Establishing an Experimental Testbed with Software-defined Radios

Report No. ARL-TR-5896
Authors: Gunjan Verma and Paul Yu
Date/Pages: January 2012; 20 pages
Abstract: Software-defined radios (SDRs) provide researchers with a powerful and flexible wireless communications experimentation platform. GNU Radio is the most popular open-source software toolkit for deploying SDRs, and is frequently used with the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP). There is significant complexity involved in setting up GNU Radio with the USRP; therefore, in this report, we describe the key steps to take (and pitfalls to avoid) in order to successfully establish such an SDR testbed.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: January 1, 2012