PTCEC355 Syllabus - Software Defined Radio - 2023 Regulation Anna University

PTCEC355 Syllabus - Software Defined Radio - 2023 Regulation Anna University

PTCEC355

SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO

 L T P C

2 0 2 3

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
• To introduce the concepts of software radios
• To know about RF implementation challenges for software defined radios
• To understand the digital generation of signals
• To learn the software and hardware requirements for software defined radios.

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE RADIO

6

The Need for Software Radios. Characteristics and Benefits of a Software Radio. Design Principles of a Software Radio.

UNIT II

RF IMPLEMENTATION

6

Purpose of RF front – end, Dynamic range, RF receiver front – end topologies, Enhanced flexibility of the RF chain with software radios, Importance of the components to overall performance, Transmitter architectures and their issues, Noise and distortion in the RF chain, Hybrid DDS – PLL systems, Applications of Direct Digital Synthesis.

UNIT III

DIGITAL GENERATION OF SIGNALS

6

Comparison of direct digital synthesis with analog signal synthesis, Approaches to direct digital synthesis, Analysis of spurious signals, Performance of direct digital synthesis systems, Applications of direct digital synthesis.

UNIT IV

SMART ANTENNAS

6

Benefits of smart antennas, Structures for beamforming systems, Smart antenna algorithms, Hardware implementation of smart antennas, Digital Hardware Choices-Key hardware elements.

UNIT V

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR SDR & CASE STUDIES

6

DSP Processors, FPGA, ASICs. Trade-offs, Object oriented programming, Object Brokers, GNU Radio-USRP. Case Studies: SPEAK easy, JRTS, SDR-3000.

30 PERIODS

PRACTICAL EXERCISES: 30 PERIODS
1. Study of SDR hardware kit
2. Design and Implementation of digital modulation schemes using SDR
3. Implementation of synchronization techniques using SDR
4. Channel Coding Techniques using SDR
5. Study of channel estimation techniques using SDR
6. Study of MIMO concepts using SDR

COURSE OUTCOMES: At the end of this course, the students will be able to:
CO1: Demonstrate an understanding in the evolving paradigm of Software defined radio and technologies for its implementation.
CO2: Analyse Radio frequency implementation issues
CO3: Implement Smart antenna techniques for software defined radio.
CO4: Compare various digital synthesis procedures.
CO5: Comprehend various hardware and software requirements for software defined radios.

TOTAL:60 PERIODS

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Jeffrey Hugh Reed, “Software Radio: A Modern Approach to Radio Engineering,” Prentice Hall Professional, 2002.
2. Tony J Rouphael, “RF and DSP for SDR,” Elsevier Newnes Press, 2008.

REFERENCES:
1. P. Kenington, “RF and Baseband Techniques for Software Defined Radio,” Artech House, 2005.
2. Paul Burns, “Software Defined Radio for 3G,” Artech House, 2002.
3. Behrouz. F. Bourjney“ Signal Processing for Software defined Radios”, Lulu 2008.

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