SOI-011 Industrial innovation in communications, radars and sensing systems

Instructor Paolo Rocca
Modality In presence
Duration 6 hours
Period Second semester

15/04/2024 at 17:00-19:00
22/04/2024 at 17:00-19:00
29/04/2024 at 19:00-21:00

Details Course Code: SOI-011

Course objectives

The course aims to overview the most recent industrial innovation and technological evolutions in the framework of the wireless communications, radars, and sensing systems up to the modern applications. Though based on technical and system contents proper of the information and communications engineering, the future market trends as well as the impact of the technologies on the society and our everyday lives will be highlighted and discussed.

Content summary

  • Introduction to wireless technologies for communications, radars, and sensing systems
  • The engineering design process: from requirements collection, to system modeling and optimization
  • Methods for addressing socio-technical design challenges
  • Advanced methodologies for system awareness and decision making
  • Analysis of market evaluation and trends
  • The digital society and the impact of the technological evolutions

Teaching methods

Seminar lectures covering foundations of communications, radars, and sensing systems, case studies, as well as concept design. Throughout the course, the students will work on a project-based assignment. The course finishes with public defense of the project.


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