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Andreu Urruela Planas

Position: Former Member
Email:     andreugps.tsc.upc.es

Biography

Andreu Urruela was born in Barcelona (Spain) in April 1978. He received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, in July 2001.

Before graduating, he was the system administrator (2000-2001) and general coordinator (2001-2002) of the Student Union.

His Master Thesis was related with the "Design, Simulation and Implementation of a Satellite On-Board DVB Digital Receiver" under a scholarship of Alcatel Space, Madrid (Spain) and under a R&D project at the Department of Signal Theory and Communications at UPC. This Thesis was co-authored with Jose Antonio López .

In September 2001, he joined the Communication Signal Processing Group, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree and participating in the R&D projects as a Research Assistant. His current interest are wireless location in GSM and W-CDMA communication systems, Non-Line-of-Sigth phenomena and estimation theory.

Journal publications

[1] J. Sala Alvarez, A. Urruela Planas, Javier Villares, J. Romeu, S. Blanch, R. Estalella and J. M. Paredes, "Pulsar Navigation", Acta Futura, Vol. 4, December 2008, pp. 94 - 101.

[2] A. Urruela Planas, J. Sala Alvarez and J. Riba Sagarra, "Average Performance Analysis of Circular and Hyperbolic Geolocation", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, January 2006.

[3] J. Lopez-Salcedo and A. Urruela Planas, "Algoritmo de Scheduling M-LWDF. Simulación para la Provisión de Calidad de Servicio en Entornos Multiusuario con Canales Variantes", IEEE Buran, April 2002, pp. 20 - 31.

Conference publications

[1] J. Sala Alvarez, A. Urruela Planas, Javier Villares, S. Blanch, J. Romeu, R. Estalella and J. M. Paredes, "Pulsar Navigation", ACT Workshop on Innovative Concepts - A Bridge to Space, Vol. 1, Noordwijk, The Netherlands January 2008, pp. 1 - 10.

[2] A. Urruela Planas, A. Pagès Zamora and J. Riba Sagarra, "Divide-and-Conquer Based Closed-form Position Estimation for AOA and TDOA Measurements", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Vol. IV, Toulouse, France May 2006, pp. 921 - 924.

[3] A. Urruela Planas, H. Morata and J. Riba Sagarra, "NLOS Mitigation Based on a Trellis Search for Wireless Location", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, New York, USA June 2005, pp. 1 - 5.

[4] A. Urruela Planas, M. Rydström and E. Ström, "Novel Wireless Location Approach for W-CDMA Systems Based on Multiple Sliding Correlators", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Philadelphia, USA March 2005.

[5] A. Urruela Planas, M. Rydström and E. Ström, "Low Complexity Tracking for Adhoc Automotive Sensor Networks", IEEE International Conference on Sensor and Ad hoc Communications and Networks, Santaclara, Californ, USA October 2004.

[6] A. Urruela Planas and J. Riba Sagarra, "Efficient mobile location from time measuremenets with unknown variances in dynamic scenarios", IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications, Lisbon, Portugal July 2004, pp. 1 - 5.

[7] A. Urruela Planas, M. Rydström and E. Ström, "Node-aided Locationing and Tracking for Low Cost Adhoc Automotive Sensor", Wireless World Research Forum Workshop, Osly, Norway July 2004.

[8] J. Riba Sagarra and A. Urruela Planas, "A Non-Line-Of-Sight mitigation technique based on ML-detection", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Montreal, Quebec, Canada May 2004.

[9] A. Urruela Planas and J. Riba Sagarra, "Novel closed-from ML position estimator for hyperbolic location", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Montreal, Quebec, Canada May 2004.

[10] A. Urruela Planas and J. Riba Sagarra, "A novel estimator and performance bound for in-car radio location", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, Orlando (Florida), USA October 2003.

[11] A. Urruela Planas and J. Riba Sagarra, "A Novel Estimator and Performance Bound for Time Propagation and Doppler based Radio Location", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Hong-Kong, China April 2003.

[12] A. Urruela Planas and J. Riba Sagarra, "Data compression algorithm in localization problems", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, Vancouver, Canada September 2002.

[13] J. Riba Sagarra and A. Urruela Planas, "Robust multipath mitigation technique for Time-of-arrival estimation", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, Vancouver, Canada September 2002.

[14] M. Lamarca, J. Lopez-Salcedo, J. Riba Sagarra, J. Sala Alvarez, A. Urruela Planas, G. Vázquez and Javier Villares, "A Digital On-Board Receive Chain for a DVB On-Board Processing System", ESA International Workshop on Digital Signal Processing Techniques Applied to Space Communications, Lisbon, Portugal September 2001.

[15] M. Lamarca, J. Riba Sagarra, J. Sala Alvarez, G. Vázquez, Javier Villares, J. Lopez-Salcedo, A. Urruela Planas and D. P. Palomar, "DVB-forward: a Digital Television / Internet Payload", AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference, Toulousse, France April 2001.

Latest Patents

[1] J. Riba Sagarra, A. Urruela Planas, F. Barcelo and I. Martin, "Method for localizing a mobile station in an unsynchronized mobile network" .

Thesis

[1] A. Urruela Planas, "Signal Processing Techniques for Wireless Locationing", Dpt. of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, June 2006. Advisor: J. Riba Sagarra.