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     Date Submitted:05-07-2016
     Last Modified:15-11-2016 (06:18)
    Job information
     Current job:Postdoctoral researcher
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite Communication

    Academic Records

    Postdoctoral Researcher, the University of Vigo, Signal Theory and Communication Department, Vigo, Spain
     Affiliation: Developing Next Generation Wave-form for Multibeam Satellite Systems.
     Advisor: Prof. Carlos Mosquera 
     Contact: mosquera(at)
     Duration: February 2016-Present 
    PhD, the Technical University of Catalunya and Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Signal Theory and Communication Department, Barcelona, Spain
     Info, ,
     Field: Electrical Engineering
     Thesis title: Next Generation Multibeam Satellite Systems.
     Fund: Spain Ministry of Science and Education    
     Duration: September 2012- December 2015  
     Advisor: Prof. Ana Isabel Perez Neira
     Professor at the Technical University of Catalunya and senior researcher at CTTC
     Contact: ana.isabel.perez(at)
     1-Dr. Miguel Angel Vazquez
     Research associate at CTTC     
     Contact: mavazquez(at)     
     2-Dr. Bertrand Devillers
     Examiner at European Patent Office
     Contact:  bertrand.devillers(at)     
     Thesis referees: 
     1- Prof. Miguel Angel Lagunas, CTTC 
     Contact. m.a.lagunas(at)
     2- Dr. Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou, European Space Agency / ESTEC
     Contact. pantelis-daniel.arapoglou(at)
     3- Dr. Joel Grotz, SES Company
     Contact. joel.grotz(at)

     MSc, Technical University of Isfahanh, Electrical Engineering Department, Isfahan, Iran
     Field: Electrical Engineering, 
     Thesis title: Determination of Firm Capacity for Sub-Transmission Substation Bakhtar Company Considering Single    .contingency. 
     Fund: Iran Telecommunication State Company.
     Overall GPA: 3.4 out of 4.0
     Duration: September 2008 - December 2010 
     Advisor: Dr. Majid Gandomkar

     BSc, University of Tabriz, Electrical Engineering Department, Tabriz, Iran       
     Field: Electrical Engineering
     Thesis title: Optical Fiber Structure and its Application in Telecommunication Industries.
     Overall GPA: 2.8 out of 4.0
     Fund: Iran Telecommunication State Company.
     Duration: September 2003 - December 2007

     Honors & Awards 

     Academic award, 2008, the third - class student in the entrance exam of Iran Islamic Azad University for MSc level Examiner: Iran student test center.
     Note: Almost 60000 students have participated in the entrance exam every year. 

     Master Grant, 2008-2010, Developing NEAX Sigma 61 switching provided jointly by Iran Telecommunication State Company and NEC Company.

     PhD Grant, 2012-2015, Developing Next Generation Satellite Systems, Spain Ministry of Science and Education. 

    Previous Positions: RESEARCH & INDUSTRIAL 

    Work Experience

    Research associate, CTTC, Barcelona, Spain.
    Affiliation: Research associate in NGW project provided by European Space Agency.
    During: January 2012- December 2015.

    Switching manager, Iran Telecommunication State Company, Miyaneh, Iran.
    Affiliation: Coordinator for routing signals in the Valiasr Signal Switching Center. 
    During:  January 2004- December 2010.

    Participated projects

    Project provider, European Space Agency, 2015-16
    Title: SatNexIV, Ground processing for multibeam systems
    Contract no. 4-12898/09/NL
    Affiliation: Research Associate

    Project provider, European Space Agency, 2014
    Title: NGW, Next Generation Waveform for Multibeam Satellite Systems 
    Contract no.  4000106528/12/NL/NR 
    Affiliation: Research Associate

    Project provider, European Space Agency, 2012
    Title: SatNexIII, Hybrid space-ground processing 
    Contract no. RFQ/312859/09/NL/CLP
    Affiliation: Research Associate

    Project provider,   Iran Telecommunication Company and NEC, 2008-2010
    Title: NEAX Sigma 61 for next generation switching systems
    Affiliation: Research engineer

    Teaching experience

    Lecturer, Electrical engineering department, Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh, Iran, 2009-2010
    •    The effect of electromagnetic in the wave form course
    •    Electric circuit course
    •    Telecommunication (Analog) course

    Master Thesis Advisor, Electrical engineering Department, Islamic Azad University, Miyaneh, Iran, 2014
     1-Fatemeh Kalantari, 
    Thesis Title: “Multi-channel satellite systems”
     2-Elnaz Khodabandeh, 
    Thesis Title: “Wave form improving in the multibeam satellite systems

    PhD Student Supervisor, Institute for Telecommunications Research Department, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, 2016
    Ishtiaq Ahmad,  
    Thesis Title: “Precoding in Multi-channel multibeam satellite systems”

    Presentations Experince


    Islamic Azad University Mianeh Branch, Iran, 
    Presentation: Next generation Satellite system wave forms.

    Zanjan State University, Zanjan, Iran, 
    Presentation: Next generation Satellite system wave forms.


    Journal Publications

    V. Joroughi, B. Devillers, M. Angel Vazquez and A. Ana Perez-Neira, 
    Design of an On-Board Beam Generation Process for a Multi-Beam Broadband Satellite System, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 7, pp. 1-13, September 2015.
    Available Scholar:,math/1/au:+Joroughi_V/0/1/0/all/0/1

    V. Joroughi, M. Angel V_azquez, B. Devillers and A. Ana Perez-Neira, 
    Precoding in Multigateway Multibeam Satellite Systems, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 11, No. 7, pp. 1-13, July 2016.
    Available Scholar:,math/1/au:+Joroughi_V/0/1/0/all/0/1

    V. Joroughi, M. Angel V_azquez, and A. Ana Perez-Neira, 
    Advance Multicast Multibeam Satellite System Architectures, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 15, No. 9, pp. 1-13, September 2016.
    Available Scholar:,math/1/au:+Joroughi_V/0/1/0/all/0/1

    V. Joroughi, M. Angel Vazquez, C. Mosquera  and A. Ana Perez-Neira, 
    Novel Multiple Gateway Architecture for Multibeam Satellite Systems, Submitted to IEEE Letter on Wireless Communications, 2016. 
    Available Scholar:

    V. Joroughi, M. Angel Vazquez, C. Mosquera  and A. Ana Perez-Neira, 
    Precoding Technique for Collocated Multibeam Satellite Systems, Submitted to IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communications, 2016. 

    V. Joroughi and  C. Mosquera,
    Mobile User Precoding for Multibeam Satellite Systems, In progress.   

    Conference Papers

    V.Joroughi, C. Mosquera, 
    The Impact of Feeder Link interference in the  Multibeam Satellite Systems,  in Proceedings of ASMS-16, September 2016, Mallorca (Spain) 

    V.Joroughi, C. Mosquera, 
    The Design of Precoding Technique  in Collocated Multibeam Satellite Systems,  in Proceedings of AIAA-16, September 2016, Ohio (USA) 

    V.Joroughi, M. Á. Vázquez,  A. I. Pérez-Neira,
     Next Generation Multibeam Satellite Systems, in Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO, 1-6 Sep 2015, Nice (France).

    F. Kalantari, E. Khodabandeh, V. Joroughi,
    Future Multibeam Satellite Systems, in Proceedings of the Signal Processing Conference (HAGER), September 2015, Antalya, Turkey.

    E. Khodabandeh, F. Kalantari,  V. Joroughi,
    Multiple Gateway Multibeam Satellite Systems with Low Direct Antenna, in Proceedings of the Signal Processing Conference (HAGER) ,  September 2015, Antalya, Turkey.

    V.Joroughi, M. Á. Vázquez, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Multiple Gateway Precoding with Per Feed Power Constraints for Multibeam Satellite Systems,  in Proceedings of European Wireless 2014, 14-16 May 2014, Barcelona (Spain) 

    V.Joroughi, B. Devillers, M. Á. Vázquez, A. I. Pérez-Neira, Design of an on-board Beam Generation Process for the Forward Link of a Multibeam Broadband Satellite System , in Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE Globecom 2013), December 2013, Atlanta (USA).

    V.Joroughi, M. Á. Vázquez,  A. I. Pérez-Neira, 
    Design of an Hybrid Ground/Space Architecture Based on Individual OnBoard Antenna Power Optimization for The Forward Link of a Multi-Beam Broadband Satellite System, in Proceedings of AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC), October 2013, Florence (Italy) 

    V.Joroughi, H. Ghorbani, 
    Determination of Firm Capacity for subtransmission Substation Bakhtar Company Considering Single Contingency, The Ministry of Energy National Conference, January 2009, Tehran (Iran)


    Turkish: Mother language
    Persian: Fair proficiency
    English: Fair proficiency- overall  IELTS 6 in January 2010
    Spanish: Fair Listener, Novice Speaker, Intermediate  Reading and Writing

     Community Service
     Member of organizers, Miyaneh cultural affiliation office, Miyaneh, Iran, 2001-2004.


    Prof. Ana Isabel Perez Neira, 
    Professor technical university of Catalunya and  associate researcher of  CTTC
    Department of Signal Theory and Communication
    Building D5-room 110
    Email: ana.isabel.perez(at)

    Dr. Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou,
    Telecommunications/TT&C Systems Engineer
    European Space Agency / ESTEC
    Keplerlaan 1, PO Box 299
    L-2200 AG Noordwijk, the Netherlands
    Email:  pantelis-daniel.arapoglou(at) 

    Dr. Miguel Angel Vazquez, 
    Research associate at  CTTC  
    Department of Signal Theory and Communication
    Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia - Building B4,
    Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 08860 - Castelldefels Barcelona, Spain. 
    Email:  mavazquez(at)


    Prof. Carlos Mosquera, 
    Professor at the University of Vigo
    Department of Signal Theory and Communication
    Campus Lagoas-Marcosende
    36.310 Vigo, Galicia | Spain
    Email:  mosquera(at)

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