SDR Test Platform

SDR test platform
© Fraunhofer IIS/Paul Pulkert

Software defined radio (SDR) with flexible front end

 

The test platform is a complete, software defined radio transceiver and supports the development and testing of waveform technologies. With its high performance RF front end, it is suitable for the use in laboratory environments and in realistic field tests.

Testing capabilities:

  • Testing and evaluating innovative technologies as modular components of an integrated system
  • Investigation of waveforms in terms of functionality and networking capability
  • Evaluation of innovative concepts and algorithms for future MANET-capable waveforms (MANET = mobile ad hoc network)
  • Advanced testing of new technologies such as MIMO multipath (MIMO = multiple input multiple output) and rapid frequency hopping

Features:

  • Digital baseband unit
  • Flexible and fully integrated RF front end for VHF and UHF radio communications
  • Modular hardware architecture with OBISS interface between the baseband unit and RF front end
  • Interfaces for a highly modular software architecture and high performance processing framework

Front end capabilities:

  • Frequency range: 30–512 MHz
  • Transmit power: 20 W
  • Noise ratio: 5 dB
  • Connectable cosite filter
  • Optional: second transmit/receive path, e.g., for 2x2 MIMO

Further information

Fraunhofer IIS offers test and measurement equipment for real time channel simulations and SDR interface testing – a reliable and economic way to test communication systems.

 

Simulation, test and reference environment for mobile operations "SumO"

One single architecture for various component, connection, and system tests

 

Interface tester DT4610

For OBISS-based SDRs

 

Real-time channel simulator RTSIM DT4630

For HF communications