ORCA KEY FEATURES

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.

LATEST NEWS

SAVE THE DATE: Final Assessment Workshop, 8th September 2020, Ghent, Belgium

ORCA’s Final Assessment Workshop will be co-located with the imec Wireless Community Workshop on 8thSeptember 2020 in Ghent, Belgium. ORCA partners will present four demos, showcasing the latest results of ORCA’s research and experimentation activities: Showcase 1: SDR based mmWave backbone for video inspection on the assembly line Showcase 2: SDR based IoT gateway for […]

ORCA partners’ paper accepted by the Elsevier international journal of electronics and communications

A paper by ORCA partners Ghent University – imec has been accepted by the Elsevier international journal of electronics and communications. The paper, by authors Muhammad Aslam, Xianjun Jiao, Wei Liu and Ingrid Moerman, is titled “CMCVT: A Concurrent Multi-channel Virtual Transceiver​” and is now available online. Abstract State-of-the-art wireless Gateways (GW) used in Internet of Things (IoT) offer a single channel […]

KUL paper accepted at IEEE Systems Journal (ISJ)

A paper by ORCA partner KUL (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) was accepted at IEEE Systems Journal (ISJ). The paper, by Seyed Ali Hassani, Vesa Lampu, Karthick Parashar, Lauri Anttila, André Bourdoux, Barend van Liempd, Mikko Valkama, Francois Horlin and Sofie Pollin, is titled “In-band Full-duplex Radar-communication System”. Abstract In-band full-duplex (IBFD) technology is a promising solution to […]

ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age

The ICT 2020 will take place from December 1st to December 3rd 2020 at the Congress-Centre Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany. At the start of a new EU MFF (2021-2027), ICT 2020 will present collaboration opportunities offered by Horizon Europe (HE) and the Digital Europe Programme (DEP). ICT 2020 will host a high-level policy conference, an interactive […]