Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications
... Francisco António Bucho Cercas

Senior Researcher

Francisco Cercas

Academic position: Full Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1999
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Radio Systems – Lx

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Address: IT – Lisboa
Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1
1049 - 001 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 841 84 54
Fax: +351 21 841 84 72


Scientific Achievements

  • Agregação, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 01-01-2008
  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico, 15-07-1996
  • MSc, Instituto Superior Técnico, 11-05-1989
  • Licenciatura, Instituto Superior Técnico, 03-03-1983
  • ANACOM (ICP - Instituto das Comunicações de Portugal), 26-08-1999, Member
  • Direcção-Geral de Energia, 15-07-1999, Electrical Engineer (GP-01)
  • ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 01-07-1999, Full Professor
  • Ordem dos Engenheiros, 16-02-1993, Specialist in Telecommunications
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-1990, Senior Member
Supervision of theses
  • Application and development of the new GPS station at ISCTE for GPS applications., MSc Student, Júlio Rafael Teixeira de Sousa, 12-2018
  • Effcicient syncronization using TCH codes, MSc Student, Sílvia Cristina da Silva Catarino, 12-2018
  • Precision Orientation System using Differential GPS, MSc Student, Rui Serras Pereira Baptista Rosa, 11-2018
  • Channel Estimation with TCH Codes for Machine-Type Communications, MSc Student, Bruno Miguel de Carvalho Lopes, 12-2017
  • Estudo e cálculo da órbita lunar aplicado a comunicações EME , MSc Student, Filipe Carreiro Soares, 12-2017
  • Massive MIMO , MSc Student, Lorenzo Jose Barbosa Cabral, 12-2017
  • The use of Sensor Networks to create smart environments, MSc Student, André Filipe Xavier da Glória, 07-2017
  • Performance analysis of Massive MIMO receivers, MSc Student, Daniel Filipe Sobral Fernandes, 07-2017
  • Multicell Cooperation for Future Wireless Systems, MSc Student, Filipe Jorge Bolas Casal Ribeiro, 11-2012
Co-Supervision of theses
  • Design of Adaptive Analog Filters for Magnetic Front-End Read Channels, PhD Student, Nuno Miguel de Figueiredo Garrido, 02-2015
  • P. Sebastião, F. Cercas, A. Cartaxo, Chapter 7: Efficient Discrete Simulation of Coded Wireless Communication Systems, Chapter in, Handbook of Research on Discrete Event Simulation Environments: Technologies and Applications, Evon M. O. Abu-Taieh, Idea-Group Inc., Pennsylvania, 2010
  • J. C. Silva, N.S. Souto, F. Cercas, Iterative MMSE Detection for MIMO Blast DS-CDMA Systems in Frequency Sective Fading, Chapter in, E-business and Telecommunication Networks, Filipe, Joaquim; Coelhas, Helder; Saramago, Monica, Springer, 2007
  • F. Cercas, Air interface aspects, Chapter in, Sattelite personal communications for future generation systems, E. Re and L. Pierucci, Springer, 2002
  • F. Cercas, Modulation and Coding, Chapter in, Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems, Ramjee Prasad, Walter Konhauser, Werner Mohr, Artech House, Boston,London, 2000

Currently running projects1

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
MM5G Multilayer Massive Multiple input Multiple output (MIMO) systems for the fifth generation (5G) wireless communications FCT 01-10-2016 01-11-2018

Closed Projects13

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
B-BONE Broadcasting and Multicasting Over Enhanced UMTS Mobile Broadband Networks EU 01-02-2004 30-06-2006
CelCop Multicell Cooperation for Future Wireless Systems IT/LA 01-06-2011 01-10-2013
FIVER Fully-Converged Quintuple-Play Integrated Optical-Wireless Access Architectures EU/FP7 01-01-2010 01-12-2012
GLANCES Generalized Linear Amplification with Nonlinear Components for Power and Spectral Efficient Broadband Wireless Systems IT/LA 01-04-2014 01-04-2016
HICOPI HiCoPI - High Accuracy GNSS-based Coordinated Positioning IT/LA 01-12-2008 01-01-2011
MPSat Multi-Packet Detection Techniques for Satellite Networks FCT/PTDC 01-03-2010 01-02-2013
MPSat Multi-Packet detection techniques for Satellite networks FCT 01-02-2010 01-08-2013
NAGCPS Navigation Algorithms for GNSS-based Coordinated Positioning Systems FCT/PTDC 01-01-2012 01-01-2014
SAAS Remote Piloted Semi-Autonomous Aerial Surveillance System Using Terrestrial Wireless Networks IT/LA 01-03-2012 01-04-2014
SATSTATION Satellite Ground Station for Study and Development of Radio Communications FCT/REEQ 01-01-2006 31-12-2006
SEACORN Simulation of Enhanced UMTS Access and Core Networks EU 01-03-2002 28-02-2004
U-BOAT Ultra-Wide Band Transmission for Ad Hoc Networks FCT/PTDC 01-10-2007 01-09-2010
VELOCE-MTC Advanced PHY/MAC design for Very Low Latency Network-assisted Machine Type Communications IT 01-04-2016 01-03-2018
  • F. Cercas, E. Cercas Cercas, P. Sebastião, New acelerated simulation method to obtain the performance of concatenated codes, Best Student Paper Award for this paper presented at Global Wireless Summit, Aalborg, Denmark., 01-05-2014
  • P. Sebastião, Frederico F. Varela Varela, F. Cercas, Modelo unificado para planeamento de sistemas de comunicações sem fios, 01-10-2010
  • International Conf. on Telecommunications - ICT, Conference Chairman, 2014
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2013
  • Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conf. - ATNAC, 2012
  • Broadband Wireless Access Workshop - BWA, Technical Programme Committee, 2012
  • International Symp. on Wireless Pervasive Computing, Technical Programme Committee, 2012
  • Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conf. - ATNAC, 2011
  • International Conf. on Advances in Computing and Communications - ACC2011, Technical Programme Committee, 2011
  • Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications 2005, Technical Programme Committee, 2005
  • ICC 2002 Wireless Networking Symposium, Technical Programme Committee, 2004
  • ICC 2004 EDAS Wireless Networking Symposium, Technical Programme Committee, 2004
  • Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Conference (WPMC) 2003, Technical Programme Committee, 2004