Date of Award


Degree Type



Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Yu, Chansu

Subject Headings

Wireless communication systems, Software radio, Computer networks


The aim of this thesis is to implement and test a real time wireless communication environment. Cooperative Communication is one of the methods by which a reliable communication can be obtained. This is performed using a Software Defined Radio. The received output is compared with the actual signal that is transmitted over the wireless channel. The wireless communications are often hindered by the noisy environments and make the system unreliable. The interference from neighboring nodes also poses a major disadvantage. There is a necessity to improve the performance of the system where the neighbor nodes can work in coordination with the sender. The intermediate nodes (also called as relay stations) cooperate in a distributed manner to prevent loss of bandwidth usage