrial Ethernet networks ", Computer Standards and Interfaces , Vol. 33 , No. 3
, pp. 249 - 261 , March , 2011 .
- Rodrigues, J. R.; F. S. Sabino; L. Z. Zhou; " Enhancing e-Learning Experience
with Online Social Networks ", IET Communications , Vol. 5 , No. 8 , pp. 1147 1154 , May , 2011 .
- Vinhoza, T. T. V.; M. Ferreira; J. Barros; O. Tonguz; " Impact of Vehicles as
Obstacles in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks ", IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in
Comunications , Vol. 29 , No. 1 , pp. 7 - 20 , January , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; J. Rodrigues; P. Salvador; J. R. Rodrigues; " IPTV Service based
on a Content-Zapping Paradigm ", Multimedia Systems , Vol. 17 , No. 4 , pp. 351 364 , May , 2011 .
- Aguiar, A.; " Leveraging Electronic Ticketing to Provide Personalised Navigation in
a Public Transport Network ", IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems ,
No. 99 , pp. 1 - 9 , October , 2011 .
- Nistor, M.; D. E. Lucani; T. T. V. Vinhoza; R.C. Costa; J. Barros; " On the Delay
Distribution of Random Linear Network Coding ", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in
Communications , Vol. -29 , No. -5 , pp. -1084 -1093 , May , 2011 .
- Almeida, L.; J Silvestre-Blanes; PP Pedreiras; " On-line QoS Management for
Multimedia Real-Time Transmission in Industrial Networks ", IEEE Trans. on
Industrial Electronics , Vol. 58 , No. 3 , pp. 1061 - 1071 , March , 2011 .
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- Vaidya, B.; J. P. Park; S. Y. Yeo; " Robust One-time Password Authentication
Scheme using Smart Card for Home Network Environment ", Computer
Communications Journal , Vol. 34 , No. 3 , pp. 326 - 336 , March , 2011 .
- Vaidya, B.; J. P. Park; S. Y. Yeo; J. R. Rodrigues; " Robust One-time Password
Authentication Scheme using Smart Card for Home Network Environment ",
Computer Communications Journal , Vol. 34 , No. 3 , pp. 326 - 336 , March , 2011 .
- Nascimento, J.; P. Mateus; " Statistical Model for a Quantum Noiseless Subsystem
", Optics Communications , Vol. 45 , No. 3 , pp. 11 - 23 , January , 2011 .
- Neves, P. N.; A. F. F. E. Esteves; R. M. F. C. Cunha; J. R. Rodrigues; " UserCentric Data Gathering Multi-Channel System for IPv6-enabled Wireless Sensor
Networks ", Intrnl. Journal of Sensor Networks , Vol. 9 , No. 1 , pp. 13 - 23 ,
February , 2011 .
- Neves, P. N.; A. E. Elias; A. F. F. E. Esteves; J. R. Rodrigues; " ZenSens Improving Sensor and Actuator Networks User Experience with iPhone Support ",
Ad Hoc ,February , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Rodrigues, J.; A. Aguiar; F. V. Vieira; J. Barros; J. P. C. Silva Cunha; " A Mobile
Sensing Architecture for Massive Urban Scanning ", Proc IEEE Conf. on Intelligent
Transportation Systems , Washington D.C. , United States , Vol. 6 , pp. 1 - 6 ,
October , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; E. Rocha; P. Salvador; " A Multi-Variate Classification Approach
for the Detection of Illicit Traffic ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Software,
Telecommunications and Computer Networks - SoftCOM , Hvar , Croatia ,
September , 2011 .
- Matos, JM; A. Cardote; S. Sargento; " An IEEE 802.11p/WAVE Implementation
with Synchronous Channel Switching for Seamless Dual-channel Access ", Proc IEEE
Vehicular Networking Conf. (VNC) , Amsterdam , Netherlands , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 ,
November , 2011 .
- Eduardo, E.R.; R.J. Lopes; " Assessing the integration of ontology tools in content
network architectures ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal ,
Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Adão, P.; E. Sixpence Sixpence; C. Smith Smith; " Automatização de Casos de
Teste como Processo de Melhoria da Qualidade do Software: O caso da Aplicação eLearning ISUPAC3 no ISUTC ", Proc Congresso Luso Moçambicano de Engenharia CLME , Maputo , Mozambique , September , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; E. Rocha; P. Salvador; " Classification of hidden users profiles in
wireless communications ", Proc International ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and
Management , Aveiro , Portugal , September , 2011 .
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- " Classification of hidden users' profiles in wireless communications ", Proc
International ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management , Aveiro , Portugal ,
September , 2011 .
- Matos, R.; C . M. M. Marques; S. Sargento; " Context-Based Connectivity in
Wireless Mesh Networks: Analytical vs Simulation Studies ", Proc Conf. on
Telecommunications - ConfTele , Lisboa , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Matthew , G.; J. Rodriguez; " Cross-Layer Approach in P2PSIP MANETs ", Proc
IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conf. - CCNC , Las Vegas , United
States , January , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; E. Rocha; P. Salvador; " Detection of Illicit Network Activities
based on Multivariate Gaussian Fitting of Multi-scale Traffic Characteristics ", Proc
IEEE International Conf. on Communications - ICC , Kyoto , Japan , June , 2011 .
- Matos, R.; S. Sargento; " Distributed Control and Management of Context-Based
Wireless Mesh Networks ", Proc ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management
(MONAMI) , aveiro , Portugal , September , 2011 .
- Gomes, P.; C. Olaverri ; M. Ferreira; L.D. Damas; " Driver-Centric VANET
Simulation ", Proc Nets4Cars 2011 , Wessling-Oberpfaffenhofen , Germany , March
, 2011 .
- Ferreira, L.F.; L. A Cruz; P.A. Assunção; " Efficient Scalable Coding of Video
Summaries using Dynamic GOP Structures ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 ,
Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Khamfroush, H.; D. E. Lucani; J. Barros; " GeoCode: A Geographic Coding-Aware
Communication Protocol ", Proc IEEE Conf. on Intelligent Transportation Systems ,
Washington DC , United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 6 , October , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; E. Rocha; P. Salvador; J. R. Rodrigues; " Identification of
Anomalies on Encrypted Communications based on Multi-Scale Behavior Modeling ",
Proc International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control
Systems , Budapest , Hungary , October , 2011 .
- Fernandes, T.; " Indoor Localization Using Bluetooth ", Proc FEUP Doctoral Symp.
on Informatics Engineering - DSIE , Porto , Portugal , January , 2011 .
- Abrudan, T.; L. M. Paula; J. Barros; J. P. C. Silva Cunha; N.B.C. Carvalho; "
Indoor location estimation and tracking in wireless sensor networks using a dual
frequency approach ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Indoor Positioning and
Indoor Navigation - IPIN 2011 , Guimarães , Portugal , September , 2011 .
- Brás, L.; N.B.C. Carvalho; P.T. Pinho; " Indoor/Outdoor Management System
Compliant with Google Maps and Android® OS ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE
2011 , Lisboa , Portugal , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
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- Vilela, J. V.; Pedro Pinto Pinto; J. Barros; " Jammer Selection Policies for Secure
Wireless Networks ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Communications - ICC ,
kyoto , Japan , June , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; P. Salvador; " Joint Modeling of Heterogeneous Networks for QoS
Prediction ", Proc World Conf. on Information Technology - WCIT , Antalya , Turkey
, November , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; P. Salvador; " Joint Modeling of Heterogeneous Networks for QoS
Prediction ", Proc International Conf. on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and
Analysis - ICTSM , Prague , Czech Republic , May , 2011 .
- Brás, L.; N.B.C. Carvalho; P.T. Pinho; " Location System applied in Management
of Emergency Scenarios ", Proc ETH Zurich 10 International Conf. on Indoor
Positioning and Indoor Navigation - IPIN , Guimaraes , Portugal , pp. 1 - 4 ,
September , 2011 .
- Robalo, D.R.; F. J. Velez; " Model for the Correlation between Quality of Service
and Experience in Cognitive Radio Networks ", Proc International Symp. on Applied
Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies - ISABEL , Barcelona ,
Spain , October , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; P. Salvador; " Modeling Framework for M2M Traffic ", Proc World
Conf. on Information Technology - WCIT , Antalya , Turkey , November , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; J. Rodrigues; P. Salvador; " Multimedia Content Aggregator
applied to an IPTV Content-Zapping Service ", Proc Conf. on Telecommunications ConfTele , Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Phulpin, Y. P. ; J. Barros; D. E. Lucani; " Network Coding in Smart Grids ", Proc
IEEE International Conf. on Smart Grid Communications - SmartGridComm ,
Brussels , Belgium , October , 2011 .
- , ; A. Aguiar; ; " OLBS: Offline Location Based Services ", Proc IEEE International
Conf. on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies NGMAST , Cardiff , United Kingdom , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , September , 2011 .
- Barroso, D. M.; R. M. Rocha; " Service Augmented Resource Description
Architecture ", Proc Conf. Nacional de Redes de Sensores - CNRS , Coimbra ,
Portugal , pp. 71 - 75 , March , 2011 .
- Costa, FP; R. M. Rocha; " SIN – Service-based Interconnected Networks ", Proc
ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI) , Aveiro , Portugal ,
September , 2011 .
- Fonseca, I.; C.C. Coelho; F. Lopes; " Sistema de Informação Integrado para a
Gestão de Cursos de Especialização Tecnológica ", Proc Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e
Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI , Chaves , Portugal , Vol. I , pp. 1 - 4 , June ,
2011 .
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- Nogueira, A. N.; E. Rocha; P. Salvador; " Statistical Characterization of Botnets ",
Proc World Conf. on Information Technology - WCIT , Antalya , Turkey , November
, 2011 .
- Fernandes, T.; J. J. Jacob; " Virtual Location-Based Indoor Guide ", Proc IST
International Conf. on Serious Games Development and Applications - SGDA ,
Lisbon , Portugal , September , 2011 .
- Shi, X. S. ; M. M. Médard; D. E. Lucani; " When Both Transmitting and Receiving
Energies Matter: An Application of Network Coding in Wireless Body Area Networks
", Proc IFIP Networking 2011: Workshop on Network Coding Applications and
Protocols - NC-Pro , Valencia , Spain , May , 2011 .
NETWORK OPERATIONS, MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
Book Chapters
- Grazioso, P.; F. Guerra; " Deployment of Next Generation Cellular Networks " Chapter in Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications (COST 2100) ,
Roberto Verdone , River Publishers , Aalborg, Denmark , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Marques, R.; E. A. Araújo; A. Zúquete; " Fast 802.11 handovers with 802.1X
reauthentications ", Security and Communication Networks , Vol. 4 , No. 3 , pp. 267
- 283 , March , 2011 .
- Morais, R.M.; C. Pavan; A. N. Pinto; C. Agra; " Genetic Algorithm for the
Topological Design of Survivable Optical Transport Networks ", IEEE/OSA Journal of
Optical Communications and Networking , Vol. 3 , No. 1 , pp. 17 - 26 , January ,
2011 .
- Mateiro, JM; S. Sargento; A. Neto; N. Coutinho; N. F. Ferreira; " Mobility of
Sources
and
Listeners:
Real-Time
Support
of
Multicast
Services
",
Telecommunication Systems , Vol. 48 , No. 1 , pp. 185 - 202 , October , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Nascimento, A.N.; R. Sofia Sofia; T. Condeixa; S. Sargento; " A Characterization
of Mobility Management in User-centric Networks ", Proc IEEE International Conf.
on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Networking - NEW2AN , St. Petersburg , Russia
, Vol. 11th , August , 2011 .
- Melo, M.; J. Carapinha; S. Sargento; " A Platform for Operator-Driven Network
Virtualization ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa , Portugal , April ,
2011 .
- Lucani, D. E.; M. M. Médard; " Bridging Tree-Packing and Network Coding: An
Information Flow Approach ", Proc Conf. on Information Sciences and Systems CISS , Baltimore, MD , United States , March , 2011 .
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- Soares, J.; J. Carapinha; M. Melo; S. Sargento; " Building Virtual Private Clouds
with Network aware Cloud ", Proc IARIA International Conf. on Advanced
Engineering Computing and Applications in Sciences - ADVCOMP , Lisbon , Portugal
, November , 2011 .
- Cruz, S.; G. Maierbacher ; J. Barros; " Joint Source-Network Coding for LargeScale Sensor Networks ", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Information Theory ISIT , Saint Petersburg , Russia , August , 2011 .
- Figueira, A. R. C. F.; J. V. Gomes; M. Sousa; M. Freire; P.R.M. Inácio ; "
Mechanism and Daemon for Identification of Worms in Attacking Zombies ", Proc
Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC , Coimbra , Portugal , Vol. 11 , pp. 0 - 9
, November , 2011 .
- Soares, L. F. B. Soares; D. A. B. F. Fernandes; J. V. Gomes; M. Sousa; M. Freire;
P.R.M. Inácio ; " NetOdyssey: A Flexible Tool for Real-Time Statistical Analysis of
Network Traffic Flows ", Proc Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC , Coimbra ,
Portugal , Vol. 11 , pp. 0 - 9 , November , 2011 .
- Soares, L. F. B. Soares; D. A. B. F. Fernandes; J. V. Gomes; M. Sousa; M. Freire;
" NetOdyssey: A Flexible Tool for Real-Time Statistical Analysis of Network Traffic
Flows ", Proc Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC , Coimbra , Portugal , Vol.
11 , November , 2011 .
- Melo, M.; J. Carapinha; S. Sargento; " Network Virtualization System Suite:
Experimental Network Virtualization Platform ", Proc International Conf. on
Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the development of Networks and
Communities , Shanghai , China , April , 2011 .
- Guardalben, L.G; António. P Pinho; P. Salvador; S. Sargento; " Nodes Discovery
in the In-Network Management Communication Framework ", Proc ICST Conf. on
Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI) , Aveiro , Portugal , Vol. 3 , pp. 1 - 14
, September , 2011 .
- Correia, L. M.; J. M. Venes; " Performance of a Heterogeneous Network with
UMTS, Wi-Fi and WiMAX ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal ,
April , 2011 .
- Santiago, CS; BG Gangopadhyay; J. M. Pedro; " Planning a Urban Radio over
Fibre Network ", Proc IEEE Region 8 EUROCON 2011 International Conference on
Computer as a Tool joint with the Conference on Telecommunications , Lisboa ,
Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Nascimento, A.N.; R. Sofia Sofia; T. Condeixa; S. Sargento; R. Matos; " Usercentric Mobility Management ", Proc Terena Networking Conf. , Prague , Czech
Republic , May , 2011 .
- Melo, M.; J. Carapinha; S. Sargento; L. Torres; N. Tran-Phuong Tran-Phuong; U.
Killat Killat; A. Timm-Giel; " Virtual Network Mapping - An Optimization Problem ",
Proc ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI) , Aveiro , Portugal
, September , 2011 .
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- Melo, M.; J. Carapinha; S. Sargento; " Virtual Network Mapping into
Heterogeneous Substrate Networks ", Proc IEEE Symp. on Computers and
Communications (ISCC) , Kerkyra , Greece , July , 2011 .
NETWORK PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND DESIGN
Book Chapters
- Ferreira, J.; Jo. A. Fonseca Fonseca; " Controller Area Network " - Chapter in
Industrial Electronics Handbook , Bodgan Wilamowski and J. David Irwin , CRC
Press, 2011 .
- Soares, V. S.; J. R. Rodrigues; " Cooperation in DTN-Based Network Architectures
" - Chapter in Cooperative Networking , M. S. Obaidat and S. Misra , John Wiley &
Sons, 2011 .
- Oliveira, R. O.; A. Garrido; M. Luís; R. Pasquini; L. B. Bernardo; R. Dinis; "
Performance Analysis of XOR-Based Routing Protocols In Vehicular ad hoc Networks
" - Chapter in Internet Policies and Issues. Volume 8 , B.G. Kutais , Nova Publisher,
2011 .
- Rodrigues, J. R.; V. S. Soares; F. F. Farahmand; " Stationary Relay Nodes
Deployment on Vehicular Opportunistic Networks " - Chapter in Mobile
Opportunistic Networks: Architectures, Protocols and Applications , Mieso K. Denko
, CRC Press , Boca Raton , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Ahlgren, B.; P. Aranda; P. Chemouil; L. M. Correia; H. Karl; S. Oueslati; M.
Söllner; A. Welin; " Content, Connectivity, and Cloud: Ingredients for the Network
of the Future ", IEEE Communications Magazine , Vol. 49 , No. 7 , pp. 62 - 70 , July
, 2011 .
- Farahmand, F. F. ; I. C. Cerutti; A. P. Patel; J. J. Jue; J. R. Rodrigues; "
Performance of Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Networks with Relay Nodes ", Wireless
Communications & Mobile Computing , Vol. 11 , No. 7 , pp. 929 - 938 , July , 2011
.
- Vaidya, B.; M. Denko; J. R. Rodrigues; " Security Mechanism for Voice over
Multipath Mobile Ad-hoc Networks ", Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing
, Vol. 11 , No. 2 , pp. 196 - 210 , February , 2011 .
- Soares, V. S.; F. F. Farahmand; J. R. Rodrigues; " Traffic Differentiation Support
in Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Networks ", Telecommunication Systems , Vol. 48 , No.
1-2 , pp. 151 - 162 , September , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Luís, M.; R. O. Oliveira; L. B. Bernardo; R. Dinis; " A Reliable Broadcast and
Unicast MAC Protocol for ad hoc Networks ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. VTC-Spring , Budapest , Hungary , Vol. 1 , pp. 000 - 001 , May , 2011 .
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- Gomes, N.; P. Loureiro; P.A. Assunção; " Algoritmo de gestão da fila DCCP para
melhorar a QoE de vídeo 3D baseado em informações de cross-layer ", Proc Conf.
sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC , Coimbra , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 6 ,
November , 2011 .
- Capela, N.; J. Soares; P. Neves; S. Sargento; " An Architecture for Optimized
Inter-Technology Handovers: Experimental Study ", Proc IEEE International Conf.
on Communications - ICC , Kyoto , Japan , Vol. 6 , pp. 1 - 6 , June , 2011 .
- Oliveira, R. O.; L. B. Bernardo; M. Luís; " Analysis of Heuristic-based MAC
protocols for ad hoc Networks ", Proc IEEE Wireless Communications and
Networking Conf. - WCNC , Cancun , Mexico , Vol. 1 , pp. 191 - 196 , March , 2011.
- Silva, H.S.; S. Oliveira; A. Christensen; " Conillon: A Lightweight Distributed
Computing Platform for Desktop Grids ", Proc Iberian Conf. on Information Systems
and Technologies - CISTI , Chaves , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 6 , June , 2011 .
- Zarmehri, M.; A. Aguiar; " Data Gathering for Sensing Applications in Vehicular
Networks ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference - VNC , Amsterdam ,
Netherlands , Vol. 2011 , pp. 139 - 146 , November , 2011 .
- Ferreira, D.; J. Barros; " Efficient Erasure Recovery Protocols for Real-time
Applications over Wireless Networks ", Proc MAP-TELE Workshop - MAP-TELE ,
Averiro , Portugal , May , 2011 .
- Lucani, D. E.; J. K. Kliewer; " Energy-Delay Considerations in Coded Packet Flows
", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Information Theory - ISIT , Saint Petersburg ,
Russia , pp. 859 - 863 , July , 2011 .
- Morais, R.M.; C. Pavan; R. F. Rocha; A. N. Pinto; " Estimating Extra Capacity for
Dedicated Protection in Mesh Optical Transport Networks ", Proc European Conf. on
Networks and Optical Communications and Conf. on Optical Cabling and
Infrastructure - NOC/OC , Newcastle , United Kingdom , July , 2011 .
- Morais, R.M.; C. Pavan; A. N. Pinto; " Estimating the Energy Consumption in
Survivable Optical Transport Networks ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 ,
Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Luís, M.; R. O. Oliveira; L. B. Bernardo; R. Dinis; " Maximizing ThroughputFairness Tradeoff in MAC for ad hoc Networks ", Proc IEEE Wireless
Communications and Networking Conf. - WCNC , Cancun , Mexico , Vol. 1 , pp. 357
- 362 , March , 2011 .
- Reis, A.B.; S. Sargento; O. Tonguz; " On the Performance of Sparse Vehicular
Networks with Road Side Units ", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTCSpring , Budapest , Hungary , pp. 1 - 5 , May , 2011 .
- Ganhão, F.; M.P. Pereira; L. B. Bernardo; R. Dinis; R. O. Oliveira; P. Pinto; "
Performance of Hybrid ARQ for Network Diversity Multiple Access Schemes ", Proc
International Conf. on Computer Communications , Maui , United States , July ,
2011 .
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- Prior, R.P.; A. Rodrigues; " Systematic Network Coding for Packet Loss
Concealment in Broadcast Distribution ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Information Networking - ICOIN , Kuala-Lumpur , Malaysia , January , 2011 .
- Oliveira, R. O.; A. Garrido; R. Pasquini; M. Luís; L. B. Bernardo; R. Dinis; P. Pinto;
" Towards the use of XOR-based Routing Protocols in Vehicular ad hoc Networks ",
Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring , Budapest , Hungary , Vol. 1 ,
pp. 000 - 001 , May , 2011 .
PATTERN RECOGNITION AND AUTOMATIC LEARNING
Books
- Pinto, R.; Biomedical Engineering: Trends in electronics, communications and
software , , In-Tech , Croatia , 2011 .
Book Chapters
- Lourenço, A.; A. L. N. Fred; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " A Generative Dyadic Aspect
Model for Evidence Accumulation Clustering " - Chapter in SIMBAD 2011 , M. Pelillo
and E.R. Hancock , Springer , 2011 .
- Aidos, H.; A. L. N. Fred; " A Study of Embedding Methods under the Evidence
Accumulation Framework " - Chapter in SIMBAD 2011 , M. Pelillo and E.R. Hancock
, Springer, 2011 .
- Nascimento, J. M. P.; J. Dias; " Signal Subspace Identification in Hyperspecral
Imagery " - Chapter in Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing , C.H.
Chen , CRC Press, 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Gorgulho, A. Gorgulho; R. Neves; N.H. Horta; " Applying a GA kernel on
optimizing technical analysis rules for stock picking and portfolio composition ",
Expert Systems with Applications , Vol. 38 , No. 11 , pp. 14072 - 14085 , October ,
2011 .
- Borges, J.; J. Dias; A. Marçal; " Bayesian hyperspectral image segmentation with
discriminative class learning ", IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing ,
Vol. 49 , No. 6 , pp. 2151 - 2164 , January , 2011 .
- Tomás, R.; A. Lourenço; H. Silva; V. Lee; S. Going; " Effects of Whole-Body
Vibration on Vastus Lateralis Activation During Isometric and Dynamic Squatting ",
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine , No. 49 , pp. 139 - 140 , July , 2011 .
- Proença, H.; G. Santos Santos; " Fusing Color and Shape Descriptors in the
Recognition of Degraded Iris Images Acquired at Visible Wavelength ", Computer
Vision and Image Understanding , Vol. 116 , pp. 167 - 178 , November , 2011 .
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- Nascimento, J. M. P.; J. Dias; " Hyperspectral Unmixing based on Mixtures of
Dirichlet Components ", IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing ,
December , 2011 .
- Proença, H.; D. Yang; " Introduction to the Special Issue On Unconstrained
Biometrics: Advances and Trends ", Signal, Image and Video Processing Journal ,
Vol. 5 , No. 3 , pp. 1 - 2 , September , 2011 .
- Almeida, M.S.C.; L.B. Almeida ; " Nonlinear separation of show-through image
mixtures using a physical model trained with ICA ", Signal Processing , November ,
2011 .
- Proença, H.; " Quality Assessment of Degraded Iris Images Acquired in the Visible
Wavelength ", IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security , Vol. 6 , No. 1 ,
pp. 82 - 95 , March , 2011 .
- Almeida, M.; J.-H. Schleimer; R. V. Vigário; J. Dias; " Source Separation and
Clustering of Phase-Locked Subspaces ", IEEE Trans. on Neural networks , Vol. 22 ,
No. 9 , pp. 1419 - 1434 , September , 2011 .
- Iordache , M.; J. Dias; A. Plaza; " Sparse unmixing of hyperspectral data ", IEEE
Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing , Vol. 49 , No. 2 , pp. 2014 - 2039 ,
June , 2011 .
- Li, J.; J. Dias; A. Plaza; " Spectral-spatial hyperspectral image segmentation using
subspace multinomial logistic regression and Markov random fields (in press) ",
IEEE Trans. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing , Vol. 1 , No. 1 , pp. 1 - 15 ,
August , 2011 .
- Lourenço, A.; H. Silva; A. L. N. Fred; " Unveiling the Biometric Potential of FingerBased ECG Signals ", Vol. 2011 , June , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Marques, P.; A. Ferreira; S. P. Sampaio; " A pedagogical passive RADAR using
DVB-S signals ", Proc IEEE, KIEES Asia-Pacific International Conference on
Synthetic Aperture Radar - APSAR , Seoul , Korea, South , Vol. CD-ROM
,September , 2011 .
- Martins, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; P. Aguiar; N. A. Smith; E. P. Xing; " An
Augmented Lagrangian Approach to Constrained MAP Inference ", Proc
International Conf. on Machine Learning - ICML , Bellevue, WA , United States , Vol.
, pp. 169 - 176 , June , 2011 .
- Amaro, P.A.; V.V. Vasconcelos; I. Fonseca; F. Lopes; " An Educational Application
using High Level Industrial Machine Vision Software ", Proc Portuguese Conf. on
Pattern Recognition - RecPad , Porto , Portugal , Vol. I , pp. 1 - 2 , October , 2011 .
- Oliveira, S.; L. Nunes; A. Christensen; " An Experiment in Mixing Evolving and
Preprogrammed Robots ", Proc European Conf. on Artificial Life , Paris , France ,
Vol. 1 , pp. 605 - 612 , August , 2011 .
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- Dias, J.; A. Plaza; " An overview on hyperspectral unmixing: geometrical,
statistical, and sparse regression based approaches ", Proc IEEE International
Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symp.- IGARSS , Vancouver , Canada , July ,
2011.
- Riaz, F.; M. Coimbra; M. Dinis-Ribeiro Ribeiro; F. Baldaque Silva Silva; "
Classification of Gastroenterology images using Gabor filters ", Proc Portuguese
Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad , Porto , Portugal , October , 2011 .
- Silva, H.; A. Lourenço; A. L. N. Fred; JBF Filipe; " Clinical Data Privacy and
Customization via Biometrics Based on ECG Signals ", Proc Information Quality in
eHealth - USAB , Graz , Austria , November , 2011 .
- Marques, N.; E. Dias; J. P. C. Silva Cunha; M. Coimbra; " Compressed Domain
Topographic Classification for Capsule Endoscopy ", Proc International Conf. of the
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - EMBC , Boston , United States ,
, September , 2011 .
- Can, Y.; J. Pallauf Pallauf; B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar Bhagavatula; M. Coimbra; "
Customizing Training Dataset for Improved Heartbeat Recognition Performance in
Long-Term ECG Signal Analysis ", Proc International Conf. of the IEEE Engineering
in Medicine and Biology Society - EMBC , Boston , United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 ,
August , 2011 .
- Antão, DPC; A. L. N. Fred; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " ECG-Based Continuous
Authentication System Using Adaptive String Matching ", Proc International Conf.
on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Biosignals - INSTICC , Rome , Italy
, January , 2011 .
- Ferreira, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " Efficient Unsupervised Feature Selection for
Sparse Data ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , April ,
2011.
- Ferreira, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " Feature Discretization and Selection in
Microarray Data ", Proc International Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and
Information Retrieval - KDIR , Paris , France , Vol. 1 , pp. 465 - 469 , October ,
2011 .
- Ferreira, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " Feature Selection and Discretization for
Microarray and Other Biological Data ", Proc Inforum - Simpósio de Informática ,
Coimbra , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 60 - 65 , September , 2011 .
- Pereira, J. N.; R. Neves; N.H. Horta; " Fitness Function Evaluation for MA Trading
Strategies based on Genetic Algorithms ", Proc Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation Conf. - GECCO , Dublin , Ireland , July , 2011 .
- Riaz, F.; M. Areia; F. Baldaque Silva Silva; M. Dinis-Ribeiro; P. Pimentel; M.
Coimbra; " Gabor textons for classification of gastroenterology images ", Proc IEEE
International Symp. on Biomedical Imaging , Chicago , United States , April , 2011 .
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- Veiga, A.; S. Candeias; F. Perdigão; " Generating a Pronunciation Dictionary for
European Portuguese Using a Joint-Sequence Model with Embedded Stress
Assignment ", Proc Braz Comput Soc Brazilian Symposium in Information and
Human Language Technology - STIL , Cuiabá, Mato Grosso , Brazil , pp. 144 - 153 ,
October , 2011 .
- Aidos, H.; A. L. N. Fred; " Hierarchical Clustering with High Order Dissimilarities ",
Proc International Conf. on Machine Learning and Data Mining - MLDM , New York ,
United States , August , 2011 .
- Jardim, DJ; S. Oliveira; L. Nunes; " Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning: Learning
Sub-goals and State-Abstraction ", Proc Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de
Informação - CISTI , Chaves , Portugal , Vol. II , pp. 245 - 248 , June , 2011 .
- Can, Y.; B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar Bhagavatula; M. Coimbra; " Human Identification
based on ECG Signals from Wearable Health Monitoring Devices ", Proc
International Symp. on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication
Technologies - ISABEL , Barcelona , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , October , 2011 .
- Iordache , M.; J. Dias; A. Plaza; " Hyperspectral unmixing with sparse group lasso
(accepted) ", Proc IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symp.IGARSS , Vancouver , Canada , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , July , 2011 .
- Santos, G. Santos; H. Proença; " Iris Recognition: Preliminary Assessment about
the Discriminating Capacity of Visible Wavelength Data ", Proc International
Workshop on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval - MIPR , Taichung ,
Taiwan , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , November , 2011 .
- Canento, F. A. L.; A. L. N. Fred; H. Silva; H. Gamboa; A. Lourenço; " Multimodal
Biosignal Sensor Data Handling for Emotion Recognition ", Proc IEEE Sensors ,
Limerick , Ireland , October , 2011 .
- Aidos, H.; A. L. N. Fred; " On the Distribution of Dissimilarity Increments ", Proc
Iberian Conf. on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis , Las Palmas de Gran
Canaria , Spain , June , 2011 .
- Martins, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; P. Aguiar; N. A. Smith; E. P. Xing; " Online
Learning of Structured Predictors with Multiple Kernels ", Proc International Conf.
on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics - AISTATS , Fort Lauderdale , United States ,
April , 2011 .
- Fred, A. L. N.; H. Silva; A. Lourenço; " Palm based ECG biometrics ", Proc
Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad , Porto , Portugal , October ,
2011 .
- Almeida, M.; R. V. Vigário; J. Dias; " Phase Locked Matrix Factorization ", Proc
European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO , Barcelona , Spain , pp. 1728 - 1732 ,
August , 2011 .
- Hedayioglu, F.; M. G. Jafari; S. S. Mattos; M. D. Plumbley; M. Coimbra; "
Separating Sources from Sequentially Acquired Mixtures of Heart Signals ", Proc
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Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad , Porto , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp.
100 - 103 , October , 2011 .
- Alexandre, L.; " Single layer complex valued neural network with entropic cost
function ", Proc International Conf. on Artificial Neural Networks - ICANN , Espoo ,
Finland , Vol. Springer LNCS 6791 , pp. 331 - 338 , June , 2011 .
- Ferreira, A.; Oliveira; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " Sliding Window Update Using Suffix
Arrays ", Proc IEEE Data Compression Conf. - DCC , Snowbird, UT, USA , United
States , pp. 456 - 456 , March , 2011 .
- Costa, P.; L.M. Botelho; " Software Image for Learning by Observation ", Proc
Portuguese Conf. on Artificial Intelligence - EPIA , Lisbon , Portugal , pp. 872 - 884
, October , 2011 .
- Dias, J.; M. Iordache ; A. Plaza; " Total variation regularization in sparse
hyperspectral unmixing ", Proc IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal
Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing - WHISPERS 2009 , Lisbon , Portugal ,
Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , June , 2011 .
- Lourenço, A.; H. Silva; D. P. Santos; A. L. N. Fred; " Towards a Finger Based ECG
Biometric System ", Proc INSTICC International Conf. on Bio-inspired Systems and
Signal Processing - Biosignals , Rome , Italy ,January , 2011 .
- Duarte, M.; A. Christensen; S. Oliveira; " Towards Artificial Evolution of Complex
Behavior Observed in Insect Colonies ", Proc Portuguese Conf. on Artificial
Intelligence - EPIA , Lisboa , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 153 - 167 , October , 2011 .
- Parracho, P. Parracho; R. Neves; N.H. Horta; " Trading with Optimized Uptrend
and Downtrend Pattern Templates using a Genetic Algorithm Kernel ", Proc IEEE
Congress on Evolutionary Computation - CEC , New Orleans , United States , June ,
2011 .
- Ferreira, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " Unsupervised Feature Selection for Sparse
Data ", Proc European Symp. on Artificial Neural Networks - ESANN , Bruges ,
Belgium , Vol. 1 , pp. 339 - 344 , April , 2011 .
- Ferreira, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " Unsupervised Joint Feature Discretization and
Selection ", Proc Iberian Conf. on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis , Las
Palmas, Gran Canaria , Spain , June , 2011 .
- Lourenço, A.; LM Medina; A. L. N. Fred; JBF Filipe; " Unsupervised Organisation of
Scientific Documents ", Proc International Conf. on Knowledge Discovery and
Information Retrieval - KDIR , Paris , France , pp. 557 - 568 , October , 2011 .
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PROCESSING, ANALYSIS,
INFORMATION
AND
CODING
OF
AUDIO
AND
VISUAL
Books
- Sousa, M.; M. Freire; Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies: Applying
High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing , , Idea-Group Inc. , NY , 2011 .
Book Chapters
- Naccari, M. ; F. Pereira; " Comparing Spatial Masking Modelling in Just Noticeable
Distortion Controlled H.264/AVC Video Coding " - Chapter in Analysis, Retrieval and
Delivery of Multimedia Contents , Nicola Adami, Andrea Cavallaro, Riccardo
Leonardi, Pierangelo Migliorati , Springer , Berlin , 2011 .
- Ferreira, A.; P. Marques; " Echo Cancellation for Hands-Free Systems " - Chapter
in Adaptive Filtering , Lino García Morales , In-Tech, 2011 .
- Neves, F.N.; S.S. Soares; P.A. Assunção; F.T. Tavares; " Enhanced VoIP by signal
reconstruction and voice quality assessment " - Chapter in VoIP Technologies ,
Shigeru Kashihara , In-Tech , Rijeka, Croatia , 2011 .
- Fernandes , G. Falcão; V. Silva; L. Sousa; " Parallel LDPC Decoding " - Chapter in
GPU Computing Gems , ed. Prof. Wen-mei W. Hwu , Morgan and Kaufmann ,
Burlington, MA, USA , 2011 .
- Lenkiewicz, P.; M. Sousa; M. Freire; J.Fernandes Fernandes; " Techniques for
Medical Image Segmentation: Review of the Most Popular Approaches " - Chapter
in Biomedical Diagnostics and Clinical Technologies: Applying High-Performance
Cluster and Grid Computing , IGI , Idea-Group Inc., 2011 .
- Sousa, M.; F. Soares ; M. Freire; " The Role of Self-Similarity for Computer Aided
Detection Based on Mammogram Analysis " - Chapter in Biomedical Diagnostics and
Clinical Technologies: Applying High-Performance Cluster and Grid Computing ,
Idea-Group , Idea-Group Inc. , Hershey, New York , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Melo, R. M.; J. P. B. Barreto; G. Falcão Fernandes ; " A New Solution for Camera
Calibration and Real-Time Image Distortion Correction in Medical Endoscopy - Initial
Technical Evaluation ", IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering , November , 2011 .
- Baptista, P. R. ; T.R. Cunha; C. Bernardes; C. Gama; Ó. Ferreira; A. Dias; " A
precise and efficient methodology to analyze the shoreline displacement rate ",
Journal of Coastal Research , Vol. 27 , No. 2 , pp. 223 - 232 , March , 2011 .
- Naccari, M. ; F. Pereira; " Advanced H.264/AVC based perceptual video coding:
architecture, tools and assessment ", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video
Tech. , Vol. 21 , No. 6 , pp. 766 - 782 , June , 2011 .
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- Afonso, M.; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " An Augmented Lagrangian Approach to
the Constrained Optimization Formulation of Imaging Inverse Problems ", IEEE
Trans. on Image Processing , Vol. 20 , No. 3 , pp. 681 - 695 , March , 2011 .
- Brites , C.; F. Pereira; " An Efficient Encoder Rate Control Solution for Transform
Domain Wyner-Ziv Video Coding ", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video
Tech. , Vol. 21 , No. 9 , pp. 1278 - 1292 , September , 2011 .
- Tomé , A.; F. Pereira; " Low delay distributed video coding with refined side
information ", Signal Processing: Image Communication , Vol. 26 , No. 4-5 , pp.
220 - 235 , April , 2011 .
- Tomás, B.; F. Pereira; " Musical slideshow: boosting user experience in photo
presentation ", Multimedia Tools and Applications , Vol. 55 , No. 3 , pp. 627 - 653 ,
March , 2011 .
- Pereira, J.; H. A. Silva; " Orthogonal Perfect DFT sequences ", IET Signal
Processing , Vol. in press , December , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Lucas, LFRL; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues; E. Silva; S.M.M. Faria; " Adaptive Least
Squares Prediction for Stereo Image Coding ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Image Processing - ICIP , Brussels , Belgium , September , 2011 .
- Dick, J. D.; H. A. Almeida; L. D. Soares; P. Nunes; " 3D Holoscopic Video Coding
using MVC ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Ascenso, J.; C. Brites ; F. Pereira; " A Denoising Approach for Iterative Side
Information Creation in Distributed Video Coding ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Image Processing - ICIP , Brussels , Belgium , September , 2011 .
- Pereira, F.; G. Cernigliaro; M. Naccari; F. Jaureguizar; J. Cabrera; F. Pereira; " A
new fast motion estimation and mode decision algorithm for H.264 depth maps
encoding in free viewpoint TV ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing
- ICIP , Brussels , Belgium , September , 2011 .
- Figueiredo, M. A. T.; J. Dias; " An Alternating Direction Algorithm for
(Overlapping) Group Regularization ", Proc Workshop on Signal Processing with
Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations - SPARS’11 , Edinburgh , United
Kingdom , June , 2011 .
- Noto, S. ; P.L. Correia; L. D. Soares; " Analysis of Error Correcting Codes for the
Secure Storage of Biometric Templates ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 ,
Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Pallauf, J. Pallauf; P. Gomes; S. Brás Brás; J. P. C. Silva Cunha; M. Coimbra; "
Associating ECG features with firefighter's activities ", Proc International Conf. of
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the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - EMBC , Boston , United
States , September , 2011 .
- Ascenso, J.; C. Brites ; F. Pereira; " Augmented LDPC Graph for Distributed Video
Coding with Multiple Side Information ", Proc IEEE Workshop on MultiMedia Signal
Processing - MMSP , Hangzhou , China , October , 2011 .
- Carmo, GC; M. Naccari; F. Pereira; " Binary tree decomposition depth coding for
3D video applications ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia and Expo ICME , Barcelona , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , July , 2011 .
- Sanchit, S.; M. Ramalho; P.L. Correia; L. D. Soares; " Biometric Identification
through Palm and Dorsal Hand Vein Patterns ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011
, Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Graziosi, D. B. G.; C.L.P. Pagliari; E. Silva; S.M.M. Faria; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues;
M. Carvalho; " Codificação de mapas de profundidade usando casamento de
padrões multiescalas ", Proc Simpósio Brasileiro das Telecomunicações , Curitiba ,
Brazil , October , 2011 .
- Francisco, N.; A. Zaghetto; B. Macchiavello; E. Silva; M. Lima-Marques; Nuno M.
M. Rodrigues; S.M.M. Faria; " Compression of touchless multiview fingerprints ",
Proc IEEE Biometric Measurements and Systems for Security and Medical
Applications - BioMS , Milan , Italy , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 , September , 2011 .
- Francisco, N.; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues; E. Silva; M. Carvalho; S.M.M. Faria; "
Computational complexity reduction methods for multiscale recurrent pattern
algorithms ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , pp. 1 - 4 ,
April , 2011 .
- Nogueira, Pedro A. Nogueira; M. Coimbra; " Determining Leishmania Infection
Levels by Automatic Analysis of Microscopy Images ", Proc Congresso de Métodos
Numéricos em Engenharia , Coimbra , Portugal , June , 2011 .
- Ramalho, M.; P.L. Correia; L. D. Soares; " DISTRIBUTED SOURCE CODING FOR
SECURING A HAND-BASED BIOMETRIC RECOGNITION SYSTEM ", Proc IEEE
International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP , Brussels , Belgium , September ,
2011 .
- Correia, Pedro F.; P.A. Assunção; V. Silva; " Enhanced H.264/AVC Video
Streaming using Network-adaptive Multiple Description Coding ", Proc IEEE Region
8 EUROCON 2011 International Conference on Computer as a Tool joint with the
Conference on Telecommunications , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April ,
2011 .
- Marcelino, S. Marcelino; P.A. Assunção; S.M.M. Faria; S.S. Soares; " Error
recovery of image-based depth maps using Bézier curve fitting ", Proc IEEE
International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP , Brussels , Belgium , September ,
2011 .
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- Sousa, M.; P. Lenkiewicz; M. Freire; " Extended Whole Mesh Deformati on Model:
Full 3D Processing ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP ,
Brussels , Belgium , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , September , 2011 .
- Brandão, T.; M. Chin; M.P. Queluz; " From PSNR to perceived quality in H.264
encoded video sequences ", Proc EuroITV , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. CDROM , July ,
2011 .
- Afonso, M.; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " Hybrid Synthesis-Analysis Frame-Based
Regularization: A Criterion and an Algorithm ", Proc Workshop on Signal Processing
with Adaptive Sparse Structured Representations - SPARS’11 , Edinburgh , United
Kingdom , June , 2011 .
- Coimbra, M.; F. Riaz; F. Vilarino Vilarino; M. Dinis-Ribeiro; " Identifying
potentially cancerous tissues in Chromoendoscopy images ", Proc Iberian Conf. on
Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis , Gran Canaria , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 ,
June , 2011 .
- Conti, C. ; J. Lino; P. Nunes; L. D. Soares; P.L. Correia; " Improved Spatial
Prediction for 3D Holoscopic Image and Video Coding ", Proc European Signal
Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO , Barcelona , Spain , August , 2011 .
- Naccari, M. ; F. Pereira; " Integrating a spatial just noticeable distortion model in
the under development HEVC codec ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics,
Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP , Prague , Czech Republic , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 4 , May , 2011 .
- Sousa, M.; A. Arrifano; M. Freire; " Joint Source-Channel Decoding of MotionInformation Using Maximum-a-Posteriori ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Image
Processing - ICIP , Brussels , Belgium , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , September , 2011 .
- Naccari, M. ; C. Brites ; J. Ascenso; F. Pereira; " Low complexity deblocking filter
perceptual optimization for the HEVC codec ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Image Processing - ICIP , Brussels , Belgium , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , September , 2011
- Almeida, M.S.C.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " New stopping criteria for iterative blind
image deblurring based on residual whiteness measures ", Proc IEEE Workshop on
Statistical Signal Processing - SSP , Nice , France , June , 2011 .
- Afonso, M.; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " Non-cyclic deconvolution using an
augmented-Lagrangian method ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa ,
Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Pereira, F.; " Panel on 'Quality of Experience in Applications, Standardization and
Certification' ", Proc International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience QoMEX , Mechelen , Belgium , September , 2011 .
- Conti, C. ; " Paulo ", Proc European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO , Barcelona
, Spain , August , 2011 .
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- Cabrita, A.S.C; M. Naccari; F. Pereira; " Perceptually driven coefficients pruning
and quantization for the H.264/AVC standard ", Proc Conf. on Telecommunications ConfTele , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Pereira, J.; H. A. Silva; " Perfect DFT Sequences Transformed Into Orthogonal
Sequences ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Libon , Portugal , pp. 1 - 4 ,
April , 2011 .
- Neves, F.N.; S. Pedro; S.S. Soares; P.A. Assunção; F.T. Tavares; " Quality model
for monitoring QoE in VoIP services ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon
, Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Ramalho, M.; S. Sanchit; P.L. Correia; L. D. Soares; " Secure Multi-Spectral Hand
Recognition System ", Proc European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO ,
Barcelona , Spain , August , 2011 .
- " Secure Multi-Spectral Hand Recognition System ", Proc European Signal
Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO , Barcelona , Spain , August , 2011 .
- Hedayioglu, F.; M. G. Jafari; S. S. Mattos; M. D. Plumbley; M.
SEPARATING SOURCES FROM SEQUENTIALLY ACQUIRED MIXTURES
SIGNALS ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech,
Processing - ICASSP , Prague , Czech Republic , Vol. To be published|
published| - To be published| , May , 2011 .
Coimbra; "
OF HEART
and Signal
, pp. To be
- Coimbra, M.; M. G. Jafari; S. Rabaça; M. D. Plumbley; " Separating sources from
sequentially acquired mixtures of heart signals ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP , Prague , Czech Republic , Vol.
1 , pp. 1 - 1 , May , 2011 .
- Conti, C. ; J. Lino; P. Nunes; L. D. Soares; P.L. Correia; " Spatial Prediction Based
on Self-Similarity Compensation for 3D Holoscopic Image and Video Coding ", Proc
IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP , Brussels , Belgium ,
September , 2011 .
- Lucas, LFRL; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues; E. Silva; S.M.M. Faria; " Stereo Image
Coding using Dynamic Template-Matching Prediction ", Proc EUROCON and
CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Pinto, L.F.H.P.; J. F. M. C. Carreira; S.M.M. Faria; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues; P.A.
Assunção; " Subjective Quality Factors in Packet 3D Video ", Proc IEEE International
Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience - QoMEX , Mechelen , Belgium , Vol.
1 , pp. 1 - 1 , September , 2011 .
- Pereira, F.; " Video compression: an evolving technology for better user
experiences … ", Proc National Conf. on Telecommunications (Peru) , Arequipa ,
Peru , May , 2011 .
- Pereira, F.; " Visual compression: the foundational technology for better TV
experiences ", Proc EuroITV , Lisboa , Portugal , June , 2011 .
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Project Reports
- Kumar, Navin; M. Figueiredo; L. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; " VLC Modulation Schemes ",
FCT , PDC/VIDAS/2006 , March , 2011 .
SPEECH ANALYSIS AND RECOGNITION
Book Chapters
- Lopes, C.; F. Perdigão; " Phone Recognition on the TIMIT Database " - Chapter in
Speech Technologies , Ivo Ipsic , In-Tech , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Veiga, A.; S. Candeias; C. Lopes; F. Perdigão; " Characterization of Hesitations
Using Acoustic Models ", Proc International Congress of Phonetic Sciences - ICPhS
XVII , Hong Kong , China , August , 2011 .
TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
Book Chapters
- Nogueira, A. N.; P. Salvador; R. Valadas; A. Pacheco; " Markovian Modelling of
Internet Traffic " - Chapter in Performance Handbook in Next Generation Internet:
Performance Evaluation & Applications , D. Kouvatsos , Springer , Berlin-Heidelberg
, 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Nogueira, A. N.; P. Salvador; R. Valadas; A. Pacheco; " Joint Modeling of Network
Related Events with Multi-Dimensional Markov Modulated Deterministic Processes ",
Proc IEEE International Conf. on Software, Telecommunications and Computer
Networks - SoftCOM , Hvar , Croatia , September , 2011 .
- Nogueira, A. N.; P. Salvador; " Markov Modulated Bi-variate Gaussian Processes
for Mobility Modeling and Location Prediction ", Proc IFIP Networking , Valencia ,
Spain , May , 2011 .- Nogueira, A. N.; P. Salvador; " Modeling M2M Traffic: A New Paradigm ", Proc
International Conf. on Telecommunication Systems, Modeling and Analysis - ICTSM
, Prague , Czech Republic , May , 2011 .´
- Silva, L.S.; R Marau ; L. Almeida; " Sessão [email protected]: Demonstrating real-time
reconfiguration in service-oriented distributed systems ", Proc IEEE Real-Time
Systems Symp. - RTSS , Viena , Austria , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , November , 2011 .
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4.3.7
Other Achievements
Prototypes
- Garcia, N. M. ; R. G. C. Couto; A. P. P. Pinheiro; " BioPLUX communication suite ",
1.0 , November , 2011 .
- Couto, R. G. C.; A. A. A.; N. M. Garcia; " InventALLab ", 1.0 , June , 2011 .
Patents
- Barreto, J. P. B.; G. Falcão Fernandes ; R. M. Melo; " METHOD, MODEL, AND
APPARATUS, FOR AUTOMATIC CAMERA CALIBRATION USING ONE OR MORE
IMAGES OF A CHECKERBOARD PATTERN, ON-LINE UPDATE OF THE PROJECTION
PARAMETERS IN CASE OF LENS ROTATION, AND REAL-TIME IMAGE
RECTIFICATION USING PARALLEL PROCESSING (pending) ", 105832 , July , 2011 .
- Rodrigues, J. R.; V. S. Soares; F. F. Farahmand; " Método de Transmissão de
Dados em Redes Veículares com Ligações Intermitentes ", PT 104538 , August ,
2011 .
- Garcia, N. M. ; R. G. C. Couto; A. P. P. Pinheiro; " Sistema de Interação Mista
Web+SMS para Monitorização e Treino de Estilos de Vida ", Portuguese Patent
105903, pending , June , 2011 .
- Garcia, N. M. ; R. G. C. Couto; A. P. P. Pinheiro; " Wearable device for interface
control ", Portuguese Patent 105404, pendin , May , 2011 .
Awards
- Lucas da Silva, M.; C. Simões; H. Silva; " Prémio Engenheiro Jaime Filipe ", This
award, promoted by the Portuguese Social Security Institute, distinguishes yearly
the most innovative and autonomy enabling solution within the domain of
rehabilitation engineering, and at a National level it currently stands as the highest
recognition in this field. , 01-12-2011 .
- Veiga, A.; S. Candeias; F. Perdigão; " Generating a pronunciation dictionary for
European Portuguese using a mixed model ", prize for the 3rd best papaer in the
8th Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology (STIL 2011),
Cuiabá, UFMG - Brazil. , 01-10-2011 .
- Almeida, M.S.C.; " Menção honrosa no Prémio Científico IBM 2010 ", Este Prémio
foi instituído pela IBM em 1990 para distinguir trabalhos com elevado mérito
científico no campo da computação teórica e aplicada, realizados por investigadores
portugueses com idade inferior a 36 anos de idade. (http://www05.ibm.com/pt/pc/premio.html) , 01-01-2011 .
Miscellaneous
- Lopes, F.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Adaptação do protocolo DCCP para tráfego VOIP ",
ESTG-IPL-2011 , 01-12-2011 .
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- Lopes, F.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Gestão eficiente da fila DCCP em fontes de vídeo
3D baseada em informações de cross-layer ", ESTG-IPL-2011 , 01-12-2011 .
- Figueiredo, M. A. T.; " Invited Talks ", On the Use of Alternating Direction
Optimization for Imaging Inverse Problems ", Symposium on Variational Image
Analysis (VIA11), Heidelberg, Germany , 01-07-2011 .
- Faria, S.M.M.; " PhD Thesis Jury ", Video coding with low encoder complexity for
systems with multiple cameras - FEP - Universidade do Porto ", , 01-07-2011 .
- Nunes, P.; " PhD Thesis Jury ", No-reference Image and Video Quality Assessment
", 01-06-2011 .
- Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Using Least-Squares Prediction for
Compression of Colour and Stereo Images ", Luis Lucas, Polytechnic Institute of
Leiria , 01-06-2011 .
- Nunes, P.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Televisão Digital Terrestre Desafios e Estratégias
de Implementação em Moçambique ", 01-05-2011 .
- Sargento, S.; " Member of Advisory Committee ", Avaliadora de Projectos
Europeus da Comissão Europeia da área de Research Infrastructures, FP7, Call 5,
2009 ", FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2009-1 , 01-01-2011 .
- Queluz, M.P.; " Member of Advisory Committee ", Elected Member of The
EURASIP Board of Directors ", 01-01-2011 .
- Rodrigues, J. R.; " Member of Technical Committee ", IEEE ComSoc Technical
Committee on Communications Software ", Vice-Chair , 01-01-2011 .
4.3.8
Other Contributions
Conference Committees
- IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Technical Programme
Chairman, Paulo Lobato Correia, 01-01-2011
- International Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing QoEMCS, Organizing Committee, Rui Jorge Henriques Calado Lopes, 01-06-2011
- European Conf. on Complex Systems - ECCS, Technical Programme Committee,
Rui Jorge Henriques Calado Lopes, 01-09-2011
- European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO, Technical Programme Committee,
Paulo Nunes, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Image Analysis and Recognition, Technical Programme
Committee, Miguel Tavares Coimbra, 01-01-2011
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- IFIP Networking 2011: Workshop on Network Coding Applications and Protocols NC-Pro, Conference Chairman, Daniel Enrique Lucani Roetter, 01-01-2011
- International Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Content Sharing QoEMCS, Technical Programme Committee, Maria Paula Queluz, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, Technical
Programme Committee, Maria Paula Queluz, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Image Analysis and Recognition, Technical Programme
Committee, Maria Paula Queluz, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Real-Time Systems Symp. - RTSS, Technical Programme Committee, Paulo
Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2011
- Workshop de Sistemas Operacionais - WSO, Technical Programme Committee,
Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2011
- Workshop on Adaptive and Reconfigurable Embedded Systems - APRES, Technical
Programme Committee, Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2011
- IARIA International Conf. on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of
Service - CTRQ, Technical Programme Committee, Vasco Nuno da Gama de Jesus
Soares, 01-01-2011
- Computability and Complexity in Analysis Committee, Luis Filipe Coelho Antunes, 01-01-2011
CCA,
Technical
Programme
- International Conf. on Computer and Communication Technology - ICCCT,
Technical Programme Committee, Rui Jorge Henriques Calado Lopes, 01-09-2011
- European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO, Scientific Committee, Paulo Lobato
Correia, 01-01-2011
- Euro-Ngi Conf. on Next Generation Internet
Programme Committee, Amaro Sousa, 01-06-2011
Networks
(NGI),
Technical
- International Network Optimization Conf. - INOC, Scientific Committee, Amaro
Sousa, 01-01-2011
- IFIP International Conf. on New Technologies, Mobility and Security - Wireless
Sensor Networks Workshop - NTMS, Technical Programme Committee, Paulo
Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Symp. on Industrial Embedded Systems - SIES, Technical Programme
Committee, Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2011
- European Workshop on Biometrics and Identity Management - BioID, Technical
Programme Committee, Luís Ducla Soares, 01-01-2011
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- International Conf. on Image Analysis and Recognition, Technical Programme
Committee, Maria Paula Queluz, 01-01-2011
- Asian Conf. on Inteligent Information and Database Systems - ACIIDS, Technical
Programme Committee, Maria Paula Queluz, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications, Technical
Programme Committee, Maria Paula Queluz, 01-01-2011
- Ibero-American Symp. in Computer Graphics, Technical Programme Chairman,
Frutuoso Gomes Mendes da Silva, 01-06-2011
- European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO, Technical Programme Committee,
Paulo Lobato Correia, 01-01-2011
- IEEE International Conf. on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation ETFA, Technical Programme Committee, Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology - ACE,
Scientific Committee, Frutuoso Gomes Mendes da Silva, 01-01-2011
- Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC, Scientific
Committee, Fernando Lopes, 01-01-2011
- CETC2011- Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers , Scientific
Committee, Pedro Miguel dos Santos Alves Madeira Adão, 01-01-2011
- Inforum - Simpósio de Informática, Scientific Committee, Pedro Miguel dos Santos
Alves Madeira Adão, 01-01-2011
- Networks for Real-Time Embedded Systems - NERES, Organizing Committee,
Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Symp. on Industrial Embedded Systems - SIES, Technical Programme
Committee, Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2011
- Workshop on Agreement Technologies - WAT, Technical Programme Committee,
Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira Botelho, 01-01-2011
- Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications - MASTA, Technical Programme
Committee, Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira Botelho, 01-01-2011
- Portuguese Conf. on Artificial Intelligence - EPIA, Technical
Committee, Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira Botelho, 01-01-2011
Programme
- Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction - ACII, Technical Programme
Committee, Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira Botelho, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies - EC-Web,
Technical Programme Committee, Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira Botelho, 01-012011
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- International Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - AAMAS,
Technical Programme Committee, Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira Botelho, 01-012011
- Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI , Technical
Programme Committee, Rui Jorge Henriques Calado Lopes, 01-05-2011
- First Iberian Workshop on Serious Games and Meaningful Play - SGaMePlay,
Scientific Committee, Frutuoso Gomes Mendes da Silva, 01-01-2011
- Mosharaka International Conf. on Computing and Artificial Intelligence - MIC-CAI,
Technical Programme Committee, Rui Jorge Henriques Calado Lopes, 01-07-2011
- Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Conference Chairman, Sérgio Faria, 0101-2011
- International Conf. on Telecommunications - ICT, Scientific Committee, Sérgio
Faria, 01-01-2011
- Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Scientific Committee, Sérgio Faria, 0101-2011
- IEEE International Conf. on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and
Technologies - NGMAST, Technical Programme Committee, Fernando J. Velez, 0101-2011
- International Conf. on Hand-Based Biometrics - ICHB, Scientific Committee, Hugo
Pedro Martins Carriço Proença, 01-01-2011
- IAPR International Conf. on Biometrics - ICB, Scientific Committee, Hugo Pedro
Martins Carriço Proença, 01-01-2011
- IEEE International Joint Conf. on Biometrics - IJCB, Sessions Chairman , Hugo
Pedro Martins Carriço Proença, 01-01-2011
- Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC, Technical
Programme Committee, Rui Jorge Henriques Calado Lopes, 01-11-2011
- IEEE International Workshop on Video Panorama - IWVP, Technical Programme
Committee, Paulo Nunes, 01-01-2011
- IEEE International Conf. on Networks, Technical Programme Committee, Rui Jorge
Henriques Calado Lopes, 01-12-2011
- EuroITV, Technical Programme Committee, Rui Jorge Henriques Calado Lopes, 0106-2011
- International Conf. on Multimedia, Signal Processing and Communication
Technologies - IMPACT, Scientific Committee, Fernando Lopes, 01-01-2011
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- IARIA International Conf. on Internet Monitoring and Protection - ICIMP, Technical
Programme Committee, João Vasco Paulo Gomes , 01-01-2011
Editorial Committees
- Intrnl. Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management , InderScience
Publishers, Joel José Puga Coelho Rodrigues, Editorial Board Member, 01-04-2011
to
- European Trans. on Telecommunications , Wiley, Joel José Puga Coelho Rodrigues,
Editorial Review Board Member, 01-06-2011 to
- Recent Patents on Telecommunications , Bentham Science Publishers Ltd., Joel
José Puga Coelho Rodrigues, Editor-in-Chief, 01-06-2011 to
- Intrnl. Journal of Biometrics , Inderscience, Hugo Pedro Martins Carriço Proença,
Editorial Board, 01-09-2011 to
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4.4
Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies
4.4.1
Area Coordinators
4.4.2

Pedro Girão

Luís Alcácer
Human Resources
Overview
Degree
Aveiro
Coimbra
Lisboa
Professor Emeritus
0
0
1
Full Professor
1
3
3
Associate Professor
0
2
7
Assistant Professor
4
5
13
Post-Doc
0
5
6
Coordinator Professor
0
1
2
Assistant Lecturer
0
4
0
PhD Student
5
7
16
(Licenciado)
0
0
1
10
27
49
TOTAL
Table 26 – Overview of the human resources in the Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Area in 2011
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Permanent Collaborators
Position
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Post. Doc.
Degree
PhD
Name
Acácio Manuel Amaral
Group
Power Systems – Co
PhD
Adérito Neto Alcaso
Power Systems – Co
PhD
Amaro Sousa
PhD
PhD
Ana Charas
Ana Teresa Fernandes
Pereira
Network Architectures and
Protocols – Av
Organic Electronics – Lx
Organic Electronics – Lx
Assistant
Professor
PhD
André Manuel dos Santos
Mendes
Power Systems – Co
Post. Doc.
PhD
Antonino Stabile
Power Systems – Co
Full Professor
Agregação
António Cardoso
Power Systems – Co
Full Professor
Agregação
António Cruz Serra
Associate
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Agregação
Artur Lopes Ribeiro
Agregação
Beatriz Borges
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Power Electronics - Lx
PhD
Domingos da Silva
Barbosa
Integrated Circuits – Av
PhD
Edgar Silva Pereira
Applied Mathematics – Cv
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
Agregação Eduardo de Sousa Saraiva
Power Systems – Co
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Francisco Alegria
PhD
Gianluca Fabbri
Agregação
Helena Ramos
PhD
Hugo Marques
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Power Electronics - Lx
PhD
João Manuel Patrício
Applied Mathematics – Co
Agregação
Joaquim Júdice
Applied Mathematics – Co
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
PhD
Fernando Tim Tim Janeiro
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Fernando Manuel Lourenço Applied Mathematics – Cv
Martins
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Power Systems – Co
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Position
Assistant
Professor
Degree
PhD
Name
Jorge Manuel Correia
Guilherme
Group
Integrated Circuits - Lx
Associate
Professor
Full Professor
Agregação
Jorge Morgado
Organic Electronics – Lx
Agregação
José António Marinho
Brandão Faria
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Licenciatura
José Augusto Alves
Gouveia
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Coordinator
Professor
Post. Doc.
Agregação
José Dias Pereira
PhD
Lorenzo Petrucci
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Power Systems – Co
Professor
Emeritus
Coordinator
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Agregação
Luís Alcácer
Organic Electronics – Lx
PhD
Luís Merca Fernandes
Applied Mathematics – Co
PhD
Luis Nero Alves
Integrated Circuits – Av
PhD
M´hamed Drif
Power Systems – Co
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Manuel Fernando Martins
de Barros
Integrated Circuits - Lx
Associate
Professor
PhD
Manuel Lameiras de
Figueiredo Campagnolo
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Coordinator
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Manuel Matos
Organic Electronics – Lx
PhD
Manuel Ventura Guerreiro
das Neves
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Maria Madalena Martins
Applied Mathematics – Co
PhD
Nuno Gonçalo Bandeira
Brás
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Nuno Horta
Integrated Circuits - Lx
PhD
Octavian Postolache
Agregação
Pedro Ramos
Agregação
Pedro Silva Girão
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Licenciado
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
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Position
Post. Doc.
Degree
PhD
Name
Quirina Ferreira
Group
Organic Electronics – Lx
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Raúl Martins
PhD
Rita França de Sousa
Rodrigues
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Organic Electronics – Lx
Post. Doc.
PhD
Rui Miguel Martins de
Azevedo Meira
Organic Electronics – Lx
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Rui Neves
Integrated Circuits - Lx
PhD
Rui Teives Henriques
Organic Electronics – Lx
PhD
Tomás Radil
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Vitor Manuel da Silva
Costa
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Power Electronics - Lx
Associate
Professor
Agregação
Vitor Manuel de Oliveira
Maló Machado
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Table 27 – Permanent Collaborators working in the Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Area in 2011
Other Collaborators
Position
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
Name
Ana Carla Vicente Vieira
Group
Power Systems – Co
MSc
Ana Luisa Mendonça
Organic Electronics – Lx
Ana Margarida de Matos
Bragança
Organic Electronics – Lx
Bruno Miguel Gil Rosa
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Power Systems – Co
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Bruno Ricardo Oliveira
Baptista
MSc
Carlos Ferreira
Power Electronics - Lx
PhD
Celino José Martins Miguel
Applied Mathematics – Cv
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
Licenciatura
Name
David Filipe Correia
Guilherme
Group
Integrated Circuits - Lx
Full Professor
Agregação
Dinis Magalhães Santos
Integrated Circuits – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Integrated Circuits – Av
Post. Doc.
PhD
Domingos Augusto Teixeira
Terra
Dorabella Martins da Silva
Santos
Applied Mathematics – Co
PhD Student
Licenciatura
Eduardo Correia Pinheiro
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Power Systems – Co
PhD Student
MSc
Eunice de Fátima Fragoso
Ribeiro
PhD Student
MSc
Hugo Ribeiro
Power Electronics - Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Joana Farinhas
Organic Electronics – Lx
PhD Student
Licenciatura
Jorge Oliveira Estima
Power Systems – Co
PhD Student
MSc
José Carlos Sequeira
Martins dos Santos
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
PhD
PhD
José Carlos Teixeira
Applied Mathematics – Co
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
PhD
José Cura
Integrated Circuits – Av
MSc
José Luís Silva
Power Systems – Co
MSc
José Manuel Matias Pinto
Integrated Circuits - Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Luis Filipe Morgado
Organic Electronics – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Luís Filipe Silva Camacho
PhD Student
MSc
Luís Filipe Soldado
Granadeiro Rosado
Security and Quantum
Information –Lx
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Assistant
Lecturer
Associate
Professor
PhD Student
MSc
Luís M. Oliveira
Power Systems – Co
PhD
Maria Celeste Gouveia
Applied Mathematics – Co
MSc
Maria da Graça Laranjo
Mendes Brotas
Organic Electronics – Lx
Assistant
Lecturer
MSc
Marina Perdigão
Power Systems – Co
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
MSc
PhD Student
Name
Mauro Edgar Pereira
Figueiredo Santos
Group
Integrated Circuits - Lx
Mohsen Bandarabadi
Power Systems – Co
PhD Student
MSc
Mónica Figueiredo
Integrated Circuits – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Natália Gameiro
Power Systems – Co
PhD Student
MSc
Navin Kumar
Integrated Circuits – Av
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Calado Correia
Lourenço
Integrated Circuits - Lx
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Miguel Amaral Freire
Power Systems – Co
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Rafael Mendonça
Lourenço
Integrated Circuits – Av
Purnachand Nalluri
Integrated Circuits – Av
PhD
Sérgio Cruz
Power Systems – Co
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
PhD
Silvério Simões Rosa
Applied Mathematics – Cv
MSc
Tânia Isabel de Almeida
Braz
Organic Electronics – Lx
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Teresa Margarida Gonçalves Applied Mathematics – Co
Ferreira Gaspar
Vitor Viegas
Instrumentation and
Measurements – Lx
Table 28 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area in 2011
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4.4.3
Summary of Research Achievements
4.4.3.1
Contributing groups
 Applied Electromagnetics - Lx
 Applied Mathematics - Co
 Applied Mathematics- Cv
 Integrated Circuits – Av
 Integrated Circuits - Lx
 Organic Electronics - Lx
 Power Electronics - Lx
 Power Systems – Co
 Instrumentation and Measurement - Lx
4.4.3.2
Applied Electromagnetics – Lx
Scope and Objectives
The recently created Group of Applied Electromagnetics conducts
research activities in the broad domain of the Electromagnetic Field
Theory and its applications to electric, magnetic, and electronic
devices. In 2011 the following interrelated topics have been
addressed:

Transmission-line structures

Skin-effect phenomena

Transformer modeling

Computational methods for electromagnetic field evaluation
4.4.3.3
Group
Transmission-line structures
research
on
transmission-line
structures
is
multifaceted,
encompassing theory and applications, and aiming at a variety of
targets.
The problem of the numerical evaluation of the series-impedance of
uniform multiconductor overhead power lines, taking into account
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transverse
variations
of
conductivity
and
permeability
of
line
conductors and soil, was analyzed and solved by resorting to a new
developed method that employs elemental current strips instead of
current filaments. The method is general and can be applied to other
transmission-line geometries.
Bundled conductors in triangular and flat configurations are used in HV
overhead power lines in order to mitigate corona and dielectric
breakdown phenomena. Analytical and numerical results, concerning
the comparison between the two bundle configurations were obtained
from the viewpoint of the series-impedance, magnetic field, and
conductor current distributions. Conclusions point out that the flat
configuration is less affected by magnetic field proximity effects.
Magnetic fields produced by underground power cables can endanger
human safety. The important problem of magnetic field mitigation
using shielded cables was solved numerically considering different
options for the shielding material —aluminum shielding proved to be
more efficient.
An investigation path on the novel subject of magnetic transmission
lines was initiated. Signal transmission in magnetic transmission lines
is assured by means of two parallel magnetic-flux carrying magnetic
strips as opposed to the familiar situation of two parallel currentcarrying electric strips. Preliminary research (that led to a patent
submission) suggests that magnetic transmission lines can perform
better than electric transmission lines in the microwave and terahertz
bands.
4.4.3.4
Skin-effect phenomena
Research was focused on inhomogeneous circular cylindrical tubular
conductors, and magnetic cores, exhibiting radial variation of the
medium constitutive parameters.
A matrix approach and a circuital approach were developed for the
evaluation of the pul internal impedance of multilayered conductors,
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where
each
layer
is
characterized
by
arbitrary
values
of
the
permeability, permittivity, and conductivity.
In addition, it was shown that, when a certain type of radial variation
of the medium parameters is enforced, the skin-effect diffusion
equation transforms into a second-order Euler-Cauchy equidimensional
equation, whose field solution can be described by exact, but simple,
closed-form
expressions
involving
integer
powers
of
the
radial
coordinate —such inhomogeneous media were coined “Euler-Cauchy
media”.
An analysis aimed at the characterization of the complex inductance of
an N-turns coil embracing an inhomogeneous Euler-Cauchy toroidal
core was also developed, taking into account eddy currents in the core
and considering frequencies up to 2 MHz.
4.4.3.5
Transformer modelling
A current transformer of clamp type with a toroidal core was analyzed
from the viewpoint of the eccentricity of the primary circuit where one
conductor goes through the core’s window and the return conductor is
outside the core. Research was focused on the influence of the position
of the primary circuit conductors on the evaluation of the mutual
inductance between primary and secondary circuits. Analytical results
and closed-form expressions for the mutual inductance were obtained
for the case of an air-core transformer. A finite-element method was
also employed for the numerical computation of the mutual inductance
for the cases of air-cores and iron-cores.
4.4.3.6
Computational methods for electromagnetic field
evaluation
The development of computational methods and software tools for
electromagnetic field calculation is key for most of the above reported
research activities of the Group.
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In what concerns the magnetic field analysis of three-conductor
bundles, a dedicated software package was developed considering the
multipole method for the dielectric medium, and Fourier series and
Bessel functions expansions for the conductors.
In what concerns the magnetic field mitigation problem in shielded
underground cables, a dedicated software package was developed
considering a hybrid FEM/semi-analytical expansion for analyzing the
open boundary magnetic field problem.
In what concerns the magnetic field evaluation in a current transformer
with eccentric primary conductors, a dedicated software package was
developed considering a triangular FEM mesh together with Dirichlet
and Neumann boundary conditions.
4.4.3.7
The
Applied Mathematics – Co
research
of
the
Group
of
Applied
Mathematics
in
Telecommunications has been focused on Optimization and Numerical
Linear Algebra. The members of this group have been working on
establishing
new
theoretical
results
concerning
existence
and
uniqueness and convergence analyses of algorithms for the solution of
some
important
problems
in
Linear
Algebra
and
Optimization.
Furthermore they have been devoted to the design, implementation
and
testing
of
algorithms
for
the
solution
o
these
problems.
Collaboration with engineers on the solution of some models of
engineering, namely in telecommunications, has be enhanced. The
most relevant research topics are presented below:
Preconditioning and convergence of iterative methods for the solution
of
linear
systems
of
equations,
generalized
inverses
and
its
applications.
Interior-point algorithms, active-set methods, sequential quadratic
algorithms
and
complementarity
enumerative
problems
and
methods
finite
for
the
dimensional
solution
of
variational
inequalities.
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Complementarity algorithms, positive semi-definite and reformulationlinearization techniques for bilevel programming, quadratic and bilinear
programming, eigenvalue complementarity problems and mathematical
programs with linear complementarity constraints.
Solution
of
structured
optimization
models
arising
in
telecommunications, civil engineering, and finance.
Hybrid
approaches for models in
telecommunications based
on
columngeneration and local search heuristics.
Efficient reformulation techniques for hop and degree constrained
problems.
Routing algorithms for 6LoWPAN mesh networks.
4.4.3.8
Applied Mathematics- Cv
The group develops research activity in the areas of Matrix Analysis,
Optimization , Mathematics Education and Numerical Methods, Ring
Theory, Quaternion Rings, Differential
Equations, Graph Theory,
Metapopulation Dynamics; with applications mainly to Simulation,
Mathematical Modeling, Systems Stability, Epidemics and Demographic
Migration.
4.4.3.9
Integrated
Circuits – Av
Summary
This report describes the scientific activities reported under the area of
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies, during the year of 2011, at
the Institute of Telecommunications – Aveiro site (IT – Aveiro). During
this year, there was only one group reporting under this topic, the
group of Integrated Circuits. The Integrated Circuits group at the ITAveiro is composed by four effective members, namely: Luis Filipe
Mesquita Nero Moreira Alves, Dinis Gomes Magalhães dos Santos, José
Luis Vieira Cura and Domingos Silva Barbosa. This report is divided
into two sections, namely: section I, presents the group members and
side collaborators and section ii, describes the scientific activities
addressed during 2011.
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Detailed activities:
The scientific activities addressed by the members of the integrated
Circuits group from IT-Aveiro, during the year of 2011 followed seven
lines: 1) energy efficient concepts for public illumination systems; 2)
energy efficient integrated circuit amplifier design; 3) visible light
communication system design 4) TDOA telemetry for wildlife tracking
systems, 5) SAW based sensors development and design; 6) Radio
astronomy methods for deep space exploration – project GEM; and 7)
Radio astronomy methods for deep space exploration – project
PrepSKA. The activities under these lines have gathered knowledge on
some areas of interest for this group. In some cases, the actions taken
resulted
also
on
the
industrial
contacts
at
both
national
and
international levels. The following description highlights the important
achievements under each of these lines.
Energy Efficient Concepts for Public Illumination Systems – This topic
represents a new trend on the usual activities of this group. It
departed from the gathered knowledge on solid state lighting devices,
LEDs, also explored for other objectives. Public illumination systems
are predicted to be dominated by solid state lighting devices in the
next few years. LEDs, present several advantages to other illumination
devices in current use. The exploitation of these advantages and the
advancement of collaborative control strategies for these systems are
currently a hot topic for both research and industrial sectors. The
activities under this line of research started with the participation on an
International funded project, involving several participants from the
European community (project LITES: CIP-ICT-PSP-2008-2/238916).
The
major
achievements
under
this
line
of
research
are
the
dissemination of the group activities both at national and international
levels, and the direct contact of several actors from the industrial
sector that may result in future collaborations.
Energy Efficient Integrated Circuit Amplifier Design – This line of
research results from the gathered experience of this group on the
field of integrated circuit design. The main objective is to advance new
design
strategies
able
to
optimize
circuit
performance
without
impairing power consumption. The expected outcome will be to achieve
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energy efficient amplifiers. Until this point the research on this line was
concentrated on the analysis and deployment methods for minimum
power consumption in amplifiers. This line of researched is supported
on
a
national
funded
project
(project
EECCO:
PTDC/EEA-
TEL/105314/2008).
Visible Light Communication System Design – The research under this
topic has started several years ago, with project VIDAS (PTDC/EEATEL/75217/2006). The main objective of this project was to explore
visible light as a communication means for driver assistance systems.
Traditional
lighting
devices
are
not
suitable
for
communication
purposes due to their persistence between switching states. This is the
case of both incandescent and discharge devices. LEDs, on the other
end,
enable
fast
switching
operation,
thus
potentiating
other
applications rather than lighting. VIDAS project elaborated use LEDs
for both signaling and communication purposes. The research on this
topic is reaching to important conclusions. A real demonstrator was
assemble to show that visible light can be used for communication at
low data rates, and also, that evolved modulation techniques, such as
spread spectrum, are required to combat the presence of noise
(especially on outdoor scenarios). This project has reached its
conclusion in March 2011, resulting in several important published
contributions, one PhD thesis and three MsC dissertations. The PhD
student, Navin Kumar received the two prizes for his contributions on
this field: the Gowry award for the best paper published in the IETE
Technical Review and the second place in the Fraunhofer Portugal
Challenge 2011. His work also received honors during the presentation
on the Research day 2011 event held at the University of Aveiro.
Application of visible light communication concepts to other areas
rather than intelligent transportation systems (as in VIDAS project)
has been started during 2011. Possible international co-operations
build up on LITES project has been started aiming for better energy
efficiency
in
public
lighting
systems
supported
on
visible light
communication concepts. These actions are aligned with the agenda of
COST action IC1101 (Optical Wireless: a promising technology),
integrating a member from the Integrated Circuits group.
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A major shift in research interests occurred in 2010. The main line is
now on surface acoustic wave devices, which will be used both as
identifiers and sensors for various physical magnitudes. Behavior of the
devices will undergo a major improvement by the use of carbon
(diamond-like) thin film deposition. In connection with this line of
work, we have two funding sources: a FCT project, JISIS: PTDC/EEATEL/104004/2008 (which started in 2010) and a new project (QREN
21634) started in October 2011.
Project GEM: In April 2011, we inaugurated with great success and
media coverage the successfully the Cassegrain 9-meter dish from
Vertex/General Dynamics offered by Portugal Telecom. This is the only
current operating radiotelescope in Portugal to be installed and operate
in the radio/microwave sky surveys for space science surveys. A public
demonstration was carried. This constitutes a major achievement
nationally. The international Galactic Emission Mapping project aims to
map and characterize the polarization field of the Milky Way. In
Portugal it will map the sky polarized emission of the Northern
Hemisphere in C-band and provide templates for map calibration and
foreground control of microwave space data to be provided by ESA
Planck Surveyor mission and later missions. The design of the C-band
cross complex correlator was fully tested and published for filed
operation at the antenna as part of its full digital back-end using a lowcost
Field
Programmable
Gate
Array
without
compromising
its
performance relation. This new digital backend comprises a base-band
complex cross-correlator outputting the four Stokes parameters of the
incoming polarized radiation. The publication describes the design and
implementation of the complex correlator using the FPGA and the
dedicated digitizers at each receiver arm, detailing the method applied
at the several algorithm stages. This correlator is suitable for large sky
area polarization continuum surveys.
Project PrepSKA: We developed a full study on the Digital Data Back
Haul for the Square Kilometer Array the same time respond to cost
issues of mass production of important components for the Square
Kilometer Array. This study had a full time engineer, funded at 100%
by IT, as part of our activities and duties in PrepSKA Signal Transport
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and Networking. The study analyses and classifies the network
topology and technologies of SKA up to 100Gb/sec technology. This
study was presented at a Concept Design Review, in Manchester, June
2011 and approved by an International Panel of experts. Collaboration
with Martifer Solar and EnergyIn - The national Pole on Sustainable
Energy Systems towards the greening of the SKA project. A FP7
proposal with the Spanish and Dutch industry was submitted on this
subject to provide a testbed solution for the SKA prototypes in Moura.
Participation in the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 proposal for a 4th
generation satellite mission - COrE - aiming a careful measurement of
the tiny polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background in the band
45-220 GHz, using the GEM project as a clone for foreground and lowfrequency radio noise subtraction. COrE will map the polarization of the
microwave sky with such a high precision, a factor at about 50 better
than what Planck can achieve. COrE will provide maps of the
microwave sky in 15 frequency bands, ranging from 45 GHz to 795
GHz, with an angular resolution ranging from 23 arcmin (45 GHz) and
1.3 arcmin (795 GHz) and sensitivities roughly 10{30 times better
than PLANCK (depending on the frequency channel). The COrE mission
will lead to breakthrough science in a wide range of areas, ranging
from primordial cosmology to galactic and extragalactic science. A
White Paper (90 pages) was published summarizing the science and
spacecraft
design. Following
the May Conferences
on
ICT and
Radioastronomy, we hold at IT a Delta Concept Design Review on the
SKA
Signal Transport and Network (STaN). In partnership with the Optical
Communication
we
were
responsible
for
the
introduction
of
100Gbit/sec technology considerations on the SKA Digital Data Back
Haul design and its impact on sensor networking having released the
results on a international SKA report (co-supervision of an engineer).
This was presented in June 2011 at the SKA STaN Concept Design
Review held in Manchester for an International Evaluation Panel of
experts selected by the SKA project and Funding Agencies within the
project. The results were publicly displayed in December 2011
(Netherlands) having solved the IO subsystem and networking of
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dense sensor Aperture Array systems (AAVP 2011 Conferences,
Dwingelloo). A summary of this work was awarded the Best Poster at
the Research day of University of Aveiro. Organization of the
conference “The Growing Demands on Connectivity and Information
Processing in Radio Astronomy from VLBI to the SKA” joining the
Square Kilometer Array (SKA) and Nexpres projects. This conference
was
organized
by
the
joint
collaboration
of
the
Instituto
de
Telecomunicações – Aveiro, Universidade de Aveiro and TICE. This
event focused on research convergence aspects common to both Space
Science and Technology and ICT domains.
4.4.3.10
Integrated Circuits - Lx
The Integrated Circuits Group (ICG), IT-Lisbon, research activity in
2011 lead to the following achievements:
 Design of an integrated overcurrent detection system for bridge-tied
load class-D audio amplifiers. A proof-of-concept implementation was
designed on a 3 V, 0.18 μm CMOS technology, within a BTL output
stage rated for maximum output power of 1 W. The proposed solution
provides current savings of up to 38%, with a small increase in the
detection time for BD modulation compared with a conventional
configuration.
 Design of radiation hardened DC/DC converters controlled with PWM
current mode control or PFM methods to be employed in the aerospace
industry, 0.35 μm CMOS technology. In order to solve stability issues,
the PWM switch model was applied to a multi-output forward
converter.
 Development of a low power Digital-to-Analog converter for audio
applications. The chosen oversampled Delta-Sigma converter was
design in a 0.18 μm CMOS technology. The signal is upsampled with a
multi stage of FIR and CIC filters to 128 times the Nyquist frequency. A
third order, 4 bits Noise-shaper is used. This choice can deliver high
resolution, above SNR=103dB, i.e., more than 16 effective bits.
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 Development
of
an
innovative
solution
for
analog
IC
design
automation, particularly, for circuit-level optimal sizing. The proposed
system, FUGA, implements a new design automation strategy based on
a single-objective genetic algorithm kernel combined with fuzzy logic
system. The fuzzy logic system introduces design knowledge into the
GA kernel providing an effective guidance, increasing the quality of the
results and reducing the required number of generations to reach the
desired solution.
 Development of an innovative solution for analog circuit-level sizing,
GENOM-MO, based multi-objective optimization and Pareto optimal
fronts extraction. The approach uses a modified NSGA-II algorithm in
order to tackle the design problem together with NGSPICE as the
evaluation engine.
 Development
of
an
analog
IC
sizing
and
layout
generation
methodology, AIDA, in cooperation with CTS-UNINOVA and RMOM-IT.
The approach uses modified NSGA-II kernels for both sizing and layout
tasks using HSPICE and CALIBRE as evaluation engines.
A proof-of-
concept is being prepared for a state-of-the-art IC in a 0.13 μm CMOS
technology.
 Development of a system-level sizing and behavior simulation tool for
pipeline analog-to-digital converters, in cooperation with ThalesAlenia
Space.
4.4.3.11
Organic Electronics - Lx
In 2011, the scientific activities in Organic Electronics, foccused on the
fabrication and test of organic electronic devices, including molecular
wires, plastic optical fibers, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs),
organic memories, plastic photovoltaic solar cells, organic field effect
transistors, and the study of physical properties of materials for
organic electronics.
The detailed activities included:
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Molecular Electronics (Molecular Wires)
i) Studies on the self-assembly process of porphyrins on highly
oriented pyrolitic graphite (HOPG), in particular, the first steps that
anticipate the formation of fully packed monolayers.
ii) Use of Conductive AFM-break junctions as a new alternative to the
methods previously used to characterize the electrical properties of the
molecular wires grown stepwise on HOPG.
iii)
Characterization
of
monolayers
on
graphite
using
scanning
tunneling microscopy (STM)
iv) Study of electrical tansport of conductive molecular wires using STM
and conductive atomic force microscopy
v) Theoretical calculations by quantum mechanics of the shape of
Molecular wires.
Plastic Optical Fibers
Preparation of new fluorescent molecules to be used as dopants in
plastic optical fibers and films. The photophysical properties of some of
the compounds were studied at the Istituto Politecnico di Milano. This
work is a follow-up of the activities developed within the EU-funded
project (POLYCOM), via Instituto Superior Técnico, which ended in
2009.
Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDS)
i) Polymer based Light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), in particular, a study
on new boron-based complexes to be used as luminescent layers.
ii) OLEDs were also fabricated using a set of polymers obtained via a
collaboration with ISEL-Lisboa. The study of the influence of bipolar
charge traps and thin oxide interlayers on LEDs performance was also
continued.
Organic Memories
The activity on resistive nonvolatile organic memories was mainly
focused on diodes based on blends of a ferroelectric polymer with a
conjugated polymer. The major task has been the investigation of the
appropriate conditions to form compact films from such blends
solutions by spin coating. AFM was used to characterize such films.
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Polymer Based Photovoltaic Cells (OPVs)
i) A significant effort was devoted to the synthesis of new materials
and
fabrication
of
polymer-based
photovoltaic
cells
(OPVs).
In
particular, a new family of cross-linkable conjugated polymers, derived
from polyhexylthiophene, was prepared. Studies were made on
surface patterning of thin films, to be used in OPVs by combination
with PCBM, an approach that has been previously developd for a
different polymer family. OPVs were fabricated and characterized.
ii) Fabrication and characterisation of organic Photovoltaic cells with
(organic)
active
layer
comprising
different
device
arquitectures:
nanostructured polymer films, blends and planar bilayers of crosslinked polymers with an electron acceptor component. These studies
allowed to establish comparisons between the performance of organic
active layers with nanostructured interfaces and with «conventional»
architectures, such as blends or bilayers.
iii) Synthesis of the copolymer with a low-bandgap conjugated
polyfluorene, and with an extended absorption range, overlapping well
with the solar spectrum.
Biocellulose for Printed Organic Electronics
i) Fabrication and characterization of organic thin film transistors using
biocelullose and chitosane-based materials either as substrates or
dielectrics.
ii) Optimization of the conditions for inkjet printing of electronic
materials,
including
poly(styrenesulfonate)
silver,
(PEDOT),
poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)
poly(4-vinylphenol)
(PVP)
and
poly(9,9-diocthylfluorene-bitiophene) (F8T2).
iii) Development of organic field effect transistors (OFETs) fabricated
by inkjet printing using bacterial cellulose (BC) as substrate. Silver and
PEDOT were used as contacts; a mixture of BC and chitosan or PVP
were
used
as
dielectric;
F8T2
or
pentace
were
used
as
the
semiconductor material.
Analysis of devices morphology (OPVs, OFETs, OLEDs) using the
atomic force microscopy
Atomic
Force
microscopy
(AFM)
was
extensively
used
for
the
monitoring of film and devices morfologies.
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Physical Properties of Materials for Organic Electronics
i) Study on the photophysics of luminescent polymers that are used in
the fabrication of organic photovoltaic cells, and/or light-emitting
diodes, or field-effect transistors prototypes, within the research group
activities. This includes the investigation of the dynamics of excited
states in luminescent polymers utilizing both picoseconds time resolved
(at the pico-second resolution) and steady state photoluminescence
measurements.
ii) In collaboration with researchers of the Florida State University,
Tallahassee, the coupling between Charge Density Wave ground state
of conducting chains and the spin-Peierls ground state of the magneitc
chains
of
the
model
(Perylene)2Pt(maleonitrileditholate)2
two-chain
was
further
conductor
investigated
by
proton NMR.
iii) Magnetic characterisation by Electron Spin Resonance of some new
compounds used as building blocks for molecular conductors.
4.4.3.12
Power Electronics – Lx
Audio Power Amplifier
Continuing the study and development of single stage switching audio
power amplifiers. Focus on new pulse width modulators and in passive
filter topologies in order to improve circuit performance. Collaboration
in the development of an integrated audio power amplifier.
Active Power Filters And Power Factor Compensation
Continuing the work related with the optimization of filter passive
components in hybrid power filters. Continuing the study,
development and experimental realization of single stage power factor
corrector topologies and control processes. Analysis of new high
performance topologies that are based in component reduction and
equal distribution of the input current by the four bridge switches.
Identification of operating issues and investigation of solutions.
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Resonant Contactless Energy Transfer
Continuing the studies involving new PWM resonant topologies, use of
LLC resonant converters for contactless energy transmission. Analysis
of parameters sensitivity to coils
misalignment. Concretization of
experimental prototype of system integration. First system tests.
Switching Converters For Renewable Energy Resources
Continuing the development of boost and buck-boost single stage
topologies, for interface between the ac mains and a Photo Voltaic
Panel.
Colaboration
with
rmom
circuits
and
systems
group
on
integration in cmos technology
Continuing the research, development and practical implementation of
very high frequency high performance (110MHz) DC-DC converters in
CMOS technology for power management RF-CMOS, “System On a
Chip (SoC)”. Achievement of new design methodologies of QSW
converters for Soc).
Colaboration with inesc
Continuing the development and study of techniques for achieving high
performance
integrated
DC-DC
converters.
Development
of
an
integrated audio power amplifier based in the conception of new
modulation techniques.
4.4.3.13
Power Systems – Co
Fault diagnosis of aluminum electrolytic capacitors
The development of simple, precise and cheap fault diagnostic
techniques that can evaluate the capacitor condition is essential to
avoid unexpected breakdowns in different
electronic equipment.
Aluminum electrolytic capacitors are one of the most common
capacitors in electronics due to their excellent characteristics, like very
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high volumetric efficiency, small price and a very wide range of voltage
and capacitance ratings. Unfortunately, due to their high losses, the
lifespan is short. These capacitors are considered one of the most
vulnerable
elements
of
switch
mode
power
supplies
(SMPS),
uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and adjustable speed drives
(ASD).
The Study of Aluminum electrolytic capacitors aging process
The development of precise fault diagnosis for aluminum electrolytic
capacitors requires the knowledge of capacitors aging process. This
study is essential to predict the capacitors aging mechanism during its
operation. In many applications, the stoppage of the equipment is not
always possible, so the prediction of faults is essential to avoid
unexpected breakdowns.
Behavior of a Three-Phase Induction Motor Fed by a Fault
Tolerant Multilevel Inverter
Nowadays energy efficiency is an issue of vital importance for the
society and for industry in particular. That is why the losses of an
induction machine should be reduced, either in normal or faulty
operating mode. For this purpose a 2D finite element model to study
the induction machine behavior under normal and faulty conditions was
developed. Machine faults like airgap eccentricity, stator winding shortcircuit, broken rotor bars were considered. These models allow also to
study the thermal behavior of the machine under these faulty
conditions.
Fault Tolerant Cascade Multilevel Inverter for Electric Vehicle
Applications
A state of the art about fault diagnosis methods that can be used in a
Cascade Multilevel Inverter was obtained. The mathematical model
developed for the power converter allows to compensate an opencircuit failure in a power semiconductor. Based on the reconfiguration
of the control strategy, the converter will feed electrical machine with a
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balanced line voltage. Simulation and experimental results were
obtained.
Transformerless topologies for railway train power supply
The purpose of this work was to analyze the operation of a singlephase multilevel rectifier, based on cascaded H-bridges in order to
replace the power transformer in electric railway traction applications.
In a first stage, an overview on existing transformerless topologies for
electric railway traction applications and their main features was
investigated.
Then a drive description and a mathematical model for simulation
purposes were developed for a multilevel topology based on cascaded
H-bridges. Several simulation and experimental tests were performed
and the results were compared with a conventional diode rectifier for
operations under normal and faulty conditions.
Performance of three-phase induction motor with asymmetrical
supply
The aim of this work was to investigate the performance of a threephase induction motor fed by an asymmetrical sinusoidal supply
voltage. For this purpose, a three-phase power source was developed,
having the direct and inverse voltage components, both simultaneously
controlled. This voltage source allows to feed the machine with
different levels of unbalance voltages and, therefore, the derating of a
three-phase induction motor could be analyzed. All machine derating
tests were accomplished for the same nominal motor temperature
variation. Several experimental tests were conducted in agreement
with NEMA rules.
Fault Diagnosis in High Power drives based on Multilevel
Converters
The
developed
work
comprised
an
investigation
on
modulation
techniques, suitable to be used on a NPC multilevel inverter. The
SVPWM modulation technique was adopted to be used in this work.
Several simulation and experimental tests were accomplished in order
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to select the most appropriated switching frequency under normal
operating conditions. Given that this multilevel inverter has more
power semiconductors than the traditional two level inverter, methods
of
fault
diagnostic
and
fault
tolerant
control
strategies
were
investigated in order to be implemented in the converter and thus
increase their reliability. Several diagnostic methods based on voltage
and current measurements were analyzed, especially those based in
the Park’s Vector theory. Experimental and simulation tests were
conducted in order to evaluate their efficiency.
Electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps
A research and development on new control techniques for electronic
ballasts based on magnetic regulators were accomplished. The lighting
industry is a global, multibillion industry, with even more money spent
on the energy consumption of these light sources. With energy
conservation concerns becoming increasingly high, electronic ballast
consumption is expected to be stronger. A number of factors are
contributing to this growth rate, including government regulations,
lower prices, innovative technologies and energy efficiency. It is
intended with this work to develop new topologies and technologies for
electronic ballasts with special focus on dimming and efficiency. Good
simulation and experimental results were already achieved.
Diagnosis of faults in induction motors
Eccentricity faults in induction motors are very common. Typically they
can result from manufacturing defects such as rotor unbalance and
from assembling conditions where the machine shaft is subjected to
uneven mechanical efforts. Hence, it is intended to develop on-line
fault diagnostic methods that can effectively detect different types of
these faults, namely static and dynamic eccentricity, and evaluate the
severity level of each one.
Although rotor broken bars do not initially cause an induction motor to
fail, there can be serious secondary effects. The fault mechanism can
result in high current levels and broken parts of the bar hitting the end
winding or stator core of a high voltage motor at a high velocity. This
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can cause serious mechanical damage to the insulation and a
consequential winding failure may follow, resulting in a costly repair
and lost production. Considering this, in this topic is intended to
develop diagnostic techniques for the detection of rotor broken bars in
induction motors, which also allow to evaluate its severity level.
Approximately 30% of all motor faults are caused by failure of motor
winding due to insulation problems. The majority of induction motor
winding failures is gradually from lower short-circuits current to higher
level and finally broken. Taking this into account, this topic is focused
on the development of diagnostic techniques that allow to distinguish
short-circuit faults in the windings of three phase induction motors.
Different numbers of short-circuits turns are considered in order to
simulate distinct severity levels and to correct evaluate them.
Diagnosis of rotor and core faults in motors coupled to timevarying loads
Induction motors are nowadays used in a wide range of industrial
applications. Many of these machines are coupled to time-varying
loads which increases the difficulty of faults detection. For this reason,
it is important the development of diagnostic methods for these
specific working conditions that can lead to an improvement of the
reliability of these applications. Therefore, the main objective of this
research is the development of diagnostic methods able to diagnose
induction motor faults specially the ones related with the rotor bars
and magnetic circuit. Taking into account that induction machines are
very often supplied by power electronic converters, new fault diagnosis
methods have been investigate in order to detect and locate faults an
machines operating in closed-loop.
Modelling, analysis and fault diagnosis in three-phase power
transformers
Power
transformers
are
critical
components
in
production,
transportation and distribution systems of electrical energy. The
occurrence of a fault in a transformer can thus result in significant
downtime,
with
the
associated
outage
and
loss
of
revenue.
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Consequently, there is a huge demand for the development of
diagnostic techniques that can be applied for the on-line diagnosis of
faults in the most critical elements of a transformer, including the
windings and core. In this context, a new diagnostic method has been
developed for the detection of faults in such transformer components.
A simulation model was implemented to study such faults, both in
core-type and shell-type transformers, and experimental tests were
also performed with the same aim. On-site tests were successfully
conducted at a power generation plant in transformers rated 60 MVA,
10 kV/ 240 kV, hence demonstrating the usefulness and applicability of
the diagnostic tool developed.
Validation
of
the
models
of
the
components
previously
developed (PV, Wind, battery and DC/DC DC/AC converters)
In the previous years of the research programme, models were
developed to simulate the behavior of PV, Wind, battery and
converters. The models have been designed to be as general as
possible taking both design parameters and specific component
characteristics obtained from manufacturers or from experiments into
account. Each model is a self-contained module which can stand on its
own, and is fully documented with respect to usage, governing
equations and reference material. A validation of each of the
implemented mathematical models was performed by an interactive
analysis and comparison between simulation results and data from
literature.
 Simulation of Photovoltaic Cells on a Generic Surface Geometry: The
model of the Photovoltaic Generator has been improved by adding an
innovative feature in order to simulate generic surface geometries.
This new feature allows to investigate and simulate the behavior of a
Photovoltaic Generator to be installed on a generic surface considering
any kind of surfaces, also curved and moving ones. The realized model
has been validated comparing various commercial solar panels. The
developed model is very versatile and can be used to analyze the
possibility to exploit various available surfaces in order to produce
photovoltaic energy in many different applications.
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 Measurement campaign on hybrid PV-Wind plant: Thanks to the
availability of a real PV-Wind plant for telecom applications provided by
an Italian company it has been possible to validate the developed
models through a measurements campaign and experimental tests.
Based on the developed models the PV-Wind plant has been first
simulated in different operating conditions and results obtained from
simulations were then compared with actual data measured on field.
The possibility of having a real system and real experimental data has
made it possible to refine the developed models and to transform them
into a real operational design tool.
 Identification of condition monitoring, diagnostic techniques and
advanced control techniques and methods to identify failures or
potential failures in the components of a Wind System: A deep study of
the various control strategies has continued to model and describe the
interactions between components and to manage the energy flows.
The specific study and analysis of condition monitoring and diagnostic
techniques for a WIND SAPS also started to develop advanced control
techniques to identify failures or potential failures in the wind
generator. The obtained results will be used to identify a suitable
interface
taking
into
account
reliability,
availability,
condition
monitoring and remote diagnostics together with fault tolerance.
 Energy storage devices: Experimental results from the test plant have
been used also to deeply investigate the behavior of energy storage
devices. The model of the battery developed in the first year has been
improved with a new analytical model. This new feature of the model
uses a data driven procedure based on a genetic algorithm to derive a
few
quantities
of
interest
which
are
then
compared
with
the
corresponding measured ones.
 Other research topics: As a result of the scientific interests of the
researcher, a parallel research activity has been carried out to design
and implement a novel instrumentation system for the detection of
small biological currents. A current acquisition system, a non invasive
probe and a software tool have been realized. Even if these research
topics are not related with the objectives of the FCT research grant,
they represent an interesting and challenging subject that give an
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important and meaningful contribution to the student’s scientific
background.
Energy management of hybrid multigeneration plant powering
TLC systems
Tri-Generation represents a competitive choice with respect to the
adoption of conventional methods for supplying power and cooling to
loads demanding different energy carriers. The configuration objects of
investigation takes advantage of the availability of natural sources
such as sun and wind through the insertion in the prime mover group
of a wind generator and Photovoltaic and thermal panels to generate
electricity and hot water. The integration of renewable energy sources
to fossil fuelled prime movers in a HTS increases the complexity of the
overall management of the system. In this light, the research has been
focused on the development of a power management strategy based
on the implementation of neural network techniques for a trigeneration
system aimed at feeding a TLC load. The conclusions of the study
confirms the necessity to devise efficient control strategies in order not
to incur in operational mismanagement of the trigeneration plant that
would
result
in
economic
losses
related
to
excessive
gasoline
consumption and service life reduction.
 Optimization techniques applied on hybrid multigeneration plants
powering TLC systems Multigeneration power systems placed in area
not connected to fuel networks provide a strong incentive to the
adoption of optimization techniques aimed at maximising the economic
benefits of this kind of plants. Tri-generation systems can provide high
payoffs in terms of carbon emission and energy cost reductions but
require significant investments. A variety of variables in the expression
of capital and operative costs has been considered and an optimization
problem formulated and solved based on hierarchical optimization
algorithms. Simulations have been carried out with dedicated software
to verify the effectiveness of the proposed method. Trough this
investigation the influence of the main parameters affecting the
economic planning of a trigeneration system has been deduced.
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Recommendations and further conclusions are expected when more
realistic data will be available.
 Multiscenario Economic Analysis of trigeneration plants: The aim of
the study has been to develop an investigation into the main variables
influencing the performances and thus the cost of the electricity
(kWhe) generated in the case a trigeneration plant is powered by a
Concentrated Photovoltaic and Thermal (CPVT) equipment or by an
Internal Combustion Engine (ICE). The analysis has been carried out
by considering the influence of the level of solar radiation, the solar
concentrator initial capital cost and the quality of the technology
characterizing the separate production. External parameters such as
the price unit of subsidies granted for polluting emission reduction and
fuel saving achievement are thus considered and varied according to
discrete values. The results provide good prospects about the potential
use of solar concentrators in cogeneration applications in medium or
high solar radiation area. It has been demonstrated that the cost of the
kWhe can attain zero values in several combinations of appropriate
financial aids and within the subsidy prices contemplated for both the
CPVT and the ICE.
4.4.3.14
Instrumentation and Measurement
Scope and Objectives:
The Instrumentation and Measurement Group works in the broad
domain of Metrology. In 2011 the main topics addressed were:
 Analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion;
 Measurement of electrical quantities;
 Non-destructive testing
 Sensors and transducers;
 Signal acquisition and automated and telemetric measuring
systems;
 Signal processing applied to sensors and instrumentation.
 Swarms robotics
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A detailed report of the activity in each topic follows.
Analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion
 Continuation of the study of the uncertainty of analogue to digital
converter test methods, namely of the Histogram Test Method, the
Random Noise Test Method and the Sine Fitting Test Method.
Consideration of different non-ideal effects like additive noise, jitter,
phase noise and harmonic distortion.
Measurement of electrical quantities
 Implementation of a PC based three-phase power quality analyser
using multi-harmonic sine-fitting, morphological operations for event
detection and classification.
Non-destructive testing
 The research work during 2011 was related with two I.T. internal
projects: CLASSE and OMeGA. CLASSE ended in 2011 and aimed at
classifying defects inside conductive non-magnetic plates using the
eddy current method. OMeGA started in 2011 with the objective of
detecting defects inside metallic parts, but using ultrasonic methods
optically excited.
Work on the area of non-destructive testing using eddy currents went
on and the application was extended to determine thicknesses. Two
types of excitation currents have been used: Pulsed Eddy currents
(PEC) and sinusoidal currents.
The use of algorithms in the area of digital signal processing to process
and interpret data provided by the sensors used in the laboratory for
eddy current testing proved to be very effective to overcome the poor
performance of some of these sensors. Significant improvements in the
crack position accuracy and resolution were obtained. Some of the
crack characteristics like length and orientation are now obtained using
the measurement system developed at the Instrumentation and
Measurement Laboratory and inversion algorithms based on the de-
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convolution in the discrete Fourier transform domain with Tikhonov
regularization.
Novel low-cost handheld instruments to detect cracks and other
defects in a plate of conductive material have been implemented and
the prototypes are working properly. One of these instruments uses a
planar excitation coil with a giant magneto-resistor as the sensing
element and the visualization of the defect can be depicted in real-time
on a LCD display. Besides the output voltage with the sensor location
can be transmitted to a PC for further processing. The other instrument
is able to measure both amplitude phase of the sensor output voltage
(corresponding to the secondary magnetic field with the crack
information) and transmitted to the PC wirelessly to be depicted as
phasors.
A new non-destructive testing method is being tested. The conductive
material being tested moves in a time constant magnetic field and due
to the movement the induced currents in the conductor generate a
secondary magnetic field. When the current flow pattern is disturbed
by the existence of defects, variations of the magnetic field occur and
information about the defects can be assessed by measuring the
magnetic field. As far as the authors know this is an original method,
that has not yet it been reported in the literature, and presents
undoubted advantages when the material to be tested is in motion
relative to the test sensor (like when inspecting a rail track with a
bogie).
Sensors and transducers
 Development of the measurement setup for liquid viscosity based in
impedance measurements and impedance spectroscopy for sensor
characterization.
 Progress in the interoperability of marine observatories has been
carried out. Sensors with analogue outputs will have their connectivity
augmented with an embedded Transducer Electronic Data Sheet, which
contains technical information to identify the sensor. Data will be
formatted according to IEEE 1451.0 standard and interoperability in
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OBSEA and MBARI observatories is already a fact concerning some
equipment issues.
 Some work based on the Precise Time Synchronization Standard,
IEEE 1588 has already started. Ocean observatories are an important
technological
resource
that
can
provide
knowledge
to
forecast
environment changes or to ocean research. Sensor data is collected at
different world locations and large streams of data must be correlated
with other events or data sources to study either long term tendencies
or singular events. To allow this analysis data in a location context
must be time-stamped.
For many observations a low time-stamp precision is adequate but, for
other
observations,
millisecond
precision
like
level
hydrophones
is
needed.
and
Now
seismometers,
the
project
the
and
implementation of a “GPS virtual pulse-per-second signal generator” to
be installed at OBSEA observatory to timestamp sensor data in a submillisecond range is being carried out. OBSEA is a cabled seafloor
observatory 4 km offshore Vilanova i la Geltru (Barcelona, Stain) at 20
m water depth, interconnected to the coast by an energy and
communication mixed cable.
 Static and dynamic characterization of sensors and measurement
system (polarography, heavy metals detectors, turbidity, pH and
conductivity sensors). One paper was presented in one international
conference and an extended version was submitted for publication in
Instrumentation and Measurement review.
Signal acquisition and automated and telemetric measuring
systems
 A first prototype of a stereo-vision system using digital cameras to
measure cloud height, wind speed and direction at cloud level was
developed. The weather protection system which will allow it to run in
a permanent basis was also developed.
 Implementation and development of I&M industrial transmission
systems based on Foundation Fieldbus (FF), HART and CAN protocols.
 Application of the 1451 standard: implementation of a Network
Capable Application Processor (NCAP) based on a XML platform.
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In the domain of biomedical applications worth mentioning:
TIM project
 A large scale 1200 GPU core direct model and inverse problem
implementation of the MIT with an astonishing real-time performance.
 Design of a high-performance [email protected] excitation PA.
 Design of a passive multi-frequency tank circuit for controlled
impulsive magnetic field excitation.
 Design and implementation of ubiquitous architectures associated
with cardio respiratory and dynamic activity monitoring for elderly and
persons with severe restriction of mobility or during the motor
rehabilitation: a smart wheelchair and a smart walker based on unified
sensing
solution
expressed
by
Doppler
radar
(EHRuWheel
FCT
RIPD/APD/109639/2009 project).
 Design, implementation and testing of a third version of a wearable
solution for vital signs and dynamic activity monitoring, pervasive
computing using Android OS smart phone and web based telecare
information system – (HomeTelecare IT-PT Inovação Project).
 Development of prototypes of physiological parameters sensing
including skin conductivity measurement and 2 lead ECG using Etextile (FCT Project).
 Development of the first prototype of a biomedical system compatible
with IEEE1451.4 using I2C.
 Design and implementation of a smartphone embedded software as
part of human smart sensor interfacing and a web based information
system associated with vital signs data management (HomeTelecare
IT-PT Inovação Project).
 Development
Component
of
novel
Analysis
for
algorithms
including
artefact
removal,
the
Independent
Empirical
Mode
Decomposition combined with Principal Component Analysis, Optimized
Sine Fitting algorithms to obtain accurate estimation of heart rate and
respiration rate from the signals delivered by sensors embedded in a
wheelchair.
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 A patent proposal in the arrhythmia area based on wavelet coherence
algorithms was registered in September 2011.
 Truly capacitive bio-potential measurements enabling ECGs to be
acquired at distances greater than 10 cm.
 An EIT implementation for plethysmographic characterization of
bladder.
In the domain of environmental applications:
 Multiprocessor
architecture
for
water
quality
monitoring:
temperature, conductivity, turbidity.
 Research work in the area of air quality monitoring using ZigBee
wireless sensor network.
Signal processing applied to sensors and instrumentation
 A procedure based on evolutionary algorithms (genetic and gene
expression
programming)
to
identify
the
equivalent
impedance
network of a sensor was developed.
 Improvements to the sine-fitting algorithm when used in floating
point systems with 32 bit such as DSPs have been proposed.
 An algorithm for the early fault detection in the case of rotor
eccentricity in induction machines has been developed.
 Implementation
of
multi-harmonic
sine-fitting
algorithms
in
a
multicore processor for efficient estimation of the harmonic amplitudes,
phase and fundamental frequency.
 Use of ANNs and Gaussian feature extraction algorithm for defect
characterization in welded joints with non-destructive testing.
 Development
instrumentation
of
and
advanced
signal
measurements
processing
techniques
for
applications
(non-linear
A/D
converters, calibration and auto-calibration procedures applied to
different
measurement
systems,
advanced
signal
processing
technique).
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Swarm robotics
 Demonstration
of
how
a
novel
infrared
range
and
bearing
communication system can facilitate recruitment and guidance-based
self-assembly in groups and swarms of autonomous robots.
 Finalized and submitted a study of how firefly-inspired communication
and synchronization can provide a swarm of one hundred simulated
robots with fault detection and fault accommodation capabilities in a
foraging task.
 Developed middleware for the dynamic distribution of computational
tasks on regular workstations.
 Studied if robots can be evolved to cooperate and communicate with
pre-programmed robots.
In 2011, the following services to external entities were rendered:
 Collaboration
with
Instituto
Tecnológico
e
Nuclear
(ITN)
in
automating the operation of their ion implanter.
 Development and implementation of an instrumentation network for
broadband RF spectrum monitoring for ANACOM.
Developing and implementation of extended distributed RF spectrum
occupancy measurement system using client server architecture
 Development of server application software including RF receiver
remote
control,
server
local
database,
audio
streaming
server
application based on VLC, secure data file transfer application base on
WinSCP,- testing and validation.
 Design and implementation of client side application including multiserver application control, connection fail alarm generation, SSH file
transfer control, spectrum occupancy data analysis, audio streaming
control based on developed VLC scripts. – testing and validation.
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4.4.4
Runing and Concluded Projects
Overview
Funding Agency
Number
ADI
1
EU, FP7
2
FCT, RIPD
1
FCT/PTDC
15
IEEE, TC-25
1
INRIA
1
Intellab
1
IPS
1
IT
6
Ministério da Ciência e Inovação Espanhol
1
PT-Inovação
1
Thales Alenia Space
1
Table 29 – Number of active projects running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Area in 2011
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Activity in projects
Acron / Ref
Title
AIDA
AIDA – Automated P-Cell Generation based on Multi-Objective
Optimization and Pareto Optimal Front Circuit Level Characterization
Funding
IT
Descript.
The AIDA project addresses the problem of analog and mixed-signal
(AMS)
IC
design
automation.
It
proposes
an
innovative
methodology for the reuse and retargeting of circuit-level analog
blocks by putting together both previous work from the research
teams and in deep knowledge from researchers in the area of
Analog IC Design, Electronic Design Automation (EDA), Evolutionary
Computation.
Acron / Ref
AISMAd
Title
AISMAD – Advanced Integrated Switched-Mode Audio Drivers
Funding
IT
Descript.
The AISMAD project aims to implement an integrated circuit to be
used in high fidelity portable applications, with outputs suited both
for headsets and/or loudspeakers. The project targets are to
fabricate and characterize a Class-D amplifier IC, explore and
expand the test-chip multi-functionality of operation modes, and
develop, design and test possible approaches to increase the
maximum output power
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Acron / Ref
AQA/Sado
Title
Water Quality Assessment in Sado Estuary
Funding
Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
Descript.
Research activities related with water quality assessment and its
impact in ecosystems, particularly dolphins life.
Acron / Ref
BC
Title
Biocellelose for Printed Organic Electronics
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The ultimate goal of the project is to demonstrate the possibility
and advantage of using bacterial cellulose, also called biocellulose
(BC), and BC derivatives, as substrate, as dielectric and as
electrically active layer for inkjet printed organic electronics.
Acron / Ref
BPMeas
Title
Blood Pressure Measurement
Funding
IEEE, TC-25
Descript.
The project objective is to develop models and measurement
systemas associated with Blood Pressure Measurement through a
international
participation
of
IEEE
scientist
from
different
universities and research institutions.
Acron / Ref
CRACK
Title
Flaw Imaging in Metals by Contactless Conductivity
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The measuring principle is based on the phenomenon whereby the
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impedance of a coil generating a time-varying magnetic field
changes in the presence of a conductive material as eddy currents
are induced in the material. Therefore the idea of a contactless
electrical conductivity imaging system (CECIS) is based on a sensor
composed of two coils. One of the coils, designated the transmitter
coil, is driven by an alternating current and generates an oscillating
magnetic field that induces currents inside the object to be tested.
These induced currents are related to the conductivity distribution of
the body. Another coil, the receiver coil, measures the total
magnetic field. One component of the magnetic field is related to the
primary imposed currents and the other component is related to the
induced eddy currents. As the signal originated from deeper voxel
significantly attenuates before it reaches the receiving coil the
information gets easily corrupted by measurement noise. By
incorporating into the design a real time digital signal processor able
to perform advanced signal processing techniques it is possible to
increase significantly the range of the sensor. Two solutions are
envisaged to accumulate data either by relocating the probe several
times using a XY scanning mechanism or by using an array of
sensors, i. e., several probes in the vicinity of the object to be
tested. The mathematical basis of this methodology is developed in
two parts. In the first part, the physics of the induction system is
simulated in the forward problem either using a numerical method
like the finite element method (FEM) or an artificial intelligent
technique (ANN). The simulated system is used to preview the
correspondence between first order variations in the secondary
magnetic field to conductive perturbations in the conductive body. A
set of equations in the discrete form can be formulated: Sx=b,
where x is the unknown conductivity perturbation vector, b is the
magnetic field measurement vector and S is the sensitivity matrix.
The second part of this study is the formulation of the inverse
relation
of
this
correspondence
in
order
to
reconstruct
the
conductivity images for a three dimensional sample object: b=S x +
y, where y represents unknown measurement noise present in the
real scenario. Since the signal from a deeper voxel is smaller than
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surface voxel, measurement noise corrupts more the information
from deeper voxels. However, the relation between the magnetic
measurements and the conductivity distribution is nonlinear. Thus,
one way to estimate the solution is to linearize the forward problem
around
an
initial
conductivity
distribution
and
update
the
conductivity distribution using a suitable algorithm by comparing the
calculated fields with the measurements. Several algorithms can be
used to minimize the norm of ||S x - b|| when solving for x. These
algorithms must be investigated in order to select the one that
provides the best performance for the problem to be evaluated. The
mathematical relation between the conductivity distribution and the
measurements is the backbone of the imaging algorithm.
Acron / Ref
Dendrímeros
Title
Just in Time Dendrimers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The work plan on this project envisages the design, preparation and
performance evaluation of useful biodegradable and biocompatible
dendrimers with targeted physical and chemical properties for two
defined applications: (i) in vivo smart “pH-driven― efficient
drug nanocarriers and (ii) new chemical sensors. The dendrimers
preparation will be performed using an economic, clean, and simple,
one-pot procedure, where CO2 is both used as a solvent and as a
reagent (C1 feedstock). To exclude dendrimers cytotoxicity and
enhance their biodegradability urea linkages will be incorporated in
the dendrimer architecture.Another interesting and cutting edge
issue in dendrimer chemistry is that these nanometer-sized vehicles
will be incorporated within layer-bylayer (LBL) films using alternating
hydrogen bond interactions as the driving force for assembly, thus
enabling the incorporation of drugs and pH-sensitive release. The
unique architectural features of dendrimers led to fairly recent
developments
in
the
field
of
chemical
sensing.
This
almost
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unexplored potential opens-up for exciting opportunities that we will
systematically explore: i) using the dendrimers library without endcapping for explosives detection ii) using perylene end-capped
dendrimers for detection of metal cations.
Acron / Ref
Title
EECCO
Energy EffiCient Current-mode techniques for free-space Optical
front-end receivers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Desenho de receptores ópticos de espaço livre baseados em técnicas
de modo de corrente com elevada eficiência energética
Acron / Ref
EHR-Wheel
Title
Electronic Health Records for Wheelchairs Users
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Developing
unobtrusive
monitoring
of
electrocardiogram
and
respiratory activities using sensors installed in household furniture in
everyday life completed with RFID elements to provide a safe and
healthy place for the elderly Developing appropriate health data and
tracking data analysis tools important observations (e.g. general
health
and
activity
levels,
activities
of
daily
living
(ADL).
Advanced data processing for accurate cardiac and respiratory signal
monitoring.
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Acron / Ref
ERSATRITCOM
Title
Electronic Health Records for Wheelchairs Users
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Global environmental concerns and the ever-increasing need for
energy, coupled with a steady progress in renewable energy
technologies are opening up new opportunities for utilization of
alternative
energy
resources
for
telecommunications
(TLC)
applications. The equipments used in TLC have strict specific
requirements in terms of type and quality of the power supply and
most TLC energy systems present a special energy supply challenge,
requiring reliable, unattended power system operation in locations
where grid power is not available. For these applications, interest in
stand-alone power systems (SAPS) is increasing and the value of
alternative power solutions is becoming more apparent. Considering
this, the main general objectives of this research program are:
• The investigation of the new available technologies for the
generation
and
storage
of
energy
for
TLC
applications;
• The development of a SAPS capable of self-diagnosing power
converter faults and, in case of a failure occurrence, to keep its
normal operation, although with a reduced performance.
Acron / Ref
FaulTHEV
Title
Fault Tolerant Electric Motor Drives Applied to Hybrid Electric Vehicle
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Currently, with the increasing demand for environmentally friendlier
and higher fuel economy vehicles, the automotive companies are
focused
on
the
development
of
hybrid
electric
vehicles
(HEVs).Considering this, the main objectives of this project are
focused on the development and implementation of two different
electric drives based on permanent magnet synchronous motors
(PMSM)
and
switched
reluctance
motors
(SRM),
with
power
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converter fault-tolerance capability, applied to HEVs.
Acron / Ref
HomeTelecare
Title
HomeTelecare
Funding
PT-Inovação
Descript.
The main objective is to implement a prototype of a system that
allows
non-invasive
monitoring
of
cardiac
and
respiratory
parameters of people living in non-hospital environments
Acron / Ref
Title
JISIS
Diamond-based surface acoustic wave devices: a reverse fabrication
design
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Design, simulation, prototyping and testing of SAW devices based
on a high-temperature substrate, such as langasite, in order to
obtain sensors and identifiers that can be interrogated remotely and
at the same time be used in harsh and hostile environments.
Acron / Ref
KeMANDE
Title
Kernel Method Applied to Non Destructive Evaluation
Funding
IT
Descript.
Throughout the world, engineers and technicians are working
together finding cracks and other anomalies to prevent expensive
failures. The increasingly important role of nondestructive testing in
public security and safely technology development promote new and
innovative methods to be developed and already known methods do
be enhanced. Eddy Current Testing (ECT) is one of the most
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established nondestructive structure evaluation technique that
enables defect detection and material condition monitoring with high
sensitivity and reliability. Within this method the volume distribution
of the material conductivity is determined by inducing eddy currents
inside the conductor under test and measuring the magnetic field
produced by those currents [6]. ECT is used with electrically
conductive materials for the measurement of the thickness of
metallic plates [7] or non-metallic coatings or metal substrates,
estimation
of electrical
conductivity or magnetic permeability
distribution, corrosion detection [8] and the determination of
surface or subsurface defects [9]. However, regarding safety and
economic efficiency assessment, defects are still the main concern
and
with
the
improvements
on
understanding
the
facture
mechanics, the detailed geometric characterization of the cracks,
still an open problem, became the target of the research in the
area. One disadvantage of this type of method is related to the
inevitability of well qualified and experienced technicians to perform
the tests since, in spite of its implementation simplicity, data
produced by eddy current based equipment are among the most
complicated to interpret. These factors together motivate the
project objectives: to implement new and better measurements
with both novel instrumentation and embedded artificial intelligence
to automate the interpretation of the various imaging data streams
in order to determine surface and subsurface defects shape and size
[10].
With eddy currents nondestructive evaluation, the dimensions of
defects are retrieved by inversion of the measured signals. Since
the physical model of the problem is often complicated and nonlinear, the inversion model is ill-posed and it’s solution always a
challenge. Within this project an original strategy based on the
current lines distribution is proposed. The idea is to assess the
current density perturbation caused by the defects through a bidimensional map of the magnetic field components on the surface of
the material to be tested, obtained experimentally. This current
density can be represented as a composition of magnetic dipoles.
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The field of the single magnetic field dipole will be the kernel of the
transformation to be used in the inversion process. Measurements
are
taken
using
electromagnetic
sensors
based
on
giant
magnetoresistive (GMR) effect. GMRs extend the application field of
eddy current non destructive evaluation methods since they
measure the magnetic field directly and their sensitivity is equal for
all
working
frequencies,
allowing
better
performance
than
conventional probes for low-frequency applications as, for instance,
when detecting defects deep buried in multilayered structures.
Besides, these sensors are far more sensitive than those used in
current commercial equipment [11] and the output signal signal-tonoise ratio is high enough to apply regularization methods to extract
information.
It is our goal to develop a competitive automated system to be
subsequently exploited and used in the industry. This project
besides its technical and scientific objectives is also focused on
promoting nondestructive evaluation issues to young researchers. It
is a multidisciplinary field of study that embraces issues like: (1)
technology development; (2) image processing and recognition; (3)
modeling
and
algorithms.
In
Portugal
there
are
very
few
competencies within the nondestructive testing knowledge area in
spite of the abundance of industrial relevance for them and as a
result Portugal is losing competitiveness in a 600 million global
market.
Acron / Ref
LITES
Title
Led-based intelligent street lighting for energy saving
Funding
EU
Descript.
The main objective of the LITES project is to prove in real life
experimentation that intelligent street lighting using solid-state
lights LED drastically reduces energy consumption. The lighting
service delivered is compliant with road classes CE2-CE5, S- and A326
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according to the standard of EN13201 That means that our device
can be installed in secondary street, commercial access, allotment,
pedestrian way, cycle track. It is compliant with all electric
standards for luminaires general requirements and tests as well.
The core element of the solution is the dimming of the lamp
depending on the environment; a set of embedded sensors
measures ambient light, temperature, current, and detect motion.
Output data of sensors is then processed by the embedded
intelligence
allowing
optimum
regulation
of
light
levels.
The
members within the consortium have been carefully selected to
cover the entire value-chain of the project and the standardisation
as well. They are all convinced about the prosperous future for this
technology, its significant energy saving potential up to 70 %,
environmental and economical benefits and the increased level of
traffic safety for the public.
Acron / Ref
MATRIX
Title
Electric Drives Based on Matrix Converters
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main objective of this project is to develop an electric drive,
based on matrix converters, with self-diagnostic and fault-tolerant
capabilities. The drive, which will rely on the use of induction motors
and PMSMs, will allow to detect and locate any fault in the matrix
converter. After its detection, the control system of the drive will
enter in a fault-tolerant operating mode, according to which the
control
strategy
will
be
modified
in
order
to
minimize
the
consequences of the fault and thus maintaining the system running,
although with degraded performance. Besides the detection of faults
in the matrix converter, and in the case of the induction motor
drive, the integrated diagnostic system should also be able to detect
faults in the motor, namely stator and rotor faults, bearing faults
and airgap eccentricity. The drive obtained with these new features
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combines the advantages of the matrix converter with the high
reliability
granted
by
the
integrated
and
fault-tolerant
diagnostic/control system.
Acron / Ref
MultilevelConv
Title
Fault Diagnosis in High Power Drives Based on Multilevel Converters
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The aim of this research project is to investigate fault-tolerant
control strategies, proper to be used in high power drives, based on
multilevel topology. Simultaneously, an investigation about the
performance of both power converter and induction motor, in order
to optimize the drive behavior for a post-fault operation, will also be
performed.
Acron / Ref
Title
NANOPEPS
Micro- and Nanopatterning of cross-linkable electro-active polymers
by spin-coating
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This project deals with the optimization of organic electronic
devices, namely photovoltaic cells (PV), light-emitting
diodes
(LEDs) and optical chemical sensors, through the provement of the
organic film morphology and functionality using a low-cost, simple,
and innovative method of patterning at the submicrometric or the
nanoscale.
Our group was recently pioneer in exploring a simple and low-cost
method to prepare patterned films at the submicrometric scale
using cross-linkable electroluminescent polymers also synthesised in
our group. In principle, the method should be scalable to large
substrates and to a broad range of different classes of conjugated
polymers. Basically, it consists on controlling the phase separation
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occurring during the deposition of a solution containing a crosslinkable electro-active polymer and an «inert» polymer, on a
substrate, by spin coating. The main original characteritsic of this
approach
is
that
the
cross-linked
film
is
resistant
against
dissolution, enabling that multilayer devices may be fabricated
utilizing low cost solution techniques. This project proposes i) to
synthesise
new
cross-linkable
semiconducting
polymers
with
chemical properties designed for specific applications; ii) to extend
and to explore the patterning method to those materials to obtain
film morphologies tuned for specific applications iii) to fabricate
efficient devices based on such films. The target devices are:
- PV cells. Semiconducting polymer based-films where electrondonor and -acceptor materials are segregated forming vertical
domains (relative to the electrodes) and these are separated from
less than 20 nm represent the optimal film morphology, because it
minimizes losses in the charge generation and transport to the
electrodes processes. By preparing adequate crosslinkable polymers
and using the referred patterning method, we aim at tuning the
column dimensions (of columnar films) or porous diameter (of
porous films) to obtain ideal nanostructured polymer scaffolds,
where the complementary component (donor or acceptor) can
afterwards be deposited filling the empty spaces. The resultant
arranjement of the two interpenetrating layers should approach the
“ideal” morphology for OPV cells.
- Optical Chemical Sensors. Fluorescent semiconducting polymers
have
shown
an
amplified
response
in
chemosensing
processes. We intend to functionalize the polymer nanopatterned
film to recognise selectively a specific target molecule which acts as
a fluorescence quencher, generating an optical sensor. Since
nanostructures have a huge surface/volume ratio, an even higher
sensitivity is expected. Examples of analytes to investigate are
fluoride, cyanide, and iodide anions resultant from toxic gases, and
metal ions such as Al3+, Pb 2+, and Ag+.
- LEDs. The most efficient organic LEDs are based on multilayered
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devices comprising both charge transport layers and emissive layers
between the electrodes. Besides showing reasonable efficiencies,
such values are still well below the predicted maxima. One approach
for optimization, nearly unexplored so far, consists on the use of
nanopatterned hole-transport layers to increase the contact area for
charge transfer to the emissive layer. Also, there have been reports
demonstrating higher emission efficiency in nanopatterned films, for
which nanopatterning of the emissive layer represents another
approach to optimize LEDs.
Acron / Ref
NHyMat
Title
SolarNHyMat - Nanostructured Hybrid Materials for Solar Cells
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The “SolarNHyMat― project aims to foster essential progress
in the performance of organic solar cells devices by covalent
incorporation of acceptor molecules on the walls of mesoporous
silica nanostructured materials and encapsulation of the donor
polymers on the pores of those same silica materials. The key
scientific objectives of the “SolarNHyMat― project will be (i)
alignment of the acceptors (on the walls) and donors (on the
pores), (ii) maximize the interfacial area and the donor:acceptor
contact, (iii) isolation of the polymer chains into nanoscale domains
leading to a confinement effect, (iv) charge stabilization conduction
along individual chains with spontaneous formation of a gradedindex waveguide, and (v) circumvent oxygen interference. The
expected results for the “SolarNHyMat― project taking into
account the above objectives are (i) avoid phase segregation and
minimize the recombination process, (ii) improve charge separation
and increase carrier’s mobility, (iii) no interchain hopping events
would be required, (iv) improve gain and reduce loss, and (v)
enhance the long term stability
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Acron / Ref
NOVO
Title
Non volatile polymer memories for flexible electronics
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This project aims to investigate the operating mechanism and the
role of phase separation details of non-volatile resistive polymer
memories
based
on
blends
of
conjugated
and
ferroelectric
polymer2.
Acron / Ref
OMeGA
Title
Optical Measurement of Guided Acoustic Waves in Solid Media
Funding
IT
Descript.
The coupling of ultrasound waves into solid media on a material
surface point followed by the wave detection on another point can
be used to infer about the wave propagation conditions. The wave
suffers reflections on the material boundaries, but is attenuated or
diffracted on existing material discontinuities. It is possible to obtain
valuable information about material defects by an accurate analysis
of the wave propagation conditions. In this project we intend to
apply the ultrasound method to establish an experimental method
of defects detection inside solid structures whose structural health
monitoring is of great importance. This is the case of the aircraft
structures, the liquid or gas pipelines in nuclear power plants or
other containers subject to high pressures. To our knowledge, the
most important inspection task at this time is the assessment of
possible internal defects inside the stainless steel containers of the
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).
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Acron / Ref
PQW
Title
The Physics of Quantum Walks
Funding
IT
Descript.
In this project we will focus on bringing the theory nearer to the
experiment, by studying open systems by means of non-unitary
quantum walks, which are usually easier to implement, than their
unitary counterparts
Acron / Ref
Prep-SKA
Title
A Preparatory Phase proposal for the Square Kilometer Array
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
The baseline design for the SKA is an interferometer array capable
of imaging the radio sky at frequencies from ~70 MHz to ~25 GHz,
and providing an all-sky monitoring capability at frequencies below
1 GHz. The telescope is to be built in three phases, and will be able
to carry out significant scientific observations as it is being built.
The concept involves parabolic dishes with innovative feeds to
maximize a combination of spatial and frequency coverage; at lower
frequencies phased arrays can become cost-effective and offer new
operational capabilities. Technological innovation, closely paralleling
commercial IT developments, is the key to the design concepts
under investigation and to the target cost of 1.5 billion Euro. Data
transport rates are likely to be in the range of 100 Giga-bits/sec to
Tera-bits/sec, with Petaflop capacity required for the central
processor. Much of the required technology is currently being
developed in the course of specific design studies (including the EC
funded FP6 SKA Design Study, SKADS) and the construction of
several SKA Pathfinder instruments around the world. The final step
of integrating the accumulated R&D knowledge into a detailed
system design for the SKA, is planned to take place from 2008 to
2011, with the first three years being under the aegis of PrepSKA.
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Acron / Ref
Title
SPEED
Low Power Ultra-High Speed Analogue-to-Digital Converter for
Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communications
Funding
Descript.
FCT/PTDC
The major goal of this project is to design, integrate in a 90nm
CMOS technology and experimentally evaluate a calibration-free 2channel time-interleaved 6-bit 1GS/s CMOS Pipeline ADC with an EE
better than 0.2-0.3 pJ per conversion step and at the same time
achieving a very low die area. Many novel techniques will be
addressed to reach such goal such as, intensive use of passive
structures,
amplifier
sharing,
simple
amplifier
topology
and
exhaustive circuit optimization. A second aim of the project will be
to include, on-chip, an efficient solution for providing built-in selftesting capability.
Acron / Ref
Title
PRODUTECH-PSI-Act2
PRODUTECH-PSI - Activity 2 - NOVOS PRODUTOS E SERVIÇOS
PARA A INDÚSTRIA TRANSFORMADORA
Funding
ADI
Descript.
The aim of this project is the development and implementation of
innovative
methodologies
availability of
production
for
the
analysis
equipment.
of
reliability
The existence
of
and
these
methods will allow more effective management, which leads to an
improvement in the productivity of the production system.
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Acron / Ref
SCALES
Title
SCALES - Simulation Tool for Pipeline ADCs
Funding
Thales Alenia Space
Descript.
Developement of a simulation tool do do architecture study of an
integrated Analog-to-Digital Converter
Acron / Ref
SearchCol
Title
SearchCol: Meta-heuristic Search by Column generation
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Many relevant practical problems can be modeled as combinatorial
optimization problems (COPs). Examples are the definition of routes
for vehicles, schedules for machines, or the dimensioning of
telecommunication networks. Meta-heuristics (MHs), such as tabu
search or genetic algorithms, are the most successful methods in
providing good-quality solutions in reasonable amounts of time for
large-size instances of several COPs. The aim of this project is to
propose
a
new
MH,
entitled
Search
by
Column
generation
(SearchCol), for COPs. SearchCol algorithms will be applied in
specific
problems
from
four
areas:
production
planning
and
scheduling, telecommunications, forest management, and cutting
and packing. The main distinctive feature of SearchCol is that its
ingredients
(such
as
construction
of
solutions,
neighborhood
structures, or crossover operators) are based on column generation
(CG).
We aim at proving that a suitable search strategy (provided by the
hybrid MHs framework) taking advantage of decomposition exact
methods (CG) quickly leads to high-quality solutions for NP-hard
COPs. The evidence is that CG provides tight lower bounds (in
minimization problems) on the optimal value and that the columns
belonging to the restricted master problem define a search space
where high-quality solutions exist. The drawbacks of standard MHs
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(the lack of ameasure of the quality of the solution obtained and the
lack of a well defined stopping criterion) are overcome in SearchCol
since the lower bound provided by CG is available.
Acron / Ref
Title
TIMII
Magnetic
Induction
Tomography
-
High
Resolution
Imaging
Instrumentation
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Develop the Magnetic Induction Tomography technology in all of its
aspects
which
includes
the
Electromagnetic
Direct
Problem
Formulation, the Image Processing Inverse Problem Resolution, the
Instrumentation and the Biomedical applications.
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Running and Concluded Theses
MSc Theses
Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
Design and implementation of a
multilevel converter with fault
2/2011
tolerance, based on the cascaded Hbridge topology.
Jorge Manuel Correia Amplificador Hi-Fi para Audio Portátil de
Nuno Horta
Frederico Cadete
3/2011
Guilherme
Elevada Eficiência
Bruno Miguel
Jorge Manuel Correia
Nuno Horta
Space DCDC - II
3/2011
Tavares Silva
Guilherme
Jorge Manuel Correia
Nuno Horta
Carla Duarte
EVOLUTION - IC Design Automation
4/2011
Guilherme
Utilização de um Rato Óptico como
Artur Lopes
Tiago Jorge
Helena Ramos
Dispositivo de Posicionamento em
4/2011
Ribeiro
Rocha
Testes com Correntes de Foucault
Pedro Ramos
Pedro Xavier
DSP based power quality analyzer
5/2011
Vital Signs monitoring and localization
Octavian
David Vinhas
José Dias Pereira
using weelchair and embedded sensors 5/2011
Postolache
and RFID for wheelchairs'users
Contactless Battery Charger for
André Brandão
Beatriz Borges
Hugo Marques
Supplying Wireless Data Transmission 6/2011
Martins
Electronic Equipment
Diagnosis of faults in electric drives
Marco André de
Sérgio Cruz
based on three-phase induction motors 7/2011
Jesus Lopes
operating in closed-loop
Maria Celeste
Licínio Jorge
Finite Topological Spaces
7/2011
Gouveia
Oliveira Maurício
Maria da
Maria Celeste
Conceição Silva
On the Irreducibility of Polynomials
7/2011
Gouveia
Saraiva
Tiago José
Luis Nero Alves,Dinis Posicionamento por radiofrequência
Luis Nero Alves Ramos Salvador
7/2011
Magalhães Santos
utilizando estações terrestres
de Andrade
André Manuel
Rui Miguel Belo
Transformerless topologies for railway
dos Santos
Leal Toste
7/2011
train power supply
Mendes
Ferreira
Eduardo de
Jennifer Matos
Caracterização e Modelização de Díodos
David Gacio
9/2011
Sousa Saraiva da Cruz
Led
@Portugal: Portal integrado de turismo
Luís Miguel
Tiago do Bem
com sistema de recomendações
10/2011
Martins Nunes
baseado em lógica vaga
António
Javier Rodriguez Cardoso,André
Desempenho do Motor de Indução
António Cardoso
10/2011
Rey
Manuel dos Santos Trifásico com Alimentação Assimétrica
Mendes
João Silva
Jorge Manuel Correia AUDIO II: Amplificador Hi-Fi para Audio
Nuno Horta
11/2011
Carvalho
Guilherme
Portátil de Elevada Eficiência
Autonomous Impedance Measurement
Pedro Ramos
Ricardo Correia
11/2011
System based on dsPIC
David Filipe
Correia
João Carvalho
CMOS Audio DAC
11/2011
Guilherme
Function Generator powered and
Pedro Ramos
André Leitão
11/2011
controlled by USB
Francisco
Mobile Air Quality Measurement
David Quelhas
11/2011
Alegria
Platform
André Manuel
dos Santos
Mendes
Rui Pedro Santos
Ventura
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Supervisor
João Manuel
Patrício
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
Modelação Matemática e Optimização
de um Processo de Reciclagem de
Óleos Lubrificantes Usados
Joana Gonçalves
Jorge Manuel Correia
Space DCDC - III
Guilherme
Pedro Ramos
Ricardo Silva
USB Data Acquisition Board
Elton
Luis Nero Alves,José Amplificadores de Transimpedância
Luis Nero Alves
Nascimento Lima Cura
com Elevada Eficiência Energética
Automation of a Plasma Cutting Robotic
Fernando Lopes Carlos Tavares Inácio Fonseca
Cell
Francisco
Miguel Ângelo
Moisés Simões
Batery Managment System for Formula
Alegria
Silva Guedes
Piedade
Student
Manuel
Fernando
Marco Alexandre
Controlo de um Helicóptero
Martins de
Antunes Mendes
Barros
Anabela
Aníbal Manuel de
Fiber based Access Networks: Planning
Amaro Sousa
Sequeira Damas Oliveira Duarte
and Cost Optimization
Jorge Ricardo
FUNDAMENTAL I - Resultados das
Rui Neves
Rodrigues
Nuno Horta
Empresas
Fonseca
Oleksandr
Rui Neves
Nuno Horta
FUNDAMENTAL II - Notícias
Yefimochkin
Domingos da
Large databases management of space
Diogo Pinheiro
Rui L. Aguiar
Silva Barbosa
missions - the Healpix Viewer
Manuel
Carlos
Joaquim Manuel
Fernando
Ferreira,Manuel
Módulo de Potência para Interface com
Ruivo de Oliveira
Martins de
Fernando Martins de a Rede Eléctrica
Serrano
Barros
Barros
Manuel
Carlos
Fernando
Pedro Miguel
Ferreira,Manuel
Protótipo de veículo eléctrico
Martins de
Lopes Freitas
Fernando Martins de
Barros
Barros
Luis Nero
Krzysztof Marek
Sistema de Gestão de Iluminação em
Luis Nero Alves
Alves,António
Machnicki
Ambientes Industriais
Tavares
Wilson Sousa
Luis Nero Alves,Dinis Sistemas de Comunicação por Luz
Luis Nero Alves
Cerino
Magalhães Santos
Visível Baseados em FPGA
Luis Nero Alves,José Sistemas Inteligentes de Iluminação
Luis Nero Alves Nuno Sá
Cura
Pública
Artur Lopes
João Couto Arez
Sisteme de Medida da Espessura de
Helena Ramos
Ribeiro
Gonçalves
Chapas Metálicas
João Carlos
Rui Casanova
Automated Trading in Forex
Silva
Switching Converter for Audio
Beatriz Borges Rui Santos
Carlos Ferreira
Reproduction
Development and Integration of
Joaquim
Fernando Lopes
Sensors for Industrial Automation and
Varandas
Communications
Octavian
Renato Bito
José Dias Pereira
Suction Meter for Prematures
Postolache
AIDA II: OpAmps Automatic Layout
Jorge Manuel Correia
Nuno Horta
Ricardo Martins
Generator
Guilherme
Nuno Horta
Nuno Horta
Gonçalo Aguiar
Marcio Cabral
Manuel Fernando
Martins de Barros
GENOM2: Optimização do
Dimensionamento de Circuitos
Analógicos com Recurso a Técnicas de
Computação Evolutiva
End
Date
11/2011
11/2011
11/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
1/2012
1/2012
3/2012
3/2012
4/2012
4/2012
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Co- Supervisors
Title
David Filipe Correia
Guilherme
Jorge Manuel Correia
Guilherme
Sistema amplificador de Classe G para
áudio portátil de elevada eficiência
SPACE-DC/DC - II: Conversor DC-DC
para a Industria Aeroespacial
Biomedical Smart Sensores IEEE1451.4
and IEEE1451.5 compatibles for
HealthCare Ubiquitous Systems
CO2 and pH intra-body blood
concentrations for respiratory pacer
Nuno Horta
Álvaro Geraldes
Nuno Horta
Andre Martins
Ribeiro
Octavian
Postolache
João Miguel
Correia Freire
Pedro Silva Girão
Raúl Martins
João Carreiras
Raúl Martins
Rui Neves
António Manuel
Lourenço
Canelas
Nuno Horta
António Luís
Morais Costa da Sérgio Cerqueira
Silva Lopes
André Manuel
Luis Miguel
dos Santos
Antunes Caseiro
Mendes
Paulo Bacelar
Reis Pedreiras
Diego Mendes
Sérgio Cruz
Pedro Camara
Costa
Bruno Miguel
António Cardoso Gomes dos
Santos
Cesar Gomes
Luís Cruz
Luisiane
Fernandes
André Manuel
Filipe Antonio
dos Santos
Carreira Costa
Mendes
António Luís
Morais Costa da Marcos Pinto
Silva Lopes
Pedro Araújo
José Castanheira
4/2012
4/2012
5/2012
5/2012
6/2012
Context-aware Mobile Application for
Automatic Appointment Scheduling and 7/2012
Notification
Control Strategies and Fault Diagnosis
for NPC Multilevel Rectifiers
7/2012
Alexandre Moutela
Nunes da Mota,Paulo Controlador Adaptativo baseado em
7/2012
Bacelar Reis
Xenomai
Pedreiras
Diagnosis of core faults in three-phase
induction motor drives running in
7/2012
closed-loop
Diagnóstico e Análise de Avarias em
Geradores Síncronos de Ímanes
António Cardoso
7/2012
Permanentes Aplicados em Turbinas
Eólicas
André Manuel
Pedro Manuel
dos Santos
Antunes Faria
Mendes
Lopes
Paulo Bacelar
Ricardo Almeida
Reis Pedreiras
Paulo André Pais
João Leite
Fazendeiro
Tiago Luis Leite
Luís Cruz
de Bessa
Ferreira
António Luís
Morais Costa da Luís Cardoso
Silva Lopes
Daniel Marques
Sérgio Cruz
Machado
Paulo Bacelar
Reis Pedreiras
FOREX PATTERN- Prever Mercados de
Futuros de Câmbios usando Padrões
End
Date
Fault Diagnosis in Active Power Filters,
7/2012
based on Multilevel NPC topology.
Fixed Priority Schedulers on a hard-real
7/2012
time Baseband Multiprocessor
Image Segmentation using Focal Point
7/2012
Clustering: a Parametric Analysis
Implementation of Medical Image
Registration Methods in Ophthalmology 7/2012
Software Suite
Mobile Application for Supporting
University Students
Alexandre Moutela
Nunes da Mota
Modelling and simulation of shell-type
power transformers
Monitorização fina do consumo de
energia elétrica usando redes de
sensores sem fios
Multicore implementation of the HEVC
Intra Predictor
7/2012
7/ 2012
7/2012
7/2012
Thermal behavior of a three phase
induction motor with a closed-loop load 7/2012
torque control
Web-based System for the Automatic
Evaluation of Java Programs
WebRun - jogo Web interactivo para
promover a prática desportiva
7/2012
7/2012
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Luís Miguel
Martins Nunes
Luís Miguel
Martins Nunes
Student
End
Date
Learning behavior patterns based on
surveillance images
9/2012
Nuno Antunes
Interactive, Dynamic Timetabling
9/2012
Pedro Cerdeira
Pedro Brandão
Alice Miranda
Luís Miguel
Martins Nunes
Fernando Tim
Tim Janeiro
Pedro Bonifácio
Costa
Luís Miguel
Leitão da Silva
Maria João
Perdigão
Barradas
Carlos Miguel
Schwarz
Gonçalves
Henriques
Beatriz Borges
Title
André Duarte
Luís Miguel
Martins Nunes
Beatriz Borges
Co- Supervisors
Multi-Agent Coordination using
Setplays: Applications in the RoboCup’s 9/2012
2D Simulation League
Poderá a telemonitorização domiciliária
contribuir na redução dos elevados
custos da insuficiência cardíaca para o 9/2012
SNS?
Sancho Moura
Oliveira
Hugo Marques
Profiling Web based users preferences
with Text Mining
Desenvolvimento de um Contador de
Energia Eléctrica Inteligente
9/2012
10/2012
High Frequency Integrated DCDC
10/2012
High Frequency LLC Resonant
Converter
10/2012
MAcBETh I: High Performance
Operational Amplifiers IC Design
Automation based on Pareto Optimal
Front Characteristics
Nuno Horta
Manuel Fernando
Frederico Rocha
Martins de Barros
Ana Charas
Soraia Lourenço Manuel Matos
Beatriz Borges
Fernando Bruno
Hugo Ribeiro,Hugo
Nabais Ferreira
Marques
Franco
Single Stage Converter for Application
in Photovoltaic Pannels
10/2012
Octavian
Postolache
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva Girão
smartHealthCareMobunit - Biomedical
and air quality mobile monitoring and
data management system based on
smart-phone
10/2012
Beatriz Borges
Tiago Mota
Garcia Oliveira
Hugo Marques,Carlos
Switching Audio Amplifier
Ferreira
A Linguistic Framework for Embryo
Viability Assessment
Paulo André Pais
João Silva
Fazendeiro
Rui Neves
Joana Vicente
Guerreiro
Mendes
Jorge Morgado
Ana Coelho
Nuno Horta
João Manuel
Patrício
Bruno Grácio
Beatriz Borges
Pedro Martins
Beatriz Borges
Raúl Miguel
Moisés Simões
Macedo da Silva Piedade
10/2012
New Cross-linkable Donor Polymers for
Nanostructured OPV cells
10/2012
FLOOD - Movimentos de Fundos entre
Mercados
Organic light-emitting diodes on
biocellulose composites
10/2012
11/2012
11/2012
11/2012
Análise e Implementação de Métodos
Numéricos para Resolução de Sistemas
de Equações Lineares de Grandes
12/2012
Dimensões
Converters for Renewable Energy
Sources
12/2012
Interface Inverter Between Eolic
Turbine and AC Mains
12/2012
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Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
Power Supply Based in a Piesoelectric
Transformer
12/2012
Mohamed de
Jesus
Resonant Pole Inverter
12/2012
Inês Sousa
Real time power quality monitoring
system for 3-phase power grid
11/2015
Beatriz Borges
Marco Pinto
Beatriz Borges
Pedro Ramos
Marcelino Santos
Table 30 – List of MSc Theses running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies Area
during 2011
PhD Theses
Supervisor
Edgar Silva
Pereira
Student
Co- Supervisors
Commuting matrices and Deflation
method for Regular matrix pencils
Maria Cecila Rosa
Domingos da
Silva Barbosa
Pierre Delsart
Luís Alcácer
Luis Filipe
Ferreira Morgado
Helena Ramos
Joaquin del Rio
Fernandez
Antoni Manuel
Luis Nero Alves
Navin Kumar
Rui L. Aguiar,Luis
Nero Alves
Jorge Morgado
Ana Lu�sa
Mendon�a
José Dias Pereira
Vítor Manuel
Pedro Silva Girão
Rodrigues Viegas
António Cardoso
Jorge Oliveira
Estima
Eduardo de
Sousa Saraiva
Marina Mendes
Sargento
Domingues
Perdigão
António Manuel
António Cardoso Luzano de
Quadros Flores
Title
Alain Blanchard
Test de modeles d'Énergie Noire et
propriétés physiques des amas de
galaxies
Injecção e transporte de carga em
dispositivos electrónicos orgânicos
Integration of IEEE 1451 with OGCSWE and Ocean Instruments
9/2011
10/2011
12/2011
12/2011
Visible Light Communication Systems
for Road Safety Applications
12/2011
Plastic Optical Fibers doped with
conjugated polymers showing gain
José Marcos Alonso
Álvarez
End
Date
1/2012
Plataformas de Interoperabilidade
1/2012
para Redes de Comunicação Industrial
Análise do Desempenho de Motores
Síncronos de Ímanes Permanentes
Quando Alimentados Através de Um
2/2012
Conversor Tolerante a Falhas
Research and Development on New
Control Techniques for Electronic
2/2012
Ballasts based on Magnetic Regulators
Utilização do Motor de Indução no
Diagnóstico de Avarias em Cargas
Acopladas
2/2012
António Cardoso
Carlos Alberto
Figueiredo Ramos
Aproveitamento Electrotérmico de
Sistemas Fotovoltaicos em Complexos 3/2012
Desportivos
Beatriz Borges
Hugo Ribeiro
Power Factor Correctors
3/2012
Non volatile resistive memories
4/2012
Estabelecimento de Redes de
Comunidades Sobreponíveis
6/2012
Jorge Morgado
Rui L. Aguiar
Tânia Isabel de
Almeida Braz
João Paulo Silva
Barraca
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Student
Co- Supervisors
Natália dos
António Cardoso Santos Gameiro
Gonçalves
Edgar Silva
Fernando Marcos
Pereira
Edgar Silva
Joaquim Manuel
Pereira
Pereira Mateus
Michel Celestino
Paiva Ferreira
David Vaz
Rui L. Aguiar
Mónica Jorge
Carvalho
Figueiredo
Paulo Bacelar
Reis Pedreiras
Milton Armando
Cunguara
Abel João Gomes
Adriano Nunes
Raposo
Pedro Araújo
Nuno Gonçalo
Coelho Costa
Pombo
Title
Fault Tolerance in Switched
Reluctance Motor Drives
6/2012
Matrix Algorithms
6/2012
Metapopulation in Epidemic Models
6/2012
Modeling, Quering and Mining Spatial
Database through Logic Programming 6/2012
Sincronização em Sistemas Integrados
a Alta-Velocidade, Sincronização em
6/2012
Sistemas Integrados a Alta-Velocidade
Tomás Oliveira e
Silva
Adaptive control techniques for
networked embedded systems
Dynamic Geometric Modeling of
Plasmidic DNA for Therapeutical
Purposes
e-pain: information technologies
applied to chronic pain assessment
Research Topic: High Performance
Computing for 3D and 4D Image
Segmentation: Application to
Automatic Detection of Breast Cancer
Resposta farmacológica automática e
Filipe Nuno
em tempo real em pacientes com
Pedro Araújo
Mateus Dias
regurgitação mitral em cuidados
Quinaz
intensivos
Carlos Filipe
ALgoritmos de Optimização para
Luís Merca
Luís Merca
Perquilhas
Modelos de Planeamento de Redes de
Fernandes
Fernandes
Baptista
Transporte
Optimization of the operation of a Ion
Francisco Alegria José Lopes
Implanter
Complexos de metais de transição
Rui Teives
Ana Isabel
Dulce Belo,Rui
com base em ligandos ditiolenos
Henriques
Soares Neves
Teives Henriques
contendo grupos tiofénicos
André Manuel
Fault Tolerant Cascade Multilevel
Toni dos Santos
dos Santos
Inverter For Electric Vehicle
Alves
Mendes
Applications
Bruno Miguel Gil
Intracardiac Rehography by Magnetic
Raúl Martins
Rosa
Induction Tomography
Artur Lopes
Radislav
Signal Processing for NDE in
Michal Kubínyi
Ribeiro
Šmid,Helena Ramos Aerospace,
Switching Audio Amplifiers
Beatriz Borges
Carlos Ferreira
Luís Sá
Maria Manuela
Przemyslaw
Areias da Costa
Lenkiewicz
Pereira de Sousa
Helena
Ramos,Radislav
Šmid
Helena Ramos
Jakub Kral
Octavian
Postolache
Eduardo Pinheiro Pedro Silva Girão
Rui Teives
Henriques
Bruno José
Cardoso Vieira
Eunice de Fátima
Fragoso Ribeiro
Luís Manuel
António Cardoso Ramos de
Oliveira
António Cardoso
End
Date
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
10/2012
10/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
Thickness Measurement Using
Transient Eddy Current Techniques
12/2012
Vital Signals Monitoring Wheelchair
12/2012
Compostos moleculares condutores
com propriedades de comutação e
biestabilidade
Diagnóstico de Avarias em Sistemas
de Energia para Telecomunicações
Fault Diagnosis in Three-Phase
Transformer Windings
1/2013
1/2013
1/2013
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Jorge Morgado
Student
Maria da Graça
Laranjo Mendes
Brotas
Co- Supervisors
Ana Charas
Maria Manuela
Areias da Costa Elga Correira
Pereira de Sousa
Ana Carla Vicente
António Cardoso
Vieira
Title
New materials for organic solar
concentrators and photovoltaic cells
End
Date
3/2013
Ultrasound Breast Image Analysis for
9/2013
Automated Detection of Breast Cancer
Maintenance Management and
Organization of School Buildings
10/2013
Armando Rocha
José Miguel da
Silva Bergano
Luís
Ultra Low Noise Receiver for Space
Cupido,Domingos da
and Ground Applications
Silva Barbosa
10/2013
Pedro Ramos
Luís Filipe
Soldado
Granadeiro
Rosado
Moisés Simões
Piedade
11/2013
Nuno Horta
David Guilherme
Nuno Horta
Mauro Santos
Jorge Manuel
Correia Guilherme
Beatriz Borges
Pedro Braga
Beatriz Borges
José Santos
Gérard Boudol
Ana Gualdina
Almeida Matos
André Manuel
dos Santos
Mendes
Bruno Ricardo
Sérgio Cruz
Oliveira Baptista
Rui Neves
José Manuel
Matias Pinto
Pedro Ramos
José Carlos
Sequeira Martins
dos Santos
Nuno Horta
Nuno Lourenço
Jorge Morgado
Joana Tavares
Farinhas
Ana Charas
Sérgio Cruz
Mohsen
Bandarabadi
André Manuel dos
Santos Mendes
Nuno Horta
Maria Manuela
Areias da Costa Rui Brás
Pereira de Sousa
António Cardoso
Nuno Miguel
Amaral Freire
Maria Manuela
Ricardo Jorge
Areias da Costa
Antunes Bichinho
Pereira de Sousa
Sérgio Duarte
Luís Cruz
Correia
Octavian
Abbas
Pedro Silva Girão
Postolache
AbdolAliPour
Anders Lyhne
Sancho Moura
Miguel Duarte
Christensen
Oliveira
Non-Destructive Testing Based on
Eddy Currents
Amplificadores de Elevado
Desempenho para Áudio,
Amplicadores de Elevado Desempenho
para Áudio
Arquitecturas Reconfiguráveis de
Elevado Desempenho p/ Terminais
Móveis da 4G e 5G
Integrated Switching Audio Amplifier Amplificador Audio Comutado
Integrado
Language Based Security for
Distributed Mobile Code
Thermal Behaviour of a Three-Phase
Induction Motor Fed by a Fault
Tolerant Multilevel Inverter
Optimal Stock Market Investments
Based on Evolutionary Computation
Techniques and Technical Analysis
Development and Implementation of
an Impedance Measuring System
Applied to Viscosity Sensors
Geração e Optimização Automática de
Layout
High efficiency polymer-based
photovoltaics through morphology
control
Fault Tolerance in Multilevel
Converters for Wind Power Generators
Processamento e análise de imagens
ultra-som 2D e 3D: aplicação à
detecção automática do cancro da
mama
Tolerância a Falhas em Accionamentos
Baseados em Geradores Síncronos de
Ímanes Permanentes Aplicados em
Turbinas Eólicas
Human Visual Perception in Image
Compression
12/2013
12/2013
12/2013
12/2013
12/2013
1/2014
2/2014
4/2014
4/2014
7/2014
9/2014
10/2014
11/2014
Signal Processing for Radio Assisted
12/2014
Location Systems
Multiprocessor platform for vital signs
12/2015
and motor activity assesment
TBD
12/2015
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Supervisor
Pedro Ramos
Student
Paulo Ferreira
Co- Supervisors
Pedro Silva Girão
Title
End
Date
Dosimetric and electrical
characteristics of a FFF Linac and
modern Quality Assurance procedures 12/2016
for Intensity Modulated and Rotational
Radiotherapy
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4.4.6
Publications
Applied Mathematics
Book Chapters
- Martins, F.; " Efeito da idade na performance de uma tarefa de antecipaçãocoincidência (Dias G, Mendes R, Clemente F, Rocha R e Martins F) " - Chapter in
Estudos em Desenvolvimento Motor da Criança IV , P Mouroço, O Vasconcelos, J
Barreiros e R Matos , , Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências Sociais e e Centro de
Investigação de Motricidade Humana/IPL, Leiria , 2011 .
- Martins, F.; " Efeito dos constrangimentos no desempenho motor de crianças no
remate de futebol (Martins F, Clemente F, Couceiro M, Dias G e Mendes R) " Chapter in Estudos em Desenvolvimento Motor da Criança IV , P Mouroço, O
Vasconcelos, J Barreiros e R Matos , , Escola Superior de Educação e Ciências
Sociais e e Centro de Investigação de Motricidade Humana/IPL, Leiria , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Pereira, E.; M. Rosa; " A deflation method for regular matrix pencils ", Applied
Mathematics and Computation , Vol. 218 , No. 6 , pp. 2913 - 2920 , November ,
2011 .
- Andreani, R. A.; J. J. Júdice; J. Jose Martinez; J. M. Patrício; " A projectedgradient interior-point algorithm for complementarity problems ", Numerical
Algorithms , Vol. 57 , No. 4 , pp. 457 - 485 , August , 2011 .
- Júdice, J. J.; " Algorithms for linear programming with linear complementarity
constraints ", TOP - Sociedad de Estadística y Investigación Operativa , Vol. 1 , No.
1 , pp. 1 - 22 , September , 2011 .
- Martins, F.; " Best Approximation Pair of Two Linear Varieties via an (In)Equality
by (Fan-Todd) Beesack (M. A. Facas Vicente, Fernando Martins, Cecília Costa, José
Vitória) ", Cornell University Library , Vol. 1 , No. 1108.0858 , pp. 1 - 20 , August ,
2011 .
- Costa-Santos, C. C-S; J. B. Bernardes; L. Antunes; " Complexity and categorical
analysis may improve the interpretation of agreement studies using continuous
variables ", Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice , Vol. 17 , No. 3 , pp. 511 - 514
, June , 2011 .
- Antunes, L.; A. Matos; A. Souto; A. Teixeira; " Entropy Measures vs. Algorithmic
Information ", Entropy , Vol. 13 , No. 3 , pp. 595 - 611 , March , 2011 .
- Gouveia, L.; P. Patrício; A. F. Sousa; " Models for optimal survivable routing with
a minimum number of hops: comparing disaggregated with aggregated models ",
Intrnl. Transactions in Operational Research , Vol. 18 , No. 3 , pp. 335 - 358 , May ,
2011 .
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- Andreani, R. A.; J. J. Júdice; M. Martinez; J. M. Patrício; " On the natural merit
function for solving complementarity problems ", Mathematical Programming , Vol.
130 , No. 1 , pp. 211 - 223 , November , 2011 .
- Alvarez-Vázquez, L. J.; J. J. Júdice; A. M. Aurea Martínez; C. R. Rodríguez; M. E.
Vázquez-Méndez; M. A. Vilar; " On the optimal design of river fishways ",
Optimization and Engineering , Vol. 1 , No. 1 , pp. 1 - 19 , November , 2011 .
- Santos, D.; A. F. Sousa; F. Alvelos; M. Dzida; M. Pióro; " Optimization of link load
balancing in multiple spanning tree routing networks ", Telecommunication Systems
, Vol. 48 , No. 1-2 , pp. 109 - 124 , August , 2011 .
- Gouveia, L.; P. M. Moura; A. F. Sousa; " Prize collecting Steiner trees with node
degree dependent costs ", Computers and Operations Research , Vol. 38 , No. 1 ,
pp. 234 - 245 , January , 2011 .
- Fernandes, L. M.; J. J. Júdice; H. Sherali; A. P. A. P. Antunes; " Siting and Sizing
of Facilities under Probabilistic Demands ", Journal of Optimization Theory and
Applications , Vol. 148 , No. 1 , pp. 1 - 21 , January , 2011 .
- Lopes, M.; J-C. Wolff; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; " Study on the effect of pixel
resolution and blending grade on near-infrared hyperspectral unmixing of tablets ",
Applied Spectroscopy , Vol. 65 , No. 2 , pp. 193 - 200 , February , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Oliveira, J. F.; J. C. Pedro; " Advanced time-domain techniques for strongly
nonlinear RF circuit simulation ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon ,
Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Martins, F.; " Análise às variáveis de produto na execução do serviço de ténis sob
o efeito de um escoamento aerodinâmico induzido (vento artificial) (P. Mendes, F.
Martins, A. M. Facas Vicente, F. Corbi, M. Couceiro, R. Mendes e J. Trovão) ", Proc
Congresso Nacional de Biomecânica , Coimbra , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 49 - 52 ,
February , 2011 .
- Martins, F.; " Analysis of the Performance in the First Tennis Serve Under the
Effect of an Induced Aerodynamic Flow (Wind) (P. Mendes, R. Mendes, F. Martins,
M. A. Facas Vicente, M. J. Coelhoe- Silva, J. P. Fuentes, G. Dias e R. Menayo) ",
Proc Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science , Liverpool , United
Kingdom , Vol. 1 , pp. 305 - 305 , July , 2011 .
- Lopes, M.; J-C. Wolff; NM Mistry; JW Warrack; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "
Comparison of near infrared and Raman hyperspectral unmixing performances for
chemical identification of pharmaceutical tablets ", Proc IEEE GRSS Workshop on
Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing , Lisbon , Portugal , June , 2011 .
- Martins, F.; " Conhecimento matemático para o ensino de futuros professores dos
primeiros anos: os pictogramas (C. Miguel Ribeiro e F. Martins) ", Proc XIII Conf.
Interamericana de Educação Matemática , Recife, Pernambuco , Brazil , Vol. 1 , pp.
CIAEM (Ed.) - CIAEM (Ed.) , June , 2011 .
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- Martins, F.; " Early Years’ Trainee Teachers Mathematical Knowledge for
Teaching: The Case of Bar Graphs (F. Martins e C. Miguel Ribeiro) ", Proc Conf. of
the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education , Ankara ,
Turkey , Vol. 1 , pp. 491 - 491 , July , 2011 .
- Wolff, J-C.; NM Mistry; JW Warrack; M. Lopes; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "
Near-infrared imaging and Raman mapping to understand the bigger picture of a
counterfeit anti-viral medicine ", Proc Federation of Analytical Chemistry and
Spectroscopy Societies - FACSS , Reno , United States , October , 2011 .
- Omar, Y.; " Quantum Private Telecommunications ", Proc National Conf. on
Telecommunications
(Peru)
,
Arequipa
,
Peru
,
Vol.
10.1109/CONATEL.2011.5958672 , pp. 1 - 3 , May , 2011 .
- Martins, F.; " Statistical Significance Analysis of the R-DPSO (M. S. Couceiro, N.
Ferreira, R. P. Rocha, F. M. L. Martins e F. Clemente) ", Proc ISEC - Symposium on
Computational Intelligence for Engineering Systems , Coimbra , Portugal , Vol. 1 ,
pp. CD-ROM - CD-ROM , November , 2011 .
- Martins, F.; " Towards a Correction Metric to the Putting Lip-out (M. S. Couceiro,
G. Dias, F. M. L. Martins e J. A. Luz,) ", Proc ISEC - Symposium on Fractional
Signals and Systems , Coimbra , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 138 - 146 , November ,
2011 .
- Martins, F.; " WHAT CAN WE ALL LEARN FROM THE ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
OF TRAINEES TEACHER’S MKT ABOUT BAR GRAPHS AND PICTOGRAMS? (Fernando
M. L. Martins, C. Miguel Ribeiro e Helena Gomes) ", Proc International Week of
ESEC , Coimbra , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. CD-ROM - CD-ROM , April , 2011 .
IMPACT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ON SOCIETY
Papers in Journals
- Baptista, P. R. ; T.R. Cunha; A. Matias; C. Gama; C. Bernardes; Ó. Ferreira; "
New land-based method for surveying sandy shores and extracting DEMs: The
INSHORE system ", Environmental Monitoring and Assessment , Vol. 182 , No. 1-4 ,
pp. 243 - 257 , February , 2011 .
- Ferreira, M. ; P. d´Orey; " On the Impact of Virtual Traffic Lights on Carbon
Emissions Mitigation ", IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems , Vol. 99 ,
No. 10-2011 , pp. 1 - 12 , October , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Olaverri , C.; K. Bengler; " Impact of cultural diversity on the menu structure
design of Driver Information Systems: a cross-cultural study ", Proc IEEE Intelligent
Vehicles Symp. - IV , Baden Baden , Germany , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , June , 2011 .
- Sebastião, D.S.; D. Ladeira; M.A. Antunes; C. Oliveira; L. M. Correia; " Projecto
monIT - monitorização de radiação electromagnética em comunicações móveis ",
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Proc Sociedade Brasileira de Proteção Radiológica II Congresso de Proteção Contra
Radiações da Comunidade dos Países de Lingua Portuguesa - Radio2011 , Recife,
PE , Brazil , May , 2011 .
- Lucas da Silva, M.; C. Simões; D. Gonçalves; T. Gonçalves; H. Silva; F. Botelho; "
TROCAS: Communication Skills Development in Children with Autism Spectrum
Disorders via ICT ", Proc IFIP TC13 Conf. on Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 6949/2011 , pp. 644 - 647 , September , 2011 .
INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT
Book Chapters
- Silva, H.; S. P. Palma; H. Gamboa; " AAL+: Continuous Institutional and Home
Care Through Wireless Biosignal Monitoring Systems " - Chapter in Handbook of
Digital Homecare , Lodewijk Bos, Adrie Dumay, Leonard Goldschmidt, Griet
Verhenneman and Kanagasingam Yogesan , Springer , , 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; J. M. Dias Pereira; P.M. Girão; G. Postolache; " Distributed Smart
Sensing Systems for Indoor Monitoring of Respiratory Distress Triggering Factors "
- Chapter in Chemistry, Emission, Control, Radioactive Pollution and Indoor Air
Quality , Intech , In-Tech , Rijeka , 2011 .
- Antunes, P.; F Domingues; F Granada; P.S André; " Mechanical properties of
optical fibers " - Chapter in Optical Fibers , Yasin Moh, Sulaiman W. Harun e
Hamzah Arof , In-Tech, 2011 .
- Radil, T.; P.M. Ramos; " Methods for Estimation of Voltage Harmonic Components
" - Chapter in Power Quality , Andreas Eberhard , In-Tech , 2011 .
- , ; L. Bilro; C. Leitão Leitão; P. Antunes; H. Lima; P.S André; R.N. Nogueira; J. L.
Pinto; " Optical Fiber Technology for eHealthcare " - Chapter in Handbook of
Research on ICTs for Healthcare and Social Services , Isabel Maria Miranda & Maria
Manuela Cruz-Cunha, 2011 .
- Alberto,
Nogueira;
Handbook
Miranda &
N.; L. Bilro; P. Antunes; C. Leitão Leitão; H. Lima; P.S André; R.N.
J. L. Pinto; " Optical Fiber Technology for eHealthcare " - Chapter in
of Research on ICTs for Healthcare and Social Services , Isabel Maria
Maria Manuela-Cruz, 2011 .
- Antunes, P.; H. Lima; N. Alberto; L. Bilro; A. Costa; H. Rodrigues Rodrigues; J. L.
Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; H Varum; P.S André; " Optical sensors based on FBG for
structural health monitoring " - Chapter in New Developments in Sensing
Technology for Structural Health Monitoring , Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay ,
Springer, 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; J. M. Dias Pereira; P.M. Girão; " Underwater Acoustic Source
Localization and Sounds Classification in Distributed Measurement Networks " Chapter in Advances in Sound Localization , Pawel Strumillo , In-Tech , Wien ,
2011.
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- Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; J. M. Dias Pereira; " Water Quality Assessment
through Smart Sensing and Computational Intelligence " - Chapter in New
Developments and Applications in Sensing Technology , Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay,
Aime Lay-Ekuakille, Anton Fuchs , Springer , Berlin Heidelberg , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Bilro, L.; J. Oliveira; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; " A reliable low-cost wireless and
wearable gait monitoring system based on a plastic optical fibre sensor ",
Measurement Science & Technology , Vol. 22 , No. 4 , pp. 045801 - 7pp. , April ,
2011 .
- Dias Pereira, J. M.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; " A Smart Measurement and
Stimulation System to Analyze and Promote Non-Nutritive Sucking of Premature
Babies ", Measurement Science Review , Vol. 11 , No. 6 , pp. 173 - 180 , December
, 2011 .
- Faria, J.; V. Machado; M. Neves; " Analysis of the Mutual Inductance in Current
Transformers taking Primary Conductors Eccentricity into Account ", IEEE Trans. on
Magnetics , Vol. 47 , No. 6 , pp. 1719 - 1725 , June , 2011 .
- Alberto, N.; L. Carvalho; H. Lima; P. Antunes; R.N. Nogueira; J. L. Pinto; "
Characterization of different water/powder ratios of dental gypsum using fibre
Bragg grating sensors ", Dental Materials Journal , Vol. 30 , No. 5 , pp. 700 - 706 ,
September , 2011 .
- Oliveira, R.A.; G. R. C. Possetti; C.A.F. Marques; P.T. Neves; K. Cook; R. C.
Kamikawachi; J. L. Fabris; R.N. Nogueira; J. Canning; A. Pohl; " Control of the long
period grating spectrum through low frequency flexural acoustic waves ",
Measurement Science & Technology , Vol. 22 , No. 4 , pp. 045205 - 6pp , April ,
2011 .
- Bergano , JB; F. F. Fernandes; L. Cupido; D. Barbosa ; R. Fonseca ; I. S. V.
Ferreira; B. Grossan; G. F. S. Smoot; " Digital Complex Correlator for a C-band
Polarimetry survey ", Experimental Astronomy , Vol. 30 , No. 1 , pp. 23 - 37 ,
February , 2011 .
- " Digital complex correlator for a C-band polarimetry survey ", Experimental
Astronomy , Vol. 30 , No. 1 , pp. 23 - 37 , May , 2011 .
- Gomes, H.G.; A. R. T. Testera; N.B.C. Carvalho; M. B. Barciela; K. R. Remley; "
Diode Power Probe Measurements of Wireless Signals ", IEEE Trans. on Microwave
Theory and Tech. , Vol. 59 , No. 4 , pp. 987 - 997 , April , 2011 .
- Santos, J.; P.M. Ramos; " DSPIC-BASED IMPEDANCE MEASURING INSTRUMENT ",
Metrology and Measurement Systems , Vol. 18 , No. 2 , pp. 0 - 0 , June , 2011 .
- Neto, V. Neto; J. Santos Santos; N. Alberto; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; J. Grácio
Grácio; " Evaluation of Diamond Coatings on Optical Fibre Sensors for Biological
Use ", Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , Vol. 11 , No. 6 , pp. 5408 5412 , June , 2011 .
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- Carvalho, L.; N. Alberto; P. G. Gomes; R.N. Nogueira; J. L. Pinto; M. H. F.
Fernandes; " In the trail of a new bio-sensor for measuring strain in bone:
Osteoblastic biocompatibility ", Biosensors and Bioelectronics , Vol. 26 , No. 10 , pp.
4046 - 4052 , April , 2011 .
- Lopes, J.; F. Alegria; Redondo; J. R. Rocha; E. A. Alves; " Mass spectrometry
improvement on an high current ion implanter ", Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res.
B , Vol. 1 , No. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Ramos, H. G.; A. L. Ribeiro; M. Kubínyi; " Measuring Interface for an ECT Sysem
", Przeglad Elektrotechniczny , Vol. 87 , No. 7 , pp. 266 - 271 , July , 2011 .
- , ; P.S André; H Varum; P. Antunes; L. Ferreira Ferreira; M. Sousa Sousa; "
Monitoring of the concrete curing process using plastic optical fibers ",
Measurement , Vol. In Press , October , 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; J. M. Dias Pereira; P.M. Girão; " Multi-sensing node architecture
for water quality monitoring ", Instrumentation Viewpoint , Vol. 1 , No. 11 , pp. 66
- 67 , September , 2011 .
- Alegria, F.; " On the Bias of Terminal Based Gain and Offset Estimation Using the
ADC Histogram Test Method ", Metrology and Measurement Systems , Vol. 18 , No.
1 , pp. 3 - 12 , March , 2011 .
- Antunes, P.; H Varum; P.S André; " Paulo Antunes, Humberto Varum e Paulo
André, "Uniaxial fiber Bragg grating accelerometer system with temperature and
cross axis insensitivity ", Measurement , Vol. 14 , No. 1 , pp. 55 - 59 , January ,
2011 .
- Ardeleanu, A. S. A.; P.M. Ramos; " Real time pc implementation of power quality
monitoring system based on multiharmonic least-squares fitting ", Metrology and
Measurement Systems , Vol. XVIII , No. 4 , pp. 543 - 554 , December , 2011 .
- Antunes, P.; Ana M. Rocha; H. Lima; H Varum; P.S André; " Thin bonding wires
temperature measurement using optical fiber sensors ", Measurement , Vol. 44 ,
No. 3 , pp. 554 - 558 , March , 2011 .
- Alberto, N.; C.A.F. Marques; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; " Three-parameter optical
fiber sensor based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating ", The Virtual Journal for
Biomedical Optics , Vol. 6 , No. 1-Jan3 , pp. 6085 - 6091 , January , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Alegria, F.; A Dionísio; F. Almeida; E. Martinho; " 3-D Electrical Resistivity
Imaging as a Smart Monitoring Method for Identification of Moisture Sources in
Stone Cultural Heritage ", Proc European Workshop on Cultural Heritage
Perservation - EWCHP , Berlin , Germany , Vol. 1 , pp. 218 - 223 , September ,
2011 .
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- Bergano , JB; A. Rocha; L. Cupido; D. Barbosa ; " A 5 GHz LNA for a radioastronomy experiment ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa , Portugal ,
pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Freitas, J.; A. Rocha; L. Cupido; D. Barbosa ; " A 5 GHz LNA for a radioastronomy experiment ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisboa , Portugal ,
Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Pavic, B.; P. Daponte; L. de Vito; H. Silva; " A Case Study on Muscle Activation
Analysis in Post-stroke Rehabilitation Patients ", Proc IEEE International Symp. on
Medical Measurements and Applications - MeMeA , Bari , Italy , pp. 360 - 365 , May
, 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; A. L. Ribeiro; H. G. Ramos; " A novel uniform eddy current probe
with GMR for Non Destructive Testing Applications ", Proc Conf. on
Telecommunications - ConfTele , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 5 - 9 , April , 2011 .
- Ramos, H. G.; A. L. Ribeiro; D. Pasadas; T. Rocha; " A SIMPLE DIRECT PROBLEM
SOLVER FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION OF CONDUCTIVE PLATES ", Proc
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - QNDE , Burlington ,
United States , July , 2011 .
- Mariano, F.M.L; M.R. Rogalski; O. Postolache; " A simulation based comparative
study of two broadband probes for NMR of magnetically ordered materials ", Proc
International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST , Palmerston North , New Zealand
, Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 , November , 2011 .
- Dias Pereira, J. M.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; " A Smart Conductivity Sensor with
Temperature and Water Tide Level Compensation capabilities ", Proc International
Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST , Palmerstone North , New Zealand , Vol. 1 ,
pp. 99 - 99 , November , 2011 .
- Sousa, J.; S. P. Palma; H. Silva; H. Gamboa; " [email protected]: a New Home Care
Wireless Biosignal Monitoring Tool for Ambient Assisted Living ", Proc INSTICC
International Living Usability Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and
Applications - AAL , Rome , Italy , January , 2011 .
- Silva, H.; A. Lourenço; R. Tomás; V. Lee; S. Going; " Accelerometry-based Study
of Body Vibration Dampening During Whole-Body Vibration Training ", Proc IEEE
International Symp. on Medical Measurements and Applications - MeMeA , Bari ,
Italy , pp. 98 - 102 , May , 2011 .
- Santos, J.; P.M. Ramos; " Application of Compensation Techniques in a dsPIC
based Impedance Measuring System ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 ,
Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; " Cardiopulmonary Signal Processing of
Users of Wheelchairs with Embedded Sensors ", Proc IEEE International Workshop
on Medical Measurements and , Bari , Italy , Vol. I , pp. 1 - 6 , May , 2011 .
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- Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; G. Postolache; J M Joaquim; " Cardio-Respiratory and
Daily Activity Monitor Based on FMCW Doppler Radar Embedded in a Wheelchair ",
Proc International Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society EMBC , Boston , United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 1917 - 1120 , August , 2011 .
- Silva, H.; A. L. N. Fred; A. Lourenço; " Check Your Biosignals Here: Experiments
on Affective Computing and Behavioral Biometrics ", Proc Portuguese Conf. on
Pattern Recognition - RecPad , Porto , Portugal , October , 2011 .
- Kyriazis, G. A. K.; P.M. Ramos; A.C. Serra; " Comparison between a classical and
a bayesian approach for estimating harmonics of periodic arbitrary signals ", Proc
IMEKO TC4 Symp. , Natal , Brazil , Vol. TC04 , pp. NA - NA , September , 2011 .
- Madeira, R.; O. Postolache; G. Postolache; " Designing Personalized Therapeutic
Serious Games for a Pervasive Assistive Environment ", Proc IEEE International
Conf. on Serious Games and Applications for Health - SEGAH , Braga , Portugal ,
Vol. I , pp. 1 - 11 , November , 2011 .
- Ribeiro, A. L.; H. G. Ramos; " Eddy Current Non-destructive Problem Inversion
when Planar Constant Field Probes are Used ", Proc Review of Progress in
Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - QNDE , Burlington , United States , Vol. 1
, pp. 27 - 27 , July , 2011 .
- Tomás, R.; A. Lourenço; H. Silva; " Efeitos da Vibração Corporal na Activação do
Vastus Lateralis Durante o Agachamento Isométrico e Dinâmico ", Proc Portuguese
Physical Rehabilitation Society Congress - SPMFR , Albufeira , Portugal , March ,
2011 .
- Tomás, R.; A. Lourenço; H. Silva; V. Lee; S. Going; " Effects of Whole-Body
Vibration on Vastus Lateralis Activation During Isometric and Dynamic Squatting ",
Proc World Congress of International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
- ISPRM , San Juan , Puerto Rico , June , 2011 .
- Janeiro, F. M.; F. M. Janeiro; P.M. Ramos; " Efficient Implementation of
Multiharmonic Least-Squares Fitting Algorithms ", Proc IMEKO TC4 Symp. , Natal ,
Brazil , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , September , 2011 .
- Oliveira, C.; D.S. Sebastião; D. Ladeira; M.A. Antunes; L. M. Correia; "
Electromagnetic Fields Measurements in Portuguese Schools ", Proc International
Conf. on Non-Ionizing Radiation and Children Health , Ljubljana , Slovenia , May ,
2011 .
- Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; " Enabling telecare assessment with pervasive sensing
and Android OS smartphone ", Proc IEEE International Workshop on Medical
Measurements and , Bari , Italy , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 , May , 2011 .
- Pasadas, D.; H. G. Ramos; F. Alegria; " Handheld Instrument to Detect Defects in
Conductive Plates with a Planar Probe ", Proc IEEE Instrumentation and
Measurement Technology Conf. , Shangai , China , pp. 144 - 149 , May , 2011 .
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- Martins, RCM; D. Primor Primor; T. Paiva; " High-Performance Groundless
EEG/ECG Capacitive Electrodes ", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Medical
Measurements and Applications - MeMeA , Bari , Italy , Vol. 1 , pp. 503 - 506 , May
, 2011 .
- Janeiro, F. M.; P.M. Ramos; " IMPEDANCE CIRCUIT IDENTIFICATION THROUGH
EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS ", Proc IMEKO TC4 Symp. , Natal , Brazil , Vol. 1 ,
pp. 1 - 1 , September , 2011 .
- Cruz, P.M.; ; N.B.C. Carvalho; " Instrumentação Virtualizada para Tecnologias
Rádio Emergentes ", Proc URSI Seminar of the Portuguese Committee , Lisboa ,
Portugal , Vol. 1 , November , 2011 .
- Rocha, T.; A. L. Ribeiro; H. G. Ramos; " Low-cost Stand-alone System for Eddy
Current Testing of Metallic non-Ferromagnetic Plates ", Proc IEEE Instrumentation
and Measurement Technology Conf. , Shangai , China , pp. 225 - 230 , May , 2011
- Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; " Method for Segmentation of Cardiac
Signals based on Four Parameter Sine Fitting ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE
2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. I , pp. 1 - 4 , April , 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; " Mobile Solution for Air Quality Monitoring and
Respiration Activity Monitoring based on an Android OS Smart Phone ", Proc IMEKO
TC19 Symp , Cavtat , Croatia , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , June , 2011 .
- Ramos, H. G.; A. L. Ribeiro; D. Pasadas; T. Rocha; " MODELING EDDY CURRENT
INSPECTION OF A METALLIC SAMPLE WITH ROUND HOLE DEFECTS ", Proc IMEKO
17th Symposium IMEKO TC 4 - Measurement of Electrical Quantities, 15th
International Workshop on ADC Modelling and Testing, 3rd Symposium IMEKO TC
19 - Environmental Measurements , Natal , Brazil , September , 2011 .
- Antunes, P.; F Domingues; ; ; P.S André; " Monitorização das variações da
topografia de uma praia com sensores de fibra óptica ", Proc MEC2011 Conferência sobre Morfodinâmica Estuarina e Costeira - MEC2011 , Lisboa ,
Portugal , February , 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; J. M. Dias Pereira; " Multi-sensing node architecture
for water quality monitoring ", Proc UPC Workshop Internacial sobre Tecnologia
Marina - 28) MARTECH 2007 , Cadiz , Spain , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , September , 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; E.C. Pinheiro; J. M. Dias Pereira; R. Madeira; G.
Postolache; J M Joaquim; " Multi-usage of Microwave Doppler Radar in Pervasive
Healthcare Systems for Elderly ", Proc IEEE International Instrumentation and
Technology Conf. - I2MTC , Hangzhou , China , Vol. I , pp. 10 - 15 , May , 2011 .
- Postolache, G.; P.M. Girão; O. Postolache; " New insight into arrhythmia onset
using HRV and BPV analysis ", Proc International Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in
Medicine and Biology Society - EMBC , Boston , United States , Vol. 1 , pp. 2691 2694 , September , 2011 .
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- Carretas, L.; J. F. Martins; V. F. Pires; A. J. Pires; P.M. Ramos; F. M. Janeiro; "
Online detection of rotor eccentricity in squirrel cage induction motors ", Proc
IMEKO TC4 Symp. , Natal , Brazil , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , September , 2011 .
- Antunes, P.; H Varum; P.S André; " Optical FBG sensors for static structural
health monitoring”, EASEC12 - Twelfth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural
Engineering and Construction, Hong Kong, 26-28 Janeiro, 2011. ", Proc Twelfth
East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction - EASEC12
, Hong Kong , January , 2011 .
- Postolache, G.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; " Phase shift, coherence, BPV and HRV
before and during self-terminating cardiac arrhythmia ", Proc IEEE International
Workshop on Medical Measurements and , Bari , Italy , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 4 , May ,
2011 .
- Pasadas, D.; T. Rocha; H. G. Ramos; A. L. Ribeiro; " Portable Eddy Current NDT
Instrument Using Two Different Implementations ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE
2011 , Lisboa , Portugal , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Oliveira, C.; D.S. Sebastião; D. Ladeira; G.C. Carpinteiro; M.A. Antunes; L. M.
Correia; " Procedimento de medida em ambientes hospitalares (in Portuguese) ",
Proc URSI Seminar of the Portuguese Committee , Lisboa , Portugal , November ,
2011 .
- Silva, H.; A. Lourenço; N. Paz; " Real-Time Biosignal Acquisition and Telemedicine
Platform for AAL Based on Android OS ", Proc INSTICC International Living Usability
Lab Workshop on AAL Latest Solutions, Trends and Applications - AAL , Rome , Italy
, Vol. , pp. - , January , 2011 .
- Postolache, G.; C. M. Moura; P.M. Girão; O. Postolache; " Rehabilitative
TeleHealthCare for post-Stroke Outcome Assessment ", Proc ICST International
Conf. on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare , Dublin , Ireland , Vol. 1
, pp. 1 - 6 , May , 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; S.A. Antunes; F.A. Tavares; " RF Spectrum Monitoring
and Management System Based on an RF Receiver Multi-server Architecture ", Proc
International Workshop on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing
Systems , Prague , Czech Republic , Vol. 1 , pp. 176 - 179 , September , 2011 .
- Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; " Robust Heart Rate Estimation from
Cardiovascular Signals Unobtrusively Acquired in a Wheelchair ", Proc IEEE
Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conf. , Hangzhou , China , Vol. I ,
pp. 779 - 783 , May , 2011 .
- Viegas, V.V.; P.M. Girão; J. M. Dias Pereira; " Service-Oriented Distributed
Measurement and Control Systems: A Case Study ", Proc International Workshop
on Intelligent Data Acquisition and Advanced Computing Systems , Prague , Czech
Republic , September , 2011 .
- Alberto, N.; C.A.F. Marques; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; " Simultaneous
temperature and refractive index sensor based on a tilted fibre Bragg grating ",
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Proc International Conf. on Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP2011 , Braga
, Portugal , May , 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; J. M. Dias Pereira; G. Postolache; " Smart Walker for
Pervasive HealthCare ", Proc International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST ,
Palmerston North , New Zealand , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 , December , 2011 .
- Silva, H.; A. Lourenço; R. L. Lourenço; P. L. Leite; DPC Antão; A. L. N. Fred; "
Study and Evaluation of a Single Differential Sensor Design Based on Electro-textile
Electrodes for ECG Biometrics Applications ", Proc IEEE Sensors , Limerick , Ireland
, October , 2011 .
- Ribeiro, A. L.; H. G. Ramos; J. Gonçalves; " Thickness Measurement of a
Nonmagnetic Metallic Plate Using Harmonic Eddy Current Excitation and a GMR
Sensor ", Proc IMEKO TC4 Symp. , Natal , Brazil , Vol. CD-ROM , pp. 1 - 6 ,
September , 2011 .
- Li, -; J. Kral; R. Šmid; H. G. Ramos; A. L. Ribeiro; " Thickness Measurement Using
Transient Eddy Current Techniques ", Proc IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement
Technology Conf. , Shangai , China , pp. 138 - 143 , May , 2011 .
- , ; N. Alberto; C.A.F. Marques; P. Antunes; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; " Three
parameters simultaneous measurement with a single TFBG ", Proc Optical Fiber
Sensors Conf. , Ottawa , Canada , May , 2011 .
- Alberto, N.; C.A.F. Marques; P. Antunes; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; " Three
parameters simultaneous measurement with a single TFBG ", Proc Optical Fiber
Sensors Conf. , Ottawa , Canada ,May , 2011 .
- , ; P.M. Cruz; N.B.C. Carvalho; " Two-Tone Measurement Technique to apply on
Mixed-Domain Instrumentation ", Proc URSI Seminar of the Portuguese Committee
, Lisboa , Portugal , November , 2011 .
- Postolache, O.; A. L. Ribeiro; H. G. Ramos; " Uniform Eddy Current Probe
Implementation Using Planar Eexcitation Coil and GMR Sensor Array ", Proc IMEKO
TC4 Symp. , Natal , Brazil , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 , September , 2011 .
- Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; J M Joaquim; C. M. Moura; G.
Postolache; " Wheelchair User’s Cardiovascular Evaluation System to Support
Physiotherapy Sessions ", Proc IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology
Conf. , Hangzhou , China , Vol. I , pp. 369 - 374 , May , 2011 .
Project Reports
- COrE (Cosmic Origins Explorer) A White Paper ", ESA Porposal submission , ,
February , 2011 .
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INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS
Papers in Journals
- Rolo, M. D. Rolo; L.N.A. Alves; E. M. Martins; M. Santos; " A low-noise CMOS
front-end for TOF-PET ", Journal of Instrumentation , Vol. 6 , No. 9 , pp. 8888 9999 , September , 2011 .
Guilherme, DG; J.G. Guilherme; N.H. Horta; " Automatic Topology Selection and
Sizing of Class-D Loop-Filters for Minimizing Distortion Based on an Evolutionary
Optimization Kernel ", Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing , Vol. 68 ,
No. 10.1007/s10470-011-9716-4 , pp. 1 - 12 , July , 2011 .
Quaresma, HJQ; P.M. Santos; A.C. Serra; " Impact of temperature on substrate
coupling in low-doped substrate ", Electronics Letters , Vol. 47 , No. 23 , pp. 1273 1275 , November , 2011 .
Oliveira, A.O.; L. Almeida; ABF Ferrari; " The ARPA-MT Embedded SMT Processor
and Its RTOS Hardware Accelerator ", IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics , Vol. 58
, No. 3 , pp. 890 - 904 , March , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Terra, D.; Navin Kumar; Nuno Rafael Lourenço; L.N.A. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; "
Design, development and performance analysis of DSSS-based transceiver for VLC
", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , April , 2011 .
Figueiredo, M.; R. L. Aguiar; " Dynamic Jitter Accumulation in Clock Repeaters
Considering Power and Ground Noise Correlations ", Proc IEEE International Symp.
on Circuits and Systems - ISCAS , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil , May , 2011 .
- Sousa, P.; C. Duarte; M.B. Barros ; J.G. Guilherme; N.H. Horta; " Optimal OpAmp
Sizing based on a Fuzzy-Genetic Kernel ", Proc Genetic and Evolutionary
Computation Conf. - GECCO , Dublin , Ireland , July , 2011 .
- Silva, N.V.S.; A.O. Oliveira; N.B.C. Carvalho; " Validation of a Flexible FPGAbased LDPC Decoder Through Hardware-Software Co-simulation ", Proc Jornadas
sobre Sistemas Reconfiguráveis - REC , Porto , Portugal , pp. 39 - 42 , February ,
2011 .
- Terra, D.; D. Terra; L.N.A. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; " Visible Light Communication for
Intelligent Transportation in Road Safety Applications ", Proc IEEE IWCMC - IWCMC
, Istambul , Turkey , Vol. 2 , pp. 1111 - 1115 , July , 2011 .
Project Reports
- Terra, D.; Nuno Rafael Lourenço; M. Figueiredo; L.N.A. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; "
D5.1: Visible-light transceiver prototype ", Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro ,
PTDC/EEA-TEL/75217/2006 , March , 2011 .
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- Terra, D.; Nuno Rafael Lourenço; Navin Kumar; L.N.A. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; "
D6.1: Performance evaluation of VIDAS demonstrator ", Instituto de
Telecomunicações Aveiro , PTDC/EEA-TEL/75217/2006 , March , 2011 .
- Terra, D.; Nuno Rafael Lourenço; L.N.A. Alves; R. L. Aguiar; " P5.1: Visible-light
transceiver prototype ", Instituto de Telecomunicações Aveiro , PTDC/EEATEL/75217/2006 , March , 2011 .
LOGICS AND COMPUTATION THEORY
Book Chapters
- Montalto, B. M.; D. Basin; C. Caleiro; " Efficient decision procedures for message
deducibility and static equivalence " - Chapter in Formal Aspects of Security and
Trust - Lecture Notes in Computer Science, volume 6561 , P. Degano, S. Etalle, J.
Guttman , Springer, 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Caleiro, C.; R. Gonçalves; " Abstract valuation semantics ", Studia Logica , July ,
2011 .
- Long, Y.; D. Qiu Qiu; D. Long; " An Efficient Separability Criterion for n-partite
arbitrarily dimensional quantum states ", Intrnl. Journal of Quantum Information ,
Vol. 9 , No. 1 , pp. 1101 - 10112 , September , 2011 .
- " Comment on 'Semiquantum-key distribution using less than four quantum states
", Physical Review A , Vol. 83 , No. 4 , pp. 046302 - 046302 , October , 2011 .
- Zou, X.; D. Qiu Qiu; " Comment on Semiquantum-key distribution using less than
four quantum states ", Physical Review A , Vol. 83 , No. 4 , pp. 046302 - 046303 ,
November , 2011 .
- Long, Y.; D. Qiu Qiu; " Concurrence vectors of multipartite states based on
coefficient matrices ", Quantum Information Processing , Vol. 11 , No. 1 , pp. 1 - 20 , December , 2011 .
Basin, D.; C. Caleiro; J. Ramos; L. Viganò; " Distributed temporal logic for the
analysis of security protocol models ", Theoretical Computer Science , Vol. 412 ,
No. 31 , pp. 4007 - 4043 , July , 2011 .
- Paunkovic, N.; J. Bouda; P. Mateus; " Fair and Optimistic Quantum Contract
Signing ", Physical Review A , Vol. 84 , No. 6 , pp. 062331 - 062331 , December ,
2011 .
Caleiro, C.; M.P.G. Gouveia; J. Ramos; " Hierarchical logical consequence ", Logic
Journal of the IGPL , Vol. 19 , No. 4 , pp. 544 - 565 , July , 2011 .
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Situ, Haozhen; D. Qiu Qiu; " Investigating the implementation of restricted sets of
multiqubit operations on distant qubits: a communication complexity perspective ",
Quantum Information Processing , Vol. 10 , No. 1 , pp. 609 - 618 , May , 2011 .
Caleiro, C.; J. Marcos; " Many-valuedness meets bivalence: Using logical values in
an effective way ", Journal of Mutiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing , July ,
2011.
- Fernandes , G. Falcão; L. Sousa; V. Silva; " Massively LDPC Decoding on Multicore
Architectures ", IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems , Vol. 22 , No. 2 ,
pp. 309 - 322 , February , 2011 .
Qiu, D. Qiu; L. Li; X. Zou; P. Mateus; J. Gruska; " Multi-letter quantum finite
automata: Decidability of the equivalence and minimization of states. ", Acta
Informatica , Vol. 48 , No. 5-6 , pp. 271 - 200 , April , 2011 .
- Matos, A.; J. Cederquist; " Non-disclosure for distributed mobile code ",
Mathematical Structures in Computer Science , Vol. 21 , No. 6 , pp. 1111 - 1181 ,
June , 2011 .
- Sernadas, A.; C. Sernadas; J.R. Rasga; " On combined connectives ", Logica
Universalis , Vol. 5 , No. 2 , pp. 205 - 224 , March , 2011 .
- Caleiro, C.; L. Viganò; MV Volpe; " On the mosaic method for many-dimensional
modal logics: a case study combining tense and modal operators ", Logica
Universalis , January , 2011 .
- Barisch, M. B.; M. Coniglio; C. Sernadas; " Preservation by fibring of the finite
model property ", Journal of Logic and Computation , Vol. 21 , No. 2 , pp. 375 - 402
, March , 2011 .
- Sernadas, A.; C. Sernadas; " Preservation by fibring of the finite model property
", Journal of Logic and Computation , Vol. 21 , No. 2 , pp. 375 - 402 , April , 2011 .
- Lin, Q.; D. Long; D. Qiu Qiu; " Sharing a quantum secret without a trusted party
", Quantum Information Processing , Vol. 10 , No. 1 , pp. 97 - 106 , May , 2011 .
- Zheng, S.; L. Li; D. Qiu Qiu; " Two-Tape Finite Automata with Quantum and
Classical States ", Intrnl. Journal of Theoretical Physics , Vol. 2011 , No. 50 , pp.
1262 - 1281 , September , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Matos, A.; A. T. Teixeira; A. Souto; " Distinguishing probability ensembles ", Proc
Computability in Europe - CIE , Sofia , Bulgaria , pp. 155 - 164 , June , 2011 .
- Montalto, B. M.; D. Basin; C. Caleiro; " FAST - An efficient decision procedure for
deduction and static equivalence ", Proc International Conf. on Rewriting
Techniques and Applications - RTA , Novi Sad , Serbia & Montenegro , Vol. 10 , pp.
11 - 20 , July , 2011 .
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POWER ELECTRONICS AND POWER SYSTEMS
Book Chapters
- Estima, J. O.; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Comparison of Different Modulation Strategies
Applied to PMSM Drives Under Inverter Fault Conditions " - Chapter in Technological
Innovation for Sustainability , Luis M. Camarinha-Matos , Springer , Boston , 2011 .
Papers in Journals
- Estima, J. O.; A. J. M. Cardoso; " A new approach for real-time multiple opencircuit fault diagnosis in voltage source inverters ", IEEE Trans. on Industry
Applications , Vol. 47 , No. 6 , pp. 2487 - 2494 , December , 2011 .
- Fabbri, G.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; L. C. Castrica; " A Software Tool for
the Evaluation of the Behaviour of Bioelectrical Currents ", Journal of Systemics,
Cybernetics and Informatics , Vol. 9 , No. 3 , pp. 79 - 84 , May , 2011 .
- Buiatti, G. M. Buiatti; A.M.R. Amaral; A. J. M. Cardoso; " A Very Simple
Experimental Technique for Characterizing and Diagnosing Electrolytic Capacitors ",
Intrnl. Journal of Electrical Engineering Education (IJEEE) , Vol. 48 , No. 1 , pp. 17 33 , January , 2011 .
- Cruz, S. M. A. ; M. Ferreira; A. M. S. Mendes; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Analysis and
Diagnosis of Open-Circuit Faults in Matrix Converters ", IEEE Trans. on Industrial
Electronics , Vol. 58 , No. 5 , pp. 1648 - 1661 , May , 2011 .
- Machado, V.; M. E. Pedro Pedro; J. Faria; D. Van Dommelen Dommelen; "
Magnetic Field Analysis of Three-Conductor Bundles in Flat and Triangular
Configurations with the Inclusion of Proximity and Skin Effects ", Electric Power
Systems Research , Vol. 81 , No. 11 , pp. 2005 - 2014 , November , 2011 .
- Perdigão, M.; J. Álvarez; D. Gacio Gacio; E. S. Saraiva; " Magnetically Controlled
Electronic Ballasts With Isolated Output: The Variable Transformer Solution ", IEEE
Trans. on Industrial Electronics , Vol. 58 , No. 9 , pp. 4117 - 4129 , September ,
2011 .
- Ribeiro, H.R.; B. Borges; " New Optimized Full-Bridge, Single Stage AC/DC
Converters ", IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics , Vol. 58 , No. 6 , pp. 2397 2409 , June , 2011 .
- Álvarez, J.; M. Perdigão; D. Gacio Gacio; E. S. Saraiva; " Optimizing Universal
Ballasts Using Magnetic Regulators and Digital Control ", IEEE Trans. on Industrial
Electronics , Vol. 58 , No. 7 , pp. 2860 - 2871 , July , 2011 .
- Boccaletti, C. B.; L. Petrucci; " Parametric Analysis of Axial Flux Wind Generators
Focused on Total Harmonic Distortion Evaluation ", IET Renewable Power
Generation , Vol. 5 , No. 2 , pp. 148 - 159 , March , 2011 .
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- Oliveira, L. M. R.; A. J. M. Cardoso; S. M. A. Cruz; " Power transformers winding
fault diagnosis by the on-load exciting current Extended Park’s Vector Approach ",
Electric Power Systems Research , Vol. 81 , No. 6 , pp. 1206 - 1214 , June , 2011 .
- Ribeiro, H.R.; B. Borges; " Techniques to obtain single-stage power supplies with
power factor correction (PFC) ", Intrnl. Journal of Electronics , Vol. 98 , No. 4 , pp.
487 - 504 , April , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Estima, J. O.; A. J. M. Cardoso; " A Fault-Tolerant Permanent Magnet
Synchronous Motor Drive with Integrated Voltage Source Inverter Open-Circuit
Faults Diagnosis ", Proc European Conf. on Power Electronics and Applications ,
Birmingham , United Kingdom , pp. 1 - 10 , August , 2011 .
- Fabbri, G.; M. Paschero; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; F. M. F. Mascioli; " A
Genetic Algorithm Based Battery Model for Stand Alone Radio Base Stations
Powering ", Proc IEEE Industry Telecommunications Energy Conf. - INTELEC ,
Amsterdam , Netherlands , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 8 , October , 2011 .
- Fabbri, G.; C. B. Boccaletti; F. M. F. Mascioli; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Adding ICT to
Transportation Systems: Monitoring and Management System for the Electric
Vehicle Fleet on the Island of Ventotene ", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Computer Science and Information Technology - ICCSIT , Chengdu , China , Vol. 1 ,
pp. 403 - 407 , June , 2011 .
- Mendes, A. M. S.; R. Rocha Rocha; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Analysis of a Railway
Power System Based on Four Quadrant Converters Operating Under Faulty
Conditions ", Proc IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conf. , Niagara
Falls , Canada , Vol. CDROM , pp. 1 - 6 , May , 2011 .
- Freire, Nuno M. A.; J. O. Estima; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Comparison of Distinct
Modulation Techniques Applied to PMSG Drives for Wind Turbine Applications Under
Faulty Operating Conditions ", Proc International Conf. on Clean Electrical Power ICCEP , Ischia , Italy , pp. 1 - 6 , June , 2011 .
- Freire, Nuno M. A.; J. O. Estima; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Comparison of PMSG Drives
Based on Vector Control and Direct Control Techniques for Wind Turbine
Applications ", Proc Portuguese-Spanish Conf. in Electrical Engineering , Ponta
Delgada , Portugal , pp. 1 - 6 , June , 2011 .
- Marques, H.S.; B. Borges; P.M. Ramos; A. Martins; " Contactless Battery Charger
for Composite Humidity and Temperature Wireless Sensors ", Proc EUROCON and
CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 1 , April , 2011 .
- Marques, H.S.; B. Borges; " Contactless Battery Charger with High Relative
Separation
Distance
and
Improved
Efficiency
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Proc
International
Telecommunications Energy Conf. , Amsterdam , Netherlands , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 5 ,
October , 2011 .
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- Fabbri, G.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; A. Girimonte; " Control and
Optimisation of Power Consumption in Radio Base Stations ", Proc IEEE Industry
Telecommunications Energy Conf. - INTELEC , Amsterdam , Netherlands , Vol. 1 ,
pp. 1 - 6 , October , 2011 .
- Baptista, B. Baptista; A. M. S. Mendes; S. M. A. Cruz; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Effects
of Static Eccentricity on the Temperature Distribution in a Three-Phase Induction
Motor ", Proc Portuguese-Spanish Conf. in Electrical Engineering , Ponta Delgada ,
Portugal , Vol. CDROM , pp. 1 - 5 , June , 2011 .
- Quispe, E. Q.; X. Fernández; A. M. S. Mendes; A. J. M. Cardoso; J. A. Palacios; "
Experimental Study of the Effect of Positive Sequence Voltage on the Derating of
Induction Motors under Voltage Unbalance ", Proc IEEE International Electric
Machines and Drives Conf. , Niagara Falls , Canada , Vol. 1 , pp. 918 - 922 , May ,
2011 .
- Ventura, R.V.; A. M. S. Mendes; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Fault Detection in multilevel
cascaded inverter using Park’s Vector Approach with balanced battery power usage
", Proc European Power Electronics Conf. - EPE , Birmingham , United Kingdom ,
Vol. CDROM , pp. 1 - 5 , August , 2011 .
- Freire, Nuno M. A.; J. O. Estima; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Multiple Open-Circuit Fault
Diagnosis in Voltage-Fed PWM Motor Drives Using the Current Park’s Vector Phase
and the Currents Polarity ", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Diagnostics for
Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives , Bologna , Italy , pp. 1 - 8 ,
September , 2011 .
- Ribeiro, E.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; " Power Conditioning and Energy
Management in a Renewable Energy Based Hybrid System for Telecommunications
", Proc International Telecommunications Energy Conf. , Amsterdam , Netherlands ,
Vol. 1 , pp. 1 - 9 , October , 2011 .
- Ribeiro, E.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; " Power Converters Analysis in a
Renewable Energy Based Hybrid System with Hydrogen Storage ", Proc IET
Renewable Power Generation - RPG , Edinburgh , United Kingdom , Vol. 1 , pp. 1 6 , September , 2011 .
- Petrucci, L.; G. Fabbri; C. B. Boccaletti; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Powering and Cooling
of a Server Room Using a Hybrid Trigeneration System ", Proc IEEE International
Conf. on Computer Science and Information Technology - ICCSIT , Chengdu , China
, Vol. 1 , pp. 398 - 402 , June , 2011 .
- Estima, J. O.; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Single Power Switch Open-Circuit Fault
Diagnosis in Voltage-Fed PWM Motor Drives by the Reference Current Errors ", Proc
IEEE International Symp. on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics
and Drives , Bologna , Italy , pp. 1 - 8 , September , 2011 .
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TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS
Papers in Journals
- Pereira, A. T. P.; P. N. Novo; M. P. Prazeres; V. C. Chu; J. P. C. Conde; "
Heterogeneous immunoassays in microfluidic format using fluorescence detection
with integrated amorphous silicon photodiodes ", Biomicrofluidics Journal , Vol. 5 ,
No. 1 , pp. 014102 - 014102-13 , February , 2011 .
- Romão, R. I. S. ; Q. Ferreira; J. Morgado; J. Martinho; A. M. P. S. Gonçalves da
Silva; " Nanopatterning in Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers of a thermoresponsive
double hydrophilic block copolymer studied by AFM ", Journal of Nanoscience and
Nanotechnology , Vol. 11 , No. 4 , pp. 3151 - 3161 , April , 2011 .
- Farinhas, J.; Q. Ferreira; R. Paolo; L.A. Alcácer; J. Morgado; A. Charas; "
Nanostructured donor/acceptor interfaces in photovoltaic cells using columnar-grain
films of a cross-linked poly(fluorene-alt-bithiophene) ", Journal of Materials
Chemistry , Vol. 21 , No. 33 , pp. 12511 - 12519 , September , 2011 .
- Vicente, C.; R. A. Sá Ferreira; E. Pecoraro; P.S André; L. D. Carlos; " Optical
filters and resonant cavities based on di-ureasil organic–inorganic hybrids ", Journal
of Sol Gel Science and Technology , Vol. 59 , No. 3 , pp. 475 - 479 , August , 2011
- Khalil, G. K.; A. M. A. Adawi; B. Robinson; A. J. C. Cadby; W. C. T. Tsoi; J-S. Kim;
A. Charas; J. Morgado; D. L. Lidzey; " Spectroscopy and Single-Molecule Emission
of a Fluorene-Terthiophene Oligomer ", Journal of Physical Chemistry B , Vol. 115 ,
No. 42 , pp. 12028 - 12035 , October , 2011 .
- Ferreira, Q. ; L.A. Alcácer; J. Morgado; " Stepwise preparation and
characterization of molecular wires made of zinc octaethylporphyrin complexes
bridged by 4,4-bipyridine on HOPG ", Nanotechnology , Vol. 22 , No. 43 , pp.
435604 - 435610 , October , 2011 .
- Charas, A.; A. Mendonça; J. C. Clark; L. B. Bazzana; A. N. Nocivelli; G. L.
Lanzani; J. Morgado; " Stimulated Emission and Ultrafast Optical Switching in a
Ter(9,9-spirobifluorene)-co-methylmethacrylate Copolymer ", Journal of Polymer
Science Part B: Polymer Physics , Vol. 49 , No. 1 , pp. 52 - 61 , January , 2011 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
- Alcácer, L.A.; J. Morgado; Q. Ferreira; E. Pecoraro; " Biocellulose Based Materials
for Organic Field Effect Transistors ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon ,
Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Morgado, L.; J. Morgado; " EFFECT OF CHARGE TRAPPING DOPANTS ON THE
CURRENT AND EFFICIENCY OF POLYFLUORENE-BASED LEDS (Abstract Only) ", Proc
Electronic and Related Properties of Organic Systems , Vilnius , Lithuania , July ,
2011 .
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- Ferreira, Q. ; J. Morgado; " Electrical Properties of a Single Molecule ", Proc Conf.
on Telecommunications - ConfTele , Lisboa , Portugal , April , 2011 .
- Matos, M.; Q. Ferreira; R. T. Henriques; J. Morgado; M.A. Afonso; R.S. Silva; M.
Almeida; " ELECTROCRYSTALLISATION UNDER MAGNETIC FIELD OF PERYLENE
COMPOUNDS ", Proc Conf. of International Society of Electrochemistry - RSEQ - ISE
2011 , Murcia , Spain , September , 2011 .
- Ferreira, Q. ; L.A. Alcácer; J. Morgado; " Fabrico de fios moleculares por selfassembly controlado por STM ", Proc Encontro Nacional da SPQ , Braga , Portugal ,
, July , 2011 .
- Pereira, A. T. P.; Q. Ferreira; E. Pecoraro; C. S. R. F. Ferreira; S. C. M. F.
Fernandes; C. P. N. Neto; A. J. D. Silvestre Silvestre; J. Morgado; L.A. Alcácer; "
Inkjet-printed organic field-effect transistors using bacterial cellulose materials ",
Proc International Symp. on Flexible Organic Electronics - IS-FOE09 , Thessaloniki ,
Greece , July , 2011 .
- Ferreira, Q. ; L.A. Alcácer; J. Morgado; " Molecular wires of zinc
octaethylporphyrins and bipyridines prepared at the tetradecane/HOPG interface ",
Proc International SPM usermeeting , Les Ulis , France , May , 2011 .
- Charas, A.; J. Farinhas; Q. Ferreira; R. Paolo; J. Morgado; " Organic photovoltaic
cells based on structured layers of cross-linked donor polymers and fullerene ", Proc
European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) - Spring Meeting - E-MRS , Nice ,
France , May , 2011 .
- Farinhas, J.; Q. Ferreira; R. Paolo; A. Charas; J. Morgado; " Organic photovoltaic
cells with nanostructured films of cross-linked conjugated polymers ", Proc SPOF
International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics - AOP 2011 ,
Braga , Portugal , May , 2011 .
- Charas, A.; J. Farinhas; Q. Ferreira; R. Paolo; J. Morgado; " Organic Photovoltaic
Cells with Nanostructured Polymer Layers ", Proc Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
XXII Encontro Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Química - XXIIENSPQ , Braga ,
Portugal , July , 2011 .
- Farinhas, J.; Q. Ferreira; A. Charas; J. Morgado; " Organic photovoltaic cells with
structured interfaces ", Proc EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011 , Lisbon , Portugal ,
April , 2011 .
- Farinhas, J.; A. Charas; Q. Ferreira; R. Paolo; J. Morgado; " Organic Photovoltaics
with Nanostructured Interfaces Prepared from a Cross-linked Polyfluorene ", Proc
International Conf. on Materials for Advanced Technologies - ICMAT , Singapore ,
Singapore , June , 2011 .
- Ferreira, Q. ; L.A. Alcácer; J. Morgado; " Zinc-octaethylporphyrin/bipyridine
molecular wires on HOPG ", Proc International Conf. on Materials for Advanced
Technologies - ICMAT , Singapore , Singapore , June , 2011 .
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4.4.7
Other Achievements
Prototypes
-
Girão, P.M.; O. Postolache; " Smart Bracelet ", 000 , June , 2011 .
Patents
- Araújo, P.A.; J.M.O. Oliveira; A. Lebres; C.N. Nunes; " “Thermometer for
prolonged monitoring of vaginal temperature” (pending) ", 105089 , June , 2011 .
- P.S André; P. Antunes; H Varum; " Acelerómetro e inclinómetro bidimensional
óptico baseado em redes de difracção gravadas em fibras ópticas ", Pendente ,
August , 2011 .
- Faria, J.; " Dispositivo formado por uma linha magnética de transmissão, para uso
em circuitos integrados, para aplicações na tecnologia terahertz ", 106056
(Portugal) , December , 2011 .
Garcia, N. M. ; " Gerador para transformação da energia cinética de um gás
emnergia eléctrica ", Portugues Patent 105703, pending , May , 2011 .
Garcia, N. M. ; P. S. Sousa; M. C. B. Castelo Branco; " Máquina de avaliação do
estado de saúde através dos métodos conjuntos de auto-semelhança e entropia ",
Portuguese Patent 105403, pending , November , 2011 .
- Ferreira, ; P.S André; P. Antunes; E. Pecoraro; L. D. Carlos; N. Santos; J. Santos;
A. Barros Barros; " Sensor óptico baseado em fibras fotónicas e materiais híbridos
orgânicos-inorgânicos para monitorização do nível de humidade relativa ", Pendente
, September , 2011 .
- P.S André; H Varum; P. Antunes; E. Pecoraro; Ferreira; L. D. Carlos; " Sensor
óptico baseado em redes de difracção para monitorização do nível de humidade
relativa e temperatura em estruturas de engenharia civil ", Pendente , September ,
2011 .
Awards
- Marques, H.S.; B. Borges; " Best Poster Award ", Contactless Battery Charger
with High Relative Separation Distance and Improved Efficiency atribuido na 33rd
International Telecommunications Energy Conference – INTELEC, Amsterdam,
Netherlands , 01-10-2011 .
- Freire, Nuno M. A.; J. O. Estima; A. J. M. Cardoso; " Best Paper Award ", 12th
Portuguese-Spanish Conf. in Electrical Engineering, Ponta Delgada, Portugal , 0107-2011 .
- Pereira, A. T. P.; Q. Ferreira; E. Pecoraro; C. S. R. F. Ferreira; J. Morgado; L.A.
Alcácer; " Inkjet printing of organic field-effect transistors using biocellulose
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derivative materials ", Best poster in the XXII Encontro Nacional da SPQ , 01-072011 .
- Pinheiro, E.C.; " Outstanding Reviewer of 2010 ", IEEE Transactions on
Instrumentation
and
Measurement
,
01-02-2011
.
- Faria, J.; " IEEE Fellow ", Fellow IEEE , 01-01-2011 .
Miscellaneous
- Gouveia, M. C.G.; " PhD Thesis Jury ", Contradomínios numéricos em espaços de
Hilbert e em espaços de Krein ", , 01-12-2011 .
- Barbosa , D.; " Member of Advisory Committee ", COrE - Cosmic Origins Explorer
", an M3 propossal submitted to ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2015 , 01-11-2011 .
- Mendes, J. C.; J. C. Grácio; DMS Santos; " Invited Talks ", Increasing the
performance of wireless sensors for the automotive industry with nanodiamond
coatings ", http://www.bitconferences.com/nano2011/default.asp , 01-10-2011 .
- Martins, F.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", UMA EXPERIÊNCIA DE APRENDIZAGEM COM O
GEOGEBRA NO 8.º ANO DE ESCOLARIDADE: O ESTUDO DA MEDIATRIZ ", UTAD Vila Real , 01-10-2011 .
- Oliveira, A.O.; " Member of Technical Committee ", The 5th International
Conference on Advances in Circuits, Electronics and Micro-electronics ", CENICS
2011 , 01-08-2011 .
- Oliveira, A.O.; " Member of Technical Committee ", The 6th IEEE International
Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems – Västerås, Suécia ", SIES 2011 , 0106-2011 .
- Couto, R. G. C.; N. M. Garcia; " Technical Audit ", CE Marking - A synthesis of the
conformance CE marking on medical devices ", , 01-03-2011 .
- Marques, H.S.; " Seminars ", Transmissão de Energia sem Contacto ", I Fórum de
Energia Electrotécnica – Ciclo de Conferências da Semana da FECN, Auditório
Agostinho da Silva , 01-03-2011 .
4.4.8
Other Contributions
Conference Committees
- APDIO Workshop Investigação Operacional na Robótica, Conference Chairman,
Joaquim Júdice, 01-01-2011
- International Telecommunications Energy Conf., Scientific Committee, Beatriz
Borges, 01-01-2011
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- Optimization, Scientific Committee, Joaquim Júdice, 01-01-2011
- Doctoral Conf. on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems - DOCEIS,
Technical Programme Committee, António Cardoso, 01-01-2011
- Portuguese-Spanish Conf. in Electrical Engineering, Scientific Committee, António
Cardoso, 01-01-2011
- IEEE International Symp. on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics
and Drives, Scientific Committee, António Cardoso, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conf., Technical Programme
Committee, Pedro Silva Girão, 01-01-2011
- Joint IMEKO TC11 TC19 TC20 International Symposia Metrological Infrastructure
Environmental and Energy Measurements, International Symposium of Energy
Agencies
of
Mediterranean
Countries,
Mediterranean
Industry
of
the
Sun,
Organizing Committee, Pedro Silva Girão, 01-01-2011
- Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI , Scientific
Committee, Paulo André Pais Fazendeiro, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Symp. Series on Computational Intelligence - SSCI, Technical Programme
Committee, Paulo André Pais Fazendeiro, 01-01-2011
- Workshop sobre o Ensino da Investigação Operacional, Organizing Committee,
João Manuel Patrício, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conf., Technical Programme
Chairman, António Cruz Serra, 01-01-2011
-
Portuguese
Conf.
on
Artificial
Intelligence
-
EPIA,
Technical
Programme
Committee, Cristina Olaverri , 01-01-2011
- EUROCON and CONFTELE 2011, Organizing Committee, Beatriz Borges, 01-012011
- Encuentro Ibérico de Electromagnetismo Computacional - EIEC , Organizing
Committee, João Carlos Roquete Fidalgo Canto, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Electromagnetic Fields, Health and Environment - EHE'06,
Scientific Committee,
Vitor Manuel
de
Oliveira
Maló Machado,
01-01-2011
- Curso em Optimização Semidefinida: (Semi)Definitely the Future!, Conference
Chairman, Joaquim Júdice, 01-01-2011
-
Workshop
Investigação
Operacional
nas
Telecomunicações,
Organizing
nas
Telecomunicações,
Organizing
Committee, Joaquim Júdice, 01-01-2011
-
Workshop
Investigação
Operacional
Committee, Luís Merca Fernandes, 01-01-2011
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- Olimpíadas de Matemática da Lusofonia, Organizing Committee, Luís Merca
Fernandes, 01-01-2011
- Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC, Scientific Committee, Amaro Sousa,
01-01-2011
-
Jornadas
sobre
Sistemas
Reconfiguráveis
-
REC,
Technical
Programme
Committee, Arnaldo Silva Rodrigues de Oliveira, 01-01-2011
- IEEE Real-Time Systems Symp. - RTSS, Technical Programme Chairman, Luis
Miguel Pinho de Almeida, 01-01-2011
- Radionet, IT, SPDO, Nexpress-FP7, TICE The Growing Demands on Connectivity
and Information processing in Radio Astronomy from VLBI to SKA - VLBI2SKA,
Scientific Committee, Domingos da Silva Barbosa , 01-05-2011
- ASTRON, RadioNet, SPDO, SKA-AAVP, FP7 AAVP2011: Taking the AA programme
into SKA Pre-Construction - AAVP 2011, Scientific Committee, Domingos da Silva
Barbosa , 01-12-2011
- Workshop on Space Tecnhologies and Synergies with Technological Poles,
Organizing Committee, Domingos da Silva Barbosa , 01-11-2011
- International Conf. on Engineering UBI2011 – “Innovation and Development”,
Scientific
Committee,
Fernando
Manuel
Lourenço
Martins,
01-01-2011
- Portuguese-Spanish Conf. in Electrical Engineering, Scientific Committee, Vitor
Manuel de Oliveira Maló Machado, 01-01-2011
- International Conf. on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - ICAART, Technical
Programme Committee, Luís Miguel Martins Nunes, 01-01-2011
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