29 APR

Weekly Seminar: “Introduction to MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System)”

29 April 2015 - 29 April 2015
Speaker: Prof. Jung-Mu Kim, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea

ABSTRACT: Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is the technology of very small devices; it merges at the nano-scale into nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and nanotechnology. MEMS are also referred to as micromachines (in Japan), or micro systems technology – MST (in Europe). The fabrication of MEMS evolved from the process technology in semiconductor device fabrication, i.e. the basic [...]

06 MAR

Weekly Seminar: “Enabling LTE and Next Generation 5G Wireless Research with Software Defined Radio”

06 March 2015 - 06 March 2015
Speaker: Erik Luther, SDR Product Group Manager, National Instruments

ABSTRACT: The growing number of wireless devices and scarcity of available spectrum is spurring unprecedented levels of research to design the next generation of wireless systems. Use of software defined radios (SDR) is emerging as a viable way to rapidly prototype custom protocols, analyze performance in real-world environments, and iterate on designs because it closely mirrors [...]

25 FEB

Weekly Seminar: “Satellite Navigation and Galileo: the on-going revolution”

25 February 2015 - 25 February 2015
Speaker: Dr. Javier Ventura-Traveset

ABSTRACT: Satellite Navigation is with no doubt one of the space application sectors with highest growing potential in terms of systems under development, emerging applications and market opportunities. Nowadays, it is estimated that there are over 2 billion satellite navigation receivers worldwide and that this number could exceed 7 billion by 2020. The impact of [...]

18 FEB

Weekly Seminar: “FiWi Access Networks: Recent Progress & Moonshot Perspectives”

Speaker: Dr. Martin Maier

ABSTRACT: We are witnessing an unprecedented worldwide growth of mobile data traffic driven by the popularity of smart phones and mobile-connected tablets running diverse applications, e.g., mobile video. The explosion of mobile data traffic has mandated the need for a new cellular network architecture. After briefly reviewing recent progress on converged fiber-wireless (FiWi) access networks, [...]

02 FEB

Weekly Seminar: “SMARTWORLD: A heterogeneous testbed for the Internet of Things at CTTC”

Speaker: Elisavet Grigoriou

ABSTRACT: In this seminar, we will make an overview of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT). Then, we will describe the activities of the SMARTWORLD project run by the M2M Department at CTTC. SMARTWORLD is developing a heterogeneous testbed for the IoT integrating various Radio Access Technologies, such as 3G/4G, IEEE 802.15.4, [...]

28 JAN

Weekly Seminar: “Overview of Internet of Things and Security issues”

ABSTRACT: In the forthcoming Internet of Things everything (smart phones, dishwashers, refrigerators, game machines, TVs, cameras, home security systems, vehicles, lighting systems, traffic control systems, engines, bridges, SCADA systems, blood pressure and heart rate monitors, environment monitors etc.) will carry sensors and/or actuators that will be interconnected via sensor networks and the Internet. The sensors [...]

27 JAN

Weekly Seminar: “Activitats i productes Satcom d’Indra Sistemas Barcelona”

27 January 2015 - 27 January 2015

ABSTRACT: Aquest Weekly Seminar servirà per fer una presentació de les activitats de R+D i productes enfocats a sistemes de comunicacions per satèl·lit que l’empresa INDRA du a terme. Així mateix, pretén identificar punts de connexió amb el CTTC. PONENT: Jorge Calvin Gil-Mascarell és Account/Business Development Manager a l’empresa Indra des de 2007. Té més [...]

19 DEC

Weekly Seminar: “Research Challenges for Wireless Technologies in Next Generation Medical Implant Devices”

ABSTRACT: Wireless technologies offer significant opportunities to support remote patient monitoring in an unobtrusive, reliable and cost effective manner thereby providing personalized sustainable services to patients. Medical Body Area Networks (MBANs) form one such emerging technology. MBANs need to provide highly reliable and low power communications for medical devices, especially those implanted in the human [...]

01 DEC

Weekly Seminar: “Government Satellite Services”

ABSTRACT:During the talk, the Government Satellite Services that are being provided by HISDESAT will be presented: Secure Communications Satellite and Information System of Marine Traffic AIS (Automated Identification System) by Satellite, as well as Services for Earth Observation by Satellite which will start next year. Configuration of space and terrestrial systems, necessary to provide these [...]

20 NOV

Weekly Seminar: “The self-seeded source: potentiality of an “unusual” transmitter”

Speaker: Dr. Lucia Marazzi, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

ABSTRACT: Since its first introduction self-seeding concept has arisen the interests of researcher mainly as a potential low-cost approach for colorless transmission in wavelength division multiplexed passive optical networks. This transmitter is constituted by the network elements with minimal additions, so that it can be considered network embedded. The key device of this transmitter is [...]