Software-Define Radio

February 2016

SDR - Introduction
Popular SDR's

Accessories
Project Examples

Reminder - SDR architecture

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WHO\FOR WHAT

LOW-COST SDR?

  • HAM amateurs
  • Security researchers 
  • Makers
  • Academy
  • Startups

TYPICAL CONFIGURATION

  • 150Khz - 6Ghz
  • 8\16 BIT ADC, 2-60MSPS
  • DR ~40dB, SENSITIVITY ~-100dBm
  • COMMERCIAL IF BANDS: WIFI , WIMAX
  • USB 2 (DONGLE \ MICRO-USB F)

Popular SDR's

USRP - BUS SERIES

~$800

~$350

Rad1o - free @ CCC

FunCube

150Khz - 1.9Ghz (with gap @ 240Mhz & 420Mhz

~$160

RTL-SDR

~$20

"DEDICATED SDRs" 

UBERTOOTH ONE

BLUETOOTH

YARD STICK ONE

SUB GHZ

Toolchain

FW\HW

RESEARCH

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REDHAWK

GNURADIO

Also, MATLAB, and programming languages (mostly PYTHON and C++)

GENERAL PURPOSE SCANNERS

DEDICATED SOFTWARE

SPEKTRUM

And the list goes on and on...

Cool Projects

GETTING SATELLITE IMAGES

METEOR-M2 WEATHER SATELLITE

QPSK @ 137Mhz

Passive Radar

2 Log-periodic antennas

Synch

Unintentional EM emissions

1.6-1.78 MHz

MONITORING SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT \ SPECIAL FORCES

ADS-B - 1090Mhz

TRACKING FLIGHTS ON THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 

ADS-B - 1090Mhz

DRIVE TESTS

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