Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 8th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2012, Thessanoliki, Greece, June 11-13, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

An Experimental Framework for Channel Sensing through USRP/GNU Radios

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35576-9_37,
        author={Virgilios Passas and Stratos Keranidis and Thanasis Korakis and Iordanis Koutsopoulos and Leandros Tassiulas},
        title={An Experimental Framework for Channel Sensing through USRP/GNU Radios},
        proceedings={Testbeds and Research Infrastructure. Development of Networks and Communities. 8th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2012, Thessanoliki, Greece, June 11-13, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={GNU radios channel sensing experimental evaluation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35576-9_37}
    }
    
  • Virgilios Passas
    Stratos Keranidis
    Thanasis Korakis
    Iordanis Koutsopoulos
    Leandros Tassiulas
    Year: 2012
    An Experimental Framework for Channel Sensing through USRP/GNU Radios
    TRIDENTCOM
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35576-9_37
Virgilios Passas,*, Stratos Keranidis,*, Thanasis Korakis,*, Iordanis Koutsopoulos,*, Leandros Tassiulas,*
    *Contact email: vipassas@uth.gr, efkerani@uth.gr, korakis@uth.gr, jordan@uth.gr, leandros@uth.gr

    Abstract

    In the last decade testbeds have been set-up to evaluate network protocols and algorithms under realistic settings. In order to draw solid conclusions about the corresponding experimental results, it is important for the experimenter to have a detailed view of the existing channel conditions. Moreover, especially in the context of non-RF-isolated wireless testbeds, where external interference severely impacts the resulting performance, the requirement of experimenters for accurate channel monitoring becomes a prerequisite. Toward, this direction, various channel sensing platforms have been introduced, where each one offers different operational characteristics. In this demo, we propose the NITOS Channel Sensing framework, which is based on software-defined radio (SDR) devices that feature highly flexible wireless transceivers and are able to provide highly accurate channel sensing measurements. Through this framework, online measurement gathering is automated and further simplified using specifically developed scripts, so that it becomes a transparent process for the experimenter. The proposed framework is also accompanied by a web user interface that allows the user to get a graphical representation of the gathered measurements.