Mauro De Sanctis received the “Laurea” degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications and Microelectronics Engineering in 2005 from the University of Roma “Tor Vergata” (Italy).
From the end of 2008 he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics Engineering, University of Roma “Tor Vergata” (Italy), teaching “Information and Coding Theory”.
He was with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) as holder of a two-years research fellowship on the study of Q/V band satellite communication links for a technology demonstration payload, concluded in 2008.
He was involved with the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in several satellite missions of the Italian Space Agency (ASI): DAVID satellite mission (DAta and Video Interactive Distribution) during the year 2003; WAVE satellite mission (W-band Analysis and VErification) during the year 2004; FLORAD (Micro-satellite FLOwer Constellation of millimeter-wave RADiometers for the Earth and space Observation at regional scale) during the year 2008.
In 2006 he was a post-doctoral research fellow for the European Space Agency (ESA) ARIADNA extended study named “The Flower Constellation Set and its Possible Applications”.
From January 2004 to December 2005 he was involved in the MAGNET (My personal Adaptive Global NET) European FP6 integrated project and in the SatNEx European network of excellence.
From January 2006 to June 2008 he was involved in the MAGNET Beyond European FP6 integrated project as scientific responsible of WP3/Task3.
He is/was involved in several Italian Research Programs of Relevant National Interest (PRIN): SALICE (Satellite-Assisted LocalIzation and Communication systems for Emergency services), ongoing; ICONA (Integration of Communication and Navigation services) from January 2006 to December 2007, SHINES (Satellite and HAP Integrated NEtworks and Services) from January 2003 to December 2004, CABIS (CDMA for Broadband mobile terrestrial-satellite Integrated Systems) from January 2001 to December 2002.
In 2007 he was involved in the Internationalization Program funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), concerning the academic research collaboration of the Texas A&M University (USA) and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy).
In autumn of 2004, he joined the CTIF (Center for TeleInFrastruktur), a research center focusing on modern telecommunications technologies located at the University of Aalborg (Denmark).
He was co-recipient of the best paper award from the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications (SPACOMM 2009).
He is serving as Sector Editor for the Space Systems area of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine.
His main areas of interest are: wireless terrestrial and satellite communication networks, satellite constellations (in particular Flower Constellations), resource management of short range wireless systems.
He co-authored a book entitled “Information and Coding: Theory Overview, Design, Applications and Exercises” and about 30 papers published on journals and conference proceedings.