Mònica Navarro

Mònica Navarro

Head of Division, Senior Researcher

Division: Communication Systems
Category: Management, Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01

Monica Navarro graduated in Telecommunications Engineering from UPC (1997) and received a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from the Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR), University of South Australia (2002). She is currently a Senior Researcher at CTTC Radio Communications group, with solid experience in National and European projects, as well as in contracts with industry. She has served as workpackage leader ACE I-II (FP7-IST NoE) dealing with multiple-antenna processing for wireless systems and actively worked in the 4 year FP7-IST WINNER project exploring improvements of radio transmission towards new radio interfaces for 4G systems. She has also led CTTC’s participation in the Spanish CENIT project GAD on Active Demand Management for the Electric Grid. CTTC’s technical work has focused on power line communication technologies.
Prior to joining CTTC, she participated in the Cooperative Research Centre for Satellite Systems (CRCSS) and Mobility Wireless Data Consortium, Nortel Networks, while pursuing her Ph.D. degree at ITR. From Oct. 1997 – Dec. 1998 she was a Research Assistant at the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at the UPC, where she worked on the development of fractal shape multiband antennas for wireless cellular communications systems.
Her research interests include: digital communications, wireless multiuser communications, particularly on adaptive transmission and coding techniques, wireless sensor networks, power-line communications, and ultra-wideband communications.

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/orcid.org/0000-0002-9708-5877



  • M. Navarro, Receive and Transmit Strategies for Multiple Antenna Systems, PhD thesis, University of South Australia, 2002.
  • M. Navarro, Application of Several Modifications to the Sierpinski Antenna, Multiband Fractal Antenna (in Catalan), PFC thesis, Univeristat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1997.


  • C. Puente, J. Romeu, M. Navarro, C. Borja, J. Anguera, "Antenas Multitriangulares Duales para Telefonía Celular GSM y DCS", Invention Patent PCT/ES99/00117.
  • Postgraduate course (3ECT PhD program) on "Cooperative Communications and Distributed Antenna Arrays", European School of Antennas, 2006,2009 editions, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
  • Postgraduate course on "Wireless Internet: Network Architectures, Quality of Service, Services and Applications", First ANWIRE Summer School, July 2003, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Part time lecturer at EET,  Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. Courses:  Communication Theory and Wireless Communications, Error Control Coding.
  • Part time lecturer at EIE, University of South Australia, Adelaide. Course: Digital Signal Processing.
D. Dardari, M. Di Dio, A. Emmanuele, D. Fontanemma, S. Gezici, M. Reza, M. Kieffer, E. Lagunas, J. Louveaux, A. Mallat, M. Nájar, , M. Nicoli, L. Reggiani, M. Rydström, E. Ström, L. Vanderdorpe, F. Zanier, Innovative Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Positioning , Chapter in "Satellite and Terrestrial Radio Positioning Techniques: A Signal Processing Perspective,"edited by D. Dardari, E. Falletti, M. Luise, Oxford, UK: Elsevier Academic Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780123820846.