The goal of this course is to give students hands-on experience in the design, configuration and evaluation of digital communication systems through software defined radios. The course will introduce students to various components of a digital transceiver. It will also cover various Internet of Things (IoT) communication technologies used today. Students will learn through lab driven experiments on USRP software defined radios.
Discussion Section: Tuesday, 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Zoom
Labs: Remote access
Instructor: Thomas Moon (tmoon@)
Office Hours: Wednesday, 1:00pm - 1:50pm, Zoom
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of communications or ECE 361 or 461 or 459
Recommended Textbooks: (available in reserves at Grainger Library)
- Signal Processing Techniques for Software Radio by Behrouz Farhang- Boroujeny. 2nd Edition.
- Software Receiver Design: Build your Own Digital Communication System in Five Easy Steps, 1st ed., by Johnson, Sethares & Klein, Cambridge Univ. Press publisher.
Lecture Attendance Policy: We invite relevant questions and comments during lectures. Address your questions and comments to the entire class; avoid disruptive behavior such as talking to neighbors, unless the instructor invites you to form discussion groups. Kindly turn off or mute cell phones, laptop computers, and other electronic devices during lectures.
- Attendance: 10%
- Labs: 70%
- Term project: 20%
| Discussion #1: Introduction - Overview & Logistics [pdf]
Discussion #2: Software Defined Radios & Up/Down Conversion [pdf]
|Lab #1: Introduction to LabView (due 6/26) [pdf]|
| Discussion #3: Pulse Shapping and Matched Filtering [pdf]
Discussion #4: Modulation I: Coherent & Non-coherent modulation, Channel distortion, DBPSK, Frame Synchronization [pdf]
|Lab #2: Introduction to USRP (due 7/3) [pdf]|
| Discussion #5: Modulations II: ASK, FSK [pdf]
Discussion #6: Channel Equalization [pdf]
|Lab #3: Pulse Shapping and Matched Filtering (due 7/10) [pdf]|
| Discussion #7: Carrier Recovery, CFO Estimation and Correction, Phase Tracking
Discussion #8: Modulation III: PSK, QAM, ML, BER vs. SNR, AGC & Quantization
|Lab #4: Modulation Part I: DBPSK & Frame Synchronization (due 7/17)|
| Discussion #9: OFDM I
Discussion #10: OFDM II
|Lab #5: Modulation Part II: ASK, FSK (due 7/24)|
| Discussion #11: IoT I: LoRa and CSS
Discussion #12: IoT II: Backscatter Communication
|Lab #6: Channel Estimation & Correction (due 7/31)|
|Discussion #13: IoT III: Bluetooth, FHSS, DSSS||Lab #7: CFO Estimation & Correction (due 8/7)|
|Term project||No lab|