ORCA KEY FEATURES
SDR talk to commercial devices
ORCA offers open SDR platforms that can interoperate with commercial off-the-shelf devices (IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, LTE/5G) allowing easy configuration, customization and prototyping
Multiple radio instances on a single SDR for free
A single SDR platform can support multiple radio instances, boosting the capacity and performance of wireless networks, e.g. multi-channel IEEE 802.15.4 IoT gateway and multi-tenant LTE infrastructure sharing
Real-time experimentation with SDR as easy as simulations
Incorporating real hardware into simulation environments increases the credibility of results and shortens the product development cycle.
Full-duplex capable SDRs for high-throughput networking experimentation
A complete PHY and MAC protocol stack allows verifying real latency, reliability and throughput benefits of full duplex technology
A hierarchical orchestration of E2E network slices through SDR-SDN integration
The establishment of end-to-end network slices for addressing the needs of verticals requires a technology-neutral solution for the orchestration of resources across multiple wireless and wired network segments.
Distributed massive MIMO experimentation opportunities, with simultaneous transmissions upto 12 single antenna users
Flexible modular testbed with 2 processing racks that can be separated up to 30m and 64 single-antenna patch elements that can be separated up to 18m from a rack. Serving 12 users simultaneously.
Flexible Hybrid Massive MIMO experimentation combining a phased array convertor with digital Massive MIMO testbed functionalitie
The 16-input power phased array can be connected to the Massive MIMO testbed to allow for fast tracking or hybrid beamforming experiments.