Open-Source Software-Defined Radio Receiver Platform for Harmonic Radar Applications to Track Airborne Insects

DIego Penaloza-Aponte, Julio Urbina, Jose D. Fuentes

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Abstract

We report on the development and integration of a cost-effective, open-source software-defined radio (SDR) receiver into a harmonic radar system to study the movement patterns of insect pollinators. A Raspberry Pi along with the SDR collects data to process it and subsequently transfers it wirelessly via an ad-hoc WiFi network to a host computer. This remote access receiver was programmed fully using Python. We describe the SDR system along with preliminary testing of the radar receiver in a laboratory setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 34th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9789463968027
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 28 2021
Event34th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2021 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Aug 28 2021Sep 4 2021

Publication series

Name2021 34th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2021

Conference

Conference34th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2021
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period8/28/219/4/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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