SDR platforms that are widely available to the academic and industrial research community sometimes have limitations like:
- Insufficient data rates
- Lack of programming flexibility when implementing new algorithms proposed by the communications and signal processing community
- Absence of alternatives to radio-frequency based communications
To address these limitations, Drexel Wireless Systems Laboratory (DWSL) has developed a cohesive and affordable Software Defined Communication Testbed that seeks to provide an R&D platform capable of designing and prototyping next generation wireless communication standards.
In this paper, Drexel Wireless System Lab shows its FPGA based Scalable OFDM (SOFDM), using Nutaq Radios, that addresses all these limitations and allows the community to rapidly prototype algorithms.