Laboratory Experiments on 5G Cellular Technologies – A Case Study on the Synergy of Research and Experiential Learning

Viktor Nässi, Ana Goulart

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    Abstract

    Teaching and research complement each other. This is an advice often given to young professors, to encourage them to find synergy between research and teaching, i.e., to let research aid teaching, and vice-versa. When a professor develops new laboratory experiments for undergraduate courses in wireless communications, he/she may find it difficult to replicate research experiments, because they require expensive equipment, usually available in “research, non-teaching” laboratories. In this paper, we present a wireless laboratory that is used for both research and teaching. We show how the research on fifth
    generation (5G) cellular networks - including millimeter wave transmission, ultra-wideband wireless communications, and multiple-input-single-output (MISO) antennas – helped develop laboratory experiments for undergraduate engineering students. The experiments not only teach students about 5G technologies, but also how to use real-time spectrum analyzers, vector signal generators, arbitrary waveform generators, and signal analyzers, which will help their engineering and/or research careers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASEE. American Society for Engineering Education
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 ASEE Gulf - Southwest Section Annual Conference
    PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
    Chapter1D
    Pages1-5
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
    EventASEE Gulf - Southwest Section Annual Conference - Austin, United States
    Duration: 4 Apr 20186 Apr 2018

    Publication series

    NameASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
    PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
    ISSN (Electronic)2153-5965

    Conference

    ConferenceASEE Gulf - Southwest Section Annual Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityAustin
    Period04/04/201806/04/2018

    Keywords

    • study
    • experiential learning
    • research
    • laboratory experiments

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