Rafael Montalban

PhD student

email:
rafael.montalban@uab.cat
phone:
+34 93 586 8473
fax:
+34 93 586 8473
office:
QC-3101C
Dpt. Telecommunications and Systems Engineering
UAB – School of Engineering
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Bellaterra 08193 - Barcelona (Spain)

Bio

Rafael Montalbán-Gutiérrez was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1986. He received the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2009 from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Since October 2007, he has been collaborating as a research assistant within the SPCOMNAV group, involved in topics of GPS signal re-acquisition and robust distributed beamforming techniques. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. at the SPCOMNAV group.

Research interests

His research interests are in statistical signal processing, digital communications, synchronization techniques and packet-level forward error correction (PL-FEC) codes.

Recent publications

  • A. Shahmansoori, R. Montalban, G. Seco-Granados, "Effect of Channel Variability on Pilot Design for Joint Communications and Positioning in OFDM", Proc. IEEE Intl. Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Aug 26 2014, [link].
  • A. Shahmansoori, R. Montalban, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, "Design of OFDM Sequences for Joint Communications and Positioning Based on the Asymptotic Expected CRB", Proc. International Conference on Localization and GNSS (ICL-GNSS), Jun 24 2014, [link].
  • A. Shahmansoori, R. Montalban, G. Seco-Granados, "Optimal OFDM Pilot Sequences for Time-Delay and Channel Estimation Based on the Expected CRB for a Large Number of Subcarriers", Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Jun 22 2014, [link].
  • R. Montalban, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, A. L. Swindlehurst, "Power Allocation Approaches for Combined Positioning and Communications OFDM Systems", Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Jun 17 2013, [link].
  • R. Montalban, J. A. Lopez-Salcedo, G. Seco-Granados, A. L. Swindlehurst, "Power Allocation Method Based on the Channel Statistics for Combined Positioning and Communications OFDM Systems", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 28 2013, [link].
  • R. Montalban, G. Seco-Granados, A. L. Swindlehurst, "Suboptimal Method for Pilot and Data Power Allocation in Combined Positioning and Communications OFDM Systems", in Proc. 46th Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, Nov 06 2012, [link].
  • R. Montalban, G. Seco-Granados, "Efficiency Comparison of LDPC-LDGM and Raptor Codes for PL-FEC with Very Large Block Sizes", IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS 2009), Prague, Czech Republic, Apr 22 2009, [link].