Dipl.-Ing. Diana Fontanella


Research Associate

Research Focus:

GNSS Signal Structure


ISTA - Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications
Universität der Bundeswehr München

85577 Neubiberg
Telefon: +49 (0)89/6004-2806
Gebäude 42, Zimmer 27




Year of birth 1984


Jul 2009

Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering
V School of Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Main Focus: Signal Processing

Thesis: “Cooperative Localization based on Times of Arrival:
Fundamental Limits and Algorithms”, in collaboration with
Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

Sep 2006

Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering
V School of Engineering, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Main Focus: Antennas and Electromagnetic Fields
Thesis: “Studio delle caratteristiche di radiazione di un’antenna
a pannello per la banda dei 2,4 GHz”


Since Jan 2010

Research Associate in GNSS Design and Optimization Group
University FAF Munich – Institute of Geodesy and Navigation
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg n. 39, Neubiberg (Germany)


Project collaborator within the ESA project “ADVISE”
(Advanced Signal-In-Space Techniques) – 2010.


Project collaborator within the EC project "GASIP” (Galileo
Signal Performance Simulation Environment).- 2010.

Sep-Dec 2009

Research Associate
Politecnico di Milano – Dip. di Elettronica e Informazione
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci n. 32, Milano (Italy)


Research on cooperative localization for wireless sensor
networks (WSN): development of distributed algorithms and
accuracy analysis.


Dec 2010

D. Fontanella, M. Paonni and B. Eissfeller, “A Novel Evil Waveforms Threat Model for New Generation GNSS Signals: Theoretical Analysis and Performance”, for the 5th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technologies (NAVITEC ‘2010).

May 2010


D. Fontanella, M. Nicoli and L. Vandendorpe, “Bayesian
Localization in Sensor Networks: Distributed Algorithm and
Fundamental Limits” for IEEE International Conference on
Communications (ICC 10)

June 2009

M. Nicoli and D. Fontanella, “Fundamental Performance Limits
of TOA-based Cooperative Localization,” workshop (SyCoLo
2009) of the IEEE International Conference on Communications
(ICC 09)