Pavel Masek

Pavel Masek
Brno University of Technology · Department of Telecommunications

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Dr. Pavel Masek works at the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic as the researcher within the WISLAB group. He has publications on a variety of networking-related topics in internationally recognized venues including those published in the IEEE Communications Magazine, as well as several technology products. His primary research interest lies in the area of M2M / H2H / D2D communication, next-generation cellular networks, heterogeneous networking, and data offloading techniques.
Additional affiliations
August 2016 - September 2016
Tampere University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Ph.D. research stay.
October 2015 - November 2015
Tampere University
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Ph.D. research stay.
August 2014 - December 2014
Tampere University
Position
  • Junior researcher
Description
  • Ph.D. exchange stay.
Education
September 2013 - June 2017
Brno University of Technology
Field of study
  • Teleinformatics
September 2011 - June 2013
Brno University of Technology
Field of study
  • Communications and Informatics
September 2008 - May 2011
Brno University of Technology
Field of study
  • Teleinformatics

Publications

Publications (122)
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This paper evaluates IEEE 802.15.4z standard-compliant NXP SR040 and SR150 chips in Angle of Arrival (AoA) capabilities in Channel 9 (7.737-8.237 GHz) of the Ultra-WideBand (UWB) spectrum. Due to the shorter wavelength, higher frequencies may encounter certain limitations when it comes to harsh environments, as more reflections and multipath propag...
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Considering the dynamically changing nature of the radio propagation environment, the envisioned battery lifetime of the end device (ED) for massive machine-type communication (mMTC) stands for a critical challenge. As the selected radio technology bounds the battery lifetime, the possibility of choosing among several low-power wide-area (LPWAN) te...
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The possibility of utilizing different frequencies for the LoRaWAN is a key component which, together with the other parameters, i.e., (i) bandwidth, (ii) spreading factor, (iii) coding rate, and (iv) transmission power, defines the communication performance. In this paper, we present the substantive im- provements for both the end devices and the...
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Modern outdoor localization is commonly dependent on various Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs). On the other hand, they are known to be power-hungry and not suitable for resource-constrained devices currently flooding the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Nonetheless, some of those devices may be equipped with Low-Power Wide-Area Netw...
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The new types of industry-driven applications that need to be supported by low-power wide-area networks (LP-WANs), such as remote control or metering of devices within the massive machine-type infrastructures (e.g., Smart Grids), require a permanent connection to the remote server. In addition, there is also a shift in the communication paradigm, a...
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Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is making the first steps toward becoming a solution for the growing number of various decentralized systems worldwide. Unlike pure Blockchain, DLT finds many uses across different industries, including eHealth, finance, supply chain monitoring, and the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the vital DLT features is t...
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An assessment of radio network coverage, usually in the form of a measurement campaign, is essential for multi-base-station (multi-BS) network deployment and maintenance. It can be conducted by a network operator or its served consumers. However, the number of measurement points and their locations may not be known in advance for an efficient and a...
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This work is a data descriptor paper for measurements related to various operational aspects of LoRaWAN communication technology collected in Brno, Czech Republic. This paper also provides data characterizing the long-term behavior of the LoRaWAN channel collected during the two-month measurement campaign. It covers two measurement locations, one a...
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With technology evolving rapidly and proliferating, it is imperative to pay attention to mobile devices’ security being currently responsible for various sensitive data processing. This phase is essential as an intermediate before the cloud or distributed ledger storage delivery and should be considered additional care due to its inevitability. Thi...
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The unique opportunities introduced by the emerging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications have accelerated the momentum of the massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC) worldwide. As the number of already deployed Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) applications growth exponentially over the last decade, new open challenges started to be discus...
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With the proliferation of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in the course of the last decade, the importance of low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technologies intensifies. However, the abundance of accurate propagation models proposed for these systems by standardization bodies, vendors, and research community hampers the deployment planning...
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The present increase of attention toward blockchain-based systems is currently reaching a tipping point with the corporate focus shifting from exploring the technology potential to creating Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)-based systems. In light of a significant number of already existing blockchain applications driven by the Internet of Things...
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The blockchain technology is currently penetrating different areas of the modern Information and Communications Technology community. Most of the devices involved in blockchain-related processes are specially designed targeting only the mining aspect, i.e., solving the computational puzzle task. At the same time, the use of wearable and mobile devi...
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The chapter delivers the detailed discussion of the potential security threats, features, and mechanisms for the low-power wide-area (LPWA) networks in general, and the three dominant LPWA technologies—long-range wide-area network, cellular Internet of things (IoT) (e.g., Cat-NB1), and Sigfox, which currently dominate the market, in particular. We...
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Expected communication scenarios within the emerging landscape of Internet of Things (IoT) bring the growth of smart devices connected in the communication network. The communication technologies of greatest interest for IoT are known as Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs). Today, there are LPWA technologies (Sigfox, Long-Range Wide Area Network...
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Almost inevitable climate change and increasing pollution levels around the world are the most significant drivers for the environmental monitoring evolution. Recent activities in the field of wireless sensor networks have made tremendous progress concerning conventional centralized sensor networks known for decades. However, most systems developed...
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As the type of transmitted data over communication networks started to shift from the human-generated to massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTCs), entirely new applications within the Internet of Things (IoT) market emerged. Recently introduced Cellular IoT (CIoT) communication technologies operating in the licensed frequency spectrum (i.e., Nar...
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The constantly growing number of resource-limited MTC (Machine-Type Communication) devices is challenging both the telecommunication operators as well as industrial companies to efficiently design communication technologies, protocols, and end-devices for data transmissions in the upcoming 5G and beyond wireless communication networks. As the commu...
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This paper describes the possibilities of indoor space mapping and user movement tracking using augmented reality technologies. The state-of-the-art options for indoor navigation are discussed, including the one, when the sensors deployed on a regular smartphone, are utilized. One way is to use data from accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer s...
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The number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications is growing tremendously. The most critical ones are operations in use cases such as natural disasters, and search and rescue activities. Many of these operations are performed on water scenarios. A standalone niche covering autonomous UAV operation is thus becoming increasingly important. One...
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Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) stands for a radio access technology standardized by the 3GPP organization in Release 13 to enable a large set of use-cases for massive Machine-type Communications (mMTCs). Compared to legacy human-oriented 4G (LTE) communication systems, NB-IoT has game-changing features in terms of extended coverage, enhanced power saving...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) enables long-range outdoor networks, such as smart grid and municipal lighting, as well as short-range indoor systems for smart homes, residential security, and energy management. Wireless connectivity and standardized communication protocols become an essential technology baseline for these diverse IoT applications. Th...
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3GPP LTE (Long Term Evolution) mobile networks, the fourth generation wireless access technology, have been rolled out by many operators worldwide starting 2010. Since LTE Release 10, network densification using small cells has been an important evolution direction in 3GPP to provide the necessary means to accommodate the anticipated huge traffic g...
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This paper focuses on the new standard of IEEE 802.15.4z, which is seeking to enhance the already existing standards for the Impulse Radio Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology. We describe the current state in regards of standardization of the UWB technology and also the proposed changes to be made. In the last part, we compare the new enhancements to t...
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Today, the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are already in deep integration phase all over the world. One of the most significant enablers for ITS are vehicle positioning and tracking techniques. Worldwide integration of ITS employing Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) and European standard for vehicular communication, known as ETS...
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At present, cellular coverage in many rural areas remains intermittent. Mobile operators may not be willing to deploy expensive network infrastructure to support low-demand regions. For that reason, solutions for the rapid deployment of base stations in areas with insufficient or damaged operator infrastructure are emerging. Utilization of unmanned...
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Encouraging social experiences and interactions between nearby strangers has received both research and commercial interest over the past years. This paper focuses on two design qualities that have previously been found successful in this area: playfulness and progression. Employing the research through design approach, we explore these as design p...
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In this paper, we provide a shooting and bouncing ray (SBR) based simulation study of mmWave radio propagation at 60 GHz in a typical conference room. The room geometry, material types, and other simulation settings are verified against the results of the measurement campaign at 83 GHz in [15]. Here, we extend the evaluation scenario by randomly sc...
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In today's landscape of utility management, the contribution of Internet of Things (IoT) to smart grids has acquired extensive potential. IoT paves a way to virtually control every smart device in almost every domain of society. Contrariwise, the smart grid networks attracted the attention of the universal research community. The idea of merging Io...
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A diversity of wireless technologies will collaborate to support the fifth-generation (5G) communication networks with their demanding applications and services. Despite decisive progress in many enabling solutions, next-generation cellular deployments may still suffer from a glaring lack of bandwidth due to inefficient utilization of radio spectru...
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The Internet of Things (IoT) brings a fundamental transformation by augmenting its conventional sensor networks with more advanced devices, such as smart meters. This fusion of embedded and industry (utility) domains promises to deliver unprecedented benefits for both sectors. On the one hand, connected metering devices become capable of transmitti...
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The wireless nanosensor network paradigm has seen a dramatic increase over the last decade. The envisioned concept uses the integrated machines (devices) at the nano-scale level. Those devices interact on a cooperative basis by means of principles known in wireless communication networks. Today, the design of the protocol stack for wireless nanosen...
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In recent years the demand for high throughput and low latency communication grew up to the point where the current wireless networks cannot satisfy it. In response to that the research community started exploring new ways of utilizing the spectrum. This effort resulted in the 5G New Radio (NR) technology bringing together the legacy 4G technologie...
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Internet access has become commonplace in the modern world. As the number of users and amount of data traffic in the Internet keep rising exponentially, and the requirements of novel applications are becoming more stringent, there is a clear need for new networking solutions. Therefore, one of the key concepts in solving the challenges of the upcom...
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Owing to a steadily increasing demand for efficient spectrum utilization as part of the fifth-generation (5G) cellular concept, it becomes crucial to revise the existing radio spectrum management techniques and provide more flexible solutions for the corresponding challenges. A new wave of spectrum policy reforms can thus be envisaged by producing...
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The landscape of the contemporary IoT radio access technologies (RATs) is excessively diverse, especially when it comes to such a complex environment as Smart City. On the one hand, this diversity offers operators sufficient flexibility to select the most appropriate RAT for their target application. On the other hand, it becomes a severe limiting...
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The proliferation of virtualization coupled with the increasing power of industry-standard servers and the availability of cloud computing has led to a significant increase in the number of servers and end stations that need to be managed with or without an organization. At this point, data center orchestration and configuration management tools co...