Washington, District of Columbia
April 6, 2018
April 6, 2018
April 7, 2018
Advances in electronic communications technology require corresponding innovations in the undergraduate electrical engineering curriculum. Recent trends include digital signals processed by code-controlled hardware, as in Software-Defined Radio (SDR) applications. Engineering educators often assign computer simulation exercises and/or lab work on communications topics preparing students for project-work later. However, sufficient background for a hands-on project with hardware and software elements in an introductory course remains a challenge. This paper addresses the challenge by reporting on a software-defined telemetry project recently deployed in a senior-level course for electrical engineering students. The project meets students at their level of preparation, requires an amount of work-time that fits within the limits of a one-semester course, and offers opportunities for creative extension. The paper identifies the project origin and motivation, including its structure and implementation in the course, and presents initial student feedback with lessons learned and ideas for future improvement.
Underwood, H. R. (2018, April), Telemetry Project For An Introductory Communications Systems Course Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. https://peer.asee.org/29494
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