Dorin Panaitopol

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—A cognitive radio should be able to detect unused spectrum band and to change its transmission parameters in order to transmit within these free bands. To achieve this, reliable detection of incumbent signals as well as of other opportunistic signals that are using the said spectrum, is necessary. Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing (GFDM) is a(More)
—Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing (GFDM) is a recent multicarrier modulation technique with extremely low out-of-band radiation that makes it an attractive choice for the PHY layer of cognitive radio. GFDM has a flexible pulse shaping technique which reduces the out of band leakage. It also has an innovative tail biting cyclic prefix (CP) which(More)
This work investigates the use of Time Reversal (TR) applied to UWB systems for communication and positioning applications. Potential performance boosts, that are achievable over a single UWB communication link by the sole adoption of TR, are investigated. In the case of multiuser UWB communications, it is shown that TR modifies the distribution of Multi(More)
—Efficient coordination among network elements and optimal resource utilization in heterogeneous mobile networks (HMNs) is a key factor for the success of future 5G systems. The COHERENT project focuses on developing an innovative programmable control and coordination framework which is aware of the underlying network topology, radio environment and traffic(More)