Rapid Implementation and Demonstration of Radio Applications Using WISCANet

Jacob Holtom, Gerard Gubash, Andrew Herschfelt, Owen Ma, Wylie Standage-Beier, Hanguang Yu, Daniel W. Bliss

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Abstract

Implementing new RF applications has traditionally required significant time and expertise, even for relatively simple algorithms. Software-defined radios (SDRs) have recently enabled rapid implementation and validation of RF applications without specialized hardware or advanced programming skills. We further facilitate this rapid application development by constructing WISCANet - a diverse network of commercial SDRs with specialized control software. WISCANet automatically configures these SDRs and controls transmit and receive events with minimal user input. This allows users to rapidly implement over-the-air RF applications by simply defining the baseband processing chain in software. Furthermore, WISCANet emulates real-time operations, which allows users to test real-time applications without the usual complications such as processing speed or hardware limitations. In this paper, we present recent improvements to the WISCA Software-Defined Radio Network (SDR-N). These improvements include configurable and flexible multi-channel phase coherence and support for both MATLAB and Python applications. The open source release of this software may be found on GitHub at: https://github.com/WISCA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 32nd Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1500-1505
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728175867
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 13 2021
Event32nd IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2021 - Virtual, Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Sep 13 2021Sep 16 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC
Volume2021-September

Conference

Conference32nd IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2021
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityVirtual, Helsinki
Period9/13/219/16/21

Keywords

  • cognitive radio
  • multiple-input multiple-output
  • Software-defined radio
  • software-defined radio network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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