TLC Sat Satellite Multimedia Group

Francesco Zampognaro

Currently research fellow at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Satellite Multimedia Group.

Education

  • Master (2nd level) in Homeland Security (2011) at University Campus Bio Medico of Rome.
  • Ph.D. in “Space systems and technologies” at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” with thesis on hybrid satellite-terrestrial network integration.
  • Graduated in Telecommunication Engineering (five years Laurea: MSc) specializing into radio and wired communications by “Università degli studi di Roma «La Sapienza»” on academic year 2003-2004 with a final mark of 107/110. Thesis about communication with Soft Real-Time constraints using Web Services technology in the automation field (OPC XML), performed in France into INRIA-LORIA laboratories of Nancy.
  • Scientific diploma by “liceo Nomentano” of Rome succeeded on school year 1996-1997, with a mark of 60/60.

Technical knowledge

  • Languages: C (especially into Linux environment), C++, Java, Matlab, PIC assembler, Pascal, XML,WSDL, HTML, UML, LaTeX, Perl (basic scripts), PHP, bash shell scripts, SQL, Fortran77;
  • Software: Eclipse IDE, KDevelop, PSpice, Office suite, Ethereal, VmWare, CVS. Services setup: Squid, Apache, Tomcat/Axis (Web Services), Nagios, MRTG (rrdtools), netfilter/firewall, advanced routing (traffic shaping), Samba, Asterisk;
  • Standards: TCP/IP, IPv6, MobileIP, ATM, IEEE802.1x, IEEE802.11, WiMAX, SIP, HTTP, Diameter, DVB-S (including CA, linux DVB-API, linux embedded STB), DVB- S2 and DVB-RCS, GSM, ISO7816 (smart cards), OPC XML, Web Services (WSDL, SOAP etc…), MPEG, JPEG, routing protocols, ECSS – E-40 for Software Engineering;
  • Other: Complex IP networks (including wireless and satellite segments) layout, setup, routing, emulation, security and monitoring. QoS aspects into IP networks. Deep knowledge of linux o.s., software development management.

Working experience

  • 2004 Feb – 2004 Aug: Stagiaire for a period of 6 months by INRIA-LORIA laboratories of Nancy, France. The goal was the develop of a software demonstrator for my final master thesis (telecommunication engineering “Laurea”). Main topics faced were Java programming, Web Service technology, industry automation devices and OPC XML protocol
  • 2005 Jan – 2005 Apr: Consultant by Datamat S.p.A. in Rome, Italy. The goal was to achieve the integration and coding of an AAA solution (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) into the EuQoS EU project (involving other 25 partners, with Telefonica I&D as prime – www.euqos.org ). My work output was a Java API for AAA using OpenDiameter and JNI technology;
  • 2005 May – 2006 May: Engineer (YGT) for 1 year into Telecom department of European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Involved into Projects Management, Evaluation boards, Projects Validation campaigns. Laboratory experience with DVB hardware, protocols, ground stations and professional receivers. Confidence in the use of applications over Satellite (including DVB- RCS bi-directional links), PEP, simulators of satellite networks, multicast data distribution. Knowledge of networking management/monitoring tools and security aspects.
  • 2006 June – Now: Ph.D student in “Space systems and technology” and Support Engineer at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. Involved into National/EU/ESA projects about satellite communications for tele-medicine and study of satellite networks protocols. Work Package leader in TOP project (Project home page) for simulation activities.
  • 2008 July – 2008 Dec: Visiting student at UCLA Computer Science dpt. in Los Angeles (CA), dealing with TCP protocol optimizations for wireless terminals performing vertical handoff to satellite links. Class-project tutor.

Pubblications:

  • M. Khalgui, X. Rebeuf and F. Zampognaro, “Adaptable OPC-XML contracts taking into account network traffic”, in proc. of 10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation ETFA 2005, Catania, Italy 2005.
  • D. Fanni, M. Luglio, C. Roseti and F. Zampognaro, “A Cross-Layer Based Handover for TCP Applications”, in proc. of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference VTC2007-Spring, 22-25  Pages:1415 – 1419, Apr 2007.
  • F. Zampognaro, A. Morell, M. Luglio and F. Vieira, “Joint DAMA-TCP protocol optimization through multiple cross layer interactions in DVB RCS scenario”, in proc. of IEEE International Workshop of Satellite and Space Communications, IWSSC07, Salzburg, 12-15 September 2007.
  • F. Zampognaro and M. Luglio, “Performance analysis of Wireless systems in telemedicine, Hybrid network for Telemedicine with satellite and terrestrial wireless links“, in proc. of International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF08, Madeira, 28-31 January 2008.
  • M. Luglio, C. Roseti, G. Savone and F. Zampognaro, “Cross layer architecture for a Satellite-WiFi efficient Handover”, in press on IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT) 2009.
  • M. Luglio, C. Roseti, F. Zampognaro, “Performance evaluation of TCP-based applications over DVB-RCS DAMA schemes”, International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Volume 27 Issue 3, Pages 163 – 191 (and online), Mar 2009.
  • C. Roseti, M. Luglio, G. Savone and F. Zampognaro, “Enhancing Transport Layer in Satellite Systems” in proc. of 27th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference ICSSC 2009, June 1-4 2009.
  • F. Belli, M. Luglio, C. Roseti and F. Zampognaro, “An Emulation Platform for IP-based Satellite Networks” in proc. of 27th AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference ICSSC 2009, June 1-4 2009.
  • M. Luglio, C. Roseti and F. Zampognaro, “Improving Performance of TCP-Based Applications Over DVB-RCS Links”, in proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2009, June 14-18, Dresden, Germany.
  • F. Zampognaro, P.Cataldi and M. Gerla,  “Rateless Codes for File Transfer over DVB-S”, in proc. of International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications SPACOMM 2009, July 20-25, 2009 – Colmar, France.
  • M. Luglio, C. Roseti and F. Zampognaro,  “Enhancing TCP performance over hybrid wireless terrestrial-satellite networks”, in proc. of International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications SPACOMM 2009, July 20-25, 2009 – Colmar, France.
  • G. Savone, M. Luglio,  C. Roseti and F. Zampognaro,  “TCP Noordwijk for high-speed trains”, in proc. of International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications SPACOMM 2009, July 20-25, 2009 – Colmar, France.
  • G. Savone, M. Luglio,  C. Roseti and F. Zampognaro,  “TCP Performance on a Railway Satellite Channel”, in proc. of International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications IWSSC 2009 10/11, Sept. 2009, Siena, Italy.
  • F. Belli, M. Luglio,  C. Roseti and F. Zampognaro,  “Evaluation of TCP performance over emulated multiple RCST DVB-RCS scenario”, in proc. of International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications IWSSC 2009 10th -11th September 2009, Siena, Italy.
  • Goudar, V.;   Cohen, M.;   Sanadidi, M.Y.;   Gerla, M.;   Zampognaro, F., “Towards handoff tolerance in TCP: Link layer handoff detection for optimized data transport”, IEEE Military Communications Conference, 2009, MILCOM 2009.
  • Belli, F.;   Luglio, M.;   Roseti, C.;   Savone, G.;   Zampognaro, F., “Performance evaluation of TCP Noordwijk over satellite systems for fixed and mobile services”, 15th IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling, Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 2010 Miami (FL).
  • L. Bianchi, M. Luglio, M.G. Marciani, F. Zampognaro, “Multiservice temedicine application over an emulated DVB-RCS satellite link”, Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL), 2010, Rome Italy
  • C. Roseti, M. Luglio, F. Zampognaro, “Analysis and Performance evaluation of a burst-based TCP for Satellite DVB RCS links”, on IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TNET.2009.2033272, 2010.
  • M. Luglio, C. Roseti, F. Zampognaro, A Satellite Network Emulation Platform for implementation and testing of security-related attacks, INFINITY Workshop at TridentCom 2012, Thessaloniki, GR, June 11-13, 2012
  • M. Luglio, C. Roseti, F. Zampognaro, “Transport layer enhancements on a satellite‐based mobile broadband system for high‐speed trains”, on International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Wiley Ed., Sept. 2012
  • M. Luglio, C. Roseti and F. Zampognaro, Development and Validation of Advanced Broadband Satellite Communications Systems and Applications, 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC2012), Naples, Italy, 1-5 October 2012, pp. 1-8, IAC-12.B2.3.7, ISSN 1995-6258
  • C. Roseti, M. Luglio, F. Zampognaro, Performance Assessment of Sensor Cluster Transmissions over Satellite Links, in the proceedings of the 2012 IEEE First AESS European Conference on Satellite Telecommunications, Rome, 2-5 Oct. 2012
  • C. Roseti, M. Luglio, F. Zampognaro, QoS Mechanisms for Satellite Communications, in the proceedings of the 2012 IEEE First AESS European Conference on Satellite Telecommunications, Rome, 2-5 Oct. 2012.
  • A. Abdel Salam, M. Luglio, C. Roseti, F. Zampognaro, DVB-RCS Security Framework for ULE-Based Encapsulation, 9th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference, IEEE IWCMC 2013, July 1-5, 2013, Cagliari, Italy, pp. 131-136.
  • M. Luglio, C. Roseti, F. Zampognaro, TCP Noordwijk+: An upgrade for a cost-effective cloud computing via satellite, 9th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference, IEEE IWCMC 2013, July 1-5, 2013, Cagliari, Italy, pp. 633-638.
  • A. Gentile, M. Luglio, M. Manzo and F. Zampognaro, “Sensible: IP-layer dynamic bandwidth management for DVB-RCS network sub-domains”, on International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Wiley Ed., online on 07 Aug 2013.
  • A. Abdel Salam, M. Luglio, C. Roseti, F. Zampognaro,  “SPDY Multiplexing Approach on Long-latency Links” in proc. of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2014, 6-9 April 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • L. Carniato, F. Fongher, M. Luglio, W. Munarini, C. Roseti, F. Zampognaro, “Traffic analysis and network dimensioning through simulation and emulation for Ka band high capacity satellite systems”, IEEE 18th International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), September 25-27, 2013, Berlin, Germany.
  • M Luglio, C Roseti, F Zampognaro, Transport layer optimization for cloud computing applications via satellite: TCP Noordwijk+, CIC-IEEE China Communications journal, Vol. 11, issue 12, pp. 105-119, 2014.
  • M Bacco, A Gotta, C Roseti, F Zampognaro, A study on TCP error recovery interaction with Random Access satellite schemes, in proc. of IEEE Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference and the 13th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (ASMS/SPSC), 2014 7th, pp. 405-410, Sep. 2014.
  • M Luglio, C Roseti, F Zampognaro, Transport layer optimization for cloud computing applications via satellite: TCP Noordwijk+, CIC-IEEE China Communications journal, Vol. 11, issue 12, pp. 105-119, 2014.
  • Manlio Bacco, Alberto Gotta, Michele Luglio, Cesare Roseti, Francesco Zampognaro: A new RA-DA hybrid MAC approach for DVB-RCS2. BlackSeaCom, 2015, pp. 215-219.
  • A. Abdel Salam, Michele Luglio, Cesare Roseti, Francesco Zampognaro: A burst-approach for transmission of TCP traffic over DVB-RCS2 links. CAMAD, 2015, pp. 175-179.
  • Cesare Roseti, Ahmed Said Abdel Salam, Michele Luglio, Francesco Zampognaro: SPDY over satellite: Performance optimization through an end-to-end technology. 38th International Conference onTelecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), 2015, Prague, pp. 1-6.
  • Cesare Roseti, Francesco Zampognaro, Aniello Gentile, Michele Luglio, Maurizio Manzo: Distributed IP-layer dynamic bandwidth management for satellite broadband networks, 38th International Conference onTelecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), 2015, Prague.

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