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Communications and Networking Laboratory

Associated Faculty and Staff

David Florida


Room A-209 Parkview Campus

Supported Courses

  • ECE 4810/4820
  • ECE 5150, Real-Time Computing
  • Master's and Ph.D. Student Research

Funded Research

  • CAViDS CBM Communication Circuit and Network Development and Fabrication
  • DENSO North Americ Foundation Grant for Vehicle Electronics and Netowrk
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium Grant for Network Localization


The laboratory supports student research on wireless ad hoc and sensor networks and real-time embedded systems. In lab, professional software can be utilized for communication system modeling and simulation, circuit board design and development, and algorithm verification. A soldering/desoldering station facilitates circuit board fabrication. Wireless communication testbeds can be used for fast prototyping and field test.

  • Software OPNET, Cadence OrCAD and Virtuoso, IAR, Altium Designer
  • Xytronic LF-8000 Lead Free Soldering/Desoldering Station
  • Wireless Networking Testbed based on Jennic’s JN5139 Wireless Microcontroller
  • Wireless Networking Testbed based on Texas Instruments’ CC2430/CC2530 SoC for ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4
  • National Instruments Reconfigurable I/O Intermediate Frequency Transceiver
  • Ettus Research Hardware Platform for GNU Radio
  • Oscilloscope, Power Supplies, Low Frequency Waveform Generator
  • Radio Frequency Amplifiers and Filters, Antennas, Attenuators