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Research Interests: 


Satellite Communications and Cognitive Radio



Ph.D. Telecommunication Engineering, 1998, University of  Vigo

M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1994, Stanford University

B.E. Telecommunication Engineering, 1992, University of  Vigo


  • Co-recipient of the best professional paper award at the 2012 AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference.  


  • Co-recipient of the best  paper award at the 2014 7th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference and 13th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop.



Ph.D. Advisor of: 



Application of Programmable Radios to Adaptive Communications, on-going


JESÚS ARNAÚ YÁÑEZ, currently with Huawei Europe (FR)

On-ground Processing for Spectral Efficienty Improvement in Next Generation Satellite Communications, 2014


ALBERTO RICO ALVARIÑO, currently with QUALCOMM (San Diego, US)

Cognitive and Signal Processing Techniques for Improved Spectrum Exploitation in Wireless Communications, 2014


GONZALO VAZQUEZ VILAR, currently Visiting Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (ES)

Interference and Network Management in Cognitive Communication Systems, 2011 (co-supervised with Roberto López-Valcarce)


MARCOS ALVAREZ DIAZcurrently with the International Projects Office at Gradiant (ES)    

Design of nonlinear precoding and estimation schemes for advanced communication systems, 2010 (co-supervised with Roberto López-Valcarce)


SANDRO SCALISE, currently Head of Satellite Networks Department, Institute of Communications and Navigation, DLR (DE)  

Channel Modelling and Receiver Design Contributions for Emerging Satellite Communication Systems, 2007



Projects and events: 






  • Member of Comonsens Network of Excellence:





  • Member of SatNEx, the Satellite Network of Experts supported by the European Space Agency:




Links and Other Info: 


Classes for 2017/2018:

Satellite Navigation and Communication Systems

Digital Communications

Advanced Digital Communications

Advanced Communication Systems



Looking for Master/PhD students with very solid  background on digital communications 


Textbook on Digital Communications:

Comunicaciones Digitales (in Spanish), 2007

A. Artés Rodríguez, F. Pérez González, J. Cid Sueiro, R. López Valcarce, C. Mosquera Nartallo, F. Pérez Cruz