ñigo del Portillo Barrios

Graduate Student

System Architecture Lab
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue, 33-409
Cambridge, MA, 02319
mail: portillo<at>mit<dot>edu    
phonephone: (857)-318-5110

Spring 2013 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA

Welcome to my personal webpage!

I am a PhD candidate working in the System Architecture Lab under the supervision Prof. Ed Crawley at MIT. In the lab we develope tools and models that aid system designers during the system architecting process. In particular, my current research focuses on extending global broadband by using spacial and aerial platforms: satellites in geostationary, medium and low Earth orbit; high altitude platforms such as UAVs and ballons; and tethered low altitude platforms. For each of these concepts, I am developing end-to-end system models that include RF propagation, atmospheric channel, link budget, power and mass sizing, system dynamics, and costs. Moreover, I use Bayesian Optimization to determine the optimal architecture(s) in terms of performance and cost.

This webpage is meant to be a summary of my past and present research, that I will update every now and then. If you feel our interests align in any way, feel free to shoot me an email.

Here is a PDF version of my CV and you can also chek my LinkedIn.

Thanks for your visit!