Advanced Communications Systems lab

Location: 20-113
Coordinator: Dennis Derickson



Cal Poly Electrical Engineeering is developing an Advanced Communication Systems Laboratory (ACSL) in Building 20 Room 113.  Companion coursework and Labwork is also being introduced to utilize this new ACSL facility. This ACSL is  complementary to our highly successful RF and Microwave Engineering Laboratory next door in 20-116.    The EE department strives to give our students to a superior communicationss systems laboratory experience as the industry moves from 4G Systems to 5G wireless systems over the next decade.  This laboratory provides a dual mission providing both dedicated teaching and research space. We also strive to partner with the Cube-Sat Laboratory at Cal Poly in order to improve communication link data rates for these small satellites.

Key equipment being donated and aquired for this laboratory 20-113 upgrade are: 

a.  Vector Signal Generators.

b.  Vector Signal Analyzers.

c.  VHF/UHF/Microwave antenna ystems.

d.  Commercial Wireless networking equipment.

e.  Software Defined Radio equipment.

f.  RF, microwave and millimeter wave signal sources.

g.  RF, microwave, and millimeter wave spectrum analyzers.

h.  Communication Systems Development Boards.

i.  Screen Room.


We need your help in the build out of this new laboratory so please contact Department Chair Dennis Derickson,, if you can advocate for this initiative.