Fernández-Prades, Carles - PhD
- Research Associate
- Communications Subsystems
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Carles Fernández Prades (Barcelona, 1976) received the MS and PhD (cum-laude) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2001 and 2006, respectively. During the pursuit of his PhD, he was recipient of a 2001-2004 PhD scholarship granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education.
In 2001 he joined the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at UPC as a research assistant, getting involved in research projects at European and National levels. In 2002, he launched an educational innovation project, funded by the Catalan Government, that developed e-learling services and applications about signal processing and communications systems. In 2003, he served as technical manager at UPC for an European Space Agency research related to the search and rescue service to be included in Galileo. He served as occasional lecturer (2001-2004) and as associate professor (2005) at UPC in the field of analog and digital communications.
In 2006 he joined CTTC, although during the second semester of 2007 he was a visiting lecturer at Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana del Estado de Chile (UTEM) in Santiago. In his research activities, he made contributions in synchronization techniques for antenna arrays, nonlinear Bayesian filtering, positioning techniques, design of radio frequency front-ends for GNSS receivers and software defined radio, authoring more than 80 papers in international, peer-reviewed journals and conferences, several book chapters and public research reports. He has been advisor of 2 PhD Theses and several MS Theses in Electrical Engineering at UPC and in Computer Engineering at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Since 2012, he is an IEEE Senior Member and serves as IEEE AESS Magazine Associate Editor.
J. Arribas, P. Closas, C. Fernández-Prades, M. Cuntz, A. Konovaltsev, M. Meurer, Advances in the theory and implementation of GNSS antenna array receivers, Chapter in "Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits and Systems: Emerging Design, Technologies and Applications," A. Georgiadis, H. Rogier, L. Roselli, P. Arcioni (Eds.), Wiley, 2012. ISBN: 978-1119944942.
A. J. Fernández, J. A Pulido, M. Wis, P. Closas, C. Fernández-Prades, F. Zanier, R. Prieto-Cerdeira, M. Crisci, ARTEMISA: New GNSS Receiver Processing Techniques for Positioning and Multipath Mitigation, in Proceedings of the 6th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technologies (NAVITEC 2012), 5-7 December 2012, ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands).