SDR talk to commercial devices

ORCA offers open SDR platforms that can interoperate with commercial off-the-shelf devices (IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, LTE/5G) allowing easy configuration, customization and prototyping


Multiple radio instances on a single SDR for free

A single SDR platform can support multiple radio instances, boosting the capacity and performance of wireless networks, e.g. multi-channel IEEE 802.15.4 IoT gateway and multi-tenant LTE infrastructure sharing

Real-time experimentation with SDR as easy as simulations

Incorporating real hardware into simulation environments increases the credibility of results and shortens the product development cycle.

Flexible low-latency MAC-PHY architecture

Scales from standard compliant to latency-enhanced operation using various PHY and low-level MAC SDR-enablers benchmarked in realistic environments

Full-duplex capable SDRs for high-throughput networking experimentation

A complete PHY and MAC protocol stack allows verifying real latency, reliability and throughput benefits of full duplex technology

5G mmWave system at 26 GHz with compact multi-beam antenna array

First affordable and compact 26 GHz extension for widely used SDR platforms using plug and play converter-array

A hierarchical orchestration of E2E network slices through SDR-SDN integration

The establishment of end-to-end network slices for addressing the needs of verticals requires a technology-neutral solution for the orchestration of resources across multiple wireless and wired network segments.

Distributed massive MIMO experimentation opportunities, with simultaneous transmissions upto 12 single antenna users

Flexible modular testbed with 2 processing racks that can be separated up to 30m and 64 single-antenna patch elements that can be separated up to 18m from a rack. Serving 12 users simultaneously.

Flexible Hybrid Massive MIMO experimentation combining a phased array convertor with digital Massive MIMO testbed functionalitie

The 16-input power phased array can be connected to the Massive MIMO testbed to allow for fast tracking or hybrid beamforming experiments.


ORCA demo as part of an art installation

The TUD ORCA demo was involved in an art installation in cooperation with the Dresden museum for fine arts and the Barkhausen institute. https://barkhauseninstitut.org/mondrian https://tu-dresden.de/tu-dresden/newsportal/news/avantgarde-in-dresden-2014-damals-und-heute-die-villa-ida-bienert-in-fotografien-von-uta-caroline-thom?set_language=en

ORCA demo on TV!

The TUD robot demonstrator appeared in several TV channels. Twice in the German National TV (MDR, ZDF), short news and documentary (on air 28.7.) and in the Japanese TV. The demo took place at the (German) connect conference in Dresden, which focused more on consumer and industry applications than academia. (In German: https://www.connect-ec.info/de/1EjkJcdt/connect-ec-2019/ )

ORCA presence at the EUCnC 2019

ORCA project attended EuCNC 2019 with Open Call 3 announced. Many visitors have shown interest on ORCA functionality/full-stack offer, and plan to submit a proposal. Meanwhile some ORCA offers were also demoed at the ORCA booth of EuCNC 2019. Our guests from academy and industry had many fruitful discussions on the demos with ORCA project […]

Publication of NI ns3 Application Example on Github

National Instruments announces the release of the NI ns3 Application Example on Github. The ORCA Multi-RAT experimentation platform is part of this release and can be directly used by researchers.