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Carlos Baquero Barneto: Convergence of communication and sensing technologies will radically change future wireless cellular networks

Tampere University
LocationHervanta Campus, Tietotalo, auditorium TB109 (Korkeakoulunkatu 1, Tampere) and remote connection
Date28.6.2022 9.00–13.00
Entrance feeFree of charge
communication and sensing technology in joint platform
Joint communication and sensing (JCAS) paradigm aims to develop integrated systems that can provide both communication and sensing/radar functionalities simultaneously. In his doctoral dissertation M.Sc. (Tech) Carlos Baquero Barneto shows that the convergence of both systems into the same joint platform facilitates more efficient use of the hardware and spectrum resources, enabling new civilian and professional applications.

JCAS is emerging as an important piece of technology that will radically change ordinary wireless communication and radar systems. This research area has significantly grown over the last decade.

Carlos Baquero Barneto focuses in his research on the integration of JCAS functionalities into mobile cellular networks, such as fifth-generation new radio (5G NR) and sixth generation (6G) communication systems. Both 5G and future 6G are harnessing spectrum at the millimeter-wave (mm-wave) bands, offering wider bandwidths, while also utilize massive antenna arrays, providing a great framework to develop sensing functionalities.

By implementing JCAS, the different nodes of the cellular network, such as the base station and user equipment, can sense and reconstruct their surroundings. However, the JCAS operation yields multiple design challenges that need to be addressed.

“In my thesis I develop novel algorithms in two relevant research areas that comprise self-interference (SI) cancellation and beamforming optimization techniques for future JCAS systems,” he says.

The doctoral dissertation of M.Sc. (Tech) Carlos Baquero Barneto in the field of Communications Engineering titled Analysis and Design of Joint Communication and Sensing for Wireless Cellular Networks will be publicly examined in the Faculty of Information Technology and Communications Sciences of Tampere University at Hervanta Campus in the auditorium TB109 of Tietotalo on Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 12.00 o’clock. The Opponent will be Professor Mats Bengtsson from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. The Custos will be Professor Mikko Valkama from Tampere University, Finland. The work has been co-supervised by Associate Professor Taneli Riihonen from Tampere University.

The dissertation is available online at

The event can be also followed via remote connection.

Photo: Carlos Baquero Barneto / Tampere University