27 May 2019

Weekly Seminar: “Joint State Sending and Communications: Theory and Vehicular Applications”


We consider a communication setup where transmitters wish to simultaneously sense network states and convey messages to intended receivers. The scenario is motivated by joint radar and vehicular communications where the radar and data applications share the same bandwidth.  First, Prof. Kobayashi will present a theoretical framework to characterize the fundamental limits of such a setup for memoryless channels with i.i.d. state sequences. Then, she will present the recent work on joint radar and communication using OFDM and Orthogonal Time Frequency Space (OTFS).  Although restricted to a simplified scenario with a single target, numerical examples demonstrated that two modulations provide as accurate radar estimation as Frequency Modulated Continuous Waveform (FMCW), a typical automotive radar waveform,  while providing a non-negligible communication rate for free.
Prof. Mari Kobayashi received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1999, and the M.S. degree in mobile radio and the Ph.D. degree from École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France, in 2000 and 2005, respectively. From November 2005 to March 2007, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. In May 2007, she joined the Telecommunications department at CentraleSupélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, where she is now a professor. She is the recipient of the Newcom++ Best Paper Award in 2010, and  IEEE Comsoc/IT Joint Society Paper Award in 2011, and ICC Best Paper Award in 2019. Since September 2017, she is on a sabbatical leave at Technical University of Munich (TUM) as an Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Research Fellow.