Steven Silvio Pietrobon

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NAME:
Steven Silvio PIETROBON

POSITION:
Proprietor
Small World Communications
6 First Avenue, Payneham South SA 5070, Australia.

DATE OF BIRTH:
5 October 1963

NATIONALITY:
Australian

AREAS OF WORK EXPERIENCE:
Viterbi, Trellis, MAP, Turbo and LDPC Decoder Design, Trellis Coding, Turbo Coding, Error Control Coding, Digital Transmission, Satellite Commuications.

EDUCATION:
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

International Space University, Toronto, Canada.

South Australian Institute of Technology (now University of South Australia), The Levels, South Australia.

AWARDS:

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Member, Space Industry Association of Australia
Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Editor, Coding and Communication Theory, IEEE Transactions on Communications (July 1996-Aug. 1999)
Member, Technical Program Committee, International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications, Honolulu, USA (Nov. 2000)
Turbo Codes Invited Session Organiser, IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Cairns, Australia (Sep. 2001)
Organising Committee, Publicity, IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications, Sydney, Australia (Aug.-Sep. 2004)
Organising Committee, Tutorials, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Adelaide, Australia (Sep. 2005)
Member, Technical Program Committee, International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Related Topics, Lausanne, Switzerland (Sep. 2008)
Editor, ISRN Communications (July 2010-Feb. 2014)
Member, Technical Program Committee, International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Iterative Information Processing, Brest, France (Sep. 2010)
Member (July 2016-June 2017), Secretary (July 2017-present), AIAA Adelaide Section Council

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Institute for Telecommuications Research Mar. 1997 to May 2015
University of South Australia, The Levels SA 5095.
Adjunct Research Fellow (6 May 1997 to 5 May 2000)
Senior Adjunct Research Fellow (6 May 2000 to 5 May 2015)
Part-time supervision of post-graduate students and teaching the Error Control Coding course.

Satellite Communications Research Centre Jan. 1990 to Feb. 1997
University of South Australia, The Levels SA 5095.

Digital Communications Group Dec. 1985 to Feb. 1986
South Australian Institute of Technology, The Levels SA 5095.
Work experience in error control codec design and manufacture.

Thorn EMI Electronics Dec. 1984 to Feb. 1985
Defence Science Technology Organisation, Salisbury SA 5108.
Work experience in testing electronic boxes for F/A-18.

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:
  1. S. S. Pietrobon, "Discrete implementation of a NASA planetary standard Viterbi decoder," IREE Int. Electron. Conv. and Exhib., pp. 249-252, Sydney, NSW, Sep. 1987. ireecon87.pdf (2,825,571 bytes)

  2. S. S. Pietrobon, R. H. Deng, A. Lafanechhre, G. Ungerboeck, and D. J. Costello, Jr., "Trellis-coded multidimensional phase modulation," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 36, pp. 63-89, Jan. 1990.

  3. S. S. Pietrobon and D. J. Costello, Jr., "Trellis coding with multidimensional QAM signal sets," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 39, pp. 325-336, Mar. 1993.

  4. S. S. Pietrobon and D. J. Costello, Jr., "A bandwidth efficient coding scheme for the Hubble space telescope," NASA Space Commun. Technol. Conf., Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., pp. 75-81, Ohio, Nov. 1991, National Space Eng. Symp. pp. 231-235, Canberra, ACT, Sep. 1992., and J. Electrical and Electron. Eng., Australia, vol. 13, pp. 275-282, Dec. 1993.

  5. P. K. Gray and S. S. Pietrobon, "An Australian low Earth orbiting mobile satellite system," National Space Eng. Symp., pp. 13-18, Canberra, ACT, Sep. 1992 and J. Electrical and Electron. Eng., Australia, vol. 13, pp. 283-291, Dec. 1993.

  6. I. S. Morrison, S. S. Pietrobon, P. K. Gray, and J. J. Kasparian, "A 155 Mbit/s FEC codec for B-ISDN over a 72 MHz satellite transponder," National Space Eng. Symp., pp. 9-12, Canberra, ACT, Sep. 1992 and J. Electrical and Electron. Eng., Australia, vol. 13, pp. 263-270, Dec. 1993.

  7. S. S. Pietrobon, G. Ungerboeck, L. C. Perez, and D. J. Costello, Jr., "Rotationally invariant nonlinear trellis codes for two-dimensional modulation," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 40, pp. 1773-1791, Nov. 1994.

  8. S. S. Pietrobon, J. J. Kasparian, and P. K. Gray, "A multi-D trellis decoder for a 155 Mbit/s concatenated codec," Int. J. of Satellite Commun., vol. 12, pp. 539-553, Nov.-Dec. 1994.

  9. S. S. Pietrobon, "On the probability of error of convolutional codes," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 42, pp. 1562-1568, Sep. 1996. it96.pdf (79,497 bytes)

  10. S. S. Pietrobon, "Implementation and performance of a turbo/MAP decoder," Int. J. of Satellite Commun., vol. 16, pp. 23-46, Jan.-Feb. 1998. turboMAP.pdf (371,535 bytes)

  11. S. S. Pietrobon, "High density liquid rocket boosters for the Space Shuttle," J. of the British Interplanetary Society, vol. 52, pp. 163-168, May/June 1999. lrb.pdf (89,348 bytes)

  12. S. S. Pietrobon, "Lunar orbit propellant transfer," 8th Int. Aerospace Congress, Adelaide, Australia, Sep. 1999. IAC99pap.pdf (109,344 bytes)

  13. S. A. Barbulescu and S. S. Pietrobon, "Turbo codes: A tutorial on a new class of powerful error correcting coding schemes," J. Electric. and Electron. Eng., Australia, vol. 19, pp. 129-142 (Part 1), pp. 143-152 (Part 2), Sep. 1999. JEEEA99a.ps.gz (162,182 bytes) JEEEA99b.ps.gz (830,594 bytes)

  14. S. S. Pietrobon, "Ausroc III telemetry system," 9th Australian Space Research Institute Conf., Canberra, Australia, Dec. 1999. ASRI99.pdf (48,217 bytes)

  15. S. S. Pietrobon, "A flexible reusable space transportation system," J. of the British Interplanetary Society, vol. 53, pp. 276-288, May/June 2000. nsto.pdf (156,748 bytes), 49th Int. Astronautical Congress, IAF-98-V.3.07, Melbourne, Australia, Sep.-Oct. 1998. IAF98pap.pdf (123,896 bytes)

  16. S. S. Pietrobon, "Super codes: A flexible multi-rate coding system," Int. Symp. on Turbo Codes & its Related Topics, Brest, France, pp. 141-148, Sep. 2000. super.pdf (128,549 bytes)

  17. S. S. Pietrobon, "On punctured serially concatenated turbo codes," Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, California, USA, Nov. 2001. Asilomar01.ps.gz (49,540 bytes)

  18. S. S. Pietrobon and W. Xiang, "On the capacity and rate of ISI channels," submitted to IEEE Inform. Theory Symp., Lausanne, Switzerland, June-July 2002. ISIT02.ps.gz (64,204 bytes)

  19. N. H. Ngo, S. S. Pietrobon and S. A. Barbulescu, "Performance of non-uniform 16QAM modulation over linear and nonlinear channels," IEE Electron. Letters, vol. 42, pp. 544-546, 27 Apr. 2006. EL06.ps.gz (48,865 bytes)

  20. S. S. Pietrobon, "Fly me to the Moon on an SLS Block II," Int. Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia, IAC-17-D2.8-A5.4, Sep 2017. IAC17pap.pdf (706,565 bytes), IAC17ovh.pdf (815,475 bytes)

OTHER LINKS:

ITR's Turbo Coding Home Page
ITR's Masters and Ph.D. Theses
Steven Pietrobon's Space Archive.
EDUC-8 Computer


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