90375 - Laboratory of Wireless Communications M

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

The course focuses on the design and evaluation of wireless communication systems, giving particular emphasis to the physical layer and to both single and multi carrier-modulations. This objective is pursued through laboratory activities that include the development of simulators and the implementation of subsystems in programmable devices, following the concept of software defined radio.

Course contents

The course aims at discussing the design and evaluation of wireless communication systems. This is performed through laboratory activities with the development of simplified simulators and the design and implementation on programmable hardware.

The main topics are as follows.
- Simulation of telecommunication systems, with particular emphasis on the Physical layer.
- Accuracy of simulations.
- Radio channel.
- Single-carrier and multi-carrier technologies.
- Design and implementation of digital systems on programmable hardware.

Laboratory experiences are carried out through the use of Matlab/Simulink, and programmable hardware (Raspberry Pi); to attend the course, the student is NOT required to have knowledge of these tools in advance.

Teaching methods

Most of the lectures will be in Laboratory, where the student will develop Projects following the guidelines provided by the Professor. 

Assessment methods

In advance to the exam, the student will be required to write a report about all laboratory activities (in any format, including slides or full text with figures).

The exam will be composed of an oral part (with a discussion of the report) and a practical part, where some simple modification to the developed software will be required; the objective of the practical part is not to focus on programming skills, but to verify the knowledge level of the discussed topics.

Teaching tools

Software and hardware will be used, as available in the School laboratories.

More specifically, Matlab, Simulink, and Raspberry Pi devices will be used.

Office hours

See the website of Alessandro Bazzi