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 and Turbo 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, Australian Space Research Institute
Member, British Interplanetary Society

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Coding Theory and Techniques Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications, (July 1996-)

WORK EXPERIENCE:
May 1997 to present: Institute for Telecommuications Research
University of South Australia, The Levels SA 5095.
Adjunct Research Fellow

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

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

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

MAJOR PUBLICATIONS:
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. S. S. Pietrobon, "On the probability of error of convolutional codes," IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 42, pp. 1562-1568, Sep. 1996.

  9. 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.ps.gz (1,151,742 bytes)

  10. 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)

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

  12. 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)

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

  14. 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)

  15. 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)

  16. 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)

  17. 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)

  18. 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)

  19. 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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