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[Discuss-gnuradio] Reed-Muller Codes, Spectral Estimation and clever stu
[Discuss-gnuradio] Reed-Muller Codes, Spectral Estimation and clever students
Thu, 16 Jun 2011 15:52:59 +0200
there's new stuff on our CGRAN repositories you might enjoy.
* Channel Coding Toolbox
We've created a new toolbox for channel coding stuff.
It includes some simple bit-based channel models (a standard BSC and
Markov-modeled BC) and generic block interleavers. The most interesting
part is definitely an implementation of binary Reed-Muller codes. These
codes have some uses; among others, sub-sets of these codes can be used
to bound the PAPR of OFDM signals (pre-set code is available).
One of our students (Nico Otterbach) implemented these codes as part of
his Bachelor's degree. A very well-written thesis with a nice
introduction to RM-codes is in the repository, unfortunately (for most
of you) it's in German.
* More Spectral Estimation Codes!
As part of another students project, spectral estimation based on ESPRIT
and MUSIC is now part of of the Spectral Estimation Toolbox (this means
we now have more spectral estimators implemented than Matlab does :-).
I'd like to thank Manuel Fuhr and Moritz Fischer for doing the hard
This toolbox now has some cool elements: for one, it includes Fortran
code, which is quite an achievement by itself. Next, Moritz has ported
the whole thing to CMake. If you're interested to see how this can work
for complicated out-of-tree modules, have a peek at the code!
Both projects include Doxygen-generated documentation and GRC bindings
for most blocks.
Besides announcing this, I'd like to encourage the use of GNU Radio
stuff for university credits. Obviously, we've had a lot of good
experiences with this, but it's also a good deal for the students:
fundamental understanding of signal processing requires implementation
(at least that's my opinion), and it is very satisfying to have a
working, reusable product when finishing such a project.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Communications Engineering Lab (CEL)
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Braun
Phone: +49 721 608-43790
Fax: +49 721 608-46071
KIT -- University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and
National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association
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