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Research Activities

Since 1992 the GRCM group has been working in 2G/3G/4G/5G wireless network architectures and protocols, interworking, radio network planning and deployment, radio interface design (layers 1, 2 and 3) and radio resource management strategies for QoS guarantee in heterogeneous radio access networks. Research expertise also expands over different forms of dynamic spectrum assignment and spectrum sharing strategies, cognitive radio and cognitive network functionalities as well as autonomic and self-organizing wireless networks.

Methodologically, the group has developed static and dynamic system level simulation platforms for heterogeneous technologies, real-time end-to-end QoS emulators for real IP-based applications, DSP and FPGA-based demonstration platforms, spectrum measurement occupancy platforms and campaigns, together with theoretical models and the use of commercial planning and drive-test tools when appropriate.

All this research has been developed within different national and European research projects. Furthermore, the group has established activities with companies such as Telefónica Móviles, Fundación Vodafone España, Alcatel and Teltronic among others. More that 300 technical papers and multiple PhD thesis have been produced.