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Robust Communication for Autonomous Systems

This project aims at developing a robust communication platform for UAVs and UGVs using USRPs and the 802.11p protocol.

Video Credit: Ryan Horns, Public Relations Coordinator, 
Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University


The 802.11p protocol is the protocol that the robots will use to communicate with each other. The first step is to implement a transceiver using the GNU radio software and an open source code. This will allow us to simulate the network with a large number of nodes and tune some design parameters to optimize the communication between the robots. The second step will be to implement the protocol in software-defined radios (USRPs Ettus B210) and test it with the robots.


The project is sponsored by the MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MITLL Mentors: Tim Gallagher and David Browne