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NanoSat Lab directors and faculty

Directors

Adriano Camps

Full Professor
Department of Signal Theory and Communications

Adriano Camps was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1969. He received the degree in telecommunications engineering and Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. Since 1993, he has been with the Electromagnetics and Photonics Engineering Group, Department of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, where he was first Assistant Professor, Associate Professor in 1997, and Full Professor since 2007. Since 1993, he has been deeply involved in the European Space Agency SMOS Earth Explorer Mission, from the instrument and algorithmic points of view, performing field experiments, and more recently studying the use of GNSS-R techniques to perform the sea state correction needed to retrieve salinity from radiometric observations. His research interests are focused in microwave remote sensing, with special emphasis in microwave radiometry by aperture synthesis techniques and remote sensing using signals of opportunity (GNSS-R). He has published more than 115 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and more than 270 international conference presentations.

 

Eduard Alarcón

Associate Professor
Department of Electronics Engineering

Eduard Alarcón received the M.Sc. (National award) and Ph.D. degrees (honors) in Electrical  Engineering from the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC BarcelonaTech), Spain, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. Since 1995 he has been with the Department of Electronics Engineering at UPC, where he became Associate Professor in 2000. He has co-authored more than 250 scientific publications, 4 books, 4 book chapters and 4 patents, and has been involved in different National, European and US (DARPA, NSF) R&D projects within his research interests including the areas of on-chip energy management circuits, energy harvesting and wireless energy transfer, and nanotechnology-enabled wireless communications.

 

 

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Elisenda Bou-Balust

Associate Professor
Department of Electronics Engineering

 

Elisenda Bou-Balust received the M.Sc. in telecommunications engineering from UPC BarcelonaTech in 2011 and her M.Sc. in electronic engineering from ULPGC in 2011. From 2007 to present, she has been conducting research on resonant inductive coupling wireless power transfer, scalable software architectures for fractionated spacecraft and autonomous systems (ML and distributed task scheduling). In 2008 and 2009 she carried out two stages at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she worked on the analysis and modelling of different WPT systems for aerospace applications. Since 2012 she has been a PhD Candidate with the Power Electronics Group in Technical University of Catalonia and has participated in several international and national research projects. Currently, she teaches the Nano-Satellite Capstone Project at UPC (Advanced Engineering Project - PAE).

She collaborates with the Aerospace Engineering Department at University of Maryland and Aeronautics and Astronautics Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Space Applications of Resonant Inductive Coupling. She serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and IEEE Transactions on Communications. She also co-organized sessions related to wireless energy transfer at at IEEE ISCAS (2013,2014,2015) and PIERS (2013,2014,2015,2016).