Acampora, Alessandro - MSc
- PhD Candidate
- Communications Subsystems
Alessandro Acampora (Palermo, Italy, 1977) received his MSc degree in Electronics Engineering (Microelectronics & Optical Devices oriented) from "Università degli Studi di Palermo" (Palermo, Italy) in November 2004, with a graduation thesis concerning various issues in Distributed Sensing (Wireless Sensor Networks, WSN) and Control (Networked Control Systems, NSC). In October 2005 he obtained the "Qualification to perform Engineering Jobs" awarded by the Professional Body of Engineers, in Palermo.
In December 2006, he joined the CTTC PhD program in the IP-TECH area, at the same time being a PhD candidate at the UPC (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) within the "Computer Architecture Department" (Departament de Arquitectura de Computadors, DAC). He also gained a fellowship that has been granted mostly by the Catalan Government. In particular he has taken the exams of "Optical Networks Architecture and Technology", "IP Networks and Protocols", "Multimedia Mobile Communications", "Mathematical Modelling for Computer Networks", all of them taught at the UPC.
His research activity during the year 2007, focused on mobility management of heterogeneous wireless networks, giving particular relevance to vertical handover initiation & decision procedures.
In 2008 he oriented his research interests towards Nonlinear Microwave Circuits, studying N-push coupled oscillators topologies suited for high frequency generation, and Distributed Voltage Controlled Oscillators (DVCO) to provide wideband tuning capabilities. Currently he is carrying out his PhD studies within the Communication Subsystems area, being also registered in the TSC ("Signal Theory & Communications) department at UPC.
In June 2009 he presented his PhD Thesis Proposal "Design of Novel Frequency Generation Circuits with Application to Ultra WideBand Distributed Oscillator".
A. Acampora, A. Georgiadis, Wideband Voltage Controlled Oscillators for Cognitive Radio Systems, Chapter in "Advances in Cognitive Radio Systems", Cheng-Xiang Wang and Joseph Mitola III (Eds.),InTech, 2012. ISBN: 978-953-51-0666-1.
A. Acampora, A. Collado, A. Georgiadis, Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization of a Distributed Voltage Controlled Oscillator for Cognitive Radio Applications, in Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop Series on RF Front ends for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions (IMWS 2010), 22-23 February 2010, Aveiro (Portugal).
A. Collado, A. Acampora, A. Georgiadis, Nonlinear Analysis and Synthesis of Distributed Voltage Controlled Oscillators, EuMA International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies (IJMWT), pp.4, April 2010.