CTVR Test Standard Hopping Wireless System

A wireless system capable of hopping between incompatible wireless standards that could revolutionise the telecommunications industry is being tested in Ireland. The "software-defined radio" device, developed by a team at the Centre for Telecommunications Value-Chain Research (CTVR) in Dublin, can mimic many different wireless tools by using reconfigurable software to carry out tasks normally performed by static hardware. The system employs novel radio frequency (RF) and antenna elements, developed by the CTVR antenna group, School of Electronic and Communications Engineering, Kevin St. This group is part of the larger RF strand, aimed at realizing the next generation of fully reconfigurable radio transceivers and associated intelligent antenna systems.