Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Douglas B. Miron


The full research, design, prototyping, testing, and production estimates for a digital radio link are investigated. Research is provided so as to establish a theoretical background to the design. The design process is reviewed by first developing a set of specifications to harness the design. Then, four separate prototype boards are examined and linked together for the final design. Prototyping and testing of the final design is then studied. Results are given for the performance of the digital radio link in response to carrier frequency deviations, modulating frequency deviations, signal amplitude variations, and several distance measurements. Finally, production estimates are considered. A production budget, cost comparisons, and a time-to-production assessment are all covered in detail.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Wireless communication systems
Digital communications




South Dakota State University



Rights Statement

In Copyright