The Radiocommunications Lab (LRC) is located in Cochabamba (Bolivia), at the Julio León Prado Campus from the Universidad Privada Boliviana. The LRC was created in 2019 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 research projects

  1. Modelling of rain rate and rain attenuation based on local precipitation measurements and ERA5 products in Cochabamba region.
  2. Collaboration in propagation research with UPM (Spain): studies of  0ºC isotherm in Iberian regions using sensing instruments and ERA5 products.
  3. Deployment and testing of a LPWAN based on LoRa technologie, phase 1.

Concluded projects

  1. Modelling of propagation parameters in satellite communications link at 4000 m of altitude using radiosonde observations, in collaboration with SENAMHI (2020-2022)
  2. Assessment of ERA5 products by means of RAOBS vertical profiles at El Alto region (Bolivia) at 4000 m a.m.s.l. (2021) – developed during a shorterm postdoc stage at UPM funded by Fundación Carolina (Spain)
  3. Present and perspectives on the implementation of the Digital Terrestrial Television in Bolivia (2018-2019)
  4. Use of local meteorological variables  in radiowave propagation studies for slant path and terrestrial radio link designs  (2017-2019)
  5. Characterization  of radiometeorological parameters on the basis multiannual zenith tropospheric delay measurements (2017-2019)