Student Programs

AFRL SDR University Challenge 23-24 Academic Year

The SDR Challenge, created by the Air Force Research Laboratory in partnership with the Wright Brothers Institute, seeks to create opportunities for student engineering teams to create extraordinary solutions to land, air, and sea communications challenges. They do so by identifying specific challenges and using software-defined radios (SDRs) to build real-world, over-the-air solutions for them. This competition fosters student learning in the areas of RF design, signal processing and communications, embedded software, and even AI.

The competition website is AFRL SDR Challenge | Sep 23 (

Complimentary Software

MathWorks provides complimentary software for this competition. If your team is participating in this competition and needs software, fill out the software request form.

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MATLAB and Simulink

Racing Lounge

Discover basics of MATLAB and Simulink and in-depth information on automotive development in this continuously evolving video series.

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Interactive Online Tutorials

Learn by doing! Our two-hour online courses provide a hands-on learning environment where you will interact with a web-based version of MATLAB and receive instant and contextual feedback.

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Learn to Code with MATLAB

Learn to Code is an online, interactive one-hour tutorial that teaches the basics of programming using MATLAB for ages 12+.