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Tut2: Sensing and Communications for Vehicular Systems - VTC2020-Spring Antwerp

Tut2: Sensing and Communications for Vehicular Systems

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Instructor: Nuria Gonzalez Prelcic, University of Vigo, Spain and University of Texas, Austin, USA
Instructor: Robert W Heath, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Abstract: Automated driving exploits multiple sensing modalities including millimeter wave radar, computer vision, not to mention wireless communication and satellite navigation. The objective of this tutorial is to provide an overview of sensing and communications in vehicular systems. The perspective taken is that of signal processing and physical layer communications. The emphasis will be placed on (1) explaining the role for communications as vehicular automation levels increase (2) describing the operations of radar, lidar, and cameras, and fusion including mention of classic algorithms and the state-of-the-art (3) describing efforts such as 5GAA and 3GPP, and technical challenges related to millimeter wave vehicular communications. There will be high level introductions to important concepts in vehicular systems coupled with specific examples of how signal processing and communication tools are used to solve key problems. References to classic work and state-of-the-art algorithms will be included to provide perspective on open problems.

Instructors Biography

Nuria Gonzalez Prelcic
Bio: Nuria Gonzalez Prelcic is an Associate Professor in the Signal Theory and Communications Department, University of Vigo, Spain (on leave) and a visiting professor at the Electrical Computing Engineering Department, The University of Texas at Austin. Her main research interests include signal processing theory and signal processing for wireless communications: filter banks, compressive sampling and estimation, multicarrier modulation, channel estimation, and MIMO processing for millimeter wave communications, including V2X at millimeter wave. In the last 4 years she has published around 70 papers in the topics of compressed sensing theory and its applications to millimeter wave and massive MIMO communications. She is and Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and an Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. She is a member of the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Technical Committee. She has been the founder director of the Atlantic Research Center for Information and Communication Technologies (atlanTTic) at the University of Vigo from July 2008 to January 2017. She is the assistant director of UT SAVES, a research center that addresses the challenges of wireless, networking, and sensing in vehicular systems.