The 1999 project is to study the effects of change in atmospheric conditions on the characteristics of signals that are potentially useful for wireless communications. Students are constructing a variable pressure/temperature chamber in which they will simulate changes in atmospheric conditions. The transmitted signals will be analyzed by an HP 8594E spectrum analyzer which has an effective range of 9 kHz to 2.5 GHz. The pressure and temperature of the chamber will be monitored by a computer and the signal level variations will be recorded as a function of the chamber's pressure and temperature. A LabVIEW virtual instrument will be written for logging the data into the computer.
The grants are part of a Lockheed Martin program with the California State University system to promote undergraduate education in engineering and computer science through applied research projects.
Interested students may contact Dr. Rahimi.
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