ASSIGNMENTSLaboratory Demonstrations: Student teams are expected to conduct 15-minute group demonstrations with the course instructor and TA prior to the final submission of each laboratory report (to be scheduled per lab). Each team member is expected to equally participate in the demonstration by thoroughly explaining the team's experimental implementation, demonstrating its operation and functionality, and providing clear, concise answers to questions posed by the course instructor.
Laboratory Report Guidelines: Comprehensive laboratory reports are expected for laboratory experiments 1-4. Reports should include a cover page, introduction, description of all steps taken throughout the experiment, observations of the performance and behavior of the communication system, answers to the questions located within the laboratory guide, experimental results demonstrating the operation of the system, conclusion, bibliography, and appendices (including source code and models). Submitted laboratory reports are expected to be entirely the work of each student team. All reports are due at midnight on the due date via the Class Dropbox. No late submissions will be accepted.
In most courses that involve student teams working on laboratory experiments and design projects, a problem that typically arises is when one individual in the team does most of the work, but both team members receive the benefit of the grade. To help promote a positive learning experience in the course, please note the following: Every laboratory report, and the final project report must include a student team member contribution page that itemizes every contribution made by each of the team members for the specific submission.
Group and Frequency Assignments: Please see here (password protected for privacy).
Notes on using the USRP: Please see here.
ReferenceA.M. Wyglinski, D. Pu, and D.J. Cullen, "Digital Communication Systems Education via Software-Defined Radio Experimentation," Proceedings of the 118th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 26-29 June 2011.