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

by | Feb 14, 2017 | Seminar Talks

Speaker: Mir Lodro, George Green Insitute for Electromagnetics Research

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.