Current IAP Courses

January 2019 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.

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