Current IAP Courses

January 2016 IAP Courses

  • Introduction to Lasercom: Building a Laser Audio Link  (Dave Caplan, Dave Geisler, Rich Kaminsky, Gavin Lund , Neal Spellmeyer, Jade Wang) - Although we won’t be sending laser beams into space, this class will provide students with hands-on experience designing and building a basic lasercom system. For the MIT course description click here.

  • RACECAR - Rapid Autonomous Complex-Environment Competing Ackermann-steering Robot (Prof. Sertac Karaman, Michael Boulet, Owen Guldner, Kenneth Gregson) -. Participants will work in teams of 4-5 to develop dynamic autonomy software to race a converted RC car equipped with LIDAR, camera, inertial sensors, and embedded processing around a large-scale, “real-world” course. Working from a baseline autonomy stack, teams will modify the software to increase platform velocity to the limits of stability. The course culminates with a timed competition to navigate the MIT tunnel network. Classes will provide lecture overviews For the MIT course description click here.

  • Software Radio (Thomas Royster, Devin Kelly, James Streitman, Mike McLarney, Dwight Hutchenson, Fred Block, John Chang) -MIT Lincoln Laboratory is offering a course to introduce students to software radio fundamentals and applications.  Students will gain hands-on experience with the USRP software radio platform while learning theory and practice of digital signal processing and digital communications. For the MIT course description click here.

  • Build a Small Radar System (Patrick Bell, Brad Perry, Shakti Davis, Ken Kolodziej, John Meklenburg, Jeff Herd and Alan Fenn ) - Are you interested in building and testing your own imaging radar system? MIT Lincoln Laboratory is offering a course in design, fabrication, and test of a laptop-based radar capable of forming Doppler, range, and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images. This course will appeal to anyone interested in the following: electronics, amateur radio, physics, or electromagnetics. For the MIT course description click here.

  • Hands-On Holography (Robert Freking, Joseph Vornehm, Gregory Balonek) - This course will demystify holography by demonstrating how to gather and interpret  2-D, phase-preserving recordings to recover a hidden , encoded third dimension of information. For the MIT course description click here.

  • Fluidics for Synthetic Biology:  Prototyping Microbial Communities (David Kong) - The human body is home to an astonishing ecosystem of trillions of micro-organisms that live in remarkable harmony with us, the human host. In this course, students will manufacture fluidic devices, with an emphasis on artificial guts, for culturing and prototyping microbial communities. For the MIT course description click here.

  • Software Reverse Engineering (RE) (Jeremy Blackthorne, Patrick Hulin, Tim Leek) This course will provide a brief, hands-on, immersive introduction to RE. The course will driven by hands-on labs with theory and visual aids as needed. For the MIT course description click here.