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Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Power Matters: Automatic Gain Control for a Software Defined Radio IEEE 802.11a/g/p Receiver," Proceedings of 34th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015), Demo Session, Hong Kong, China, April 2015, pp. 25–26.


Software Defined Radios (SDRs) have become a fundamental building block for research on wireless networks. Yet, using this platform for experiments in the field is hindered by many practical difficulties, an important one being the need for Automatic Gain Control (AGC). We demonstrate a way of implementing an AGC algorithm directly in the FPGA where we are able to meet tough timing constraints. This allows using SDRs not just for lab experiments but also for measurement campaigns or deployments in the field. With extending our GNU Radio-based Open Source stack for IEEE802.11a/g/p WLAN with AGC, we provide an SDR platform that can be integrated into existing WiFi networks just as well as into future vehicular networks.

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Bastian Bloessl
Christoph Sommer
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Bloessl, Bastian and Sommer, Christoph and Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1109/INFCOMW.2015.7179325},
    title = {{Power Matters: Automatic Gain Control for a Software Defined Radio IEEE 802.11a/g/p Receiver}},
    pages = {25--26},
    publisher = {IEEE},
    address = {Hong Kong, China},
    booktitle = {34th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015), Demo Session},
    month = {4},
    year = {2015},

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