Each Spring, Dr. Fumagalli offers an optional class project for his EE 4367 Telecommunications Networks class. In cooperation with Makerspace & IEEE UTD, he is opening it up to all students.
- We have reached our maximum capacity of 22 teams.
- We will not have additional boards as spares.
During this hands-on project, students will get to play with TI's new wireless microcontroller: CC1310 LaunchPad. These boards use sub-1 GHz radios that allow for long range (up to 1 km) connectivity and low-power consumption perfect for "Internet of Things" applications.
- Students form teams of 2.
- If you do not have a partner, you will be paired at Workshop #1.
- We have a capacity of 22 teams total.
- The project is divided into 3 milestones with deadlines.
- Show completion of each milestone to Dr. Fumagalli's TA, Ricardo, before each deadline.
- TA: Ricardo Arjona
- Office: ECSN 3.520
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office hours: Mon. 12:00PM–1:00PM & Wed. 12:00PM-1:00PM
- Workshops will be offered where Ricardo can help teams.
If a team completes all 3 milestones, they will be considered for doing research in Dr. Fumagalli's Open Networking Advanced Research (OpNeAR) Lab. (Upon his judgement)
Getting Started with the CC1310
The team will use two CC1310 LaunchPad development kits to assess the wireless channel quality using the on-board antennas. The team will develop a procedure for estimating the radiation pattern of the on-board antenna using the CC1310 LaunchPad's ability to measure received signal strength indication (RSSI).
Milestone #1 Instructions
Milestone #1 Slides
CC 1310 Code
CC 1350 Code
Milestone Workshop #1:
Tuesday, March 7th
UTDesign Open Lab (SPN 1.2)
100% Grade Deadline: Friday, March 10
90%/Non-Telecom Deadline: Friday, March 24
Testing Wireless Errors with the CC1310
The team will use two CC1310 LaunchPads to measure the packet error rate of the wireless channel under varying conditions. Input parameters for the experiment include the distance between the two LaunchPads, the transmitted power level and the selected bit rate (three rates will be tested).
Milestone #2 Instructions
Milestone #2 Slides
Packet Error Rate Project File
Milestone Workshop #2:
Tuesday, April 4th
UTDesign Open Lab (SPN 1.2)
100% Grade Deadline: Friday, April 7
90%/Non-Telecom Deadline: Friday, April 14
Optimizing the CC1310 for IoT
Teams will devise and implement a procedure for the LaunchPad to autonomously determine the optimal power and transmission rate to be used. Input parameters include distance between the LaunchPads, orientation of the antennas, ground and air condition.
Milestone #3 Instructions
Milestone #3 Slides
Milestone Workshop #3 Cancelled
100% Grade Deadline: Friday, April 21
90%/Non-Telecom Deadline: Friday, April 28