A pilot study on aeronautical surveillance system for drone delivery using heterogeneous software defined radio framework.
Gonzalez, Jesus David Terrazas
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GONZALEZ, J.D.T. and FUNG, W.-K. 2017. A pilot study on aeronautical surveillance system for drone delivery using heterogeneous software defined radio framework. In Proceedings of the IEEE international real-time computing and robotics conference (IEEE RCAR 2017), 14-18 July 2017, Okinawa, Japan.
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.