Faculty Advisor

Huang, Xinming


The main goal of this project is to design and simulate a wireless communication system base on the IEEE 802.11n draft which is expected to be finalized on December 2009. The project has two steps. First, I came up with the design following the requirement in 802.11n draft. A system was built and simulated in Matlab to obtain numerical result such as bit error rate plots and verify the functionality of each block in the design. Second, I rebuilt the whole system in VHDL for simulation and implemented on a FPGA. The transmitter and receiver are put into a single system. Over the air transmission is not considered in this project. The purpose is to determine the feasibility to create a wireless system on FPGA and to evaluate the maximum data rate that can be archived.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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