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Dr. Ir Vincent LE NIR

Researcher

vincent.lenir@rma.ac.be     +32-2-44-14162     Academic details

Research projects

ICMCIS

The ICMCIS is an international conference with 15 years of tradition. The intent of the conference is to create a forum for useful contacts and exchange ideas on development as well as implementation of advanced information and communications technologies and services in military systems. The conference gives a unique opportunity to discuss different points of view and share experience with colleagues from European and NATO nations involved in CIS. Previous conferences took place in many countries in Europe.

Steering Committee Chairman: Peter LENK, NATO Communications and Information Agency

Technical Program Committee Chairman: Bart SCHEERS, Royal Military Academy, Belgium


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C4/19

In this study, three main objectives are pursued: 1) make a state-of-the-art survey of software radio techniques and cognitive radios, 2) contributing in the domain of spectrum management for cognitive radios in the UHF and VHF frequency bands and 3) contributing to waveform design for cognitive radios in a adhoc tactical network context.

Publications

  1. T. Bräysy, T. Tuukkanen, S. Couturier, E. Verheul, N. Smit, B. Buchin, V. Le Nir, and J. Krygier. Network Management Issues in Military Cognitive Radio Networks. In International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS'2017), Oulu, Finland, May 2017.
  2. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Belgian NATO Narrow Band Waveform for Tactical Radios. In 2017 Wireless Innovation Forum European Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (WInnComm-Europe'2017), Oulu, Finland, May 2017.
  3. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Low Complexity Generic Receiver for the NATO Narrow Band Waveform. In International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS'2017), Oulu, Finland, May 2017. Best Paper Award.
  4. S. Couturier, T. Bräysy, B. Buchin, L. Giupponi, J. Krygier, V. Le Nir, T. Tuukkanen, and E. Verheul. NATO IST-140 RTG-065 Cognitive Radio Networks - Efficient Solutions for Routing, Topology Control, Data Transport, and Network Management. In 2016 Wireless Innovation Forum European Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (WInnComm-Europe'2016), Paris, France, October 2016.
  5. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Carrier Frequency and Phase Synchronization for Burst-Mode Continuous Phase Modulation. Technical report, CISS, Royal Military Academy (RMA), Brussels, Belgium, August 2016.
  6. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Low-Complexity Generic Receiver for Burst-Mode Continuous Phase Modulation. Technical report, CISS, Royal Military Academy (RMA), Brussels, Belgium, February 2016.
  7. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Voice Transmission over NATO Narrow Band Waveform Physical Layer with Low-Cost Software Defined Radio Platforms. In International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS'2016), Brussels, Belgium, May 2016.
  8. F. Slimeni, V. Le Nir, B. Scheers, Z. Chtourou, and R. Attia. Optimal Power Allocation over Parallel Gaussian Channels in Cognitive Radio and Jammer Games. IET Communications, 10(8):980-986, May 2016.
  9. F. Slimeni, B. Scheers, V. Le Nir, Z. Chtourou, and R. Attia. Closed form Expression of the Saddle Point in Cognitive Radio and Jammer Power AllocationGame. In 11th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM'2016), Grenoble, France, May 2016.
  10. F. Slimeni, B. Scheers, V. Le Nir, Z. Chtourou, and R. Attia. Learning multi-channel Power Allocation against smart jammer in Cognitive Radio Networks. In International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS'2016), Brussels, Belgium, May 2016. Young Scientist Best Paper Award.
  11. S. Couturier, J. Krygier, O. Bentstuen, and V. Le Nir. Challenges for Network Aspects of Cognitive Radio. In International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS'2015), Cracow, Poland, May 2015.
  12. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Evaluation of Open-source Software Frameworks for High Fidelity Simulation of Cognitive Radio Networks. In International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS'2015), Cracow, Poland, May 2015.
  13. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. On the Implementation of the NATO Narrow Band Waveform with Low-Cost Software Defined Radio Platforms. In 5th Annual Tactical Radio Workshop: Coalition Interoperability at the 2015 Wireless Innovation Forum European Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (WInnComm-Europe'2015), Erlangen, Germany, October 2015.
  14. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Robust Blind Carrier Frequency Synchronisation for Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Systems. IET Electronic Letters, 51(5):425-427, March 2015.
  15. B. Scheers, D. Teguig, and V. Le Nir. Modified Anderson-Darling Detector for Spectrum Sensing. IET Electronic Letters, 51(25):2156-2158, December 2015.
  16. B. Scheers, D. Teguig, and V. Le Nir. Wideband Spectrum Sensing technique based on Goodness-of-Fit testing. In International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS'2015), Cracow, Poland, May 2015.
  17. D. Teguig, V. Le Nir, and B. Scheers. Spectrum Sensing Method based on Likelihood Ratio Goodness-of-Fit Test. IET Electronic Letters, 51(3):253-255, February 2015.
  18. D. Teguig, B. Scheers, V. Le Nir, and F. Horlin. Consensus Algorithms for Distributed Spectrum Sensing Based on Goodness of Fit Test in Cognitive Radio Networks. In International Conference on Military Communications and Information Systems (ICMCIS'2015), Cracow, Poland, May 2015.
  19. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. CogWave: Open-source Software Framework for Cognitive Radio Waveform Design. In IST-123 Symposium on Cognitive Radio and Future Networks, The Hague, The Netherlands, May 2014. Best Contribution Award.
  20. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Description of a Cognitive Radio Testbed based on USRP Platforms and CogWave. In 9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM'2014), Oulu, Finland, June 2014.
  21. D. Teguig, V. Le Nir, and B. Scheers. Spectrum Sensing Method based on Goodness of Fit Test using Chi-Square Distribution. IET Electronic Letters, 50(9):713-715, April 2014.
  22. D. Teguig, B. Scheers, and V. Le Nir. Evolutionary Theoretical Game for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Netowkrs: A Survey. In IST-123 Symposium on Cognitive Radio and Future Networks, The Hague, The Netherlands, May 2014.
  23. D. Teguig, B. Scheers, V. Le Nir, and F. Horlin. Spectrum Sensing Method Based on the Likelihood Ratio Goodness of Fit Test under Noise Uncertainty. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), 3(9):488-494, September 2014.
  24. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. CogWave: Open-source Software Platform for Cognitive Radio Waveform Design. Technical report, CISS, Royal Military Academy (RMA), Brussels, Belgium, March 2013.
  25. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. CogWave: Open-source Software Platform for Cognitive Radio Waveform Design. In Workshop on Cognitive Radio, Saint-Malo, France, October 2013.
  26. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. DADS with short spreading sequences for high data rate communications or improved BER performance. In Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MCC'2013), Saint-Malo, France, October 2013.
  27. D. Teguig, B. Scheers, and V. Le Nir. Throughput Optimization for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks. In 7th International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Apps, Services and Technologies (NGMAST'2013), Prague, Czech Republic, September 2013.
  28. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Dynamic Spectrum Management for the Coexistence of Cognitive Tactical Radio Networks. In 12th annual SMi International Software Radio symposium, London, United Kingdom, June 2012.
  29. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Implementation of an adaptive OFDMA PHY/MAC on USRP platforms for a cognitive tactical radio network. In Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MCC'2012), Gdańsk, poland, October 2012.
  30. D. Teguig, B. Scheers, and V. Le Nir. Data Fusion Schemes for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks. In Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MCC'2012), Gdańsk, poland, October 2012.
  31. S. D'hondt, B. Scheers, and V. Le Nir. Implementation of Dynamic Spectrum Allocation for Cognitive Radio Networks based on Iterative Water Filling in OMNeT++/MiXiM. In 4th International Workshop on OMNeT++ (OMNET-2011), Barcelona, Spain, March 2011.
  32. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Improved Coexistence between Multiple Cognitive Tactical Radio Networks by an Expert Rule based on Sub-channel Selection. In Wireless Innovation Forum European Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (SDR'11-WInnComm-Europe), Brussels, Belgium, June 2011.
  33. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Improved DADS Performance with Noise Reduction by Averaging. Technical report, CISS, Royal Military Academy (RMA), Brussels, Belgium, December 2011.
  34. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Iterative Waterfilling Algorithm with Sub-channel Selection for the Coexistence of Multiple Cognitive Tactical Radio Networks. In Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MCC'2011), Amsterdam, Nederlands, October 2011.
  35. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Multiple Input Multiple Output Iterative Water-Filling Algorithm for Multiple Broadcast Networks Distributing Only Common Information. Technical report, CISS, Royal Military Academy (RMA), Brussels, Belgium, December 2011.
  36. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Performance of Delay and Add Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Modulation Scheme with Fast Frequency Hopping in Frequency Selective Rayleigh Channels. In IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM'2011), Baltimore, United States, November 2011.
  37. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Autonomous Dynamic Spectrum Management for Coexistence of Multiple Cognitive Tactical Radio Networks. In 5th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM'2010), Cannes, France, June 2010.
  38. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Coexistence of Tactical Cognitive Radio Networks. In SDR Forum European Reconfigurable Radio Technologies Workshop (ERRT'2010), Mainz, Germany, June 2010.
  39. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Distributed Power Allocation for Parallel Broadcast Channels with Only Common Information in Cognitive Tactical Radio Networks. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Volume 2010, Article ID 172013, 10 pages doi:10.1155/2010/172013, December 2010.
  40. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Resource Allocation for Parallel Gaussian MIMO Wire-tap Channels. IEEE Communications Letters, 14(12):1092-1094, December 2010.
  41. R. Llorente, M. Morant, J. Duplicy, T. van Waterschoot, V. Le Nir, M. Moonen, J. Puche, and J. Romme. Sensing and fingerprinting of ultra-wide band radio in UCELLS project. In Future Network & Mobile Summit 2010, Florence, Italy, June 2010.
  42. B. Scheers and V. Le Nir. A Modified Direct-Sequence Spread Spectrum Modulation Scheme for Burst Transmissions. In Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MCC'2010), Wroclaw, Poland, September 2010.
  43. B. Scheers and V. Le Nir. Pseudo-Random Binary Sequence Selection for Delay and Add Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Modulation Scheme. IEEE Communications Letters, 14(11):1002-1004, November 2010.
  44. T. van Waterschoot, V. Le Nir, J. Duplicy, and M. Moonen. Analytical expressions for the power spectral density of CP-OFDM and ZP-OFDM signals. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 17(4):371-374, April 2010.
  45. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Cognitive Radio: A State of the Art. In Communication, Information Systems & Sensors (CISS) day, page 1, Brussels, Belgium, October 2009.
  46. V. Le Nir and B. Scheers. Cognitive Radio Systems: State of the art. Technical report, CISS, Royal Military Academy (RMA), Brussels, Belgium, September 2009.
  47. V. Le Nir, M. Moonen, J. Verlinden, and M. Guenach. Full vectoring optimal power allocation in xDSL channels under per-modem power constraints and spectral mask constraints. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 57(1):194-202, January 2009.
  48. V. Le Nir, M. Moonen, J. Verlinden, and M. Guenach. Optimal power allocation for downstream xDSL with per-modem total power constraints : Broadcast Channel Optimal Spectrum Balancing (BC-OSB). IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 57(2):690-697, February 2009.
  49. V. Le Nir, T. van Waterschoot, J. Duplicy, and M. Moonen. Blind Coarse Timing Offset Estimation for CP-OFDM and ZP-OFDM transmission over frequency selective channels. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Volume 2009, Article ID 262813, 8 pages doi:10.1155/2009/262813, 2009.
  50. V. Le Nir, T. van Waterschoot, J. Duplicy, and M. Moonen. Blind Demodulation for DS-CDMA transmission over frequency selective channels. Technical report, ESAT-SISTA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, June 2009.
  51. V. Le Nir, T. van Waterschoot, M. Moonen, and J. Duplicy. Blind CP-OFDM and ZP-OFDM parameter estimation in frequency selective channels. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Volume 2009, Article ID 315765, 10 pages doi:10.1155/2009/315765, 2009.
  52. V. Le Nir, T. van Waterschoot, M. Moonen, and J. Duplicy. Blind demodulation for CP-OFDM and ZP-OFDM transmission over frequency selective channels. Technical report, ESAT-SISTA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, June 2009.
  53. V. Le Nir, T. van Waterschoot, M. Moonen, and J. Duplicy. Spectral monitoring and parameter estimation for ZP-OFDM signals. In 17th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO'2009), Glasgow, Scotland, August 2009.
  54. V. Le Nir, M. Moonen, and M. Guenach. Design of algorithms for Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) level-3 in xDSL: Comparison and application to phantom mode signals. Technical report, ESAT-SISTA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, January 2008.
  55. V. Le Nir, M. Moonen, J. Maes, and M. Guenach. Transmit Covariance Matrices for Broadcast Channels under Per-Modem Total Power Constraints and Non-Zero Signal to Noise Ratio Gap. Technical report, ESAT-SISTA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, June 2008.
  56. V. Le Nir, M. Moonen, J. Verlinden, and M. Guenach. When does vectored Multiple Access Channels (MAC) optimal power allocation converge to an FDMA solution?. Technical report, ESAT-SISTA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, January 2008.
  57. V. Le Nir, T. van Waterschoot, and M. Moonen. Blind ZP-OFDM parameter estimation in frequency selective channels. In IEEE Signal Processing Symposium on Software Defined and Cognitive Radios, Brussels, Belgium, December 2008.
  58. J. Maes, M. Peeters, M. Guenach, V. Le Nir, and M. Moonen. Method and apparatus for DSL communications, February 2008.
  59. V. Le Nir and M. Moonen. Measurement setup for differential-mode and common-mode channels. Technical report, ESAT-SISTA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, June 2007.
  60. V. Le Nir and M. Moonen. Study and optimisation of the common mode exploitation for xDSL application. Technical report, ESAT-SISTA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, June 2007.
  61. V. Le Nir, M. Moonen, M. Guenach, and J. Verlinden. Broadcast Channel Optimum Spectrum Balancing (BC-OSB) with Per-Modem Total Power Constraints for Downstream DSL. In 15th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO'2007), Poznan, Poland, September 2007.
  62. V. Le Nir, M. Moonen, and J. Verlinden. Optimal power allocation under per-modem total power and spectral mask constraints in xDSL vector channels with alien crosstalk. In IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Honolulu, USA, April 2007.
  63. P.-J. Bouvet, M. Hélard, and V. Le Nir. Simple iterative receivers for MIMO LP-OFDM systems. Annals of telecommunications, 61(5-6):578-601, May 2006.
  64. V. Le Nir and M. Moonen. A MC-CDMA iterative solution for Broadband over Powerline Communications. In 14th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO'2006), Florence, Italy, September 2006.
  65. V. Le Nir and M. Moonen. On the mitigation of impulse noise using a MC-CDMA iterative solution for Broadband over Powerline Communications. Technical report, ESAT-SISTA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Leuven, Belgium, July 2006.
  66. P.-J. Bouvet, M. Hélard, and V. Le Nir. Low complexity iterative receiver for Linear Precoded OFDM. In IEEE international Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob'2005), Montreal, Canada, August 2005.
  67. V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, and P.-J. Bouvet. Near-optimal performance iterative MMSE receiver for spatial multiplexing MC-CDMA. Technical report, RESA/BWA/IRI France Telecom R&D Rennes, Rennes, France, March 2005.
  68. P.-J. Bouvet, M. Hélard, and V. Le Nir. Low complexity iterative receiver for linear precoded MIMO systems. In IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications (ISSSTA'2004), Sydney, Australia, September 2004.
  69. P.-J. Bouvet, M. Hélard, and V. Le Nir. Low complexity iterative receiver for Non-Orthogonal Space-Time Block Code with channel coding. In IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall'2004), Los Angeles, USA, September 2004.
  70. P.-J. Bouvet, M. Hélard, and V. Le Nir. Procédé de réception itératif pour systeme de type MIMO, récepteur et programme d'ordinateur correspondants, November 2004.
  71. P.-J. Bouvet, V. Le Nir, and M. Hélard. Procédé et dispositif de réception d'un signal ayant subi un précodage linéaire et un codage de canal, June 2004.
  72. P.-J. Bouvet, V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, and R. Le Gouable. Spatial multiplexed coded MC-CDMA with iterative receiver. In IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC'2004), Barcelona, Spain, September 2004.
  73. R. Le Gouable, V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, J.-M. Auffray, and J.-F. Hélard. Procédé d'émission d'un signal dans un systeme multi-antennes, signal et procédé d'estimation de canal correspondants, April 2004.
  74. V. Le Nir. Etude et optimisation des systemes multi-antennes associés à des modulations multiporteuses. PhD thesis, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes, November 2004.
  75. V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, and R. Le Gouable. Space-Time Block Codes with maximal diversity in OFDM-based systems. In 5th World Wireless Congress (WWC'2004), San Francisco, USA, May 2004.
  76. V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, and R. Le Gouable. Spatial Multiplexing applied to Turbo Coded Multi-Carrier CDMA. In IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications (ISSSTA'2004), Sydney, Australia, September 2004.
  77. J.-M. Auffray, V. Le Nir, J. Hélard, M. Hélard, and R. Le Gouable. Codage temps-espace en blocs combine avec un systeme multiporteuse à étalement de spectre de type MC-CDMA. In GRETSI Symposium on Signal and Image Processing (GRETSI'2003), Paris, France, September 2003.
  78. M. Hélard, P.-J. Bouvet, V. Le Nir, and R. Le Gouable. Procédé de décodage d'un signal codé à l'aide d'une matrice de codage espace-temps, récepteur et procédé de codage et de décodage correspondants, September 2003.
  79. V. Le Nir and M. Hélard. Procédé d'émission multi-antennes d'un signal par codes espace-temps en bloc, procédé de récupération et signal correspondant, October 2003.
  80. V. Le Nir and M. Hélard. Reduced-complexity space-time block coding and decoding schemes with block linear precoding. IEE Electronic Letters, 39(14):1066-1068, July 2003.
  81. V. Le Nir and M. Hélard. Space-Time Block Codes with Full Diversity using Linear Precoding and Linear Receivers. Technical report, RESA/BWA/IRI France Telecom R&D Rennes, Rennes, France, December 2003.
  82. V. Le Nir, J.-M. Auffray, M. Hélard, J.-F. Hélard, and R. Le Gouable. Combination of Space-Time Block Coding with MC-CDMA Technique for MIMO systems with two, three and four transmit antennas. In IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit (IST'2003), Aveiro, Portugal, June 2003.
  83. V. Le Nir, P.-J. Bouvet, and M. Hélard. Performance Analysis of Linear Precoded Space-Time Block Codes with Channel Coding. Technical report, RESA/BWA/IRI France Telecom R&D Rennes, Rennes, France, December 2003.
  84. V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, and A. Goupil. Procédé d'émission multi-antennes d'un signal précodé linéairement, procédé de réception, signal et dispositifs correspondants, December 2003.
  85. V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, and R. Le Gouable. Efficient diversity techniques using Linear Precoding and STBC for multi-carrier systems. In Fourth International Workshop on Multi-Carrier Spread Spectrum for Future Generation Wireless Systems (MCSS'2003), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, September 2003.
  86. V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, and R. Le Gouable. Space-Time Block Coding Applied to Turbo Coded Multi-carrier CDMA. In IEEE Semiannual Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring'2003), Jeju, Korea, April 2003.
  87. V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, and R. Le Gouable. Turbo Coded Space-Time Block codes for four transmit antennas with linear precoding. Technical report, RESA/BWA/IRI France Telecom R&D Rennes, Rennes, France, September 2003.
  88. V. Le Nir, M. Hélard, and R. Le Gouable. Procédé et dispositif multi-antenne de transmission de signaux, December 2002.