Description of the course
Software Defined Radio is the new paradigm in radio communication receivers. This technology is growing in an exponential way and it is changing completely the way of designing, prototyping and exploiting communication transceivers.
In this very short course an introduction about SDR is provided and the main architectures are presented, specially focussing in their operation in defence environments, where they have to face a crowded spectrum and the possibility of hostile interference. The current status of technology and challenges are also presented.
- To learn what are the capabilities and limitations of this technology
- To develop the skills for sketching a high level architecture of a SDR RF transceiver
- To link the limitations of the individual devices to the overall performance in defence environments
Pre-requisites: General knowledge on communications systems, analog to digital conversion, digital electronics, signal theory an radio architectures