Our research laboratory

LCIS : Laboratoire de conception et d'intégration des systèmes

The ScattererID project is hosted at the LCIS laboratory in Valence, France.

Founded in October 1996, LCIS is the first university research laboratory in Valence. It is a joint research unit with Grenoble INP (Grenoble Institute of Technology) and Université Grenoble Alpes, hosted by the ESISAR engineering school.

With almost 60 permanent members, including researchers, teacher-researchers, engineers, doctoral students, post-doc, technical and administrative staff, the LCIS laboratory is a multidisciplinary research unit developing high-level research in the field of design and systems integration, in strong connection with many international labs.

Research activities in LCIS are mainly oriented towards embedded and communicating systems, thanks to 3 research teams:

  • CTSYS : Security of critical distributed and embedded systems
  • MACSY-COSY : Modeling, control and supervision of complex open and decentralized systems
  • ORSYS : Optoelectronic and radiofrequency (RF) systems

These research activities are designed to have strong synergy with the academic program offered by Valence IUT and ESISAR.

The LCIS laboratory gathers 26 full-time researchers, 3 research engineers, 6 technical and administrative personnel and 32 Ph.D. students and post-doc who carry out research involving specification, modeling, design, communication, validation and diagnosis of systems. It also hosts about 15 Masters’ degree and final year engineering interns and 2 invited professors.

The laboratory contributes to offer new methods and models, and to develop tools that can be applied to the industrial sector.


The research developed within the ORSYS team (Optoelectronic and RF Systems) considers signals and technologies for RF, including Wireless, and optoelectronic systems. Main projects focus on design, optimization and characterization, as well as practical implementation.

The ORSYS members have large expertise in applied Electromagnetism, RF and Optoelectronic domains, as well as the integration and miniaturization of systems for communication and sensing. RFID and UWB technologies are among the most studied solutions. More recently metamaterials and nanotechnologies, due to their enabling properties, are part of the research projects.

Most of the research is conducted within partnership projects under the support of both public and industrial research centers such as CEA, CNES, CTP, CNRFID, Schneider Electric, SAGEM and many startup and SME companies.

ORSYS members are involved in numerous international collaborations as well as in the organization of conference and workshop events sponsored by scientific & engineering organizations such as IEEE and URSI.

Photos of our laboratory