Application of Software Defined Radios in Academic and Research Settings at GTRI

Bldg: Building 11, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080

Software defined radios (SDR) have found widespread use at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in both research and academic settings. In this talk we will discuss SDR in an electronic warfare (EW) application as well as SDR as a teaching aid for undergraduate engineering courses. Realistic radar signals are required for EW system development and operator training. COTS SDR has been utilized to emulate various radar effects including waveform type (pulsed CW, LFM, and BPSK), waveform diversity (switching waveform types, waveform frequency, gain, and other radar parameters dynamically), and scan pattern effects of a radar searching/scanning a volume of space/ground. The software is written in Python, runs directly on the USRP embedded system of the USRP E312/E320, and is remotely operated via network connection. While SDR is an immensely useful tool for wireless systems in the industrial and research sectors, it also provides a unique opportunity for application in post-secondary education. Low cost SDR hardware combined with open-source signal processing frameworks can be utilized in undergraduate coursework as a teaching aid for digital signal processing (DSP) and radio-frequency (RF) systems design. At Georgia Tech we have implemented a special topics course for undergraduate students which utilizes the Pluto SDR and GNU Radio to provide students hands on experience in these topics. This talk will discuss the SDR radar systems emulator, its current capabilities, and future improvements. Application of SDR in an academic setting and how SDR can improve educational outcomes for undergraduate ECE students will also be discussed. Speaker(s): Dr. Trip Humphries, Bldg: Building 11, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080

Application of Software Defined Radios in Academic and Research Settings at GTRI

Bldg: Building 11, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080

Software defined radios (SDR) have found widespread use at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in both research and academic settings. In this talk we will discuss SDR in an electronic warfare (EW) application as well as SDR as a teaching aid for undergraduate engineering courses. Realistic radar signals are required for EW system development and operator training. COTS SDR has been utilized to emulate various radar effects including waveform type (pulsed CW, LFM, and BPSK), waveform diversity (switching waveform types, waveform frequency, gain, and other radar parameters dynamically), and scan pattern effects of a radar searching/scanning a volume of space/ground. The software is written in Python, runs directly on the USRP embedded system of the USRP E312/E320, and is remotely operated via network connection. While SDR is an immensely useful tool for wireless systems in the industrial and research sectors, it also provides a unique opportunity for application in post-secondary education. Low cost SDR hardware combined with open-source signal processing frameworks can be utilized in undergraduate coursework as a teaching aid for digital signal processing (DSP) and radio-frequency (RF) systems design. At Georgia Tech we have implemented a special topics course for undergraduate students which utilizes the Pluto SDR and GNU Radio to provide students hands on experience in these topics. This talk will discuss the SDR radar systems emulator, its current capabilities, and future improvements. Application of SDR in an academic setting and how SDR can improve educational outcomes for undergraduate ECE students will also be discussed. Speaker(s): Dr. Trip Humphries, Bldg: Building 11, 2001 Dixie Ave, Smyrna, Georgia, United States, 30080

Atlanta Section: Resume Review and Feedback Session

Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/319437

Fall Careers Fairs are coming up soon and many students are in the process of updating their resumes for internships or full-time employment. Please join us for an opportunity to review your resume and receive constructive feedback. Students and alumni are welcome to join the event. After you register, please work on your resumes and have a digital copy ready for the event. We look forward to seeing you! Use the following link to attend the event: TBD Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/319437