The Communication Networks division (CND) aims at optimizing the network infrastructure end-to-end. This includes core, metro, and access, optical and wireless, transport and aggregation, fixed and mobile networks. Its research goes beyond fundamental and theoretical research, moving towards a more practical and experimental stage by developing complete simulation frameworks and testbeds with the goal of transferring the technology to industry, hence reaching higher technology readiness levels (TRLs).
The Communication Systems Division (CSD) is a group of over 20 researchers in advanced communications and information systems. It combines in an integrated unit a deep understanding of theoretical foundations and frontier research on signal processing and information theory with a genuine passion for experimentation and prototyping.
The Communications Technologies Division (CTD) research is to address the most endeavoring challenges that 5G and future communications technologies will face: those of energy and bandwidth efficiency. The focus of CTD research is on component (subsystem) level and also on PHY and MAC layers. CTD research has a strong experimental emphasis, achieved through the use of demonstrators and the two CTD testbeds.
The Geomatics Division (GMD) carries out research and development activities in two main areas of Geomatics. The first one is the area of positioning and navigation, which is focused on the estimation of the position and attitude of sensors and objects. The second one is the area of remote sensing, which involves earth observation through images and data collected by sensors on board of satellites and aircrafts, and ground-based sensors.