This paper discusses the utilization of a relatively inexpensive wideband radio receiver in combination with a digital downconverter (DDC) based data recorder to capture and record real world radio signals. The resulting in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) data files are then imported intoMATLAB for processing. This batch processing of real world radio signals allows for a tremendous amount of classroom flexibility in the discussion of software defined radio topics.
This document was originally published by IEEE in IEEE 13th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 5th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop. Copyright restrictions may apply. DOI: 10.1109/DSP.2009.4786029
Welch, Thad B.; Kent, Travis; Wright, Cameron H.G.; and Morrow, Michael G.. (2009). "An Affordable Software Defined Radio". IEEE 13th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 5th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, 791-796.