Development of A Multi-Standard Signal Processing API for SDR Applications

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science, UET, Lahore

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Dr. Asim Loan


This project developed an open-source signal processing API by implement various base-band processing techniques and protocols for wireless communications in a parameterized fashion for Software-Defined Radio (SDR) applications. It has been developed for use with various OSSIE (Open Source SCA Implementation:: Embedded) platforms. Base-band processing techniques in the jargon of wireless communications mainly consists of tasks such as: filtering, modulation/demodulation, channel estimation and error correction. The project also provided an extended open source library that to aid the development of the latest protocols like WiMAX and Wi-Fi PHY layers on C/C++ as well as the OSSIE. For this purpose it developed all the “blocks” of the communication standards on C/C++ and OSSIE in the form of APIs. These APIs have the functionality to be reconfigured and hence being used as plug-and-play blocks in various communication standards.

Start Date 01-Jul-2011

Duration 21 months

Budget PKR 10.84 million

Status  Closed Project

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Publications   N/A

Thematic Area  Telecommunication

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