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Academic Papers involving GNU Radio or other relevant SDR-related projects

Please post links to any relevant paper here. We ask you to not upload PDFs here, rather, prefer to link to the originating server.

Citing GNU Radio

T. W. Rondeau, "On the GNU Radio Ecosystem," in 'Opportunistic Spectrum Sharing and White Space Access: The Practical Reality', O. Holland, H. Bogucka, A. Medeisis, Ed. New York: Wiley, 2015.


Please feel free to add a summary, bibliographic info, and a link to your papers!

Institutions sorted by continent.


National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan

UTM-MIMOS Center of Excellence in Telecommunication Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

SPCRC, IIIT Hyderabad, India

  • Sumit Kumar, Garimella Ramamurthy: "Efficient Spectrum Sensing/Monitoring Methods and Testbed Development for Cognitive Radio based WSN"

2014 Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (SDR-WInnComm 2014)

  • Sumit Kumar, Chandan Pradhan, Kunal Sankhe, Garimella Ramamurthy : "Cognitive Base Station Design for Efficient Spectrum Utilization in Cellular Network" Eleventh International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks WOCN 2014


Lappeenranta University of Technology

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

System Security Group:

  • "S. Mešković, Implementation of Uncoordinated Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (U-DSSS) using Software Defined Radios , April 2008

Department of Physics - Quantum Optics Group:

  • Bruno Zimmermann, Torben Müller, Jakob Meineke, Tilman Esslinger, Henning Moritz: High-resolution imaging of ultracold fermions in microscopically tailored optical potentials. New Journal of Physics 13 (2011) 043007 or arXiv:1011.1004
  • Jakob Meineke, Jean-Philippe Brantut, David Stadler, Torben Müller, Henning Moritz, Tilman Esslinger: Interferometric Measurement of Local Spin-Fluctuations in a Quantum Gas, arXiv:1202.5250

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Communications Engineering Lab)

2011 Wireless Innovation Forum European Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radios (SDR'11-WInnComm-Europe), 22-24 June, Brussels, Belgium

A USRP-based Testbed for OFDM-based Radar and Communication Systems, Proceedings of 22nd Virginia Tech Symposium on Wireless Communications, Blacksburg, June 2012

  • Johannes Demel, Sebastian Koslowski, Friedrich K. Jondral:

A LTE Receiver Framework Implementation in GNU Radio, Proceedings of Wireless Innovation European Conference on Wireless Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio, Munich, Germany, June 2013

University of Messina (Italy) - Faculty of Engineering

  • Arturo Rinaldi, ["|Emulation of a Radio Link by means of Software Radio]. The goal of my degree thesis was to build an open source tool, the gr-bertool, for the estimation (computational and "real-time") of the digital modulations Bit Error Rate (BER) both in the wired and wireless channels. It also provides complementary tools to show how the most common audio and video file formats are affected by digital modulations over the simulated transmission channels. If you're interested, you can also take a look at my Thesis Research "Abstract.

Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)

  • C. Fernández-Prades, J. Arribas, P. Closas, [a Television into a GNSS Receiver], in Proceedings of the ION GNSS+ Conference 2013, September 15-16, 2013, Nashville, Tennessee (USA).
  • C. Fernández-Prades, J. Arribas, L. Esteve, D. Pubill, P. Closas, [Open Source Galileo E1 Software Receiver], in Proceedings of the 6th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technologies (NAVITEC 2012), 5-7 December 2012, ESTEC, Noordwijk (The Netherlands).
  • C. Fernández-Prades, C. Avilés, L. Esteve, J. Arribas, P. Closas, [patterns for GNSS software receivers], in Proceedings of the 5th ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation Technologies (NAVITEC'2010), 8-10 December 2010, Noordwijk (The Netherlands).

University of Pisa (Italy), DSP for Communications Lab

University College London

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

  • P Zetterberg and N.M. Moghadam, "An Experimental Investigation of SIMO, MIMO, Interference-Alignment (IA) and Coordinated Multi-Point (CoMP)", International Conference on Systems Signals and Image Processing, Vienna, April 2012. See also arXiv:1111.3616
  • P. Händel and P Zetterberg, "Receiver I/Q imbalance: tone test, sensitivity analysis, and the universal software radio peripheral", IEEE Transactions on instrumentation and measurement, vol 59, no 3, pp. 704-714, March 2010.
  • P Zetterberg, "Experimental Investigation of TDD Reciprocity Based Zero-Forcing Transmit Precoding", EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, special issue on Cooperative MIMO Multicell Networks, 2011.
  • C.R Rojas, P. Zetterberg and P. Händel, "Transceiver Inphase/Quadrature Imbalance, Ellipse Fitting, and the Universal Software Radio Peripheral", IEEE Transactions on instrumentation and measurement, vol 60,pp. 3629-3639, Nov.2011.

Technische Universität München

University of Innsbruck

  • Bastian Bloessl, Michele Segata, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, [IEEE 802.11a/g/p OFDM Receiver for GNU Radio], Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2013, 2nd ACM SIGCOMM Workshop of Software Radio Implementation Forum (SRIF 2013), Hong Kong, China, August 2013, pp. 9-16.
  • Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Leitner, Falko Dressler and Christoph Sommer, [GNU Radio-based IEEE 802.15.4 Testbed], Proceedings of 12. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Drahtlose Sensornetze (FGSN 2013), Cottbus, Germany, September 2013, pp. 37-40.

Toshiba Research Europe Limited, Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Bristol

  • Tomáš Hynek, David Halls, and Jan Sýkora, “Practical implementation of cloud initialization procedure for wireless physical layer network coding clouds”, Proceedings of the 20th European Wireless Conference (EW), Barcelona, Spain, May 2014.
  • David Simmons, David Halls, and Justin P. Coon, “OFDM-based nonlinear fixed-gain amplify-and-forward relay systems: SER optimisation and experimental testing”, Best Paper Award, Proceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), Bologna, Italy, June 2014.
  • Maria Antonieta Alvarez, William Thompson, and Umberto Spagnolini, "Distributed time and frequency synchronization: USRP hardware implementation", International Workshop on Super Dense Networks (IWSDN) at ICC, June 2015.
  • Tomáš Hynek, David Halls, and Jan Sýkora, "Hardware implementation of distributed learning algorithm for mapping selection for wireless physical layer network coding", International Workshop on Super Dense Networks (IWSDN) at ICC, June 2015.
  • Pavel Procházka, Tomáš Uricár, David Halls and Jan Sýkora, "Relaying in butterfly network: superposition constellation design for wireless network coding", International Workshop on Super Dense Networks (IWSDN) at ICC, June 2015.
  • "David Halls, William Thompson, Tomas Hynek, Pavel Prochazka, Tomas Uricar, "Measurement and performance evaluation of SMN demonstrator, DIWINE EU FP7 deliverable, Dec 2015.

North America


University of Texas at Austin, Hydra Project

  • "K. Mandke, R. C. Daniels, S. Choi, R. W. Heath, Jr., and S. Nettles, "Physical Concerns for Cross-Layer Prototyping and Wireless Network Experimentation," to appear in the Proc. of the Second ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, Montreal, Canada, September 10, 2007":
  • "K. Mandke, S. Choi, G. Kim, R. Grant, R. C. Daniels, W. Kim, R. W. Heath, Jr., and S. Nettles, "Early Results on Hydra: A Flexible MAC/PHY Multihop Testbed," in the Proc. of IEEE Vehicular Tech. Conf. , Dublin, Ireland, April 23 - 25, 2007.": [[1]]

University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

University of Notre Dame
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Department of Electrical Engineering
Wireless Institute

SDR in general, not necessarily GNU Radio:

Virginia Tech, Center for Wireless Telecommunications (CWT)

Papers from Virginia Tech's Center for Wireless Telecommunications (CWT), a member of [email protected], that specifically deal with SDR and cognitive radio techniques employing GNU Radio or USRP (links to papers will be provided later):

  • K. E. Nolan, T. W. Rondeau, P. Sutton, B. Le, L. E. Doyle, and C. W. Bostian, "Demonstration and Analyses of Collaboration, Co-existence and Interoperability of Cognitive Radio Platforms," in (Invited Paper) IEEE Proc. 1st IEEE Workshop on Cognitive Radio Networks, CCNC, Las Vegas, USA, to be published, 2007.
  • B. Le, T. W. Rondeau, and C. W. Bostian, “Cognitive Radio Realities,” (Invited paper) Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, John Wiley & Sons, to be published, 2007.
  • T. W. Rondeau, B. Le, D. Maldonado, D. Scaperoth, A. B. MacKenzie, and C. W. Bostian, "Optimization, Learning, and Decision Making in a Cognitive Engine," in Proc. SDR Forum 06 Technical Conference, Orlando, FL, to be published, 2006.
  • B. Le, T. W. Rondeau, D. Maldonado, D. Scaperoth, and C. W. Bostian, "Signal Recognition for Cognitive Radios," in Proc. SDR Forum 06 Technical Conference, Orlando, FL, to be published, 2006.
  • K. E. Nolan, T. W. Rondeau, P. D. Sutton, C. W. Bostian, and L. E. Doyle, "A Framework For Implementing Cognitive Functionality," in Proc. SDR Forum 06 Technical Conference, Orlando, FL, to be published, 2006.
  • D. Scaperoth, B. Le, T. Rondeau, D. Maldonado, C. W. Bostian, and S. Harrison, “Cognitive Radio Platform Development for Interoperability,” IEEE Proc. MILCOM, Washington, D.C., October 2006.
  • "T. W. Rondeau, B. Le, D. Maldonado, D. Scaperoth, and C. W. Bostian, "Cognitive Radio Formulation and Implementation," in IEEE Proc. CROWNCOM, Mykonos, Greece, 2006, pp. 1-10.":

SARA Conference

  • M. Leech, "Science without Hardware: Building an SDR SID Receiver in an Afternoon," SARA Proceedings, Mar. 20-21, 2010.

ETS Montréal

  • Georges Kaddoum, Julien Olivain, Guillaume Beaufort Samson, Pascal Giard, Francois Gagnon: Implementation of a Differential Chaos Shift Keying Communication system in GNU Radio, International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), August, 2012. attachment:iswcs2012-dcsk-gnuradio.pdf

Code is available at

Rutgers University

University of California in LA, Networked & Embedded Systems Lab (NESL)

University of Delaware

University of Maryland

University of Pennsylvania

"T. Rondeau, T. O’Shea, and N. Goergen, "Inspecting GNU Radio Applications with ControlPort and Performance Counters," Software Radio Implementation Forum (SRIF) Workshop at ACM Sigcomm, 2015.":

University of Washington, Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy (MRFM)

  • "Jonathan P. Jacky, Joseph L. Garbini, Matthew Ettus, John A. Sidles, "Digital control of force microscope cantilevers using a field programmable gate array," submitted to Review of Scientific Instruments.":

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Telcordia Technologies

  • F. Ge, C. Chiang, Y. Gottlieb, & R. Chadha, “GNU Radio-based digital communications: computational analysis of a GMSK transceiver,” IEEE Global Communications Conference, 2011

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

US Naval Research Laboratory

  • D. Geiger, "High Resolution Time Difference of Arrival Using Timestamps for Localization in 802.11b/g Wireless Networks", IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Sydney, NSW, 2010

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


University of Adelaide

NICTA (Australia)