Background and activities

Michael Cheffena is a Professor at NTNU Gjøvik, Faculty of EngineeringHe conducts research and teaching within the field of radio communications and signal processing for wireless communication systems. He has a Ph.D in telecommunications (2008), M.Sc in signal processing for communication systems (2005) and B.Sc in computer science (2003).

Research Interests

  • Radio channel modeling and prediction
  • Antennas
  • Signal processing
  • Software defined radio
  • Industrial wireless sensor networks
  • Performance evaluation of communication systems 
  • Physical-layer security of wieless communication systems
  • Game theory and machine learning techniques
  • Cross-layer protocol design
  • Sensors and sensor systems

Work Experience

  • 01.2016 – Full Professor at NTNU, Gjøvik
  • 11.2013 – 12.2015 Full Professor at Gjøvik University College (GUC)
  • 11.2010 – 10.2013 Associate Professor at GUC
  • 01.2010 – 11.2012 Researcher at University Graduate Center (Unik), Kjeller
  • 01.2010 – 12.2010 Postdoc at French Space Agency, Toulouse, France
  • 03.2009 – 12.2009 Postdoc at UniK, Kjeller
  • 08.2005 – 10.2008 PhD student at NTNU

Research Projects

  • 2018 – 2021  Intelligent Bolted Joints. Project manager, Regional Research Fund.   
  • 2013 – 2016  Wireless sensor network for industrial process automation and smart grid. Project manager, Regional Research Fund.   
  • 2012 – 2016  Ka-band radio characterization for SatCom services in arctic and high latitude regions. Investigator, European Space Agency.
  • 2012 – 2013  Channel modelling and prediction, routing and adaptive data rate for industrial wireless sensor networks. Project manager, Regional Research Fund. 
  • 2010 – 2012  RAPIDS II- Propagation analysis tool for design of fixed and mobile multimedia systems. Work package leader, European Space Agency.
  • 2009 – 2009  Radio communications for the Polar Regions. Project manager, University Graduate Center.
  • 2005 - 2008 Modeling and Prediction of mm Wavelength Channels, Scheduling and Adaptive Data Rate  for Wireless Access Systems, Research Council of Norway. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

Books

  • Cheffena, Michael; Ekman, Torbjörn. (2008) Modeling the Dynamic Effects of Vegetation on Radiowave Propagation. IEEE conference proceedings. 2008. ISBN 978-1-4244-2075-9. IEEE International Conference on Communications (10.1109/ICC.2008.838).

Part of book/report

Report/dissertation

  • Cheffena, Michael. (2008) Modeling and Prediction of Millimeter Wavelength Channels. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. 2008. ISBN 978-82-471-1239-7. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2008:271).

Others

  • Cheffena, Michael. (2014) Industrial indoor multipath propagation – a physical-statistical approach. 25th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC) . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Communica; Washington DC. 2014-09-02 - 2014-09-05.
  • Cheffena, Michael; Fontán, Fernando Pérez. (2011) Wideband tree shadowing and scattering modeling in slant paths. 12th URSI Commission F Triennial Open Symposium on Radio Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing ; Garmisch-Partenkirchen. 2011-03-08 - 2011-03-11.
  • Cheffena, Michael; Perez‐Fontan, Fernando. (2011) Wideband tree shadowing and scattering modeling in slant paths. 12th URSI Commission‐F Triennial Open Symposium on Radio Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing ; 2011-03-08 - 2011-03-11.
  • Cheffena, Michael; Perez‐Fontan, Fernando; Lacost, F.; Cobel, E.; Mametsa, H.. (2011) Land mobile satellite dual polarized MIMO channel along roadside trees: Modeling and performance evaluation. EuCAP 2011: the 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation ; 2011-04-11 - 2011-04-15.
  • Vanhoenacker-Janvier, Danielle; Segaert, B.; Lechien, L.; Cheffena, Michael; Pereira, Carlos; Castanet, L.. (2011) RAPIDS II - Version pastel, a new propagation analysis tool for design of fixed and mobile systems. ESA Workshop on Radiowave Propagation ; Noordwijk. 2011-11-30 - 2011-12-02.
  • Cheffena, Michael; Fontán, Fernando Pérez. (2010) Land mobile satellite channel simulator for roadside trees. Cost 0802 Workshop ; Athens. 2010-04-26 - 2010-04-28.
  • Cheffena, Michael; Tjelta, Terje; Breivik, T.. (2010) Fade duration statistics of milimeter wavelenght terrestrial line-of-sight links. 4th European Conference on antenna and propagation ; Barcelona. 2010-04-12 - 2010-04-16.
  • Cheffena, Michael; Bråten, Lars Erling. (2009) Low-cost digital beacon receiver base on software defined radio. Cost 0802 Workshop ; Toulouse. 2009-11-04 - 2009-11-06.
  • Carrie, Guillaume; Lacoste, Frederic; Castanet, L.; Cheffena, Michael; Bråten, Lars Erling. (2008) A robust estimator of the dynamic characteristics of rain attenuation - Application to time series synthesis for Ka-band and Q/V-band communication systems. 14th Ka and broadband communication conference ; Metera. 2008-09-24 - 2008-09-26.
  • Cheffena, Michael. (2008) The Effect of Rain Attenuation on the Performance of BFWA aroud Kjeller, Norway. 68th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) ; Calgary. 2008-09-21 - 2008-09-24.
  • Cheffena, Michael. (2008) Theoretical multipath channel model during rain for BFWA employed in dense urban areas. 2nd Internationale Conference on Signal Processing and Communication System ; Gold Coast. 2008-12-15 - 2008-12-17.
  • Cheffena, Michael; Bråten, Lars Erling; Tjelta, Terje; Ekman, Torbjörn. (2006) Space-time dynamic channel model for broadband fixed wireless access. The first European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2006) . European Network of Excellence ACE; Nice. 2006-11-06 - 2006-11-10.
  • Cheffena, Michael; Bråten, Lars Erling; Tjelta, Terje; Ekman, Torbjörn. (2006) Time dynamic channel model for broadband fixed wireless access systems. IST Mobile and wireless summit 2006 . IST; Myconos. 2006-06-04 - 2006-06-08.