Laboratório de Telecomunicações (LabTel) is a telecom lab of Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), in Brazil, created in 1978 with the initial goal of conducting research in the areas of applied electromagnetism, telephony and radio-propagation. Research in the field of Photonics began in the 1990s, with the arrival of new researchers and the creation of Master and Doctoral Programs in Electrical Engineering at UFES. With a pleasant working environment, LabTel provides a research culture that strongly stimulates international collaboration. Currently there are 10 professors and about 60 graduate and undergraduate students developing research in Telecommunications and Information Technology at LabTel, mainly in the following areas:

  • Optical devices (fiber laser, amplifiers, microwave photonics, modeling);
  • Communications systems (modulation formats, multiple access techniques, radio over fiber, power line communications, simulation, emulation and optimization);
  • Networks (optical access and transport networks, wireless networks, datacenter networks, modeling and planning);
  • Sensing (internet of things; optical and optoelectronic sensors; biomedical applications; nanotechnologies);
  • Applied graph theory (design and analysis of network topologies, invariants and centrality measures, routing, assignment and location problems, applications in smart grids);
  • IoT (IoT for Programmable Intelligent Spaces; Industrial IoT; IoT Applied to Health: Tuberculosis, Violence, Mental Health; IoT for Urban Mobility; IoT in the context of Port Logistics Optimization).

Currently LabTel occupies an area of 151 square meters in the Technological Center of UFES, divided into three environments: a management room, a research laboratory dedicated to computational simulation, and another exclusive laboratory to perform experimental works.

There is adequate infrastructure for the development of modeling, simulation and optimization of components, new modulation formats, systems and networks, as well as applications of fiber devices involving optical sensors.

Aiming to impact the real-world, the academic excellence developed in LabTel is applied in many research projects supervised by a senior team of researchers formally recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications.