Software Defined Radio 1

This book covers all system parts relevant for a software defined radio (SDR): antenna, antenna adaptation, analog front end, A / D conversion, digital downconversion (DDC), interpolation, synchronization, demodulation.

First, the necessary basics for the display of signals are conveyed and the entire structure of a software-defined radio is described, so that the individual components can then be examined more closely.

The focus of the book is on the interaction of the components and signals within the receiver. The open source program GNU Octave is used to visualize the signals.

The content

Introduction.- Representation of signals and spectra.- Structure and signals of a software defined radio system.- Wireless networks.- Transmission path.- Performance data of a receiver.- Digital downconverter.- Demodulation of digitally modulated signals.

The target group

The book is aimed at hardware and software development engineers in the field of software defined radio as well as students of electrical engineering, communications, mechatronics and medical technology.

the authors

Albert Heuberger studied electrical engineering and did his doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. In 2008 he was appointed professor at the TU Ilmenau in the field of "Wireless Distribution Systems / Digital Broadcasting". Since 2011 he has held the chair for information technology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and is managing director of Fraunhofer IIS.

Eberhard Gamm studied electrical engineering and did his doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. From 2001 to 2005 he was responsible for the company Medav GmbH as a developer and development manager for software-based radio reception systems. Since 2006 he has been running an engineering office for software defined radio (SDR).

About the author

Albert Heuberger studied electrical engineering and did his doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. In 2008 he was appointed professor at the TU Ilmenau in the field of "Wireless Distribution Systems / Digital Broadcasting". Since 2011 he has held the chair for information technology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and is managing director of Fraunhofer IIS.

Eberhard Gamm studied electrical engineering and did his doctorate at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. From 2001 to 2005 he was responsible for Medav GmbH as a developer and development manager for software-based radio reception systems. Since 2006 he has been running an engineering office for software defined radio (SDR).