Publication Type:

Journal Article


Telecommunication Systems, p.1-15 (2013)



Analog communication systems, Communication, Communication and control, Convolutional codes, Cost engineering, Data-communication, Digital communication systems, Digital video broadcasting (DVB), Gstreamer, Hardware, Hardware and software, Open Source Software, Open systems, Radio data systems, Signal encoding, Software radio, Software-defined radios, Universal software radio peripherals (USRP)


In this modern world many communication devices are highly intelligent and interconnected between each other. Any up-gradation of the hardware in the existing communication devices is not easier one. Compatibility of the new hardware with existing hardware is highly essential. But the new protocols may or may not support the older one. The solution for these problems can be provided by using the reconfigurable hardware design. The hardware can be reprogrammed according to the new change in technology up-gradation. The cost of commercially available hardware and software requirements for setting up such a module is very high. This can be solved by using Open source hardware and software such as Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) and GNU Radio. This work demonstrates how the modern analog communication system like Community Radio Schemes and Radio Data System (RDS) and digital communication systems such as Simple Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) and OFDM based data communication can be developed using the Open source hardware USRP1. This work will be helpful even for first year level of engineering students to easily implement any communication and control applications with cheaper cost. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York.


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Cite this Research Publication

R. Gandhiraj and Soman, K. P., “Modern analog and digital communication systems development using GNU Radio with USRP”, Telecommunication Systems, pp. 1-15, 2013.