Carlo GiuseppeRiva

/Research Associate

Carlo G. Riva (Ph.D.) is Full Professor of electromagnetic fields at Politecnico di Milano since 2020. His main research activities are in the fields of atmospheric propagation of millimeter waves through the atmosphere (measurements and modeling), fade mitigation techniques, and satellite communication adaptive systems. He is the author of about 240 articles published in international journals or international conference proceedings. He is CNR-IEIIT Research Associate since 2005.

Carlo G. Riva received the Laurea Degree in Electronic Engineering (cum laude) and the PhD degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering, from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy, in 1990 and 1995, respectively. In 1999, he joined the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, where, since 2020, he has been a Full Professor of electromagnetic fields.

His main research activities are in the field of the tropospheric effects (attenuation, scintillation and depolarization) in satellite microwave links (GEO, MEO, LEO, Deep Space) and their statistical and physical modelling, the propagation impairment mitigation techniques and satellite communication adaptive systems.

He was involved in Intelsat, ASI (Italian Space Agency) and ESA (European Space Agency) research projects focused on advanced satellite communication systems operating in the Ku, Q/V and W frequency bands, as well as in collaborative European research projects (Actions COST255, COST280 and COSTIC0802 and Network of Experts SatNEx). He participated in the Olympus, Italsat and (the running) Alphasat Aldo Paraboni propagation measurement campaigns, for which he has been appointed Principal Investigator of the Alphasat Aldo Paraboni propagation experiment by ASI.

Ha has been director of the 49° Course “Radiowave Propagation” in the frame of the ‘International School of Quantum Electronics’ at Erice, 2010, and Technical Programme Committee Co-Chair of European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2016 (EuCAP2016) and Conference Organising Committee Member of the EuCAP 2021. Between 2012 and 2018, he was member of the board of the Propagation Working Group of EurAAP (European Association on Antennas and Propagation). Since 2016, he is member of the Technical Committee of the Ka and Broadband Communications Conference.

He supports the ITU-R Study Groups activities and he is Chairman of WP 3J of SG3 (‘Propagation fundamentals’).

He is IEEE Senior Member and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Antennas and Propagation. He is Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking He is member of the EurAAP and of the Italian Society of Electromagnetism.

He is the author of more than 60 paper international scientific journals and more than 180 contributions to international conferences.

He is CNR-IEIIT Research Associate since  2005.