Andrea Biral

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The next generation of communication systems, which is commonly referred to as 5G, is expected to support, besides the traditional voice and data services, new communication paradigms, such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services, which involve communication between Machine-Type Devices (MTDs) in a fully automated fashion, thus,(More)
—Microfluidic is a multidisciplinary field with practical applications to the design of systems, called Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC), where tiny volumes of fluids are circulated through channels with millimeter size and driven into structures where precise chemical/physical processes take place. One subcategory of microfluidic is droplet-based microfluidic, which(More)
Microfluidics is a multidisciplinary field with practical applications to the design of systems, called lab-on-chip (LoC), where tiny volumes of fluids are circulated through channels with millimeter size and driven into structures where precise chemical/physical processes take place. One subcategory of microfluidics is droplet-based microfluidics, in which(More)
5G systems are expected to be able to handle channel access from a massive number of low cost machine-type devices (MTDs), requiring intermittent connectivity to a network. Ideally, these devices should be able to transmit their short message either immediately without prior connection establishment (random access) or with a lightweight connection(More)