Research

Research projects.

Coding and Signal Processing for Emerging Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (CARMEN)

Funded by: 
Ministerio Economia y Competitividad (TEC2016-75067-C4-4-R)
Duration: 
2017-2019

CARMEN is a three-year (2017-2019) research project sponsored by Gobierno de España (TEC2016-75067-C4-1-R). CARMEN addresses two major trends in current wireless networks: radio interfaces with unprecedented high data rates and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN).

COMONSENS Network (TEC2015-69648-REDC)

Funded by: 
Ministerio Economia y Competitividad
Duration: 
2016-2017

The COMONSENS Network aims at the fertilization of the research collaboration links initiated and developed during the COMONSENS project both among the 10 participating research groups in Spain and with external participants and networks. The COMONSENS project, www.comonsens.org, involved 135 researchers and surpassed all originally agreed performance objectives. The COMONSENS Network will continue the biannual COMONSENS workshops, which took place between 2009 and 2014.

Advanced Machine Learning Techniques for Pattern Recognition in Time Series (PRISMA)

Funded by: 
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (TEC2014-57402-JIN)
Duration: 
2015-2017

The goal of PRISMA is to advance the state of the art in machine learning theory and algorithms that exploit temporal information. PRISMA aims to develop a general probabilistic framework to deal with temporal dynamics in time series, based on Bayesian graphical models for temporal pattern recognition. Furthermore, PRISMA aims to extend the state-of-the-art in kernel methods and machine learning algorithms that deal explicitly with the temporal variable in pattern recognition problems. The developed theoretical framework will be evaluated in applications from several key areas of the modern digital society.

Radio Access Techniques for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks (RACHEL)

Funded by: 
MINECO, TEC2013-47141-C4-3-R
Duration: 
2014-2016

Mobile communications market forecasts an exponential growth of mobile subscriptions and data traffic over the next few years. Such trend is driven by a new generation of wireless users equipment, the proliferation of data rate intensive applications and machines willing to communicate over the mobile networks. Conventional approaches to design cellular networks such as increasing the number of macrocell sites, or enhancing the macrocell radio access features, are widely believed to be insufficient to avoid the foreseeable collapse of currently deployed mobile networks.

Cooperative and cognitive strategies for interference management in wireless communication networks (COSIMA)

Funded by: 
Miccin, Plan Nacional I+D+i, (TEC2010-19545-C04-03)
Duration: 
2011-2013

The objective of COSIMA is the development of novel communication methods at the physical layer level for the interference management in wireless communication networks. Specifically, COSIMA focuses on two paradigms that, undoubtedly, will be key ingredients of future wireless networks: cooperation and cognition. Cooperative strategies are those in which several transmitters and/or receivers coordinate among them to improve efficiency or increase their performance inside a wireless network.

Foundations and Methodologies for Future Communication and Sensor Networks (COMONSENS)

Funded by: 
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Subprograma CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010).
Duration: 
2008-2012

COMONSENS is one of the 12 projects selected in 2008 by CONSOLIDER-INGENIO 2010 Program sponsored by the "Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación" of the Spanish Government. COMONSENS is a five-year project that integrates 67 researchers from 10 different research institutions in Spain and is coordinated by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

Advanced MIMO systems for maximum reliability and performance (MIMAX)

Funded by: 
European Commission, 7th Framework Programme (FP7-ICT-213952)
Duration: 
2008-2010

MIMAX aims at developing of a pervasive, low-power consuming and low-cost MIMO network platform with reliable data-rate of up to 100 Mb/s in environments with strong multipath and coverage ranges up to several hundred meters. The current state-of-the-art performs the combining and processing of the complex antenna signal in the baseband. Since complete transmitter and receiver paths are required for each path, the resulting power consumption and costs of conventional MIMO approaches limit applications for ubiquitous networks.

MIMO technologies for multiterminal wireless networks (MULTIMIMO)

Funded by: 
MEC, Plan Nacional I+D+i, (TEC2007-68020-C04-02/TCM)
Duration: 
2008-2010

This coordinated proyect has four partners: Universidad de La Coruña, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Mondragón, Centro de Investigaciones Tecnológicas de Guipúzcoa (CEIT) y Universidad de Cantabria (GTAS). The aim of this project is the development of novel signaling schemes that deliver on the full range of multiplexing, diversity and directivity gains inherent to the MIMO multiterminal networks. The project also considers the assessment of the developed signaling techniques in realistic scenarios.

Development and hardware demonstration of new transmission techniques for MIMO systems (MIMESIS)

Funded by: 
MEC, Plan Nacional I+D+I, (TEC2004-06541-C05-02)
Duration: 
2005-2007

This is a coordinated project in which four research institutions (Universidad de La Coruña, Universidad de Sevilla, Centro de Investigaciones Tecnológicas de Guipúzcoa (CEIT) y Universidad de Cantabria (GTAS) ) investigate new transmission techniques for signal processing and space-time coding for MIMO channels that will enable us to approximate, as much as possible, to the limits predicted by the information theory.

Development of a software tool for automatic arousal scoring with application to polysomnographic analysis

Funded by: 
Fundación Marqués de Valdecilla, (API04/08)
Duration: 
2004-2005

Arousals frequently appear in subjects with sleep disorders (obstructive sleep apnea, OSA, for instance). Therefore, scoring and detecting arousals is a key point in order to assess the quality of sleep. Typically, this scoring task is manually carried out by an expert, according to his/her expertise. In this coordinated proposal, the GTAS research group collaborated with a group of physicians with a broad experience on sleep disorders. The aim of the project was to develop a software tool for automatic arousal detection and scoring.

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