Preliminary Design Review

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Nov 2, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Wireless Group


Team Members
:


Anthony Clay


Abedalhafeed Alazzam


Asim Khan


Brion Ryan




Irving Smith


Michael Famurewa


Steven Bean


Wyatt Sullivan


Team Leader
:
Mohammad Butt


Proposal

The aim of our group is to transfer data
wirelessly from one computer to
another computer in the range of about
100 ft. We will be using the TRF6900A
EVM, provided by TI, for this purpose.

Block Diagram

TRF6900A

EVM

TRF6900A

EVM

Computer 1

Computer 2

USB interface

USB interface

Antenna Design Group


Asim Khan (Group Leader)


Anthony Clay


Abedalhafeed Alazzam


Steven Bean

TRF6900A Group


Irving Smith (Group Leader)


Asim Khan


Brion Ryan


Michael Famurewa


Mohammad Butt


Wyatt Sullivan

Interface Group

Testing and Packaging Group


Wyatt Sullivan (Group Leader)


Mohammad Butt


Brion Ryan


Subgroups


Brion Ryan (Group Leader)


Anthony Clay


Wyatt Sullivan


Steven Bean


Irving Smith



1. Research on frequency hopping


2. Documentation


3. Interfacing microcontroller with the TRF6900A


4. Write
-
up of reports


5. Research on TRF6900A EVM

Individual Tasks

Individual Tasks


Mohammad Butt


1. Initial block diagrams of the project


2. Research on various components of TRF6900A EVM


3. Research and implementation of frequency hopping


4. Calculation of various parameters


5. Documentation


6. Assist in testing final design and remodeling


7. Write
-
up of reports

Individual Tasks


Brion Ryan


1. Research on Forward Error Control


2. Research on TRF6900A EVM


3. Coding in assembly for error control


4. Interfacing computer to TRF6900A EVM


5. Documentation


6. Testing and packaging final design

Individual Tasks


Wyatt Sullivan


1. Implementation of frequency hopping


2. Research on TRF6900A EVM


3. Consulting on Packetization and FEC


4. Work with microcontroller upgrade


5. Computer to microcontroller implementation


6. Testing the final design and improving it

Individual Tasks


Asim Khan



1. Research on packetized transmissions


2. Antenna designing and implementation


3. Assist in build
-
up of switching mechanism


4. Research on TRF6900A EVM

Individual Tasks


Steven Bean



1. Research antenna designs to find best suited antenna


2. Calculate design criteria and build prototype


3. Test antenna and make changes for efficiency reasons


4. Build final design for antenna


5. Research and implement impedance
-
matching methods


and switching circuit


6. Test antenna with EVM and modify design if needed

Individual Tasks


Anthony Clay



1. Develop understanding of TRF6900A’s methods of


operation


2. Investigate switching methods and implementations


for antenna suited to application


3. Build prototype and test it.


4. Assist in interfacing computer to the TRF6900A EVM


5. Write
-
up of reports


Michael Famurewa



1. Research and implementaion of packetized transmissions


2. Study the microcontroller on the board for replacement


3. Assist in providing research on Forward Error Control

Individual Tasks

Individual Tasks


Abedalhafeed Alazzam



1. Research on antenna designs


2. Assist in building prototype


3. Test the antenna and modify design if necessary

Timeframe


09
-
11
-
01

Getting ideas together for the project


09
-
19
-
01

meeting with TI and assignment of members to



subgroups.


09
-
28
-
01

Calculation of various parameters of TRF6900A



and selection of new microcontroller. Selection of



the type of antenna to be used.


10
-
06
-
01

Interfacing microcontroller with TRF6900A.



Calculation of design parameters for antenna.


10
-
14
-
01

Accomplish interface of computer with




microcontroller. Start designing prototype for



antenna.

Timeframe


10
-
22
-
01

Work with frequency hopping and error control.



In
-
depth presentation of the design. Work
on


implementation of antenna switches


10
-
29
-
01

Test antennas, finish code for programming



microcontroller and Forward Error Control.


11
-
06
-
01

Test the board with newly programmed



microcontroller. Work on implementation of


frequency hopping.


11
-
14
-
01

Test the antennas along with antenna switches.


Accomplish frequency hopping phenomenon and


test the board for irregularities.


11
-
22
-
01

Testing and Packaging of final design and



preparation for the final presentation.