Intelligent Digital Communication

ATandT, BIT Systems, Georgia Tech Athletic Assoc., OIT-RNOC

Intelligent Digital Communication


To enhance spectrum utilization, enable improved use of smart devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and create intelligent mechanisms for debugging, monitoring, policing and enhancing all types of wireless communications through the use of software defined radio techniques.

Traditionally, wireless communications systems use dedicated hardware to implement the telecommunications coding, decoding, and signal analysis to create a useable data channel. As RF spectrum becomes increasingly scarce, and devices become more intelligent, using a software implementation allows significantly increased flexibility in how spectrum is used and how smart devices interact.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Spectrum utilization and security in wireless channels, computation performance of software radios, identifying specific wireless devices in high density environments, multi-node software radio sensornets, distributed detection/estimation, reusability

Methods and Technologies

  • Signal processing
  • Software Radio
  • Cognitive Radio
  • Telecommunications
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Embedded Programming

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Computational Media
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Meeting Schedule & Location






VL 461

Team Advisors


ATandT, BIT Systems, Georgia Tech Athletic Assoc., OIT-RNOC