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Martí Sales


Martí Sales was born in 1981 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He received his BSc in Industrial Electronics Engineering from the Universitat de les Illes Balears in 2007. His BSc final project was awarded with honours and his work was published and exposed at the ETFA’2010 conference in Bilbao (Spain), presenting a new algorithm for sonar-based robots' pose estimation on unknown environments.

In 2007, Martí moved to Barcelona to start his Masters studies. Between 2009 and 2010, Martí did an internship at the University of Linköping, Sweden, studying a novel analogue technique for jitter suppression. At the beginning of 2013, Martí started a new internship in the Metro-Access and Short Range Systems group in the Department of Photonics at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), in order to carry out his masters thesis project, which consisted of the design of a ADC-FPGA based digital coherent receiver on a PCB. In July 2013 Martin received his MSc in Electronics Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain).

Martí became a Research Assistant in the same group at DTU in November 2013. His research was focused on flexible radio-over-fibre (RoF) links with band allocation based on coherent detection.

Martí joined UCL's Optical Networks Group as an MPhil/PhD student in September 2014. Under Dr Seb Savory’s supervision, Martí’s research pursues new approaches to improve efficiency and complexity of actual DSP algorithms used in optical coherent receivers.


Research Interests

DSP algorithms for coherent receivers and its FPGA implementation; high-speed electronics design

Project Title

Reduced complexity DSP for access and MIMO digital coherent receivers


Dr Seb Savory


  • Sales, M., González, Y., & Burguera, A. (2010). Time Based Correspondences Using Sonar Scan Matching. IEEE Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, 2–5. DOI:10.1109/ETFA.2010.5641075


Martí’s research is funded by the European Commission’s Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)