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Sunday Sep 17, 2017 12:00 pm

This workshop will provide a thorough introduction to Software Defined Radio and will build a solid foundation for getting started with SDR. We will first cover the fundamental building blocks of digital signal processing, wireless communications and SDR hardware/software. We will then walk through various hands-on interactive exercises. We will then conclude with live demonstrations of a variety of applications utilizing SDR technology.

The workshop is based on USRP hardware and GNU Radio, an open-source SDR/DSP software framework, as well as other open-source tools. Attendees do not need to pre-install anything before coming to the workshop, and will use a customized Live Linux USB image to boot from.

Attendees should have some previous experience with Linux, the Linux command line, and a programming language such as C, C++, or Python. Basic familiarity with DSP and RF fundamentals would be helpful but is not required.

Attendees should bring a laptop with at least 4 GB RAM and two USB ports, where at least one port is USB 3.0. It is recommended that you bring the most powerful laptop that you can, and in general laptops over five years old may not be suitable for the workshop. Attendees will also be provided USRP SDR hardware to use within groups during the workshop. Optionally, attendees are welcome to bring their own SDR hardware.