AP-MTT Chapter Presents: Ettus Research SDR Hands-On Workshop

Ettus Research (a National Instruments company) will be presenting a Hands-on Workshop on USRP, UHD, GNU Radio.

Presenters:
Neel Pandeya (Senior Engineer)
Tim Fountain (Business Development Director)

Time and Date:  8:00AM – 04:30 PM, Thursday February 16th, 2017 

Place:  ElectroScience Lab, The Ohio State University, MRC Conference Room #132, 1330 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212 (free parking is available)

Please see this flyer for detailed information.

Note:  Lunch provided to those who register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ettus-research-usrp-uhd-gnu-radio-hands-on-workshop-columbus-registration-31233300643

Agenda:

Introduction to SDR (architecture, HW and SW overview, application overview)

Overview of the USRP devices (hardware and software)
Introduction to open-source software tools and frameworks
Building, installing, and configuring UHD and GNU Radio on Linux
Practical hands-on laboratory for using UHD and GNU Radio
Building SDR application based on USRP, UHD, and GNU radio
Spectrum Monitoring using GNU Radio and Gqrx
Overview of the FPGA toolchain (Xilinx Vivado)
Introduction to building FPGA images, and FPGA programming using RFNoC
Discussion of synchronizing multiple USRP devices for phase-synchronous and MIMO applications
Discussion of cellular applications (OpenBTS, srsLTE, OpenLTE, EurecomOpenAirInterface, Amarisoft)
Discussion of GNSS applications (GNSS-SDR, Skydel Solutions, etc.)
Discussion of embedded SDR workflow, embedded Linux environment (OE), and E310 SDK
Discussion and demonstration of using the E310/E312

Bios:

Neel Pandeya: Neel is a Senior Software Engineer and the Manager of the Technical Support group at Ettus Research, a National Instruments Company, in Santa Clara, California. His background and interests are in open-source software development, kernel and embedded software development, wireless and cellular communications, DSP and signal processing, and software-defined radio (SDR). Prior to joining Ettus Research in 2014, Neel Pandeya worked at several start-up, mid-size, and defense companies, such as Range Networks, Draper Laboratory, Envoy Networks, Texas Instruments, and Teradyne. Neel Pandeya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering (MSEE) from Northeastern University. He also has a ham radio license, and is aspiring to obtain a private pilot license.

Tim Fountain: Tim has over 25 years’ experience with industry leaders in electronics manufacturing in specific areas of RF, high speed analog to digital technologies, test and measurement, military & aerospace, consumer electronics, data acquisition and control. Tim works with customers to help them design, develop and deploy SDR technologies in the diverse areas of next generation communication systems, signals intelligence, satellite communication, telemetry and spectrum monitoring. Tim holds an MSEE in Electrical Engineering and is a Chartered Engineer.

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