Laboratory of Embedded Communication Systems (COMES)
Theodore Antonakopoulos, Professor.
The Laboratory of Embedded Communication Systems (COMES) was formed
in 1977, setting as its primary goal to provide education to the students of the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras, and to develop research activity in the area of
telecommunications. More specifically, the target of the COMES Laboratory is to support the Department's Graduate
and Postgraduate educational needs, and to develop basic and applied research in the following topics:
The Laboratory's original name was "Laboratory of Electrotechnics" (LOE),
and it was renamed to "Laboratory of Embedded Communication Systems" (COMES) in December 2019.
Vassilios Makios was the Laboratory's Director from 1977 until August 2005.
The COMES Laboratory specializes on providing Research and Development
(R&D) and consulting services for organizations and companies of the
public and private sector, in Greece and abroad. Its main research
activities are on hardware synthesis and design, embedded systems development
and communication systems engineering. COMES Lab's multidisciplinary personnel
of nine engineers, gained valuable experience through long term collaborations with
research centres in Europe and USA. The quality of knowledge desired,
was also built on participating in large European research projects
(ESPRIT, RACE, LION, MAX, DAMS, ACTS, COBUCO, DISTIMA, PANORAMA etc.),
as well as in development programs for the Greek Government and the
European industrial sector. COMES Lab's experience on rapid system prototyping
of various communication technologies results to short development time from system
specifications to fully tested prototypes. Providing state-of-the-art innovative solutions
with high quality fully documented results, remains the COMES Lab's main objective.
Data Transmission and Coding Algorithms
"System-on-Chip" Design for Communication Products
Communication Systems and Protocols
Real-Time Embedded Systems for Communication and Control
Systems for Electronic Intelligence
Defense Electronics and Data Fusion Systems
CAD/CAE Systems for Hardware Development
(8, 16 and 32 bits) (CISC and RISC)
CASE Systems Software Development
LAN and Communication Protocols Analyzers
Research results are disseminated through extensive publications in
international journals and conferences in the above mentioned thematic research areas. Furthermore, COMES undertakes
and implements competitive research projects in cooperation with
external partners in the above mentioned research fields.
The Laboratory of Embedded Communication Systems (COMES) has a steady collaboration from 2002 until today
IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in the research area of Data Storage Systems
COMES has also implemented the project "Systems for Aircraft and Satellite Communications",
a program co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the
Greek Ministry of Development - General Secretariat for Research and Technology.