This master’s student will be in charge of the following tasks :
1) 1-14 Preliminary evaluation of SDR radios (WBR module)
2) 1-34 Study of the WBR functionalities
3) 1-44 Study of DSP techniques and their applicability to the DRFS
4) 2-13 Demonstrate WBR SDA functionality with initial interoperation
This Master’s student will develop optimal algorithms at the lowest level in the modules for data transfer, handling at the physical level, but under SDA module control. Developed algorithms will be entirely implemented and eventually tested in conjunction with the DRFS being simulataneously developed. The student will study and document SDR background, select candidate software architectures to accommodate the wideband radio, and complete an initial design of the baseband software, This graduate student will work in cooperation with the second Ph.D. student and with the 4th Master’s student (both of which are concerned with the DRFS downconverter) to ensure that the software developed will match up with the hardware that is about to be developed.
The main goal of this project is to give a thorough insight into the transceiver module functionality and algorithms used in conventional transceivers and to propose new optimal ones, which will allow the minimization of errors. The Master’s student will concentrate efforst on increased robustness of the SDR approach, and any interoperability insights that the Master’s student may have.
The student will concentrate on ensuring inter-SDA interoperability and integration with the hardware, particularly the DRFS, and how it will accommodate the WBR transceiver. These 12-months Master’s research projects will start with a meticulous analysis of module functionality in time and frequency domains, as well as the knowledge uncovered to date from the project as it develops. A bibliographical study of the existing topologies for robustness will be also required, in order to understand what improvements might be exploited in the new configurations.