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
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.