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

Dr. Monica Navarro is the Head of the Communication Systems Division and Senior Researcher at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya within the Communication Systems Division. She received the MSc degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 1997 and the PhD degree in Telecommunications from the Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR), University of South Australia, in 2002. 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. She has also been part-time lecturer at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Over the last 10 years she has lead projects funded by the European Commission, Spanish and Catalan Governments, as well as the European Space Agency (ESA), spanning across 3G to 5G air interface designs, modem prototypes for space applications, virtualized wireless networks or intelligent transport systems. Her primary areas of interest are on digital communications and information processing with applications to wireless communications and positioning. She served at the Editorial Board of Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT) from 2013 to 2016. She was PhD course coordinator in the European School of Antennas (ESoA) from 2010 to 2017. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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.
M. Baldi, M.Bertinelli, F. Chiaraluce, P. Closas, R.Garello, N. Maturo, , J. M. Palomo, E. Paolini, S. Pfletschinger, P. F. Silva, L. Simone, J. Vilà-Valls, NEXCODE: Next Generation Uplink Coding Techniques , in Proceedings of 7th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space applications (TTC), 13-16 September, 2016, ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands).