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Dott. Mag. Lorenzo Zaniboni

Technische Universität München

Lehrstuhl für Nachrichtentechnik (Prof. Kramer)


Theresienstr. 90
80333 München


I received my B.Sc in Computer Science, Electronic And Communication Engineering, and M.Sc. in Communication Engineering at the University of Parma in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Under the supervision of Prof. Alessandro Ugolini and Prof. Giulio Colavolpe, I presented my Master Thesis titled "Constellation Design for Non-linear Channels", focusing on the performances of some constellation design for modulation, in particular the spiral constellation.

From Febraury 201 to August 2021, I received a Research Fellow Scholarship from National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT) for the topic "Design of Multicarrier Modulation Formats for 5G Systems".

Under the supervision of Prof. Gerhard Kramer, I am currently conducting research on 6G Wireless Communication models, in particular using Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS), and Information Theory.



Angebotene Abschlussarbeiten

Multicarrier Modulation Comparison in IRS-aided Wireless Scenarios


The main aim of the thesis is to make a comparison between different multicarrier modulations, in particular OFDM and OTFS, inside a wireless system.

The considered wireless system consists in a Delay-Doppler channel, which is typical in vehicular communications. A Hybrid IRS is considered in order to be able to achieve Integrated Sensing and Communications.



Lorenzo Zaniboni, Mohammad Mahdi Mahvari Habibabadi

Laufende Abschlussarbeiten

Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces: An Useful Technology or Hype?

Wireless Communication, Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces, Integrated Sensing and Communication


Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS) are becoming a hot topic for Communications [1]. Many people are working on them to apply them in different fields, such as V2X scenarios or secure wireless communications [2].

IRSs are being proven as a promising technology for the so-called Integrated Sensing and Communications (ISAC) proposed for 6G [3]. Some authors have already studied the use of those devices for indoor and outdoor scenarios [4].

The student has to do a critical review of the literature and find the advantages and the back draws of the topic, trying to give an answer to the question given in the title. The student is also encouraged to find other useful literature by himself/herself.


[1] Ö. Özdogan, E. Björnson and E. G. Larsson, "Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces: Physics, Propagation, and Pathloss Modeling," in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 581-585, May 2020, doi: 10.1109/LWC.2019.2960779.

[2] M. Cui, G. Zhang and R. Zhang, "Secure Wireless Communication via Intelligent Reflecting Surface," in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 1410-1414, Oct. 2019, doi: 10.1109/LWC.2019.2919685. 

[3] A. Liu et al., "A Survey on Fundamental Limits of Integrated Sensing and Communication," in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 994-1034, Secondquarter 2022, doi: 10.1109/COMST.2022.3149272.  

[4] J. He, H. Wymeersch, T. Sanguanpuak, O. Silven and M. Juntti, "Adaptive Beamforming Design for mmWave RIS-Aided Joint Localization and Communication," 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW), 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/WCNCW48565.2020.9124848.