CR/SDR Testbeds and Platforms

The following facilities are available in the LESC laboratory:


Watch and Shout meeting 6-7 March 2013

Meeting Information

Watch ans Shout Meeting will be held in Florence on 6-7 March 2013.  The meeting will be hosted at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Florence.

The meeting site is located in Via Santa Marta 3, 50139 Firenze (Aula Caminetto), at the ground floor from the North-East entrance of Santa Marta campus (University of Florence, Faculty of Engineering ). The following map shows the exact location of the NE entrance. 

EntranceSanta Marta entrance to Aula Caminetto


Homepage Sara Jayousi

Sara Jayousi has a research contract at the Information Engineering Department  of the University of Florence. Her research activity is mainly focused on cooperative communications strategies and IP QoS (Quality of Service) management in heterogeneous satellite/terrestrial network architectures.

DINFO - Information Engineering Department
University of Florence
Via S. Marta, 3
50139 Florence - Italy

Phone:  +39 0552758556
Fax: +39 055472858
e-mail: sara.jayousi_at_cnit.it
skype: sara.jayousi


Wireless Terrestrial Communications

  • UWB, OFDM and LTE systems
  • MIMO systems (STFC, Subscriber Localization)
  • Advanced Detection and Decoding Algorithms
  • Cooperative communications (Game Theory, Relaying, Localization-aided)
  • Infomobility systems
  • Spectrum sensing and opportunistic communication

Wireless Sensor Networks

  • WSN in planetary exploration context
  • Cognitive MAC approach
  • Energy Saving Routing

Space Communications

  • Cooperative communications in mobile satellite environments 
  • Space-time coding and transmit diversity techniques for satellite broadband services 
  • Satellite emergency communications 
  • Hybrid satellite/terrestrial DVB-SH based networks 
  • Ka band experimental activities 
  • Advanced routing techniques for IP QoS provision in satellite segment



Cognitive Radio & Software Defined Radio

  • Cognitive radio approaches for system coexistence
  • Game theory and heuristic approaches
  • Software radio and PHY reconfiguration
  • Multi-Mode & Soft-Mode
  •  Learning capability obtained through high level signal processing description language RADL

Phisical Layer Security


  • Physical layer modulations for intrinsic secure wireless channel without any a priori knowledge between Tx and Rx
  • Authentication mechanisms
  • Quantum Cryptography
  • Legal aspects
  • Emergency communications systems

I-NATURE Project

I-NATURE aims at developing a system  for a new environmental monitoring approach, through the implementation of a dedicated wireless sensors network, composed of autonomous modules (equipped with sensors for the environmental parameters detection) .



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