Short description: Given the unique characteristics of millimeter wave channels, it is extremely important to be able to implement millimeter wave communications and network designs in testbeds in order to study their real-world performance. To this end, MISO project designed a series of processing blocks that allow easy millimeter wave experimentation using open source tools. As an example, these blocks allow to obtain the temporal response of the millimeter wave channel, which is crucial to improve the signal decoding at the receiver, location systems design, and many other potential applications. Since the design is highly modular, the signal at the different transceiver stages can be monitored, turning the system into an important tool for teaching, without sacrificing performance for experimentation and research purposes. This modularity and the open-source nature of the project allows enhancements of existing and addition of new functionalities to the system.
Hardware platforms on which functionality is supported: Design have been tested with X310 USRP boards, in both over-the-wire experiments and also with Sivers 60 GHz phased-array antennas (https://www.siversima.com/product/evk-600200/) using Basic Tx and Rx daughterboards. Besides, block functionalities have been tested with data captured with a full-bandwidth capable FPGA-based tesbed (Vadatech AMC599+AMC726 board) capable of process data at the symbol rate stipulated in 802.11ad standard (1.76 GSPS).
Testbeds where the functionality can be used: Any testbed where X310 USRP boards and the GNURadio+RFNoC framework are available could be used to test the provided system.
Direct contact: IMDEA Networks Institute – Madrid – Spain – Joerg Widmer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Usage policies for accessing software & licensing terms:
Within ORCA Open Call: See below
Best effort access (not within Open Call): also indicate if the functionality is still available beyond ORCA: The software will be made available as open source software and be hosted on the IMDEA Networks websites (as well as potentially the corresponding ORCA repositories). It can be freely used within and outside the ORCA project. We propose the following licensing text.
IMDEA Networks allows the use, improvement and/or modification of the source code and associated documentation provided through this extension by IMEC or third parties where proper citing and mention should be clearly mentioned in the results and demonstrations derived from the use of the provided source code.
Source code and associated documentation can be used, modified, distributed free of charge beyond the end of ORCA project.
Software is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement.
Link to technical information:
reference to ORCA deliverable(s) and section(s) in deliverable: n/a
a detailed description of the functionality (sufficient details for experimenter that want to use the functionality): A user manual is provided (MISO_REPORT_USER_MANUAL.pdf) along with the source code, where the functionality and characteristic of each designed block is explained including sample outputs and location of GNU Radio design examples which helps to getting started with the provided system.
link to code (with manual how to install and use the code, tutorial): http://wireless.networks.imdea.org/miso (website will be activated in the coming few days)