Intelligent Digital Communications

2014 ~ Present | AT&T, BIT Systems, Georgia Tech Athletic Association, L3Harris Technologies


To enhance spectrum utilization, enable improved use of smart devices (smartphones, 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

EE, CmpE – Background/interest in networking, wireless communication, embedded systems. Programming skills very helpful. CmpE, CS, CM – Background/interest in networks and communications, intelligent systems, embedded programming, or network/data security.

Meeting Schedule & Location



Meeting Location: 

Van Leer 461

Meeting Day: 


Team Advisors

Dr. Edward Coyle (ECE)

Partner(s) and Sponsor(s)

AT&T, BIT Systems, Georgia Tech Athletic Association, L3Harris Technologies