Design and Implementation of a Multi-Node Optical Wireless Communication Testbed for Centralized Configuration and Adaptation of System Parameters using GNU Radio’s XML-RPC and ZMQ Modules

  • Chukwunodebem Christopher Onwuchekwa University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Maryam AminuMukhtar University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Lenny Martinez University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Ashley D Lemus University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Victoria Planchart University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Fedor Y Semash University of Massachusetts Boston
  • KC Kerby-Patel University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Honggang Zhang University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Micheal B Rahaim University of Massachusetts Boston

Abstract

Over the past two decades, Software Defined Radio (SDR) techniques have allowed the RF community to bring many wireless communications topics and educational tools from theory and simulation to experimental test systems. In our work, we have brought these capabilities to the field of optical wireless communications (OWC). In this article, we discuss key capabilities for extending our prior work to multi-cell and multi-user OWC systems with centralized configuration and control. These capabilities are enabled by GNU Radio and introduced within the gr-owc out-oftree library. We highlight how these capabilities are being applied for automated data collection and how the work enables future opportunities in systems-level research for OWC networks.

Published
2023-09-13
How to Cite
ONWUCHEKWA, Chukwunodebem Christopher et al. Design and Implementation of a Multi-Node Optical Wireless Communication Testbed for Centralized Configuration and Adaptation of System Parameters using GNU Radio’s XML-RPC and ZMQ Modules. Proceedings of the GNU Radio Conference, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, sep. 2023. Available at: <https://pubs.gnuradio.org/index.php/grcon/article/view/139>. Date accessed: 23 sep. 2023.