HackRF+GNU Radio: A software-defined radio to teach communication theory

Barrio García, Alberto Antonio del and Manzano Patrón, José Pedro and Maroto Ortega, Víctor Manuel and Villarín Rosales, Álvaro and Pagán Ortiz, Josué and Zapater Sancho, Marina and Ayala Rodrigo, José Luis and Hermida Correa, Román (2019). HackRF+GNU Radio: A software-defined radio to teach communication theory. "International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education" ; pp. 1-18. ISSN 0020-7209. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020720919868144.

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Title: HackRF+GNU Radio: A software-defined radio to teach communication theory
Author/s:
  • Barrio García, Alberto Antonio del
  • Manzano Patrón, José Pedro
  • Maroto Ortega, Víctor Manuel
  • Villarín Rosales, Álvaro
  • Pagán Ortiz, Josué
  • Zapater Sancho, Marina
  • Ayala Rodrigo, José Luis
  • Hermida Correa, Román
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education
Date: 2019
ISSN: 0020-7209
Volume: 0
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Software-defined radio; HackRF; GNU radio; communication theory
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Electrónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this paper, an alternative to the traditional methodology related to signal processing-like subjects is proposed. These are subjects that require a deep mathematical and theoretical basis, but the practical goal is not often emphasized, which drives students to lose interest in the subject. Thus, a software-defined radio environment is proposed to provide a more practical view of the subject. This solution consists of an open hardware?software platform able to capture and process a wide range of frequencies. HackRF is the hardware compo- nent, while GNU Radio will provide the graphical support to this device. The tests per- formed with a set of 36 students have revealed that they are more satisfied with this framework than just employing a traditional equation-based environment as Matlab. Furthermore, their scores in the exams also support the suitability of the proposed platform.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTEC 2012-33892UnspecifiedUnspecifiedTecnologías HW/SW para la eficiencia energética en sistemas de computación distribuidos
Government of SpainTIN 2015-65277-RCOPHERNICOManuel Prieto Matías; Luis Piñuel MorenoEfficient heterogeneous computing: from the processor to the datacenter

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Item ID: 64403
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/64403/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:64403
DOI: 10.1177/0020720919868144
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020720919868144
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Mar 2021 10:31
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2021 10:31
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