An introduction to digital signal processing, software radio, and the powerful tools that enable the growing array of SDR projects within the hacker community, this course takes a unique "software radio for hackers" approach, building on the participants' knowledge of computer programming and introducing them to the forefront of digital radio technology. Participants will learn how to transmit, receive, and analyze radio signals and will be prepared to use this knowledge in the research of wireless communication security. Each student will receive a HackRF One software defined radio transceiver, a $300 value.
- Introduction to Software Defined Radio
- Exercise: Finding a Signal
- Complex vs. Real Signals
- Exercise: Working with Complex Signals (part 1)
- Exercise: Working with Complex Signals (part 2)
- Aliasing and Sampling Theory
- Exercise: Transmission and Simulation
- Exercise: Digital Filters
- Exercise: Replay
- Exercise: Modulation Identification
- Reverse Engineering
- Exercise: Reverse Engineering
- Decoding Digital Signals
- Exercise: Decoding
Anyone with an interest in investigating the physical layer of real world digital radio communication systems.
A background in software development and an interest in security are helpful but not required.
HackRF SDR peripheral, exercise workbook, USB flash drive.