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CP400P Wireless Communication and Networks Lab

This page is being updated for Winter 2014.

This is the CP400P Lab page, created and updated by Terry Sturtevant .
Page last updated Monday July 21, 2014
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Introduction

Evaluation Methods

Course Material

Week of ... Lab Reference Material
[ white background indicates required reading;
gray background indicates optional reading]
Jan. 6

Textbook: Appendix 2A Decibels and Signal Strength




Jan. 13

Manual for Spectran Meter   [ December 12, 2011  ]

Manual for Agilent Meter   [ December 12, 2011  ]


Textbook: Section 5.1 Antennas



Jan. 20 Wi-Fi Wireless Wiki (see section on "Attenuation")

Electromagnetic waves - reflection, refraction, diffraction [Radio-Electronics.com ]

Fast fading

Textbook: Section 2.4 Transmission Media



Jan. 27


What the Signal Strength Bars mean in Wireless hardware   [2005]


iPhone exaggerates the signal strength of AT&T's network   [2010]



Feb. 3



Feb. 10
  • Technology reporting
  • Project introduction



     
Feb. 17 Reading Week - no lab  
     



Feb. 24 Arduino homepage

Pin assignment diagram (png version)

Pin assignment diagram (DIA, i.e. editable version)



March 3 Index of sensors (including ones used here)



March 10 Xbee shield wireless module
Xbee Zigbee wireless module datasheet
Xbee module mechanical specifications
Arduino Xbee shield wireless module schematic



March 17
  • continuing



March 24
  • continuing



March 31
  • Final demonstration
  • Lab evaluation



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