Archive for June, 2009

Books on communication

Posted in Rant on June 29th, 2009 by James – Be the first to comment

Trying to understand some of the articles on Cyclostationary made me realize that to do any sort of advanced research a lot of time needs to be spent on reading the basics. The courses in bachelor years prepares me well for research in the sense that I know generally what people are talking about, and I know where to look up the information that I do not yet have.

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Very good articles – Part 1

Posted in Key Posts, Project Related on June 24th, 2009 by James – 1 Comment

I printed out a whole load of artiles from IEEE, reading them is slow, but so far I have found some very very good articles.. I will summarize them abit below. Keep in mind this summary is probably only really helpful to me and people who are very familiar with the subject (My logics are weird at times). So if you find something interesting please go read the original article.

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Channel Sensing – Literature review

Posted in Rant on June 23rd, 2009 by James – Be the first to comment

IMHO, there is no point in starting something without knowing what others have already done.

Looking around on google, and some top universities, I’m not very surprised to see places like Berkeley, CMU, Georgia Tech etc with their own dedicated Cognitive Radio labs. Especially Berkeley, they seem to have their own hardware that is capable of sensing 80MHz instantaneously at ~2GHz.

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FM radio receiver

Posted in Key Posts, LabVIEW, Project Related on June 22nd, 2009 by James – Be the first to comment

Just made a FM radio receiver (code will be avaliable on SVN shortly) in LabView. The whole point is not to listen to the radio.. the idea was just to warm up to LabVIEW hehe, as I have said before I havent touched LabVIEW for almost a year, needed some warm up..

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A few notes from the VSA’s user guide

Posted in Key Posts, Project Related on June 18th, 2009 by James – Be the first to comment

hmm, that guide wasnt nearly as long as I thought it would be…. Most of the guide was going through the various LabVIEW components, what they do, what each parameter is etc. There are a few things of interest, and I thought I’d just leave them here

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Back in action at last

Posted in Project Related on June 16th, 2009 by James – Be the first to comment

Finally the first semester is over, just started holiday and I’m camping in the labs already -.-

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