Software-Defined Radio Development with GNU Radio: Theory and Application

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Overview

Software-Defined Radio Development with GNU Radio: Theory and Application

Course Description

Gain hands-on communications systems knowledge! The Software-Defined Radio Development with GNU Radio course will comprehensively cover developing software defined radio (SDR) communications systems using the GNU Radio signal processing and development environment. The course is structured so that concepts and theory can be instantly translated to practice with hands-on implementations using the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) SDR platform. All hardware will be provided. Learners will discover all of the necessary building blocks to become proficient SDR developers, including signal processing and communications theory, as well as Python and C++ concepts required for GNU Radio development. The course culminates in a class-wide radio competition.

Course Content

OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION

  • SDR introduction
  • GNU Radio introduction
  • GNU Radio setup
  • USRP setup

SIGNAL PROCESSING THEORY

COMMUNICATION THEORIES

  • Modulations
  • Equalization and error control
  • Medium access
  • MIMO
Requirements & Materials
Materials

Provided

  • Course notes and slides
  • Use of laptop computer
  • SDR hardware
  • Notebook
  • Instruction materials

Session Details

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for engineers, scientists, and managers from industry, educational institutions, and government agencies who are interested in gaining hands-on communications systems knowledge.

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What You Will Learn

  • SDR overview
  • Signal processing theory
  • Communications and equalization theory, including multiple antenna (MIMO)
  • GNU Radio
  • Universal software radio peripheral setup
  • Aliasing, nonlinerarities, and fast Fourier transofrms
  • Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) single carrier
  • OOT module development, synchronization, and channel tracking
  • End-to-end systems designs
  • In-class competition
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How You Will Benefit

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of hardware architecture of SDRs.
  • Receive hands-on examples throughout the course (all hardware provided).
  • Develop and deploy SDR and GNU Radio modules and systems.
  • Understand signal processing and communications theory associated with SDR developing, including sampling theory, data-flow models, error-control codes, and modulation classes (single carrier, OFDM, direct sequence spread spectrum, frequency-hoping spread spectrum).
  • Learn protocols for wireless systems, including medium access control and MIMO.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani
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