TI Telecom Project

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.


Annoucements

  1. We have reached our maximum capacity of 22 teams.
  2. We will not have additional boards as spares.

Overview

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.

Rules

  • 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: rja150230@utdallas.edu
    • Office hours: Mon. 12:00PM–1:00PM & Wed. 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • Workshops will be offered where Ricardo can help teams.

Prize

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)


Milestone #1:

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).

Downloads:
Milestone #1 Instructions

Milestone #1 Slides

CC 1310 Code

CC 1350 Code

Milestone Workshop #1:
Tuesday, March 7th
7:00PM-9:00PM
UTDesign Open Lab (SPN 1.2)

100% Grade Deadline: Friday, March 10

90%/Non-Telecom Deadline: Friday, March 24


Milestone #2:

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).

Downloads:
Milestone #2 Instructions

Milestone #2 Slides

Packet Error Rate Project File

Milestone Workshop #2:
Tuesday, April 4th
7:00PM-9:00PM
UTDesign Open Lab (SPN 1.2)

100% Grade Deadline: Friday, April 7

90%/Non-Telecom Deadline: Friday, April 14


Milestone #3

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.

Downloads:

Milestone #3 Instructions

Milestone #3 Slides

Milestone Workshop #3 Cancelled

100% Grade Deadline: Friday, April 21

90%/Non-Telecom Deadline: Friday, April 28