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... Luis Diogo Medina Duarte

PhD Student

Luis Duarte

Academic position: PhD Student
Joining date: 01-09-2015
Roles in IT: PhD Student
Scientific Area: Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Group: Integrated Circuits – Av

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Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel: +351 234 377 900
Fax: +351 234 377 901

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Luís Duarte is a college student who is working towards becoming a PhD Electrical Engineer. Currently student of Doctoral Program in the University of Aveiro with the “VLC heterogeneous networks for future wireless systems” theme. He wishes to continue his work of his master thesis which was a Data Link Layer for a Visible Light Communication broadcast system and improve it to manage multiple wireless technologies, as well as, bidirectional functionality.

He has technical experience in digital signal processing in reconfigurable devices (FPGA) for Visible Light Communication systems. He has experience in radio front-ends configurability and integration in FPGA and is currently a grant researcher of Instituto de Telecomunicações. Luís has experience in HDL design, Xilinx System Generator and HLS in FPGA (C/C++).

He is currently working in Instituto de Telecomunicações of Leiria in the Antennas and Propagation group, as well as, an invited lecturer in Instituto Politécnico de Leiria.

Scientific Achievements

  • MSc, Universidade de Aveiro, 20-11-2015
  • FPGA design (HDL, System Generator, HLS C/C++)
  • Radio front-end integration with FPGA (FMCOMMS1, FMCOMMS3 and FMCOMMS5)
  • Data Link Layer and Medium Access Control protocols
  • Visible Light Communication Channel Modeling
  • Heterogeneous Networks (Visible Light Communication + Radio)
  • MIMO algorithms in FPGA
  • Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, 08-10-2018, Assistente Convidado
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações, 01-05-2018, Antennas and Propagation – Leiria
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações, 01-12-2015 - 01-03-2018, Mobile Networks – Aveiro
  • Fundamentos de Eletrotecnia, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Tecnologia Automóvel

Currently running projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
5G MIMO TESTBED MIMO Testbed for 5G mmWave Wireless Communications IT/LA 01-11-2017 01-12-2018