Term 061: Senior
Student Project for COE Students
Instrumentation for Communication Experiments
Proposed by: Dr.
Radwan E. Abdel-Aal, COE Department
Room 22-325, Tel:
4320, email: email@example.com
LabVIEW is a versatile graphical (visual) programming
platform which simplifies the development of applications involving simulation,
data acquisition and analysis, signal processing, and measurements and control.
LabVIEW has been instrumental in the development of the virtual instrumentation
concept, where the instrument functionality is implemented in software, thus
improving flexibility and reducing cost.
This project aims at using LabVIEW to develop a set of virtual
instruments (VIs) and experiments that form the
basis of a virtual lab for possibly supplementing the teaching of the
introductory COE 341 course on Data and Computer Communications. In addition to
embodying the technical concepts involved, the developed VI software must be
user-friendly and should mimic actual instruments used in real laboratory
Following is a list of example experiments that can be
(Project should implement a minimum of 5 experiments)
modulation and demodulation techniques: AM, FM, PM, etc.
keying modulation/demodulation techniques: ASK, FSK, PSK, etc.
encoding techniques: NRZ codes, Bipolar codes,
Biphase codes, etc.
encoding and decoding
code generation and error checking.
transform, filtering, and effective bandwidth.
operating characteristics: BER Vs Eb/N0.
impairments: Attenuation, noise, interference, cross-talk, distortion,
of basic communication links using guided and unguided media.
frames and operation.
techniques: FDM, TDM, etc.
Project Pre-requisite: COE 341 with good standing.
Suggested Tentative Plan:
and hierarchical design of experiments 1
of basic virtual instruments 3
of experiments 4
and debugging 2
on prospective users (current COE 341 students) and improvements 2
and documentation 2