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Instrumentation & Communication Laboratory
The mission of Instrumentation and Communication Laboratory is to provide platform for UG and PG students on research and hands-on learning in Measurement and Automation Technology. The state-of-the-art facilities at this laboratory offer innovative research opportunities in the astronomical space of communication and real time measurement technology. The experienced Lab team nurtures students' talent in research and offers an opportunity for developing sophisticated measurement, test, control systems, data analysis system and next generation communication technologies.
Students also develop theoretical and practical competence in (i) building baseband communication  circuits, (ii) the application of NI LabVIEW graphical programming software, (iii) the PXI based NI RF/Wireless measurement stand, (iv) evaluating NI WSNs and LabVIEW software, adjusting a software-defined radio system, measuring the parameters of studied antennas and (v) the operation of analog modulation schemes. NI-Lab contains software and hardware subsystems which enable rapid prototyping and development of embedded systems for various applications.  Currently, this lab constitutes the following setups:
 1. NI ELVIS based Communication Systems and Theory Teaching Stand,
 2. Large MIMO Stand for Spectral, Channel Efficiency Studies and New Standard Development,
 3. Protocols Stand for WLAN, WiMAX, GPS, RFID, Zigbee, GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, Bluetooth,
 4. FPGA-enabled Software Defined Radio Stand for Custom Communication Scheme Development and Research,
 5. Basic Analog and Digital Communication Techniques Teaching Stand,
 6. Wireless Sensor Networks Stand,
 7. Signal Intelligence and Wireless Spectral Monitoring Stand,
 8. Wireless Prototype Characterization and Testing Stand,
 9. FPGA based protocol development for base-band studies and signal processing,
 10. VNA based Antenna Characterization Stand,
 11. Fiber Optic Communication Stands,
 12. Network Based Manufacturing,
 13. USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) based wireless communication system for physical layer design, record and playback, signal intelligence, algorithm validation and more, and
 14.  Network Communication and Manufacturing Control Stand.
After three years of its formation, this laboratory has contributed immensely to the learning and research activities at IIT Jodhpur. Communications and Networking Laboratory, Intelligent Instrumentation, System Analysis Techniques and Bio-Sensors courses are being offered through this lab for both graduate and undergraduate students. The laboratory has provided the right hardware and software tools for many industrial consultancy projects, including the development of DRM/DRM+ IP for digital radio standards, Link budget design for Marine environment, DRFM based Radar echo simulator and Blind Signal Demodulator. Other projects being done in the lab are development of affordable wireless video transmission systems, cognitive radio and Zigbee protocol development.