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... Rafael Ferreira da Silva Caldeirinha

Senior Researcher

Rafael Caldeirinha

Academic position: Coordinator Professor
Joining date: 01-01-1993
Roles in IT: Senior Researcher
Scientific Area: Wireless Communications
Group: Antennas and Propagation – Lr

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Address: IT Branch – Leiria
Morro do Lena - Alto do Vieiro
Leiria
2411 - 901
Tel: 244820340
Fax: 244820310

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Bio

Rafael F. S. Caldeirinha (Fellow Member IET and Senior Member IEEE) was born in Leiria, Portugal, in 1974. He received the BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from the University of Glamorgan, UK, in 1997. In 2001, he was awarded a Ph.D in Radiowave Propagation by the same University for his research work in vegetation studies at frequencies from 1 to 62.4 GHz. He is currently Head of the Antennas & Propagation (A&P-Lr) research group at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Leiria, Portugal, and Coordinator Professor in Mobile Communications at the School of Technology and Management (ESTG) of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria), Portugal.

His research interests include studies of radiowave propagation through vegetation media, radio channel sounding and modeling and frequency selective surfaces, for applications at microwave and millimetre wave frequencies.

Prof. Caldeirinha has authored or co-authored more than 160 papers in conferences and international journals and 4 contributions to ITU-R Study Group, which formed the basis of the ITU-R P.833-5 (2005) recommendation. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation journal; Associate Editor of the IET on Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation journal; Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Communication Systems, IJCS (New York, Wiley); Program chair of WINSYS International Conference between 2006 and 2012; Appointed Officer for Awards and Recognitions of the IEEE Portugal section in 2014; Chair of the IEEE Portugal Joint Chapter on Antennas & Propagation - Electron Devices - Microwave Theory & Techniques since 2016; Regional Delegate of European Association for Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP) for Andorra, Portugal and Spain since March, 2017; Chair of the Scientific Committee F (Propagation and Remote Sensing) of the Portuguese International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Committee; and a Senior Member of URSI, Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow Member of IET.


Scientific Achievements

  • Agregação, Universidade de Aveiro, 04-03-2020
  • PhD, University of Glamorgan, 03-04-2001
  • Undergraduate, University of South Wales, 15-06-1997
  • International Union of Radio Science, 07-02-2020, URSI Senior Member
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações, 01-01-2002, Head of Research group on Antennas & Propagation in Leiria
  • Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, 01-08-2001, Coordinator Professor
  • University of Vigo, 01-10-1998, Visiting Researcher at Radio Systems Research group
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 01-01-1998, Senior Member
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology - IET, 01-01-1998, Fellow Member
  • Faculty of Engineering, Wireless and Optical Research and Innovation Centre , University of South Wales, United Kingdom, 10-09-1997, Visiting Research Fellow
  • Radio channel propagation modelling in vegetation media
  • RF measurement systems and channel sounder topologies
  • RF transparency control of building wall structures
  • Ray tracing based models for doubly selective radio channels
  • Radio system design at micro- and millimetre wave
  • Novel Antenna Beam Steering based on metamaterials and frequency selective surfaces for Wireless Applications
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  • E Cabello, M Virvou, Mohammad S. Obaidat Obaidat, Rafael Caldeirinha, H. Li, D. Vergados, SIGMAP and WINSYS 2012 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications and International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, Rome, Italy, 24-2, SciTePress, ISBN 978-989-8565-25-9, 2012,
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  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Mohammad S. Obaidat Obaidat, WINSYS 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, Seville, Spain, 18-21 July, 2011, WINSYS is part of ICETE - The International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, SciTePress, ISBN 978-989-8425-73-7, 2011,
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  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Mohammad S. Obaidat Obaidat, WINSYS 2010 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, Athens, Greece, July 26 - 28, 2010, WINSYS is part of ICETE - The International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, SciTePress, ISBN 978-989-8425-24-9, 2010,
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  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Mohammad S. Obaidat Obaidat, WINSYS 2009 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, Milan, Italy, July 7-10, 2009, WINSYS is part of ICETE - The International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, INSTICC PRESS, ISBN 978-989-674-008-5, 2009,
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  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Mohammad S. Obaidat Obaidat, WINSYS 2008 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, Porto, Portugal,July 26-29, 2008, WINSYS is part of ICETE - The International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, INSTICC PRESS, ISBN 978-989-8111-61-6, 2008,
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  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Mohammad S. Obaidat Obaidat, WINSYS 2007 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, Barcelona, Spain, July 28-31, 2007, WINSYS is part of ICETE - The International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, INSTICC PRESS, ISBN 978-989-8111-14-2, 2007,
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  • Rafael Caldeirinha, L. Vasiu, WINSYS 2006 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, Setubal, Portugal, August 7-10, 2006, WINSYS is part of ICETE - The International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications, INSTICC PRESS, ISBN 972-8865-65-1, 2006,
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Currently running projects5

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
HLS Hybrid Log Shielding FCT/COMPETE/FEDER 01-09-2018 31-08-2021
Propagation5G Study and optimisation of propagation models for 5G FCT/CAPES 01-04-2019 31-12-2020
RESCuE-TOOL Radio coverage for emergency communication systems to operate under critical wildfire environments TOOL FCT 01-01-2019 28-02-2022
RETIOT Utilização de Tecnologias de Reflectometría no melhoramento do futuro Internet das Coisas e Sistemas Ciber-Físicos P2020 09-01-2017 08-01-2021
WSN_EM Wireless Sensor Network for Environmental Monitoring FCT 01-09-2018 31-08-2021

Closed Projects20

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
5G MIMO TESTBED MIMO Testbed for 5G mmWave Wireless Communications IT/LA 01-11-2017 07-11-2018
5G TESTBED Hardware Testbed for 5G (mmWave) Wireless Communications based on FPGA Software Defined Radio IT/LA 01-02-2017 31-12-2018
ADCOD Advanced Code and Receiver Designs for Transmission over Selective Radio Channels FCT/PTDC 01-03-2010 01-02-2013
BenchProM Benchmarks for High-resolution Mobile Radiowave Propagation Models IT/LA 01-10-2014 01-09-2016
BUILFROMFOREST High-performance wooden buildings P2020 01-09-2017 31-12-2019
DVB-T Trials DVB-T Trials IT/LA 01-05-2009 01-12-2009
e-Beaming Electronically Reconfigurable FSS-inspired Transmitarray for Two Dimensional Beamsteering IT/LA 01-02-2017 01-12-2018
e-DRET Enhancement of dRET input parameter extraction using deconvolution IT/LA 01-07-2009 01-06-2010
GRINFOREST A generic radio channel model for propagation in inhomogeneous forests at 40 GHz FCT/POSC 01-07-2005 30-06-2008
MultiSound Improvement of a multi-frequency swept-time delay cross-correlation channel sounder for propagation studies and SAR imagery IT/LA 01-10-2014 01-09-2016
OPTIMIZEDWOOD Optimization of forest resources in construction P2020 01-12-2016 01-12-2019
P3DTV Performance Optimisation in 3D TV Broadcasting Services IPLeiria 01-11-2009 01-10-2011
PROVEG Propagation Channel Modelling in Vegetation Media for Future Fixed and Mobile Radio Systems British Council, CCISP 01-04-2004 31-03-2005
RADAVANT RADAVANT RAdar para Detection and Avoidance em Veículos Aéreos Não Tripulados | Radar for Detection and Avoidance in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles FEDER/PO CENTRO/SI-IDT, FEDER 03-09-2018 31-08-2020
Radio through vegetation A Generic Model of 1-60 GHz Radio Propagation through Vegetation- Final Report UK Radiocommunications Agency 01-12-2000 31-05-2002
Ray-BaM Ray trace based model for micro- and millimeter-wave propagation through vegetation IT/LA 01-10-2014 01-10-2016
RFWALL RF transparency control of building wall structures in the Iberian context IT/LA 01-10-2014 01-09-2016
SGF Sistema de Gestão de Frotas PT Inovação 01-12-2009 01-12-2010
STDCC-IF Development of a swept-time delay cross-correlation channel sounder – IF Stage IT/LA 01-05-2009 01-04-2010
UDICMI Ultra High Definition Image Communication for Medical Imaging QREN 01-01-2013 01-03-2015
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Top Peer Reviewer in the Global Peer Review Awards 2019, For placing in the top 1% of reviewers in Cross-Field on Publons global reviewer database., 01-09-2019
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Publons Peer Review Awards 2018, Top 1% Reviewers for Engineering, 31-08-2018
  • D. Ferreira, I. Cuinas, Rafael Caldeirinha, T. Fernandes, 2018 IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation Premium Award, Each year the IET awards a prize to the authors of the best paper published within the last two years in each of the IET’s journals. 2018 IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation Premium Award Ferreira, D., Cuiñas, I., Caldeirinha, R.F.S., Fernandes, T.R.: ‘ Dual-band single-layer quarter ring frequency selective surface for Wi-Fi applications’, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, 2016, 10, (4), pp. 435–441, 30-06-2018
  • N. Leonor, Rafael Caldeirinha, M. Sanchez, T. Fernandes, A feasibility study on the extension of the point scatterer formulation to raised canopy forests, Best Non-Student Paper (1st place) award at 2016 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation, 01-11-2016
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Fellow Member of the IET (FIET), Awarded Fellowship of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, an UK academic award. IET Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have sustained high levels of achievement., 01-11-2015
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, N. Leonor, Semi-finalist of the IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest 2011: Radiation Patterns on a Budget, This paper presents a radiation pattern measurement system in order to evaluate 2.4GHz antennas. This measurement system was built with the demand of being an inexpensive and easily reproducible system, lightweight and visually and user friendly. Prize of $1,500, 01-06-2011
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, B. Feitor, T. Fernandes, D. Ferreira, N. Leonor, Estimation of Dielectric Concrete Properties from Power Measurements at 18.7 and 60 GHz, Nominated for the IET best student paper competition at Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conf. – LAPC, Loughborough, United Kingdom, November, 2011., 01-11-2010
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, M. Antunes, SGF - Sistema multi-funcional de gestão de frotas, 2009-2011 Innovation program - PT Inovação, 01-03-2009
  • T. Fernandes, Rafael Caldeirinha, M. AL-Nuaimi, J. Richter, Modelling Radiowave Propagation through Vegetation media: a comparison between RET and dRET models, Best Propagation Poster Prize at EuCAP 07 - European Conference on Antennas and Propagation - 11 - 16 November 2007, EICC, Edinburgh, UK, 01-11-2007
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, T. Fernandes, M. AL-Nuaimi, J. Richter, Parameter extraction and sensitivity analysis for the discrete RET model for radiowave propagation in inhomogeneous forests, Nominated best student paper contest at the Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Peniche, Portugal, May, 2007., 01-05-2007
  • T. Fernandes, Rafael Caldeirinha, M. AL-Nuaimi, J. Richter, Directional Spectrum Modelling in Inhomogeneous Forests at 20 and 62.4 GHz, Awarded Best Paper in the WINSYS 2006 -International Conference Wireless Information Networks and Systems, to be published by Springer., 22-12-2006
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Cities as a Challenge for ICT Technologies - The Role of Street Furniture for 5G Densification, Invited Talks, 3rd International Conference on Power Energy, Environment and Intelligent Control, 01-02-2021 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Member of the conference board of MDPI Conferences, Member of Advisory Committee, Sensors, 01-02-2020 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Antenna Design for Underwater Applications, PhD Thesis Jury, Oluyomi Aboderin, University of Porto, Portugal, 01-07-2019
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, SDR reader for passive backscatter sensors, MSc Thesis Jury, Diogo Manuel Policarpo Batista, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 01-07-2019
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Design of Chipless RFID Multi-Resonant Circuits for Barcode Replacement, MSc Thesis Jury, Bernardo Lopes, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 01-06-2019
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Vector Modulator for Beamforming control architectures in the Ka band, MSc Thesis Jury, João Henriques Martins, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 01-06-2019
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, inauguration the IEEE- SIGHT Group and Center of Excellence in India (IEEE Region 10, Member of Advisory Committee, Electrical and Electronics Engineering department of KIET group of institutions (http://www.kiet.edu), Ghaziabad , India, 01-03-2019 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, 3-D Radio Coverage Tool for Mission-critical Operations in Highly Dense Forest Areas Under Wildfire Environments - the Portuguese RESCuE-TOOL Project, Invited Talks, Invited talks of SPIN 2019, 01-03-2019 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Light Tunneling, Topological Effects and Light‐Matter Interactions in Wire Metamaterials, PhD Thesis Jury, Hafssaa Latioui, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 01-03-2019
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sistema de Radar Através de Paredes, MSc Thesis Jury, Edgar Alexandre Soares Gonçalves, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 01-12-2018
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sistemas de WPT em Campo Próximo, MSc Thesis Jury, Daniel Fernandes Almeida, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 01-12-2018
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Compact Microstrip Antenna for WLAN/Wi-Max Applications, PhD Thesis Jury, Aparna Kundu, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, India, 01-11-2018
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF RF WITH MMWAVE FOR 5G, Seminars, IEEE ComSoc Webinar, 01-10-2018 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Agregados de Antenas e Caracterização das mesmas em Sistemas Massive MIMO 5G, MSc Thesis Jury, Patricia Alexandra Pereira Bouça, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 01-07-2018
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, 5G Testbed Demonstration, Tutorial, Encontro Ciência 2018, 01-06-2018 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Estimation of the Atmospheric Refractivity from Weather Radar Data, PhD Thesis Jury, Rubén Nocelo López, University of Vigo, Spain, 01-05-2018
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Projeto de Misturadores RF e sua Implementação em MMIC (Marco Paulo da Silva Leite, University of Aveiro, Portugal), MSc Thesis Jury, UA, 01-12-2017
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sistema de Medida para Fornos Micro-ondas (Gonçalo Nuno Duarte de Melo Rosa, University of Aveiro, Portugal), MSc Thesis Jury, UA, 01-12-2017
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, LMS and H-SATCOM channels characterization at X and Ku bands, PhD Thesis Jury, Edgar Lemos Cid, University of Vigo, Spain, 01-05-2017 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Award Committee on Propagation for EuCAP 2017 Best Paper Awards, Member of Technical Committee, EuCAP2017, 01-03-2017 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Awards Panel - Propagation, Member of Technical Committee, EuCAP 2017, 01-03-2017 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Nonuniform 2D Microstrip Antenna Arrays for Wireless Applications, PhD Thesis Jury, Tiago Miguel Valente Varum, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, 01-12-2016
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, IET Academic Accreditation Accreditor, Technical Audit, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 01-09-2016
  • W. Uhring, Rafael Caldeirinha, C. Paleologu, Proceedings of SIGNAL 2016, The First International Conference on Advances in Signal, Image and Video Processing, Editor of Conference Proceedings, ISBN: 978-1-61208-487-9, 01-06-2016 | Link
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Wireless Power Transmission Based on Resonant Electrical Coupling, PhD Thesis Jury, Ricardo Dias Fernandes (University of Aveiro), 01-02-2016
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Chair of the IEEE Portugal MTT-AP-ED Societies Joint Chapter, Member of Steering Committee, IEEE Portugal, 01-01-2016
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sistema De Rádio Comunicações para UAV, MSc Thesis Jury, Andreia Graça da Costa (University of Aveiro), 01-12-2015
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sistemas de Caracterização para Aplicações RFID, MSc Thesis Jury, Marina Daniela da Cruz Jordão (University of Aveiro), 01-12-2015
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sistema eficiente de recolha de energia resultante do espectro da D-TV, MSc Thesis Jury, Tiago Sousa Moura (University of Aveiro), 01-06-2015
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Board for the title of Specialist in the Telecommunications field, Member of Technical Committee, Nuno António Frago Juliano Cota (ISEL, Portugal), 01-02-2015
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Navegação de Drones Via GPS, MSc Thesis Jury, Tiago Alexandre Gonçalves Alvané, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-12-2014
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Wireless Power Transmission para Drones, MSc Thesis Jury, António Jorge Dinis da Silva de Carvalho, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-12-2014
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP 2015, Member of Technical Committee, 01-11-2014
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Expert for Erasmus+ 2014 (Portugal), National Delegate, KA203 - Strategic Partnerships for higher education (KA2), 01-07-2014
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Hybrid FSS and rectenna design for wireless power harvesting, Training Course, International Summer School on Wireless Power Transmission for Space Applications, COST ACTION IC1301 WIPE, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-06-2014
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sectorial Antennas for WSN Localization Systems, PhD Thesis Jury, Luis Pedro Marques Brás, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-04-2014
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, IEEE Appointed Officer - Awards & Recognition Committee Chair for 2014, National Delegate, IEEE Portugal Section, 01-03-2014
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sensores Passivos em Suporte de Cortiça, MSc Thesis Jury, Roberto Louro Magueta, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-12-2013
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sensores Passivos em Suporte de Papel, MSc Thesis Jury, Alcídia Micarla Afonseca Duarte, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-12-2013
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, LMSS Radio Channel Characterization for Low Elevation Satellites, PhD Thesis Jury, Jose David Rey Iglesias, University of Vigo (Spain), 01-05-2013
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Estudo do Impacto da distorção Não-Linear em Arquitecturas de Recepção Rádio, PhD Thesis Jury, Hugo Miguel Cravo Gomes, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-05-2012
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Circuitos de conversãao RF-DC para integração em receptores de rádio, MSc Thesis Jury, Diana Lúcia de Jesus Teixeira, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-11-2011
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Desenvolvimento de um Front-end para Cognitive Radio, MSc Thesis Jury, José Pedro da Rocha Magalhães, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-11-2011
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sistema de Medida Analógico-Digital para Software-Defi ned Radios, MSc Thesis Jury, Diogo Carlos Alcobia Feio Ribeiro, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-11-2011
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Antena para Orientação Indoor, MSc Thesis Jury, Mariana Silva Cascalheira, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-07-2011
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sistema de Localização Utilizando Redes sem Fios, MSc Thesis Jury, Carlos Miguel Cardoso Pereira, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-07-2011
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Using Least-Squares Prediction for Compression of Colour and Stereo Images, MSc Thesis Jury, Luis Lucas, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, 01-06-2011
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Projecto de Caixa Negra para Uso Humano com Comunicações via Redes de Sensores sem Fios, MSc Thesis Jury, 01-07-2010
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Gestão de Home Networks, MSc Thesis Jury, Wilson Vieira da Silva, UTAD, 01-04-2010
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Joint Workshop COST ic0603 ASSIST – COST ic0803 RFCSET, Seminars, Local arrangements, Leiria, 01-02-2010
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Book presentation: “Uma Introdução às telecomunicações com Mathematica”, Prof. Carlos Salema, IPL, 01-12-2009
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Caracterização Direccional do Canal Rádio, MSc Thesis Jury, Maura Outeiral García, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-12-2009
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Software GNU Radio para Detector Digital de Sinais CW com baixa SNR, MSc Thesis Jury, Emanuel Filipe de Ornelas Rodrigues, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-12-2009
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, N. M. Sampaio, NATO LECTURE SERIES - Waveform Diversity for Advanced Radar Systems, RTO-EN-SET-119(2009), 01-11-2009
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SISTEMA DE LOCALIZAÇÃO INDOOR DE BAIXO CONSUMO, MSc Thesis Jury, Luís Pedro Marques Brás, University of Aveiro (Portugal), 01-07-2009
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Leitor/Gravador RFID – Banda HF (13.56MHz), MSc Thesis Jury, Alírio de Jesus Soares Boaventura, University of Aveiro, 01-07-2009
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Desenvolvimento de Modelos de Localização para Tecnologias de Redes sem Fios, MSc Thesis Jury, Hugo Tiago Gonçalves Pinto, UTAD, 01-02-2009
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Instrumentação de um Sistema de Recolha Selectiva de Resíduos, MSc Thesis Jury, Agostinho Seixas de Azevedo, UTAD, 01-02-2009
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Identificação e Caracterização da Modulação dos Sinais Digitais em RF, MSc Thesis Jury, Manuel Carlos Pereira Baptista, University of Aveiro, 01-01-2008
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Sistemas de Localização para Ambientes Interiores baseados em RFID, Pedro Isidoro Prata, University of Aveiro, 01-01-2008
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, T. Fernandes, Electromagnetic scattering from vegetation: modelling including DRET models for applications in present and future wireless communication systems, Seminars, University of Glamorgan, 01-11-2007
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, MSc of Rui Filipe Oliveira Teixeira, MSc Thesis Jury, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 01-07-2007
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Programa IDEIA – Investigação e Desenvolvimento Empresarial Aplicado, Agência de Inovação (AdI), Member of Technical Committee, Technical jury, 24-11-2006
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Programa IDEIA – Investigação e Desenvolvimento Empresarial Aplicado, Agência de Inovação (AdI), Member of Technical Committee, Technical jury, 31-08-2006
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Measurement, characterization, and modelling of the radio channel for broadband multimedia systems at 40GHz, PhD Thesis Jury, Ana Maria Vasquez Alejos, 14-03-2006
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, A generic radio channel model for propagation in inhomogeneous forests at 40 GHz, Seminars, University of Vigo, Spain, 21-06-2005
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Electromagnetic Scattering from folliage and vegetation, Seminars, DL-IT, 13-04-2005
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Comunicações Móveis: Mitos e Realidades, Invited Talk, Invited Talks, CRSC' 2003 - 4ª Conferência de Redes e Serviços de Comunicação, 09-04-2003
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Radiowave Propagation Through Vegetation, Seminar, Seminars, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Pólo de Coimbra,, 11-02-2002
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Radio Charaterisation of Single Trees at micro- and millimetre wave frequencies, Seminar, Seminars, ISEL-DEEC Lisbon, Portugal, 24-05-2001
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Initial Proposal of the theoretical RET vegetation model, Seminar, Seminars, Rutherford Appleton Laborotories - RAL, UK, 19-05-2001
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Characterisation and modelling of re-radiation functions from single trees illuminated by radiowaves at micro- and millimetre wave frequencies, Seminar, Seminars, University of Glamorgan, UK, 03-04-2001
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Characterisation and modelling of the co-polar and cross-polar re-radiation functions from single trees illuminated by radiowaves of frequencies above 1GHz, Seminar, Seminars, University of Vigo, Spain, 20-10-1998
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Characterisation of propagation effects of vegetation at frequencies above 1 GHz, Seminar, Seminars, University of Glamorgan, UK, 19-05-1998
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, IEEE COMSOC WEBINAR: Meeting the Challenges of RF with mmWave for 5G, Portugal, 10-2018
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, New Building Wall Structures with RF Transparency Control at ECO.CONSTRÓI Workshop, Portugal, Leiria, 10-2017
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Ph.D Course on “Attenuation in vegetation at frequencies above 1 GHz” - 5 hours, Denmark, Aalborg University, 09-2011
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, S. Morgadinho Rebelo, M. AL-Nuaimi, J. Richter, T. Fernandes, 4th Research Student Workshop: Time-Varying Wideband Channel Model for Propagation of Radiowaves in Vegetation Media, United Kingdom, Pontypridd, Wales, 11-2008
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, RF and Microwave Electronics Meeting 2008: "Radiowave Propagation through Vegetation", Portugal, Aveiro, 02-2008
  • Rafael Caldeirinha, Multi-gigabit Data Radio Transmission: When will we get to 5G? at IARIA The First International Conference on Advances in Signal, Image and Video Processing 2016 Rafael Caldeirinha IARIA SIGNAL 2016
  • IEEE International Conference on Innovation and Intelligence for Informatics, Computing, and Technologies - 3ICT, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering KSE, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • KIET International Virtual Conference on Innovative Applications of Computational Intelligence on Power Energy and Control with their impact on humanity VCIPECH, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • ICT Academy International Conference on Advances in Sensors, Energy and Hybrid Vehicles ICSEHV, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • IEEE Symposium on Recent Advances in Communication Theory, Information Theory, Antennas and Propagation - CIAP, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • 12th IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing CSNDSP, Organizing Committee, 2020
  • International Conference on Platform Technology and Service PlatCon, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • CISTI - Conferência Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias da Informação, Scientific Committee, 2020
  • European Conference on Networks and Communications - EuCNC, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • RESIM - International Conference on Advanced Research in Sustainable and Intelligent Manufacturing, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies - WorldCist, Technical Programme Committee, 2020
  • IEEE Symposium on Recent Advances in Communication Theory, Information Theory, Antennas and Propagation - CIAP, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • Iberian Robotics Conference - ROBOT, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • IEEE COMSOC - Middle East & North Africa COMMunications Conference MENACOMM, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conf. - IMOC, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering KSE, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • IEEE International Conf. on Advanced Technologies for Communications - ATC, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • IEEE International Conference on Innovation and Intelligence for Informatics, Computing, and Technologies - 3ICT, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • IEEE IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications APWC2019, Special Sessions Chairman, 2019
  • International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics META, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • International Symp. on Medical Information and Communication Technology - ISMICT, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Sessions Chairman, 2019
  • European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • International Conference on Platform Technology and Service PlatCon, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering KSE, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications ATC'18, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • IEEE Symposium on Recent Advances in Communication Theory, Information Theory, Antennas and Propagation - CIAP, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • IARIA International Conference on Advances in Signal, Image and Video Processing - SIGNAL, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • International Symp. on Medical Information and Communication Technology - ISMICT, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE Symposium on Recent Advances in Communication Theory, Information Theory, Antennas and Propagation - CIAP, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IARIA International Conference on Advances in Signal, Image and Video Processing - SIGNAL, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • International Conference on Platform Technology and Service PlatCon, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • International Symp. on Medical Information and Communication - ISMICT, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • IEEE - International Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia Communications QoEMC, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE Global Communications Conference - GLOBECOM, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IARIA International Conference on Advances in Signal, Image and Video Processing - SIGNAL, Conference co-chair, 2016
  • International Conference on Platform Technology and Service PlatCon, Technical Programme Committee, 2016
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2015
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2014
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Technical Programme Committee, 2013
  • International Conf. on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Winsys, Technical Programme Chairman, 2012
  • Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers - CETC, Scientific Committee, 2011
  • International Conf. on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Winsys, Conference Chairman, 2011
  • Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Spring, Technical Programme Committee, 2011
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Sessions Chairman, 2011
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Scientific Committee, 2011
  • International Conf. on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Winsys, Conference Chairman, 2010
  • Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Spring, Technical Programme Committee, 2010
  • International Conf. on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Winsys, Conference Chairman, 2009
  • Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Spring, Technical Programme Committee, 2009
  • IEEE Vehicular Networking Conf. (VNC), Technical Programme Committee, 2008
  • International Conf. on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Winsys, Technical Programme Chairman, 2008
  • International Symp. on Performance Evaluation of Computers and Telecommunications Systems - SPECTS, 2008
  • WINSYS-2007 conference – the International Conference on Wireless, Conference Chairman, 2007
  • International Conf. on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Winsys, Sessions Chairman, 2007
  • International Symp. on Performance Evaluation of Computers and Telecommunications Systems - SPECTS, Technical Programme Committee, 2007
  • ConfTele07 – 6th Conference on Telecommunications, Organizing Committee, 2007
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Sessions Chairman, 2007
  • WINSYS-2006 conference – the International Conference on Wireless, Technical Programme Chairman, 2006
  • WINSYS-2006 conference – the International Conference on Wireless, Conference Chairman, 2006
  • WINSYS-2006 conference – the International Conference on Wireless, Sessions Chairman, 2006
  • 5th ConfTele05 - Conference on Telecommunications 2005, Scientific Committee, 2005
  • ConfTele05 - Conference on Telecommunications 2005, Sessions Chairman, 2005
  • 4th Conference on Telecommunications, Sessions Chairman, 2003
  • 4th Conference on Telecommunications, Scientific Committee, 2003
  • The 13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radion Communications, PIMRC 2002, Lisbon, Portugal, Scientific Committee, 2002
  • The 13th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radion Communications, PIMRC 2002, Lisbon, Portugal, Sessions Chairman, 2002
  • Associate Editor, frontiers in communications and networks, 14-05-2020 - 01-07-2023
  • Guest Editor, IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 01-04-2019 - 01-07-2020
  • Associate Editor, IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 03-08-2016 - 30-06-2022
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 01-08-2016 - 31-07-2022
  • Editorial Board, Intrnl. Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS), 01-06-2009 - today
  • IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    2018, 2 review(s); 2017, 4 review(s); 2015, 2 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s); 2010, 2 review(s); 2008, 2 review(s); 2006, 3 review(s); 2005, 2 review(s); 2004, 1 review(s); 2003, 3 review(s);
  • IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
    2017, 6 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s); 2015, 3 review(s); 2011, 1 review(s); 2006, 2 review(s);
  • IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
    2017, 2 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine
    2015, 3 review(s); 2014, 2 review(s);
  • Frequenz
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • Electronics Letters
    2018, 1 review(s); 2017, 2 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s);
  • ETRI Journal
    2018, 1 review(s); 2017, 1 review(s);
  • AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • i-ETC : ISEL Academic Journal of Electronics, Telecomunications and Computers
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • Wireless Power Transfer
    2017, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • Progress in Electromagnetics Research
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • URSI Radio Science Bulletin
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • Intrnl. Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS)
    2009, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Education
    2005, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Wireless Communications
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC
    2016, 2 review(s); 2015, 8 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2013, 4 review(s); 2008, 5 review(s); 2007, 1 review(s); 2004, 1 review(s);
  • International Conf. on Wireless Information Networks and Systems - Winsys
    2007, 1 review(s);
  • International Symp. on Performance Evaluation of Computers and Telecommunications Systems - SPECTS
    2010, 3 review(s); 2009, 4 review(s); 2008, 3 review(s);
  • Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele
    2015, 2 review(s); 2013, 3 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s);
  • CETC- Conf. on Electronics, Telecommunications and Computers
    2011, 7 review(s);
  • International Conf. on Telecommunications - ICT
    2010, 2 review(s); 2006, 2 review(s);

  • 2007, 1 review(s); 2005, 2 review(s); 2003, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Telecommunications Symp.
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • IST Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit
    2006, 1 review(s);
  • Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications Conf. - APOC
    2005, 1 review(s);
  • European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP
    2016, 1 review(s); 2015, 5 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2010, 9 review(s);
  • European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO
    2014, 2 review(s);
  • International Conference on Platform Technology and Service PlatCon
    2016, 2 review(s);
  • Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Spring
    2010, 1 review(s); 2009, 1 review(s);
  • International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems SITIS
    2010, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Global Communications Conference - GLOBECOM
    2016, 3 review(s);
  • IARIA International Conference on Advances in Signal, Image and Video Processing - SIGNAL
    2018, 1 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE International Conf. on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation - IPIN 2011
    2010, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Communications Society IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC
    2015, 2 review(s);
  • International Symp. on Medical Information and Communication - ISMICT
    2018, 1 review(s); 2017, 1 review(s);