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A pilot study on aeronautical surveillance system for drone delivery using heterogeneous software defined radio framework.

Gonzalez, Jesus David Terrazas; Fung, Wai-Keung

Authors

Jesus David Terrazas Gonzalez

Wai-Keung Fung



Contributors

Yantao Shen
Editor

Aiguo Ming
Editor

Xinyu Wu
Editor

Abstract

This paper presents a heterogeneous computing framework to interface single board computers (SBC) to (i) distinct type of computing nodes, (ii) distinct operating systems, and (iii) distinct software applications for aeronautical surveillance system for drone delivery. The implementation platform selected is the Beagle Bone Black (BBB) having the operating system (OS) Linux Ubuntu 14. The computing nodes the BBB interfaces to are: (i) a personal laptop (MacBook Pro), (ii) a virtual machine, and (iii) two servers with distinct OSs. The software applications the BBB interfaces to are: (i) Gqrx, (ii) GNURadio, (iii) Google Earth, (iv) systems took kit (STK), and (v) Matlab. This heterogeneous computing framework, with the potential for incorporating specialized processing and networking capabilities, allows scalability for system integration to existing surveillance system for manned aircrafts. The proposed system successfully decodes the location of aircraft in real-time.

Start Date Jul 14, 2017
Publication Date Mar 12, 2018
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Article Number 8311912
Pages 499-504
ISBN 9781538620366
Institution Citation TERRAZAS GONZALEZ, J.D. and FUNG, W.-K. 2017. A pilot study on aeronautical surveillance system for drone delivery using heterogeneous software defined radio framework. In Shen, Y., Ming, A. and Wu, X. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE international conference on real-time computing and robotics (RCAR 2017), 14-18 July 2017, Okinawa, Japan. New York: IEEE [online], article number 8311912, pages 499-504. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/RCAR.2017.8311912
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/RCAR.2017.8311912
Keywords Beagle bone black; Heterogeneous computing; Networking; Single board computer; SBC; Software Defined Radio; SDR; STK; RTLSDR

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