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

openwifi presented at FOSDEM 2020

Openwifi talk and stand has been presented at FOSDEM 2020 Brussels in Feb. 1&2. Individuals, SMEs, opensource communities and big companies have shown big interests on the openwifi project. They also asked many questions, such as MIMO support, CSI information support, roadmap and opensource license consideration. One new interesting message, which is not expected before, […]

A paper on ORCA vision accepted to the 6G Wireless Summit 2020

A paper related to the ORCA vision has been accepted to the 6G Wireless Summit 2020. The paper will be presented by our project coordinator Ingrid Moerman. Abstract The wireless industry is driven by key stakeholders that follow a holistic approach of “one-system-fits-all” that leads to moving network functionality of meeting stringent End-to-End  (E2E) communication requirements towards the […]

openwifi will be presented at FOSDEM20

openwifi is a Linux mac80211 compatible full-stack Wi-Fi design based on SDR (Software Defined Radio). Connection with commercial Wi-Fi device as AP or station in IEEE 802.11a/g/n (mcs0-7) mode is working out of the box. In addition, openwifi also allows configuration of channel access priority and time sharing of the interface. The support of IEEE802.11ax […]

The openwifi project is online now!

ORCA partner IMEC has launched an open source project: Openwifi! It is a Linux mac80211 compatible full-stack Wi-Fi design based on SDR (Software Defined Radio). Connection with commercial Wi-Fi device as AP or station in IEEE 802.11a/g/n (mcs0-7) mode is working out of the box. In addition, openwifi also allows configuration of channel access priority […]