IT is a private, not-for-profit organization, declared to be of public interest.
IT is an association of three Universities, a manufacture, Siemens, and an operator,
Portugal Telecom, each one with experience and traditions in research and development
in the field of Telecommunications. IT mission is to create and disseminate scientific
knowledge in the field of telecommunications and thus it undertakes fundamental
and applied research in telecommunications in an international context in order
to improve higher education and training, both at graduate and postgraduate levels.
According to its statutory Advisory Committee, formed by three independent internationally
recognized experts in the field of telecommunications, acting in a personal capacity,
IT has established itself as a center of excellence of international reputation.
IT scientific output is of about 90 and 300 published papers per year in international
journals and conferences, respectively. Some international journals where IT regularly
publish are IEEE Trans on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Trans
on Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Trans on Instrumentation and Measurement,
IEEE Trans on Circuits and Systems and IEEE Trans on Vehicular Technologies. Besides,
IT holds several patents on Telecommunications Systems.
IT has been from several years technically active, having designed, from scratch,
several complete communication systems in the IT Laboratories. The knowledge gathered
in those projects, allows a deep understanding and more efficient resolution of
communication systems problems. IT has scientific knowledge in Wireless Communications,
namely systems design, antenna design and testing, millimetre-wave systems, microwave
and RF circuit and system design, and circuit and system analysis for studies of
non-linear impairments on telecommunication systems as well as in video coding and
resilient radio transmission of digital video/TV signals.
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