Florian WOLF

Ph.D. student

XLIM Limoges
University of Limoges


CEA-Leti Grenoble
17 rue des Martyrs
F-38054 Grenoble Cedex


Tel. +33 (0)4 38 78 63 99

Ph.D. defense presentation will be on March 27th, 2020. Invitation > Postponed to second half of May 2020 due to COVID-19.

Cross-disciplinary Telecommunications Engineer with expertise in theoretical modeling, signal processing, hardware implementation and field trials.
Passion for contributing to the development of complex systems and working in a multi-language international environment.

Available for a new job opportunity from April 2020 onwards.

Research interests

Florian Wolf is currently working in the field of radio signal based positioning systems. His research interests include theoretical performance modeling, signal processing, beamforming, system design and implementation for wireless sensor networks with positioning functionality.

Ph.D. thesis topic

Research is carried out at CEA-Leti Grenoble under the guidance of Sébastien de Rivaz and François Dehmas.
The Ph.D. thesis is prepared under the supervision of Jean-Pierre Cances and Vahid Meghdadi from XLIM Limoges.

Positioning functionality of long range and low power consumption IoT systems

A new generation of long range radio modules opens perspectives for the implementation of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), often associated with the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Providing positioning information on these radio modules without the use of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), gives rise to new applications and improved network management while achieving low power and low cost requirements. However, obtaining metrics (e.g. Time of Arrival, ToA; Angle of Arrival, AoA; Received Signal Strength Indicator, RSSI) for accurate positioning is challenging due to hardware limitations and impairments (e.g. transmission bandwidth, clock drift, delays) and the propagation channel. The thesis aims to achieve a proof of feasibility for the positioning functionality in Low Power wide Area Networks.


Open internship proposals


Studies and Qualifications

since 2017

Université de Limoges (Unilim) – France
Dissertation: Positioning Functionality of Long Range and Low Power Consumption IoT Systems
Ecole doctorale n°610 - Sciences et Ingénierie des Systèmes, Mathématiques, Informatique (SISMI)
Sciences et Ingénierie pour l'Information Electronique des Hautes Fréquences, Photonique et Systèmes


Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT) – Germany
Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble Physique Electronique Matériaux (INPG PHELMA) – France

Master of Science
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Specialization Microwave Engineering (KIT)

Diplôme d'Ingénieur
Signal and Image Processing and Communication
Specialization Signal and Image Processing, Communication Systems, Multimedia SICOM (INPG PHELMA)

Professional experiences

since 2017
3 years

Université de Limoges (Unilim) – France
Laboratoire d'Électronique des Technologies de l'Information (Leti) Grenoble – France
Dissertation: Positioning Functionality of Long Range and Low Power Consumption IoT Systems

6 months

Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT) – Germany
Laboratoire d'Électronique des Technologies de l'Information (Leti) Grenoble – France
Master thesis: Geolocalization Metrics for Point to Point Links between Long Range Low Power Radio Devices

3 months

Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT) – Germany
Grenoble Images Parole Signal Automatique-laboratoire (GIPSA-lab) – France
Bachelor thesis: Characterization and Analysis of Aeroacoustic Signals: Application to Speech Production

2 months

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg – Germany (cancer research institution)
Internship: Electronic Development Department / 7-Tesla MRT Radio-Electricity Laboratory


German (native speaker) English/French (fluent) Romanian (basic skills)

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