Projects

SIGCOM pursues project activities in the domains of

  1. Wireless Communications
  2. Radar Signal Processing

Prof. Ottersten has been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant on active learning. Kindly click the links above to get additional information about the projects 

European Research Council Advanced Grant - ERC AdG

AGNOSTIC : Actively Enhanced Cognition based Framework for Design of Complex Systems

Funding source: ERC

Duration: 01.10.2017 to 30.09.2022
Partners: KTH Sweden 
Principal investigator: Prof. Bjorn Ottersten
Researchers:   Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas, Dr. Shree Sharma, Dr. Thang X. Vu, Prof. Joakim Jalden (KTH)

Communications

Ongoing Projects

Title: CGD - Prototype of a Centralized Broadband Gateway for Precoded Multi-beam Networks
Founding Source: ESA – European Space Agency
Partner: SnT (Prime), SES
Team: Prof. Chatzinotas (PI), Dr. Lagunas (VPI), Dr. Duncan (Lab coordinator), Dr. Maturo, Dr. Kisseleff, Dr. Querol
Duration: 2.5 years

Title: DISBuS - Dynamic Beam Forming and In-band Signalling for Next-Generation Satellite Systems
Founding Source: FNR – Luxembourg National Research Fund
Prime Contractor: SnT
Partner: SES
Principal Investigator: Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers: Dr. Nicola Maturo, Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Dr. Jorge Querrol Borras, Dr. Juan Merlano Duncan, Dr. Christos Tsinos

Title: 5G-Sky: Interconnecting the Sky in 5G and Beyond – A Joint Communication and Control Approach
Funding Source: FNR-CORE
Principal investigator: Prof. Björn Ottersten
Vice principal investigator: Prof. Holger Voos
Researchers: Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas, Dr. Miguel Olivares Mendez, Dr. Lin Xiang, Dr. Jorge Querol Borras, Dr. Dario Cazzato, Dr. Jose Luis Sanchez Lopez
Duration: from March 1, 2020 to February 28, 2022, 3 years

Title: ASWELL: AutonomouS NetWork Slicing for IntEgrated SateLlite-TerrestriaL Transport Networks
Funding Source: Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Partners: SES
Principal Investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas (UL)
Research Team: Dr. Lei Lei (UL), Dr. Thang X. Vu (UL), Dr. Konstantinos Liolis (SES), Prof. Björn Ottersten (UL)
Start Date: TBD
Duration: 36 months

Title: FlexSAT - Resource Optimization for Next Generation of Flexible SATellite Payloads 
Funding Source: FNR CORE Junior Track
Prime Contractor: SnT
Partners: SES, atlanTTic - University of Vigo (Spain)
Principal investigator: Dr. Eva Lagunas
Researchers: Tedros S. Abdu, Dr. Steven Kisseleff, Dr Lei Lei, Dr Jorge Querol, Prof. Bjorn Ottersten (local scientific advisor), Prof. Carlos Mosquera (external scientific advisor), Dr Joel Grotz (SES, industrial advisor)
Duration: March 2020 - March 2023 (3 years)

Title: User Terminal Wideband Modem for Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS) 
Funding source: ESA - European Space Agency
Partners: WideNorth (Prime), Space Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), IMT Atlantique,
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers: Dr Nicola Maturo, Dr Steven Kisseleff, Dr Houcine Chougrani 

Title: Next Generation High Data Rate Trunking Systems
Funding source: European Space Agency (ESA)
Partners: Thales Alenia Space-France (TAS-F), Thales Alenia Space-Italia (TAS-I), Analysys Mason (AM)
Principal investigator: Dr. Bhavani Shankar
Researchers: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas, Dr. Danilo Spano, Dr. Steven Kisseleff
Duration: 06/2018 - 12/2019

Title: LiveSatPreDem – Live Satellite Precoding Demonstration 
Funding source: ESA - European Space Agency
Prime Contractor: SnT
Partners: SES, Airbus Defence and Space, Fraunhofer IIS
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers:  Dr. Stefano Andrenacci, Dr Juan Merlano Duncan, Dr. Vahid Joroughi, Dr. Nicola Maturo, Mr. Jevgenij Krivochiza

Title: FlexPreDem: Demostrator of Precoding Techniques for Flexible Broadband Systems
Funding source: European Space Agency (ESA)
Partners: SES S.A., Betzdorf, Luxembourg
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Duration: 06/2018 - 06/2020

Title: LARGOS: Learning-Assisted Optimization for Resource and Security Management in Slicing-Based 5G Networks
Funding Source: Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Partners: Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R), Singapore
Principal Investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Duration: 09/2018 - 08/2021

Title: ROSETTA: Resource Optimization for integrated Satellite-5G nETworks with non-orThogonal multiple Access
Funding Source: Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)
Principal Investigator: Dr Lei Lei
Duration: 09/2018 - 08/2021

Title: ProCAST: Proactive Edge CAching for Content Delivery Networks powered by Hybrid Satellite/Terrestrial Backhauling
Funding source: FNR-CORE
Principal investigator: Prof. Bjorn Ottersten
VPIs: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas, Dr. Thang X. Vu
Duration: 07/2018 - 06/2021

Title: CI-PHY: Exploiting interference for physical layer security in 5G networks
Funding Source: EPSRC-FNR
Partners: University College London (UCL)
Principal Investigators: Prof. Bjorn Ottersten (UL), Dr. Christos Masouros (UCL)
Duration: 01/02/2018 - 31/01/2021

Title: CADSAT: Carrier Aggregation in Satellite Communication Networks
Funding source: European Space Agency
Partners: SES S.A., Betzdorf, Luxembourg
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Duration: 01/2018 - 01/2020

Title: SIERRA: Spectral efficient Receivers and Resource Allocation for Cognitive Satellite Communications
Funding source: National Research Fund, Luxembourg
Partners: Telecom ParisTech, Paris; Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis; University of Toulouse, Toulouse
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers: Dr. Eva Lagunas, Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Dr. Sina Maleki
Duration: 03/2018-09/2021

Title: COHESAT: Cognitive Cohesive Networks of Distributed Units for Active and Passive Space Applications
Funding source: National Research Fund, Luxembourg
Partners: Nanosat Lab, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), SES TechCom, Betzdorf, Luxembourg
Principal investigator: Dr. Juan Merlano-Duncan
Researchers: Dr. Sina Maleki, Dr. Nicolò Mazzali 
Duration: 03/2018-03/2021 

Title: GHOST - On-Ground EnHanced Non-Intrusive IOT System Prototyping and Testing for Efficient Monitoring
Partners: SES Techcom services (Prime), EmTroniX, Amphinicy Technology
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers: Dr. Stefano Andrenacci, Dr Nicolò Mazzali
Duration: 02/2017-01/2019

Title: RAFAEL: Rainfall estimation using signalling data of satellite communication network
Funding source: FNR POC
Principal investigator: Dr. Bhavani Shankar
Researchers: Dr. Ahmad Gharanjik
Starting date/ Duration: 01/07/2017 - 31/01/2019

Title: ECLECTIC: Energy and CompLexity EffiCienT mIllimeter-wave Large-Array Communications
Partner: Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Principal investigator: Dr. Christos Tsinos (UL)
Researchers: Prof. Bjorn Ottersten, Prof. Claude Oestges, Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas, Dr. Juan Carlos Merlano Duncan and Mr. Stavros Domouchtsidis
Starting date / Duration: 01/05/2017, 3 years

Title: HTS-DBS: High Throughput Digital Broadcasting Satellite Systems 
Funding source: European Space Agency, ARTES AT Program
Partners: SES S.A., FTA Inverto
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
VPI: Dr. Sina Maleki
Researchers: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas, Dr. Sina Maleki, Dr. Thang X. Vua
Starting date / Duration: July 2017, 18 months

Title: PROSAT: on-board PROcessing techniques for high throughput SATellites
Funding source: FNR-CORE-PPP
Partner: SES S.A.
Principal investigator: Prof. Bjorn Ottersten
VPIs: Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Dr. Sina Maleki
Researchers: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas, Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Dr. Sina Maleki, Dr. Juan Duncan, Dr. Vahid Joroughi, Ashok Bandi, Aakash Arora
Starting date / Duration: May 2017, 3 years

Title: InWIP-NETs : Integrated Wireless Information and Power Networks
Principal investigator: Prof. Björn Ottersten
Vice principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Partner: Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Funding: F.R.S.-FNRS CREDITS AND PROJECTS CALL 2015 (PDR)
Researcher: Sumit Gautam

Title: SERENADE: Satellite Precoding Hardware Demonstrator
Funding source: FNR POC
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers: Dr. Stefano Andrenacci, Dr. Juan Duncan, Dr. Maha Alodeh, Jevgenij Krivochiza
Starting date/ Duration: 01/06/2016 - 24 months

Title: SatNEx IV - Satellite Network of Experts
Principal investigator: Dr. Bhavani Shankar
Researcher: Alberto Mengali
Funding source: ESA - European Space Agency
Starting date/ Duration: 02/2015 - 01/2016

Completed Projects:

Title: Optical Feeder Links Study for Satellite Networks, ONSET
Funding source: Government of Luxembourg, LuxIMPULSE programme
PartnersSES
Principal investigatorDr. Bhavani Shankar
Researchers:  Alberto Mengali, Dr. Farbod Kayhan
Starting date/ Duration: 06/2015 - 12/2016 (Phase 1), 05/2017 -01/2018 (Extension)

Title: Modem prototype for MEO broadband access, MEO MODEMS
Funding source: ESA - European Space Agency
Partners: Newtec, SES, O3b
Principal investigatorDr. Bhavani Shankar
Researchers:  Dr. Nicolò Mazzali, Dr. Ahmad Gharanjik
Starting date/ Duration: 03/2016 - 11/2017

TitleOptimus - Optimized transmission techniques for satcom unicast interactive traffic 
Funding source: ESA - European Space Agency
Partners: University of Bologna, University of Parma, Polytechnic of Turin
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers: Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Dr. Stefano Andrenacci, Dr. Farbod Kayhan, Dr. Maha Alodeh, Danilo Spano, Alberto Mengali 

Title: PreDem - Precoding Demonstrator for broadband system forward links 
Funding source: ESA - European Space Agency
Partners: SES, DLR,  Fraunhofer
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers: Dr. Dimitrios Christopoulos, Dr. Stefano Andrenacci, Danilo Spano 

Title: SANSA - Shared Access terrestrial-satellite backhaul Network enabled by Smart Antennas
Funding source: H2020 ICT 6 2014 
Partners: CTTC, TAS, AIT, Avanti, OTE, Fraunhofer IIS, Viasat
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas 
Researchers: Dr. Sina Maleki, Dr. Eva Lagunas, Dr. Dimitrios Christopoulos, Dr. Shree Krishna Sharma

Title: SATSENT-SATellite SEnsor NeTworks for spectrum monitoring
Funding source: FNR CORE, Luxembourg
Partners: SES TechCom
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas 
VPI: Dr. Sina Maleki
Researchers:  Ashkan Kalantari, Christos Politis

Title: APSIM:Antennas and Signal Processing Techniques for Interference Mitigation in Next Generation Ka Band High Throughput Satellites
Funding source: ESA - European Space Agency
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas
Researchers: Dr. Shree Sharma, Dr. Eva Lagunas
Starting date/ Duration: 09/2014 - 02/2016

Title: GBBF: Future Ground-Based Beam-Forming Techniques
Funding source: ESA- European Space Agency
Principal investigator: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas 
Researchers: Dr. Dimitrios Christopoulos, Dr. Stefano Andrenacci
Starting date/ Duration: 09/2014 - 02/2016

Title: SeMiGod-Spectrum Management and Interference Mitigation in Cognitive Radio Satellite Networks
Funding source: FNR CORE, Luxembourg
Partner: SES
Principal investigator: Prof. Björn Ottersten
VPI: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas 
Starting date/ Duration: 01/04/2014 - 36 months

Title: CoRaSat - COgnitive RAdio for SAtellite Communications 
Funding source: FP7 ICT Call 8 
Principal investigator: Prof. Bjorn Ottersten
Starting date/Duration: 01/10/2012 - 36 months

TitleMCPRED - Prototyping and Testing of Efficient Multicarrier Transmission for Broadband Satellite Communications
Funding source: ESA, ARTES 5.1                                                                                                   
Principal investigator: Dr. Bhavani Shankar
Researchers: Alberto Mengali, Dr. Nicolo Mazzali
Partners: Newtec (Belgium), EADS (France), SES
Starting date/ Duration: 12/2014 - 11/2017

Title: NOVEL - Novel Ground Components Prototype beyond DVB-S2 for Broadband Satellite Networks
Funding source: ESA, ARTES 5.1                                                                                                   
Principal investigator: Dr. Bhavani Shankar
Researchers: Dr. Nicolo Mazzali
Partners: VTT, Bittium(Finland)
Starting date/ Duration: 05/2014 - 03/2017

Title: CO 2  SAT – Cooperative and Cognitive Architectures for Satellite Networks  
Funding source: FNR CORE, Luxembourg
Partner: SES
Principal investigator: Prof. Björn Ottersten
VPI: Dr. Symeon Chatzinotas 

Title: Potential business for an advanced spread spectrum measurement system for satellite testing 
Funding: LuxLaunch 
Principal investigator: Prof. Björn Ottersten

Title: Techniques and Technologies for multi-spot beam Ku-band Satellite networks
Funding source: ESA, ARTES 5.1                                                                                                   
Principal investigators: Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Prof. Björn Ottersten
Researchers: Alexios Aravanis
Partners: Astrium(now EADS, France), SES
Title: NGW - Next Generation Waveforms for Improved Spectral Efficiency
Funding source: ESA, ARTES 1                                                                                                   
Principal investigators: Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Prof. Björn Ottersten
Researchers: Roberto Pizzza, Zohair Abu-Shaban, Dimitrios Christopoulos
Partners: DLR (Germany),  CTTC, University of Vigo (Spain), University of Bologna, Parma (Italy), Politecnico di Turin

Title: APEXX- On-ground multicarrier digital equalization/ predistortion techniques for single or multi gateway applications
Funding source: ESA, ARTES 5. 1                                                                                                   
Principal investigators: Dr. Bhavani Shankar, Prof. Björn Ottersten
Researchers: Roberto Pizzza
Partners: TZR (Germany), KTH (Sweden), SES

Title: MIMO Hardware Demonstrator
Funding Source: ESA ARTES 5.1
Principal investigators: Prof. Björn Ottersten, Dr. Bhavani Shankar
Researchers: Dr. Daniel Arapoglou                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Partners:  Centre for Wireless Communications (Oulu, Finland), Elektrobit (now Bittium, Finland), SES

Radar Signal Processing

Ongoing Projects

Title: AWARDS: Adaptive mmWave Radar Platform for enhanced Situational Awareness : Design and Implementation
Funding source: FNR-CORE-PPP
Partner: IEE S.A.
Principal investigator: Prof. Bjorn Ottersten
VPIs: Dr. Bhavani Shankar
Researchers: Dr. Mohammad Alaee, Ehsan Raei
Starting date / Duration: December 2018, 3 years

Title: SPRINGER
Funding source: FNR-CORE
Partner: IEE S.A.
Principal investigator: Prof. Bjorn Ottersten
VPIs: Dr. Bhavani Shankar
Researchers: Dr. Mohammad Alaee, Ehsan Raei
Starting date / Duration: May 2019, 3 years