Position: R&D Engineer
Period: January 2009 – January 2010

During this year I took part in the following R&D activities:

DVB-T2 simulator: As a project with a view to future years, I participated in the design and implementation of a DVB-T2 SW simulator. Due to its speed efficiency, the selected language was C. The whole system, transmitter, channel and receiver, was programmed; and its performance was compared with the standard specification guidelines. Special attention was paid in the DVB-T2 state-of-the-art features, such as LDPC encoding, constellation rotation or PAPR techniques.

Wireless study: In collaboration with Quobis, it was carried out a study of viability about low cost wireless architectures for emerging countries. Several WiFi and WiMAX network topologies were addressed.

I was also an IWSSC 2009 reviewer for the paper: M. Smolnikar et al. “Rate-Compatible Punctured DVB-S2 LDPC Codes for DVB-SH Applications”, International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications (IWSSC 2009), Siena, September 2009.

About GRADIANT (Source:
GRADIANT (Galician Research and Development Center in Advanced Telecommunications) is a private and nonprofit fundation established in December 2007 and created for the purpose of aligning the university’s knowledge with business demands. It plays a key role in the generation and transfer of knowledge in Information Technology to companies. The Center is located in Citexvi, the Technological City of Vigo.

GRADIANT was born from the expertise of two leading research and transfer groups from the Higher Technical School of Telecommunication Engineering of Vigo: the Department of Signal Theory and Communications and the Department of Telematic Engineering.