Dimitra Zarbouti, Dr. -Ing.

Dimitra Zarbouti

I received the Dipl. -Ing. and the Dr. Ing. degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Technical University of Athens in 2004 and 2009, respectively. From 2005 to 2007 i was a member of the team responsible for planning the Greek DVD-T network, and participated in the ITU RRC-06 as GRC delegate. For the past 5 years I am involved in the academia holding a Laboratory and Teaching Staff position at UoP's Informatics and Telecommunication Department. Finally, i am a member of the UoP's Wireless and Mobile Communications Laboratory (WMCLab) that highly supports my research activity the last 7 years.

My research interests focus on wireless communication systems and RF network planning, simulation and analysis of PHY key technologies regarding 3G/4G/5G wireless systems (heterogeneous networks, advanced antenna techniques, massive MIMO, relaying strategies, full-duplex). Most of my research is held using Matlab, but I have also experience working with standard commercial radio network planning software tools.

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Courses

Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2015

Elective course of the 7th semester.
Description - Introduces the architecture of modern cellular communication systems emphasizing on 3G and 4G mobile networks. Physical layer techniques: spread spectrum, CDMA, OFDM. Diversity methods based on frequency, polarization, time and space. RAKE receiver. UMTS and LTE principal technologies. [Course Material].

Fall 2010

Core course of the 3rd semester.
Description - Maxwell’s equations (integral equations, differential equations, Boundary conditions). State equations. Charge distribution, current distribution, charge conservation law. Electrostatic Field. Magnetostatic Field. Wave equation. Time harmonic waves. Phasors. Electromagnetic potentials. Plane Waves. Electromagnetic Energy and Power (Poynting Vector, Energy conservation law). Wave Polarization. Reflection and Transmission of Plane Waves. Standing waves. Introduction to transmission lines. [Course Material].

Spring 2017 (with George Tsoulos), Spring 2011

Core course of the 4th semester.
Description- . [Course Material]

Labs

Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010

Mandatory lab course of the 7th semester (in the framework of the corresponding elective undergraduate course).
Description - Exercises with the use of software (Matlab, 4nec2) as well as lab equipment such as dipole/logarithmic antennas, digital generators and spectrum analyzers. The exercises cover the topics of: antenna pattern characteristics, dipole and monopole antenna radiation patterns, array factor, antenna polarization, received power measurements, spectrum analyzer operation. [lab eclass].

Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Spring 2016, Spring 2014

Optional lab course, complementary to the theory lectures of the corresponding core course.
Description-Programming exercises in C covering several topics of the corresponding course's curriculum (e.g. dynamic memory allocation, structures, lists, files). [course homepage]

(with Kostas Angelopoulos)
Spring 2016, Spring 2015

Mandadoty lab course of the 4th semester.
Description- Lab exercises using Matlab Simulink as well as educational lab equipment. [lab eclass]

(with Michael Batistatos and Kostas Angelopoulos)
Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011

Mandadoty lab course (in the framework of the corresponding postgraduate course).
Description- Exercises are being conducted with the use of software (Matlab, EDX Signal Pro, 4nec2), covering the topics of fading (shadowing/multipath), emperical propagation modeling, urban microcell propagation as well as the basics of linear antennas (half wave dipole, monopole antenna) . [lab eclass in greek].

Recitations

Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014

Complementary lectures on the course material. Clarifications. Guidelines on how students can optimize their study. Individualized teaching to students’ needs.
Description - Maxwell’s equations (integral equations, differential equations, Boundary conditions). State equations. Charge distribution, current distribution, charge conservation law. Electrostatic Field. Magnetostatic Field. Wave equation. Time harmonic waves. Phasors. Electromagnetic potentials. Plane Waves. Electromagnetic Energy and Power (Poynting Vector, Energy conservation law). Wave Polarization. Reflection and Transmission of Plane Waves. Standing waves. Introduction to transmission lines.

Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014


Description -

Students

2015-2016

Undergrad student.
Thesis title: Received power at a UAV flying above a multicellular ground network: a simulation study. [Sabina's page]

2013-2016

Undergrad student.
Thesis title: Carrier Aggregation for 4G Systems [Katerina's page]

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  1. GR/EU - MIS 505700 - "Education of university graduates on current ICT trends and developments"
    Educational Project co-financed by E.U. and Greek national funds
    Duration: 5 months (06/2015 - 11/2015)
    Project site
  2. GR/EU-THALIS-NTUA-MIS 379489 - "Novel Transmit and Design Techniques for Broadband Wireless Networks (INTENTION)" - Research Project co-financed by E.U. and Greek national funds.
    Duration: 36 months (03/2012 -02/2015)
    Budget: € 512.000
  3. GSRT/PENED2003 - "Study of smart antennas systems applied at both the transmitter and receiver ends"
    Research Project co-financed by E.U. and the Greek Ministry of Development
    Duration: 36 months (11/2005 - 06/2009)
    Budget: € 225,456)
  4. "Technical support to the Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications for the project of DVB-T network planning"
    Consulting Project funded by the Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications
    Duration: 14 months (12/2004 - 03/2006)
    Budget: € 182,360)
  5. "Technical support to the Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications for the project of DVB-T plan coordination with the DVB-T plans of neighboring ITU Member States"
    Consulting Project funded by the Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications
    Duration: 18 months (05/2005 - 12/2006)
    Budget: € 177,310
  6. "Technical support to the Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications for planning the transition strategy from analogue TV broadcasting to DVB-T"
    Consulting Project funded by the Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications
    Duration: 14 months (09/2005 - 12/2006)
    Budget: € 158,270
  7. "Measurements and Evaluation of Electromagnetic Fields in the prefecture of Arta"
    Technical Project funded by the Prefecture of Arta (Ipiros, Greece)
    Duration: 3 months (02/2008 - 05/2008)
    Budget: € 50,000
  8. "Measurements and Evaluation of Electromagnetic Fields in the prefecture of Lefkada"
    Technical Project funded by the Prefecture of Leykada (Greece)
    Duration: 3 months (11/2007 - 02/2008)
    Budget: € 50,000
  9. EU/FP6-IST-2006-026957, "Antenna Centre of Excellence" Network of excellence in the European 6th framework IST with 51 participants
    Duration: 4 years (1/2004 - 12/2007)
    Budget: € 13,534,000
    http://www.ist-ace.org/
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University Senate member - Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
Description - Member of the Senate of the University of Peloponnese as elected representative of the Laboratory Teaching Staff of the university.

Regular member of the Quality Assurance Unit - Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
Description - Regular member of the Quality Assurance Unit of the University of Peloponnese as a representative of the Laboratory Teaching Staff of the university.

Member of the General Assemply of the Department - Fall 2013
Description - Member of the Assembly of the Department of Telecommunications Science and Technology of the University of Peloponnese as elected representative of the Laboratory Teaching Staff of the department.

WMCLab infrastructure co-supervisor - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Description - Lab member responsible for laboratory hardware and software equipment (with George Tsoulos and Michael Batistatos).