Brief description of the organisation
The URJC was created with the objective of offering high quality education and academic and scientific excellence. It is the youngest public university in Madrid, and currently more than 30.000 students are enrolled on its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Group was founded in 2005 with the aim of creating the School of Telecommunication Engineering (which currently offers eight different undergraduate and graduate degrees) and foster research in Telecommunication Engineering. Our research expertise includes signal processing, nonlinear optimization, wireless communications, wireless systems, wireless ad-hoc networks, networking, and computer science and communication systems for developing countries. We have a broad experience in the development and coordination of competitive R&D projects, including both public (Spanish Ministry of Industry, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, USA agencies, EU) and private funding (see companies below). The group comprises 8 Faculty Members (Professors & Associate Profs.) and 8 Research Associates.
Main tasks attributed in the project
WP2: Contribute to the definition of the system requirements and the scenarios.
WP4: Design of algorithms to manage the resources and guarantee QoS. Design the interaction with transport layer.
WP5: Coordination of the WP. Design of protocols to guarantee the required QoS.
WP6: Support the integration of WP5 innovations into the demonstration platform.
WP7: Scientific dissemination in conferences and journals.
Previous experience relevant to those tasks
We have successfully contributed to different areas related to the current proposal. 1) We have participated in several previous European projects (MOBILITY, FLEXIMATV, PLEXUS, and EHAS-ALIS). 2) We have coordinated and/or participated in more than 50 R&D projects related to the current proposal (15 with public funding and 35 with private funding). 3) We have more than 40 journal publications in the areas of communication schemes for cellular systems, adaptive schemes and resource management, transport networks, and networking. 4) We have developed WiFi/WiMaX networks for long distances in rural environments in several developing countries. 5) We have a broad professional experience with 2G, 3G and 4G cellular systems: hardware labs, authoring technical reports, teaching different courses (both for university and companies). 6) We have contributed to international and regional standardization organizations (ITU WP4-9S -Spectrum Management: sharing between Fixed Service and Fixed Satellite Service- and CEPT Spectrum Engineering (SE19) and Frequency Management (FM34)).