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= Win a free radio telescope electronics kit =
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At GRCON 2018, the [http://opensourceradiotelescopes.org/ Open Source Radio Telescopes Project] will have 10 '''''free HI Horn Antenna Electronics Kits''''' to give away! For more details, see [[GreOsrtElectronicsKits | GRE OSRT Electronics Kits]]
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= GNU Radio Educators =
 
= GNU Radio Educators =
  
The purpose of this page is for the discussion of the use of GNU Radio in education, in the widest possible sense of the term - from Middle School through High School and Undergraduate to Graduate education, and for the general public.
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The mission of the GNU Radio Educators Group is to promote and support the use of GNU Radio in education, in the widest possible sense of the term - from Middle School through High School and Undergraduate to Graduate education, and for the general public. This includes both learning about GNU Radio (and DSP) as an end in itself, as well as using GNU Radio to facilitate wider exploration of, and interest in, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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== Potential GNU Radio Educational Projects ==
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=== No Hardware Necessary ===
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* Experiment with [http://udel.edu/~mm/gr/ noise, chirps and Morse Code].
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* Make some [http://www.joshknows.com/gnuradio phone tones].
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=== Some Hardware Required ===
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* Check out [https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/10-things-you-can-do-with-software-defined-radio Ten Things You Can Do with Software-Defined Radio].
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* Detect FM radio with a simple antenna, RTL-DSR dongle, and a laptop.
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* Build a [http://opensourceradiotelescopes.org/wk/index.php?title=Amateur_HI_Telescope neutral hydrogen (HI) horn antenna], make a map of the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milky_Way Milky Way], and discover [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Matter Dark Matter].
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* Build a [http://opensourceradiotelescopes.org/2017/06/21/background-and-construction/ Magnetic loop Antenna], use it to monitor the strength of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication_with_submarines ELF submarine communication signals], to detect [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_ionospheric_disturbance Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances].
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=== More Challenging ===
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* Detect cube-sats
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* Communicate with the ISS
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=== More Specifically Educationally Oriented ===
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* Check out the WVU [http://wvurail.org/dspira/ Digital Signal Processing in Radio Astronomy]  [http://wvurail.org/dspira/labs/ DSPIRA Labs].
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== Tutorials and Other Guides and Resources ==
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=== GNU Radio Specific ===
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* GNU Radio [[Tutorials]]
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* [https://www.amazon.com/Field-Expedient-SDR-Introduction-Software/dp/1536814768/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Field Expedient SDR: Introduction to Software Defined Radio]
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=== More General ===
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* [http://dspillustrations.com/pages/index.html DSP Illustrations]
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* [http://www.dsplog.com/ DSPLOG]
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== Goals ==
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* Package all of the above up into coherent, well-documented, OOT modules.
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* Develop High School / Undergraduate class activities / lesson plans / labs / curricula which leverage the above.
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* Establish High School DSP Clubs, like Lego Robotics clubs, but better.
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* Establish some form of DSP competition, sponsored by a big DSP company, with things like GPU Cards as prizes
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== GNU Radio Educators at GRCON 2018 ==
 
== GNU Radio Educators at GRCON 2018 ==
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We are planning a [[GRCon18/GREducatorsBreakout | breakout session]] at  [https://www.gnuradio.org/grcon-2018/ GNU Radio Conference 2018]. Please share your ideas [[GRCon18/GREducatorsBreakout | here]].
 
We are planning a [[GRCon18/GREducatorsBreakout | breakout session]] at  [https://www.gnuradio.org/grcon-2018/ GNU Radio Conference 2018]. Please share your ideas [[GRCon18/GREducatorsBreakout | here]].
  
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== GNU Radio Slack Discussions ==
  
== Educational Initiaves ==
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Go to the GNU Radio [http://slack.gnuradio.org Slack Invite Page] to join the project on Slack. Then subscribe to the #edu channel. Here are some snippets from some recent [[GRSlackDiscussions | Slack Discussions]].
 
 
Here are some educational programs which make use of GNU Radio in one way or another. Names refer to individuals on the [https://slack.gnuradio.org/ #GNU Radio Project on Slack]:
 
  
* @jdemel: "Hi all! I thought I'd just share my experience with GR in education. At our department we use it for a FM radio lab. It works quite nicely. Students can tune in to different stations and have a look at the different dsp chains for audio and RDS."
 
* @fwunsch: "Hi! So here is how we use GR: We have a communications lab course where we use GR to explain and receive FM in the beginning and in the following also demonstrate more advanced topics such as DSSS/CDMA and synchronization techniques. Besides that, we also use it in lectures every now and then to demonstrate the applicability of the stuff we teach. Another reason is that it tends to give the students that "wow" effect when they see rather abstract theoretical concepts in communications in the real world and hopefully sparks enough interest to attend further communications lectures."
 
* @funkylab: "I do occasionally hold small seminars with intros to GNU Radio, or I introduce signal processing basics with it to practically minded folks"
 
* @Marc Lichtman: "I'm going to want to pick your guys' brains, because this Fall I'm teaching/making a new SDR course to CS undergrads (seniors/juniors) at University of Maryland.  So they have little to no experience with DSP and whatnot, although they are great programmers."
 
* @ffund: "I am using GR this summer in a program we are running for middle school and high school teachers. The goal of the program is to train them in wireless & networking technology, and have them develop lab activities that they will bring back to their classrooms and do with their students. We used GR a lot when teaching them about wireless, and some may use it in the labs they bring back to their classrooms (the program is ongoing)."
 
* @Richard Prestage: "My main use is as part of a "Research Experience for Teachers" NSF-funded program. The teachers get to hang out with university professors over the summer, "learn how to do research" (sounds very conceited on our part), and then in theory take what they have developed back to their high school class-rooms for the academic year. We're going to make a push to bring this more into the GNU Radio mainstream, but relevant links are :  [http://wvurail.org/dspira/ WVURAIL DSPIRA] and [http://opensourceradiotelescopes.org/wk/ Open Source Radio Telescopes]. I'll be presenting more about these at the conference.
 
* @Kevin McQuiggin: "I am using GR to provide an introduction to digital radio to amateur radio ("ham radio") operators in the Vancouver, BC area.  Amateur radio has supported innovative digital modes since the late 1970s, but the training requirements for newly-licensed operators have largely remained stuck in the analog realm.  That, coupled with the hobby's demographics (average age 50+) has resulted generally in a lack of understanding of DSP and digital techniques among the greater ham population.  GR is a great tool for introducing digital techniques."
 
* @dkozel: The Radio Society of Great Britain and the UK Microwave Society have sponsored the creation of a one day course that is an intro to GNU Radio. We will be covering the basics of analog signals and modulation, but we will also be covering DVB. I hope that at least a few will go away interested in implementing a few more of the digital protocols which are relatively exclusive to Amateur Radio. Happily the course materials will be GPL and Creative Commons."
 
  
 
== Useful GNU Radio Wiki Internal Links ==
 
== Useful GNU Radio Wiki Internal Links ==
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* [[Selected Academic Papers]]
 
* [[Selected Academic Papers]]
 
* [[Tutorials]]
 
* [[Tutorials]]
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== Past GRCON / FOSDEM Conference Papers ==
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GRCON:
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* [https://pubs.gnuradio.org/index.php/grcon/article/view/10 Motivating Undergraduate Communication Theory Using GNU Radio], Peter Mathys, GRCON 2016
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* [https://static1.squarespace.com/static/543ae9afe4b0c3b808d72acd/t/55dc895de4b0e3d302bfc060/1440516470565/3.+langston_glen-Astronomers+2015-08-24.pdf Building Stronger Collaborations in Astronomy], Glen Langston, GRCON 2015
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* [https://fosdem.org/2018/schedule/event/osrt/ Intro to Open Source Radio Telescopes], Martin Braun, FOSDEM 2018
  
 
== CGRAN Out Of Tree Modules ==
 
== CGRAN Out Of Tree Modules ==

Latest revision as of 14:11, 10 August 2018

Win a free radio telescope electronics kit[edit]

At GRCON 2018, the Open Source Radio Telescopes Project will have 10 free HI Horn Antenna Electronics Kits to give away! For more details, see GRE OSRT Electronics Kits

GNU Radio Educators[edit]

The mission of the GNU Radio Educators Group is to promote and support the use of GNU Radio in education, in the widest possible sense of the term - from Middle School through High School and Undergraduate to Graduate education, and for the general public. This includes both learning about GNU Radio (and DSP) as an end in itself, as well as using GNU Radio to facilitate wider exploration of, and interest in, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Potential GNU Radio Educational Projects[edit]

No Hardware Necessary[edit]

Some Hardware Required[edit]

More Challenging[edit]

  • Detect cube-sats
  • Communicate with the ISS

More Specifically Educationally Oriented[edit]


Tutorials and Other Guides and Resources[edit]

GNU Radio Specific[edit]


More General[edit]

Goals[edit]

  • Package all of the above up into coherent, well-documented, OOT modules.
  • Develop High School / Undergraduate class activities / lesson plans / labs / curricula which leverage the above.
  • Establish High School DSP Clubs, like Lego Robotics clubs, but better.
  • Establish some form of DSP competition, sponsored by a big DSP company, with things like GPU Cards as prizes


GNU Radio Educators at GRCON 2018[edit]

We are planning a breakout session at GNU Radio Conference 2018. Please share your ideas here.

GNU Radio Slack Discussions[edit]

Go to the GNU Radio Slack Invite Page to join the project on Slack. Then subscribe to the #edu channel. Here are some snippets from some recent Slack Discussions.


Useful GNU Radio Wiki Internal Links[edit]

Past GRCON / FOSDEM Conference Papers[edit]

GRCON:

FOSDEM:

CGRAN Out Of Tree Modules[edit]

  • None that I can see!

External Repositories, etc.[edit]

Digital Signal Processing in Radio Astronomy (see also their main web site).