This paper gives an insight on how to develop plug-ins (signal processing blocks) for GNU Radio Companion. GRC is on the monitoring computer and does bulk of the signal processing before transmission and after reception. The coding done in order to develop any block is discussed. A block that performs Huffman coding has been built. Huffman coding is a coding technique that gives a prefix code. A block that performs convolution coding at any desired rate using any generator polynomial has also been built. Both Huffman and Convolution coding are done on data stored in file sources by these blocks. This paper thus describes the ease of signal processing that can be attained by developing blocks in demand by changing the C++ and PYTHON codes of the HOWTO package. Being an open source it is available to all, is highly cost effective and is a field with great potential.
Shravan Sriram, Gunturi Srivasta, Gandhiraj R., and Soman, K. P., “Plug-ins for GNU Radio Companion”, International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 52, pp. 11–16, 2012.