The Radiocommunications Lab (LRC) is located in Cochabamba (Bolivia), at the Julio León Prado Campus from the Universidad Privada Boliviana. The LRC was created by mid 2017 and works on the following research areas:

  • Radiopropagation and radiometeorology: We study the influence of atmospheric components on the propagation of  radiowaves in satellite and terrestrial radio links and estimation models to account for these impairments. With this purpose, we analyze meteorological and rainfall data from different sources.
  • Wireless communications systems: We are interested on the analysis, deployment and use of wireless communication systems as a support to the development of Bolivia, from satellite to terrestrial systems.

Current projects

  1. Rain effects in satellite communications systems at Ka-band
  2. Low power wide area networks, phase 1
  3. Application of the ERA5 reanalysis in propagation studies  for satellite communications  (Postdoctoral stage funded by Fundación Carolina)
  4. Modelling of propagation parameters in satellite communications link at 4000 m of altitude using radiosonde observations  (collaboration with SENAMHI)
  5. Collaboration satellite propagation studies at Q-band using beacon measurements and meteorological data (collaboration with UPM, Spain)

Concluded projects

  1. Present and perspectives on the implementation of the Digital Terrestrial Television in Bolivia (2018-2019)
  2. Use of local meteorological variables  in radiowave propagation studies for slant path and terrestrial radio link designs  (2017-2019)
  3. Characterization  of radiometeorological parameters on the basis multiannual zenith tropospheric delay measurements (2017-2019)