The bidirectional 60 GHz high throughput mmWave link provides an end-to-end communication PHY, using steerable antennas and beam steering algorithms that can be configured at run time. In addition, mobility can be emulated with a device capable of moving the antenna position

  • Full name: Bidirectional, closed loop mmWave link (V-Band)
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: NI PXI mmWave baseband + Sibeam V band transceivers [TUD + NI]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Pre-configured hard disk image at TUD server (or SVN repository), the source code will be accessible through a technical license agreement (TLA)
  • Link: http://owl.ifn.et.tu-dresden.de/

The Generalized Frequency Division Multiplexing (GFDM) framework is an open source flexible PHY implementation using NI’s SDRs platforms, allowing runtime waveform parametrization.

  • Full name: Radio slicing: resource allocation and instantiation, runtime parametric control of PHY and lower MAC through flexible GFDM PHY
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: TUD: GFDM Flexible PHY + USRP RIO [TUD]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Open Source LabVIEW Project [TUD].  TUD: GPL
  • Link: http://owl.ifn.et.tu-dresden.de/

Employing a signal collision detector, the CSMA/CD MAC scheme aborts transmission in the case of probable signal interferences

A single preamble detector is used to simultaneously detect Wi-Fi and Zigbee packets over different channels.

  • Full name: Concurrent multi-channel sensing of multi-RAT on a single SDR
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: Xilinx ZC706 Evaluation Kit – Zynq® 7000 SoC + AD FMCOMM radio frontend [IMEC]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Via git repository: a)firmware open source b)API available for host development c)FPGA bitstream. Free usage for non-commercial academic usage, for other purposes contact IMEC
  • Link:https://orca-project.github.io/IMEC-CONSENSE/

IQ samples are multiplexed and de-multiplexed through an IQ switch, for different base stations running on different channels channels, to access a common RF frontend.

  • Full name: Cellular Access Multi-Tenancy through Small-Cell Virtualization and Common RF Front-End
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: USRP X310/ USRP B200 / USRP B210
  • Software access and licensing terms: Via git repository: Completely open source. Free usage for non-commercial academic usage, for other purposes contact IMEC
  • Link:https://orca-project.github.io/IMEC-IQ-switch/

TAISC is a framework that offers the tight integration of PHY with upper layer and allows runtime configuration with a single MAC or dynamically loading different MAC protocols.

  • Full name: Integration of PHY and upper layer protocols and runtime parametric control of PHY and lower MAC
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: ZedBoard Xilinx Zynq®-7000 SoC + AD FMCOMM radio [IMEC]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Via git repository: a)firmware open source b)API available for host development c)FPGA bitstream. Free usage for non-commercial academic usage, for other purposes contact IMEC
  • Link:https://wirelesstestbedsacademy.github.io/TAISC/

Two transmitters are instantiated on two different channels, based on one physical transmitter. The air time of each transmitter is allocated through a control backbone network.

  • Full name: Radio slicing: resource allocation and instantiation
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: Xilinx ZC706 Evaluation Kit – Zynq® 7000 SoC + AD FMCOMM radio frontend [IMEC]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Via git repository: a)firmware open source b)API available for host development c)FPGA bitstream. Free usage for non-commercial academic usage, for other purposes contact IMEC
  • Link:https://orca-project.github.io/RS-IMEC/

Two transmitters are instantiated on two different channels, based on one physical transmitter. The air time of each transmitter is allocated through a control backbone network.

  • Full name: RF Front-end Virtualization + Spectrum Virtualization
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: USRP N210 [TCD]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Via git repository:Completely open source. TCD: GPL
  • Link:https://orca-project.github.io/gr-mysvl/

A prototyping setup using NI’s SDR platform (802.11 and LTE PHY) attached to the NS-3 network simulator (upper layers). Functionality of NS-3 can be used to test data split and aggregation as well as interworking concepts.

  • Full name: Coordination strategies between multiple RATs
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: NI LTE and 802.11 application + NI L1-L2 API + NS-3 running on PXIe 8135/8880 controller and USRP RIO [NI]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Pre-configured hard disk image at TUD server (or SVN repository), NS-3 is also available under https://www.nsnam.org [NI]. NI: The NI physical layer source code will be accessible through a technical license agreement (TLA). NI L1-L2 API and NS-3 is open source (GPLv2)
  • Link:http://owl.ifn.et.tu-dresden.de/

Framework for generation and reuse of RF signal + metadata datasets and machine learning models for waveform classification

  • Full name: Generation of RF Waveform Datasets
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: USRP N210 [TCD]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Open source GNURadio project [TCD]. TCD: GPL
  • Link:https://orca-project.github.io/gr-specmonitor/

This 62-antennas testbed is distributed in two arrays and it is able to handle up to 12 users simultaneously. Running in Labview Massive MIMO framework, this testbed stores all the channels from each user, their throughput and EVM.

  • Full name: Distributed Massive MIMO
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: NI USRP testbed with with 2 times 32 antenna elements and Labview Comms Massive MIMO Application Framework v1.1 [KUL]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Via git repository: logged channel measurements Further: online use of the testbed Channel repository is public. NI License agreement applies to the Massive MIMO application framework.
  • Link: https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/telemic/research/NetworkedSystems/projects/massive-mimo

The IP core is capable of wideband, concurrent spectrum sensing on multi-channels, and trigger transmission on the vacant channels. We offer support of this IP core on Zynq SDR in this call.

  • Full name: Distributed Massive MIMO
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner:Xilinx ZC706 Evaluation Kit – Zynq® 7000 SoC + AD FMCOMM radio frontend [IMEC]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Via git repository: open source. Free usage for non-commercial academic usage
  • Link: https://orca-project.github.io/opencall1-ext-lbt/

Provisions end-to-end network slices using a combination of radio slices, implemented through SDRs, and core slices, implemented through SDN.

  • Full name: Distributed Massive MIMO
  • Hardware platform and supporting partner: USRP N210 [TCD], Dell S4048T-ON [TCD]
  • Software access and licensing terms: Via git repository: Completely open source. Free usage for non-commercial academic usage
  • Link: https://orca-project.github.io/sdr-sdn/

Using the prototyping platform MultiRatCoord, the RAT interworking techniques LWA and LWIP can be incorporated into experiments.

The full duplex capability allows in-band simultaneous send and receive.