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 Article in a 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
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period04/04/201806/04/2018

Keywords

  • study
  • experiential learning
  • research
  • laboratory experiments

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