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dc.contributor.authorGonzález Rodríguez, Marta
dc.contributor.authorGelonch Bosch, Antonio José
dc.contributor.authorMarojevic, Vuk
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions
dc.identifier.citationGonzalez-Rodriguez, M.; Gelonch, A.J.; Marojevic, V. A software radio challenge accelerating education and innovation in wireless communications. A: IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. "FIE 2018, Frontiers in Education: California, United States: October 3-6, 2018". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018, p. 1-9.
dc.descriptionThe work done at Barcelona Tech was supported by the Spanish Government (MINECO) and FEDER under project TEC2017-83343-C4-2-R.
dc.description.abstractThis Innovative Practice Full Paper presents our methodology and tools for introducing competition in the electrical engineering curriculum to accelerate education and innovation in wireless communications. Software radio or software-defined radio (SDR) enables wireless technology, systems and standards education where the student acts as the radio developer or engineer. This is still a huge endeavor because of the complexity of current wireless systems and the diverse student backgrounds. We suggest creating a competition among student teams to potentiate creativity while leveraging the SDR development methodology and open-source tools to facilitate cooperation. The proposed student challenge follows the European UEFA Champions League format, which includes a qualification phase followed by the elimination round or playoffs. The students are tasked to build an SDR transmitter and receiver following the guidelines of the long-term evolution standard. The metric is system performance. After completing this course, the students will be able to (1) analyze alternative radio design options and argue about their benefits and drawbacks and (2) contribute to the evolution of wireless standards. We discuss our experiences and lessons learned with particular focus on the suitability of the proposed teaching and evaluation methodology and conclude that competition in the electrical engineering classroom can spur innovation. © 2018 IEEE.
dc.format.extent9 p.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació
dc.subject.lcshMobile communication systems
dc.subject.lcshSoftware radio
dc.subject.otherCompetitive learning
dc.subject.otherLong-term evolution
dc.subject.otherProject-based learning
dc.subject.otherSoftware-defined radio
dc.titleA software radio challenge accelerating education and innovation in wireless communications
dc.typeConference lecture
dc.subject.lemacComunicació sense fil, Sistemes de
dc.subject.lemacRàdio definida per programari
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. CSC - Components and Systems for Communications Research Group
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorGonzalez-Rodriguez, M.; Gelonch, A.J.; Marojevic, V.
local.citation.contributorIEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
local.citation.publicationNameFIE 2018, Frontiers in Education: California, United States: October 3-6, 2018

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