Wireless Communication Systems Group - Projects

THE4BEES (Transnational Holistic Ecosystem 4 Better Energy Efficiency through Social innovation):
THE4BEES builds on the hypothesis: Energy is consumed by people rather than by buildings. The project aims at showing the beneficial effect of behaviour changes of users on energy consumption, in order to reach the ambitious goals on Low Carbon set by EU and Alpine Strategy (EUSALP). Such changes will be originated by the use of innovative ICT applications developed by a transnational ecosystem and will be proposed to the target groups in the demonstration sites (schools, houses, factories, alpine huts). ERDF grant: 2.290.449 EUR.
ReFleX (Re-thinking the fundamentals of vehicular networking with transportation theory and complex network science, 2014-2018):
ReFleX aims at characterizing in a comprehensive manner the topological features of large-scale urban vehicular networks built on top of DSRC-based V2V and V2I communication technologies. To that end, the project adopts a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together tools from vehicular networking, wireless communications, transportation theory, and complex network science.
EIT ICT Labs (Greenlight, 2013):
Greenlight is one of the tasks of activity "Next Generation Car2X ." The goal of the task was to exploit low-cost commercial solutions for V2V communications to implement a decentralized algorithm that, based on the knowledge of the own and of the neighbouring position, can support the driver with simple messages (i.e. green, orange and red light) to resolve the priorities between cars in the proximity of crossings when conventional traffic lights are not installed.
PEGASUS (ProgEtto per la Gestione della mobilità Attraverso Sistemi infotelematici per l’ambito Urbano, per la Sicurezza di passeggeri, veicoli e merci, 2009-2012):
PEGASUS is born in the context of Smart Navigation and Infomobility. Its platform includes many ad-hoc applications on nomadic devices: advanced navigation systems, ecall, precautionary alert, road accidents’ monitoring, real-time traffic surveying and forecasting, DSSs for mobility control, relationships between driving styles and pollution, access to parkings, special passes for the disabled, road charging, etc.
TRIP (Transport Routing Information Platform, 2007-2009):
TRIP is an information service for the support of mobile users using multitechnology devices. The target is to guide the user to a given destination within the smallest time interval possible, using public transport services (buses, trains, tube, as well as on foot trades). Moreover, the system performs real-time road conditions monitoring and, in the event of traffic jams or delays affecting suggested paths, determines a new best route.
DVB, 2006-2008:
In this project about broadcasting systems, FPGA Altera Stratix II EP2S180 devices were used to develop A DVB-T transmitter and an echo canceller for DVB-T repeaters and their firmware. As for the transmitter, VHDL was adopted for all the DVB-T standard functionalities, such as channel coding, interleaving, OFDM modulation, etc. As far as the canceller is concerned, the whole system was designed and developed.
WWLAN (Wideband Wireless Local Area Network, 2004-2006):
WWLAN aimed at developing a radio heterogeneous network for integrating satellite networks and fixed or mobile WLANs (for instance on trains). Not only does the joint use of such technologies broaden the range of available services, but it also improves their quality and availability.
This technology allows to access satellite services even though satellite-radio connection is not feasible, due for instance to unfavorable environmental conditions. Access to the Internet is also possible without connections to ground networks.
VICOM (Virtual Immersive Communications, 2002-2005):
financed by the Italian Ministry for University and Research (MIUR), VICom (Virtual Immersive Communications) operated within the Italian Fund for Basic Research (FIRB).
The project is mainly involved in Virtual Immersive Telepresence (VIT), i.e. techniques for user-environment and user-user interaction. This makes it possible to collect context-dependent information and exchange relevant data and several types of services.
VICOM designed and developed qualifyng technologies for VIT on heerogeneous integrated networks, such as radio sensors and ad hoc and radio-mobile networks 2.5G e 3G.
SACRA (Sistemi Automatici per il Controllo di reti Radiomobili Avanzate, 2000-2004):
During the SACRA project, a software tool was developed which, on the basis of measurements on a mobile network, predicts its behavior in terms of suitable key performance indicators. The consequent prediction of how changes affect network configurations is a precious guide in the implementation phase.
The activity of IEIIT involves five steps: a) design and implementation of a GSM simulator; b) feasibility check; c) identification of scenarios and suitable strategies for network reconfiguration; d) implementation of a test-bed and results verification.
The main themes were UMTS access systems with FDD (WCDMA) and TDD (UTRA and TD-SCDMA) radio-interfaces. Performances were also evaluated of voice and data services with varying traffic and main system parameters.
Specific software simulators were developed for analysing different implementations of data and voice services.