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COURSE COORDINATOR: Dongning Guo

COURSE GOALS: To introduce students with principles of communication systems and technical background needed to program software-defined radios. To introduce students with emerging wireless technologies and trends. To train students to use the NI USRP platform to experiment with communication techniques.

PREREQUISITES:

  • EECS 307 Communication Systems

PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:

  1. Analog modulation and demodulation.

DETAILED COURSE TOPICS:

  1. Introduction to software defined radios and GNUradio software.
  2. The Universal Software Radio Peripherals system.
  3. Quantization; Source and channel waveforms.
  4. Channels; Modulation; Demodulation; Noise.
  5. Detection; Coding; Decoding.
  6. Wireless communication.
  7. OFDM.

PROJECT: Students will work together as a group on a large project. Each student must document his/her contributions every week. GRADING: Grading is based on individual student’s contribution to the large project.

OBJECTIVES: When a student complete this course, s/he should:

  1. understand basic principles of digital communications;
  2. understand the basic principles of software-defined radios;
  3. be able to apply and implement basic radio technologies using software defined radios.

 

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