Masters Theses

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Simulink as a tool for modeling communication systems


"Simulink is a graphical tool provided by MathWorks to enable model-based design and simulation. This thesis consists of two papers which take advantage of Simulink features in order to model communication systems.

The first paper employs Simulink to create projects to supplement a purely lecture oriented course: Communication Systems I. The projects cover Linear systems, Analog modulation and Digital modulation concepts in a set of six projects. These projects have been designed based on Gagne's nine events of instruction to enhance their impact on students' learning process. The paper also outlines the advantages of this approach over the conventional programming or hardware based laboratories used in some universities.

The second paper describes enhancements made to an existing Bluetooth communication model in Simulink. The original model is corrected by changing the original BER meter and then modified by incorporating Rayleigh fading channels and multiple slaves. The effect of fading on the Bluetooth communication protocol is studied with ease"--Abstract, page iv.


Zheng, Y. Rosa

Committee Member(s)

Kosbar, Kurt Louis
Sedigh, Sahra


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Intelligent Systems Center


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2011

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Design of Simulink projects for an undergraduate communications course
  • Cross-layer approaches to wireless communications and networking


ix, 35 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2011 Chaitri Avinash Aroskar, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer simulation
Telecommunication systems

Thesis Number

T 9807

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Supported by the NSF CAREER grant #ECCS-0846486 and Intelligent Systems Center