Creating and sharing knowledge for telecommunications
... Armando Carlos Domingues da Rocha

Researcher

Armando Rocha

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

Email: Send Email
Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
P-3810-193 AVEIRO - PORTUGAL
Tel: +351 234 377 900
Fax: +351 234 377 901


Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 30-06-1996
  • IEEE, 01-01-1989, Valued Member
Supervision of theses
Co-Supervision of theses
  • S. Mota, A. Rocha, Teaching Transmission Line Propagation and Plane Wave Reflection Using Software Tools, Chapter in, Antennas and Wave Propagation, Intech Open, N/A, 2018
  • A. Rocha, S. Mota, M. Sousa, A Demonstrator for Impedance Matching Systems in Transmission Lines With Time and Frequency Simulation [Education Corner], IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 61, No. 3, pp. 92 - 103, June, 2019 | BibTex
  • S. V Ventouras, A. M Martelucci, R. R Reeves, E. R Rumi, F. Fontan, F. M Machado, A. Rocha, S. Mota, F. Jorge, V. Pastoriza, A. Panagopoulos, A. Papafragkakis, C. Kourogiorgas, O. F Fiser, V. Pek, P. Pesice, M. Grabner, A. V Vilhar, A. Kelmendi, A. Hrovat, D. Vanhoenacker‐Janvier, L. Quibus, G. Goussetis, A. Coutsouris, J. Nessel, Assessment of spatial and temporal properties of Ka/Q band earth-space radio channel across Europe using Alphasat Aldo Paraboni payload}, International Journal in Satellite Communications and Networking, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 - 25, June, 2019 | BibTex
  • F. S Jorge Jorge, C. R Riva, A. Rocha, Physical Methods for the Separation of the Contributions to the Earth-Space Cross-Polarization Discrimination Using Single-Polarized Satellite Beacon Signals, IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 66, No. 12, pp. 6510 - 6524, December, 2018 | BibTex
  • F. S Jorge Jorge, C. R Riva, A. Rocha, Cross-Polarization Discrimination Models Assessment and Improvement on Earth-Space Propagation Paths at Ka and V-Bands, IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 - 9, November, 2017,
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  • A. Rocha, S. Mota, C. Ribeiro, Software Tools for Teaching Wave Propagation in Transmission Lines, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 118 - 127, June, 2017,
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  • S. Mota, A. Rocha, F. Fontan, Detailed Analysis of Directional Radio Channel Measurements, IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 65, No. 3, pp. 1281 - 1288, March, 2017 | BibTex
  • MB Bergano, A. Rocha, L. Cupido, D. Barbosa, T. V. Villela, J. Boas, G. Rocha, G. F. S. Smoot, A high performance cost‑effective digital complex correlator for an X‑band polarimetry survey, Springer Plus, Vol. 5, No. 487, pp. 1 - 14, April, 2016,
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  • F. S Jorge Jorge, C. R Riva, A. Rocha, Characterization of interfade duration for satellite communication systems design and optimization in a temperate climate, Radio Science, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 150 - 159, March, 2016 | BibTex
  • S. Mota, F. Fontan, A. Rocha, Estimation of the Number of Clusters in Multipath Radio Channel Data Sets, IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 61, No. 5, pp. 2879 - 2883, May, 2013 | BibTex
  • C. A Amaya, T.Ngu Nguyen, A. Rocha, J. M. R. Riera, A. Benarroch Benarroch, Joint Results of Long‐term Earth‐space Propagation Experiments at 20‐GHz in Canada and Europe, Space Communications, Vol. in Press, No. 1, pp. 1 - 1, December, 2012 | BibTex
  • S. Mota, M. G. Garcia, A. Rocha, F. Fontan, Estimation of the Radio Channel Parameters using the SAGE Algorithm, Radioengineering, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. -- - --, December, 2010,
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  • P. G. Garcia-del-Pino, A. Rocha, J. M. R. Riera, Joint Statistics of Rain Attenuation at 20 GHz in Madrid and Aveiro, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 799 - 802, August, 2010,
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  • M. Thurai, V. Bringi, A. Rocha, Specific Attenuation and Depolarization in Rain from 2-Dimensional Video Disdrometer Data, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 373 - 380, June, 2007 | BibTex
  • S. Mota, A. Rocha, F. Jorge, Propagation campaign at Q-band and Ka-band using the alphasat and Ka-sat satellites, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, London, United Kingdom, Vol., pp. -, April, 2018 | BibTex
  • JF Flávio, F. Fontan, S. Mota, F. Jorge, A. Rocha, Joint results of the Aveiro and Vigo alphasat propagation campaigns, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Paris, France, Vol., pp. -, March, 2017 | BibTex
  • JF Flávio, S. Mota, A. Rocha, F. Jorge, Alphasat experiment at Aveiro: Data processing approach and experimental results, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Paris, France, Vol., pp. -, March, 2017 | BibTex
  • S. V Ventouras, R. R Reeves, E. R Rumi, F. Fontan, A. Rocha, F. Jorge, S. Mota, Large Scale Assessment of Ka/Q Band Atmospheric Channel Across Europe with ALPHASAT TDP5: The Augmented Network, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Paris, France, Vol., pp. 1471 - 1475, March, 2017,
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  • F. S Jorge Jorge, C. R Riva, A. Rocha, Interfade and inter-event interval: A time-based classification and modelling, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Davos, Switzerland, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, April, 2016 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, T. M. P Pereira, S. Mota, F. S Jorge Jorge, Alphasat experiment at Aveiro, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Davos, Switzerland, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, April, 2016 | BibTex
  • S. V Ventouras, F. Fontan, A. Rocha, F. S Jorge Jorge, A. P Papafragkakis, A. P Panagopoulos, C. K Kourogiorgas, D. V Vanhoenacker, A. G Graziani, A. M Martelucci, Large Scale Assessment of Ka/Q band atmospheric channel across Europe with ALPHASAT TDP5: A new propagation campaign, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Davos, Switzerland, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, April, 2016 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, A. X Xavier, F. S Jorge Jorge, Alphasat Q/V-band Propagation Campaign Preparation in Aveiro, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. *-*, pp. *-* - *-*, April, 2015 | BibTex
  • F. S Jorge Jorge, A. Rocha, Evaluation of Inter-Annual Variability of Rainfall Rate and Rain Attenuation Based on the ITU Rec P.678, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. *-*, pp. *-* - *-*, April, 2015 | BibTex
  • F. S Jorge Jorge, S. Mota, A. Rocha, Evaluation of inter-annual variability of rainfall rate and rain attenuation based on the ITU Rec P.678, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, April, 2015 | BibTex
  • C. R Riva, L. C Castanet, L. C Csurgai-Horvath, O. F Fiser, F. L Lacoste, F. M Marzano, F. Fontan, J. M. R. Riera, A. Rocha, M. S Schonhuber, The Aldo Paraboni Scientific Experiment: the Preparation and Plans for a European Measurement Campaign, Ka and Broadband Communications Conf., Salerno, Italy, Vol. *, pp. * - *, October, 2014 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, F. S Jorge Jorge, Worst Month Statistics: Rain and Ka-band Attenuation Results, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, The Hague, Netherlands, Vol. 1, pp. 953 - 956, April, 2014 | BibTex
  • F. S Jorge Jorge, A. Rocha, Software for Tropospheric Propagation Statistical Data Analysis, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, The Hague, Netherlands, Vol. 1, pp. 4152 - 4156, April, 2014 | BibTex
  • F. S Silvestre, A. Rocha, A. Oliveira, FPGA Based Beacon Receiver Detector for Propagation Experiments, Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Castelo Branco, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, May, 2013 | BibTex
  • S. Mota, A. Rocha, F. Fontan, Physical and Statistical Analysis of Clustered Multipath Radio Channel Data, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Gothenburg, Sweden, Vol. -, pp. - - -, April, 2013 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, F. S Jorge Jorge, Separation of Rain and Ice Contributions for Depolarization at Ka Band, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Gothenburg, Sweden, Vol. -, pp. 57 - 60, April, 2013 | BibTex
  • C. A Amaya, T.Ngu Nguyen, A. Rocha, Comparison of Multi-Year Ka-Band Propagation Characteristics at Four Sites in North America Aand Europe, Ka and Broadband Communications Conf., Otawa, Canada, Vol. 1, pp. ? - ?, September, 2012,
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  • A. Rocha, F. Fontan, Beacon Receivers and Digital Detectors Solutions for Earth-Satellite Propagation Campaigns, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Prague, Czech Republic, Vol., pp. 96 - 100, March, 2012 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, XPD at Ka-Band from an Extended Earth-Satellite Propagation Campaign, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Prague, Czech Republic, Vol., pp. 1491 - 1494, March, 2012 | BibTex
  • C. A Amaya, T.Ngu Nguyen, A. Rocha, J. M. R. Riera, A. Benarroch Benarroch, P. G. Garcia-del-Pino, J. M. R Garcia-Rúbia, Joint Results of Long-Term Earth-Space Propagation Eexperiments at 20-GHz in Canada and Europe, ESA Propagation Workshop - Radiowave Propagation Modelling and Measurements for SatCom and SatNav Systems, Noordwijk, Netherlands, Vol. *, pp. * - *, November, 2011,
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  • A. Rocha, Long Term Rain Rate and Ka-Band Attenuation Variability in Aveiro, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Rome, Italy, Vol. *, pp. * - *, April, 2011,
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  • C. A Amaya, A. Rocha, T.Ngu Nguyen, J. M. R. Riera, A. Benarroch Benarroch, P. G. Garcia-del-Pino, Joint Results of 20 GHz Recent Earth-Space Propagation Experiments in Canada and Europe, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Rome, Italy, Vol. *, pp. * - *, April, 2011,
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  • S. Mota, M. G. Garcia, A. Rocha, F. Fontan, Clustering of the Multipath Radio Channel Parameters, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Rome, Italy, Vol. I, pp. 3232 - 3236, April, 2011,
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  • J. Freitas, A. Rocha, L. Cupido, D. Barbosa, A 5 GHz LNA for a radio-astronomy experiment, Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, April, 2011,
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  • MB Bergano, D. Barbosa, A. Rocha, L. Cupido, A 5 GHz LNA for a radio-astronomy experiment, Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Peniche, Portugal, Vol., pp. -, March, 2011 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, Beacon Receiver? Do It Yourself, COST-Propagation Tools and Data for Integrated Telecommunication, Navigation and Earth Observation Systems COST IC0802, Erice, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, November, 2010,
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  • C. A Amaya, J. M. R. Riera, A. Rocha, Attenuation Characteristics at 20-GHz from Long-Term Slant-Path Measurements at Three Sites, COST-Propagation Tools and Data for Integrated Telecommunication, Navigation and Earth Observation Systems COST IC0802, Erice, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, November, 2010,
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  • I. F. Ferreira, S. Mota, A. Rocha, Results from MIMO Channel Measurements and Comparison to the Extended Saleh-Valenzuela Model, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Barcelona, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 5, April, 2010,
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  • S. Mota, N. Almeida, A. Rocha, F. Fontan, Results from a First Approach to a Point-Scatter Simulator for MIMO Radio Channel Modeling, Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Spring, Barcelona, Spain, Vol. --, pp. 324 - 327, April, 2009,
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  • P. G. Gaspar, A. Rocha, J. Neves, ITU Attenuation Model Evaluation with a New 4. Years Ka-Band Database, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Berlin, Germany, Vol. 1, pp. 308 - 312, March, 2009,
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  • A. Rocha, Worst month, cloud and water vapor attenuation and fade duration from radiometer measurements, Ka and Broadband Communications Conf., Matera, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 71 - 76, September, 2008,
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  • A. Rocha, R. Martins, A. Pires, Towards a Satellite Beacon Digital Receiver, URSI Spain National Conf. - URSI Spain, Madrid, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. On CD - On CD, September, 2008,
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  • A. Rocha, R. Sousa, A. Pires, R. Martins, PLL Based Detector for Coherent Beacon Receivers Using DSP Techniques, IEEE International Symp. on Control, Communications and Signal Processing - ISCCSP, St. Julians, Malta, Vol. Submitted, pp. 15761579 - 1579, March, 2008,
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  • S. Mota, A. Rocha, Preliminary Measurements and Plans for MIMO Channel Modelling, E-Activity and Leading Technologies - E-ALT, Porto, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, December, 2007 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, R. Teixeira, Ka band Scintillation Results: Meteorological Dependencies and Modelling, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Edimburgh, United Kingdom, Vol. 1, pp. 313 - 316, November, 2007,
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  • R. Sousa, A. Pires, A. Rocha, Detector Digital Para Balizas de Satélite: Desenvolvimentos Recentes, URSI General Assembly, La Laguna, Spain, Vol. on CD, pp. * - *, September, 2007 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, R. Teixeira, Overview of 3 Year Results of a Ka-band Earth-Satellite Propagation Campaign, Ka and Broadband Communications Conf., Turin, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 177 - 182, September, 2007 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, A. Pires, R. Martins, R. Sousa, Dual Polarization Digital Satellite Beacon Detector for Propagation Experiments, Ka and Broadband Communications Conf., Turin, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 189 - 194, September, 2007 | BibTex
  • R. Sousa, A. Pires, A. Rocha, DSP Based Software/Digtal PLL Detector For Satellite Beacon Receivers, International Symp. on Signal Processing and its Applications - ISSPA, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Vol. **, pp. ** - **, February, 2007 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, R. Teixeira, Earth-Satellite Ice Depolarization Revisited: New Data, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Nice, France, Vol. on CD, pp. * - *, November, 2006 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, R. Teixeira, J. Neves, Fade Dynamics on Earth-Satellite Ka-Band Links: Beacon and Radiometer Measurements, Ka and Broadband Communications Conf., Naples, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 381 - 387, September, 2006 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, J. Neves, R. Teixeira, Propagation Experiments in Portugal: Results Overview, ESA Propagation Workshop - Radiowave Propagation Modelling and Measurements for SatCom and SatNav Systems, Leiden, Netherlands, Vol. CD, pp. ** - **, November, 2005 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, XPD-CPA Calculations using 2D-Video Disdrometer Data and Comparison with Experimental Measurements at 20 GHz, ESA Propagation Workshop - Radiowave Propagation Modelling and Measurements for SatCom and SatNav Systems, Leiden, Netherlands, Vol. on CD, pp. ** - **, November, 2005 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, R. Teixeira, J. Neves, One year of propagation measurement results at ka-Band, Ka and Broadband Communications Conf., Rome, Italy, Vol. Vol 1, pp. 225 - 231, September, 2005 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, R. Teixeira, J. Neves, Comprehensive Tools to Analyze Earth-Satellite Ka band Propagation Data, IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp., Washington, United States, Vol. On CD, pp. ** - **, July, 2005 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, R. Teixeira, J. Neves, One Year Fade Dynamics Statistical Results for an Earth-Satellite Path at 20GHz, COST 280, Prague, Czech Republic, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 7, June, 2005 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, R. Teixeira, J. Neves, Millimitre Wave Scintillation Measurements on an Earth-Satellite Path, Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Tomar, Portugal, Vol. **, pp. ** - **, April, 2005 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, Fade and Interfade Durations Measured by Radiometer, COST 280, Rome, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. * - *, November, 2004 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, Propagation Experiment at Ka Band, Ka and Broadband Communications Conf., Vicenza, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 127 - 134, September, 2004 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, A Software Tool for Propagation Data Analysis, Ka and Broadband Communications Conf., Nápoles, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 279 - 284, November, 2003 | BibTex
  • S. Mota, A. Rocha, Exploring Experimental Results from SAGE Ray Retreival Algorithm, IST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol., pp. 681 - 684, June, 2003 | BibTex
  • A. Rocha, L. Cupido, A Ka-Band Propagation Beacon Receiver, ESA Worshop on Millimetre Wave Technology and Application, EsPOO, Finland, Vol. 1, pp. 177 - 182, May, 2003 | BibTex
  • S. Mota, A. Rocha, A Poor Man System for Directional Channel Measurements Using a Synthetic Array, IASTED International Conf. on Communication Systems and Networks - CSN, Málaga, Spain, Vol. Proc. of the IASTED International Conf. on Communications and Computer Networks, 2002, pp. 547 - 551, September, 2002 | BibTex
  • S. Mota, A. Rocha, Parameter Estimation of Synthetic and Real Radio Channels Using the SAGE Algorithm, IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 2, pp. 634 - 638, September, 2002 | BibTex

Currently running projects3

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
ASAPE Alphasat Aldo Paraboni Propagation Experimenters ESA-ESTEC 01-01-2016 01-12-2019
DETAINER Núcleo de I&D em Copromoção Nr. 037204 - DETAINER: Deterministic Capture of Communication Channels – Technology Research & Development P2020 01-10-2018 30-09-2021
MEKaP MEO KA Band Propagation Campaign ESA-ESTEC 01-02-2019 01-04-2022

Closed Projects4

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
COST IC0802 COST IC0802 - PROPAGATION TOOLS AND DATA FOR INTEGRATED TELECOMMUNICATION, NAVIGATION AND EARTH OBSERVATION SYSTEMS ESF/COST 01-11-2008 01-11-2010
ESPREX Earth Satellite Propagation Experiment at Ka Band FCT/POSI 15-10-2000 15-10-2003
LSAPROBE LARGE SCALE ASSESSMENT OF KA/Q BAND ATMOSPHERIC CHANNEL USING THE ALPHASAT TDP5 PROPAGATION BEACON CEOS ESA 01-04-2015 01-07-2018
PROMOSATCOM DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH ORDER PROPAGATION MODELS FOR MULTIMEDIA SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ESA 01-05-2012 01-06-2016
  • A. Rocha, Cost280 - Propagation Impairment Mitigation for Millimetre Wave Radio Systems, National Delegate, 03-12-2004
  • A. Rocha, Propagation Impairment Mitigation for Millimetre Wave Radio Systems, National Delegate, COST280, 01-12-2003
  • European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Organizing Committee, 2015
  • IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation
    2019, 1 review(s); 2018, 2 review(s); 2017, 1 review(s); 2012, 2 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
    2018, 2 review(s);
  • IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    2010, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
    2011, 2 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s);
  • Progress In Electromagnetics Research - PIER
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • Intrnl. Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
    2014, 1 review(s);

  • 2009, 2 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s);
  • European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP
    2015, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 3 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 1 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Conf. on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks - SoftCOM
    2012, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC
    2013, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications PIMRC
    2018, 1 review(s);