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Francisco Rodrigo Porto Cavalcanti, Dr.
Associated Professor & Researcher, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil

Contact
Street Address: DEE/CT-UFC - CP 6001 - CEP 60451970 - Campus do Pici, Fortaleza-CE
Phone: +55 85 2889649
Fax: +55 85 2889574
rodcav@matrix.com.br


The city of Fortaleza, state of Ceara, Brasil.



Contents

Education
Resume
Research Interests
Recent Publications
Practical Results on DSP/Equalization Research
Short-Course on "Smart Antennas" (in Portuguese)
PDF version of Doctorate Thesis




Education
 

B.S Degree: Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, 1994

M.S. Degree: Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, 1996

D. Sc. Degree: Electrical Engineering from the Communications Department, School of Electrical Engineering, Campinas State University, Brazil, 1999.

Master Thesis Title:

Doctorate Thesis Title:
"Smart Antennas and Space-Time Processing for Wireless Communication Systems"  (in Portuguese)

(thesis abstract in English)

Thesis Download (D. Sc. thesis, PDF format, aprox. 4 Mb)
(former PDF version had problems with certain symbols and equations appearance)



Short-Course (in Portuguese)
"Smart Antennas - Architectures and Applications", presented at the 1999 Brazilian Telecom Symposium
(download PDF file 916 Kb)



Resume: Download my Curriculm Vitae (PDF) (in Portuguese)
(Note: try shift+click if you have problems downloading)




Research Interests:

Research interests are generally related to intelligent signal processing techniques for increasing user capacity, signal quality and information rate in digital communication systems.

The Techniques

  Adaptive (Smart) Antennas
  Adaptive equalization
  Multiuser detection
  Space-time processing

The Systems

  Wireless Systems Network Architectures & Protocols
  3rd. Generation of Wireless Communications and W-CDMA
  Packet Radio (GPRS/EDGE)
  Wideband Internet Access (xDSL, Cable Modem)




Recent Publications:

"Blind Multiuser Detection in SDMA Systems", Annales des Telecommunications, v.54, n.7-8, pp. 411-419, 1999.

"Reducing Capture Effects on Despread-Respread Multitarget Adaptive Arrays in CDMA Systems", Proc. Globecom, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1999 (download PDF).

"Evaluation of Smart Antenna Techniques for Capacity Increase in IS136 TDMA Cellular System", Proc. Brazilian Telecom Symposium, 1999 (download PDF)

"The Generalized Constant Modulus Algorithm applied to Multiuser Space-Time Equalization", Proc. SPAWC - 2nd. Workshop on Signal Proc.Advances for Wireless Communications, Annapolis, USA, 1999.
Download Postscript: (Unix Gzip)(Windows Winzip)

"Performance of a Space-Code Adaptive Receiver in Multi-Cell DS CDMA Wireless Networks" , Proc. Vehicular Technology Conference-VTC, Houston, USA, 1999.
Download Postscript: (Unix Gzip)(Windows Winzip)

"Least-Squares CMA with Decorrelation for Fast Blind Multiuser Signal Separation" , Proc. Int. Conf. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing ICASSP, Phoenix, USA, 1999.
Download Postscript: (Unix Gzip)(Windows Winzip)

"A Generalized Constant Modulus Algorithm for Blind Equalization" ; Proc. Goblecom-Global Telecommunications Conference, Sydney, Australia, 1998.
Download Postscript: (Unix Gzip)(Windows Winzip)

"An Algorithm for Multiuser Detection in SDMA Communications" ; Proc. ITS Int. Telecommunications Symposium, São Paulo, Brazil, 1998.
Download Postscript: (Unix Gzip)(Windows Winzip)

"A Predictive Constant Modulus Algorithm for Blind Equalization in QAM Systems” ;  ICC - Int. Conference on Communications, Montreal, Canada, 1997. (download PDF)


Last Update: January, 06, 2000 rodcav@matrix.com.br
 

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