Seminar: BER Measurements and RF Performance of Digital Wireless Communication Systems Using USRP X310

Speaker: Mir Lordo, George Green Institute for Electromagnetics Research 

Time: WED, 14th February, 1.00 – 2.00 PM

Venue: 1115 Tower building, University of Nottingham

Title: BER Measurements and RF Performance of Digital Wireless Communication Systems Using USRP X310

Abstract: Software-defined-radio has emerged as a flexible, reprogrammable, and a cheap
alternative measurement tool in the field and research laboratories. USRP, an SDR platform from Ettus Research, is becoming popular choice for the testing and measurements of wireless communication systems. Previously, USRP has been used for channel measurements of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communication, 3G/4G LTE and 5G massive MIMO. USRP has also been used in anechoic and reverberation chamber based measurements for the testing of different communication and signal processing algorithms. Considering the pervasive nature of USRP based measurements, the focus of this talk is to discuss USRP architecture and important concepts in digital wireless communication system. More specifically, design of digital communication receiver using Simulink and its implementation with USRP X310 shall be presented. Finally, the talk shall conclude with BER measurements and RF performance of QPSK receiver using USRPs in anechoic chamber.

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