24, July 2014

PROJECT TITLE: MIMO Techniques to Improve the Communication Performances in Ground and Space Applications — MIMO-Space

Coordinator: University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB), Research Center for Spatial Information (CEOSpace Tech)


Period: 29 November 2013 – 28 November 2016

Project director: S.l. Dr. Ing. Lucian Andrei Perisoara

Project team:

  • S.I. Dr. Eng. Lucian Andrei Perisoara – Project Manager
  • Prof. Dr. Enf. Mihai Datcu – Senior Researcher
  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Vasile Lazarescu – Senior Researcher
  • Prof. Dr. Eng. Dan Alexandru Stoichescu – Senior Researcher
  • Conf. Dr. Eng. Remus Cacoveanu – Senior Researcher
  • Dr. Eng. Dragos Sacaleanu – Researcher
  • S.I. Dr. Eng. Cristian Anghel – Researcher
  • Phd Students

Description: The project aims to improve the communication performances in terms of capacity (data rate), error rate, energy consumption, diversity gain, array gain, coding gain

– today, the MIMO techniques are used in WLAN, WiMAX, LTE standards, but in satellite or deep-space communications this technology has not been applied yet

Project objectives:

  • to design and implement different spatial diversity techniques used in classical Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless communication systems 
  • to extend, develop and implement the MIMO techniques in space and ground applications
  • Land Mobile Satellite (LMS) communications
  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)


  • WP0 – Project Management
  • WP1 – Concept definition
  • WP2 – Algorithms development for spatial diversity techniques
  • WP3 – MIMO-LMS system development for satellite communications
  • WP4 – MIMO-WSN system development for wireless sensor networks

Contributions to the STAR programme objectives:

  • MIMO techniques have a large impact in Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) sector
  • software simulators are an easier and faster way to model and analyze a communication system
  • human resource development by implication of PhD students or Master students
  • we learn how to achieve ESA high standards

Homepage: MIMO-Space