Software defined radio

ECE now has 8 software defined radio (SDR) setups for use in ELEC 350, 450 and 499.

The project is to build an SDR to perform the functions of  AM or FM radio, WIFI, telemetry,
cellphone base station, trunked radio system, spread spectrum or ?

Programming can be done in Matlab Simulink or the GNUradio SDK
using the Ettus Radio USRP N210  hardware that is connected to a Linux PC via ethernet.

SDR projects can also be done using a $20 Softrock SDR kit that works with the PC sound card

Antennas on the roof covering 2 - 1,200 MHz provide live off-air signals for testing and experimentation.