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Mónica Antunes

My research areas are Wireless and Mobile Communications, namely human exposure to electromagnetic fields radiated by mobile communication systems, work developed within FAQtos and other projects.


About

Professional status

Researcher

Growing period

From 2006 to 2015

Email

monica.branco@inov.pt

Location

INOV-INESC Inovação, Lisboa

Birthplace

Lisboa

Degrees
  • M.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico (2007).
Project involvements

Involved in the following research projects:
monIT – Monitoring of Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications, since Nov. 2007.
COST action BM0704 – Emerging EMF Technologies and Health Risk Management, since Jan. 2008, until May 2012.
FP7 ICT-EARTH – Energy Aware Radio and NeTwork TecHnologies, since January 2010, until June 2012.
FP7 ICT-MCN – Mobile CLoud Networking, since November 2012.

Other information

Birthdate 21-03-1983

My research areas are Wireless and Mobile Communications, namely human exposure to electromagnetic fields radiated by mobile communication systems, work developed within FAQtos and other projects.

My Master Thesis addressed the Impact of HSDPA Implementation on UMTS Capacity and Cell Coverage. The goal of this thesis was to analyse how UMTS behaves when HSDPA is implemented. So, a theoretical model was developed calculating network capacity, for a sector of a cell, focusing on the analysis of parameters, such as number of served users, throughput, and cell radius. Two scenarios were assessed with different users’ distribution. With OPNET Modeler, Release 99 was assessed by increasing the number of users, and for two different scenarios that were distinguished by the weight assigned to each service.


Project Involvements


NATIONAL JOURNALS

, , , and , "Sources of Electromagnetic Fields in Radiofrequency", Radioprotecção, II, 16/17, May 2010

, , and , "Influence of Temporal and Spatial Sampling Parameters on Electromagnetic Field", RadioProtecção, II, 14/15, May 2009

, , , , , and , "Electromagnetic Fields emitted by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps", RadioProtecção, II, 14/15, May 2009

, , and , "monIT’s Project 5 Years Electromagnetic Radiation Measurement Results", RadioProtecção, II, 41609, May 2008

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

, , , , , , , and , "An Architecture to offer Cloud-Based Radio Access Network and Service", in EuCNC'2014 - 23rd European Conference on Networks and Communications, Bologna, Italy, Jun 2014

, , , Pichon, D., Pizzinati, A., Gomes, A., Dimitrova, D. and Karagiannis, G., "Cloud-Based RAN Challenges", in FuNeMS 2013 - Future Network & MobileSummit 2013: Mobile Cloud Networking and Edge ICT Services workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, Jul 2013

, , and , "Usage of Mobile Phones and Concerns on Electromagnetic Radiation of Portuguese Youngsters", in 7th ICNIRP International NIR Workshop and URSI Symposium, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, May 2012

, , , and , "“Projecto monIT – monitorização de radiação electromagnética em comunicações móveis”", in II Congresso de Protecção contra Radiações dos Países de Língua Portuguesa – Radio 2011, Recife, Brazil, May 2011

, , and Oliveira, C. andCorreia, L.M., "Estimation of Base Stations Exclusion Zones", in Proc. of VTC’2010 Fall - 72nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sep 2010

, , , , , and , "Electromagnetic Fields Emitted by Compact Fluorescent Lamps", in BEMS - The Bioelectromagnetics Society 30th Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, Jan 2009

, , and , "Results from Electromagnetic Fields Continuous Measurements by the monIT Project", in Proc. of 6th ICNIRP International Non-Ionising Radiation Workshop, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Oct 2008

, , and , "Influence of Temporal and Spatial Sampling Parameters on Electromagnetic Field Measurements", in Proc. of VTC’2008 Fall - IEEE 68th Vehicular Technology Conference, Calgary, Canadá, Sep 2008

, and Caseiro, C., "Impact of HSDPA Implementation on UMTS Capacity and Cell Coverage", in Proc. of EW'2008 - 9th European Wireless Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, Jun 2008

, , and , "Electromagnetic Field Measurements in Schools and Hospitals", in Proc. of 30th Bioelectromagnetics Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, Jun 2008

NATIONAL CONFERENCES

, , , , , and , "Electromagnetic Fields Radiated by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps", in Proc. of ConfTele 2009 - VII Conference on Telecommunications, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 2009

INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS

, , , , , and , "RAN on-demand. The MCN approach for a Cloud Computing-Based LTE network", in FUSECO'2013 - 4th Forum on Future Seamless Communication, Berlin, Germany, Oct 2013

, , , Pichon, D., Pizzinati, A. and Gomes, A., "Cloud-Based RAN Challenges", in RAN evolution to the Cloud Workshop, Paris, France, Jun 2013

NATIONAL SEMINARS

, , and , "Characterisation of the use of mobile phones by youngsters in Portugal", in Actas do Terceiro Congresso de Protecção Contra Radiações de Países e Comunidades de Língua Portuguesa, Lisboa, Portugal, Nov 2012

, , and , "Resultados atualizados das medidas de campo eletromagnético realizadas pelo Projecto monIT", in 6º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2012

, , , , and , "Procedimento de medida em ambientes hospitalares", in 5º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2011

, , , and , "Global Results of Electromagnetic Radiation Measurements at Schools", in Jornadas Portuguesas de Protecção Contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2010

, , , and , "Estimation of Base Stations Exclusion Zones", in Actas do 4º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI, Lisbon, Portugal, Sep 2010

, , , and , "Sources of Electromagnetic Fields in Radiofrequencies", in Actas do Primeiro Congresso de Protecção Contra Radiações de Países e Comunidades de Língua Portuguesa, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2009

, , , , , and , "Study on Electromagnetic Fields emitted by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps", in Proc. of I Congresso Português de Protecção contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2008

, , and , "Influence of Temporal and Spatial Sampling Parameters on Electromagnetic Field Measurements", in Actas do I Congresso Português de Protecção contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, Nov 2008

M.SC. THESIS

, Impact of HSDPA Implementation on UMTS Interference and Cell Coverage, M.Sc. Thesis, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, Dec 2007