Expertise: the UdR of L’Aquila is active in six main research tracks.
- Wireless technologies and systems
Long lasting competences in this area are related to cooperative communications, network coding and distributed space modulations; interference modelling and radio resource management in 4G and 5G (currently in the standardization phase); sounding and modelling of wireless channels; signal processing for digital transparent transponders.
Recently tackled research problems are channel sounding and modelling for mmW; MAC protocols and relaying for mmW in the 5G perspective; modelling and management of interference in heterogeneous networks; green networks and energy neutral networks for IoT.
- Networked embedded and control systems
Well consolidated competences in this field are related to cross-layer modelling and design for wireless sensor networks (WSN); distributed control architectures over wireless networks and control-communication co-design; Radio-Frequency Identification systems; security management in WSN; distributed localization and tracking.
Recently faced research problems are formal verification, fault detection and security in cooperating and safety-constrained cyber-physical systems; energy-aware and battery aging-aware protocols for IoT. This area is particularly interesting within the 5G pre-commercial trials in the city of L’Aquila, with special emphasis on the ultra-reliable low-latency communications 5G arena.
- TLC Networks
The UdR of L’Aquila has achieved significant and industry-driven research results on troubleshooting, management and dynamical modelling for core networks of telecom operators; perfomance management of IP services through QoE; efficient routing and Android-based experimental setups in ad-hoc and wireless mesh networks.
More recent research lines are oriented towards Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV); Cloud-based RAN architectures in 5G; Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks for Intelligent Transportation Systems.
- Photonic Networks
The UdR of L’Aquila in this are has been active for long time on space-division multiplexed transmission over multi-mode and multi-core fibers; modelling of linear and nonlinear propagation effects; semiconductor optical amplifiers; modelling for local area applications and for phase-sensitive amplification.
More recently the UdR has been investigating on coherent communications with intensity detection for short reach; nonlinear capacity limits for space-division multiplexed systems.
- Emdebbed HW/SW technologies
The UdR of L’Aquila has achieved consolidated research results on scalable architectures in software defined radio (SDR); embedded and distributed operating systems; middleware architectures for security and distributed processing in WSN.
More recent research lines are concerned with embedded real-time systems with many-core and multi-core architectures; Service Oriented Middleware (SOM) architectures; efficient implementation of digital transparent processors.
- Application domains
The UdR has developed interesting solutions for Ambient assisted living; environmental monitoring; structural health monitoring of buildings; industrial automation.
Recently, in the context of complete reconstruction of the large middle age downtown of the City of L’Aquila, the UdR has been developing advanced solutions for ICT-supported Cultural heritage; Intelligent Transportation Systems and Logistics; Building energy management and smart cities. All these themes are related to use cases of the 5G pre-commercial trials in the city of L’Aquila, that is supported by the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development.
Address: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell’Informazione, Via G. Gronchi, 18, Nucleo Industriale di Pile – 67100 L’AQUILA
Phone: +39 0862 43 4402 [0862 43 + ext]
Fax: +39 0862 43 4403
Research Unit Responsible: Prof. Fortunato SANTUCCI
University Representative in the Shareholders’ Assembly: Prof. Fabio GRAZIOSI
Members of the Research Unit
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