Implementation of Multi-Channel Modem for DSRC System on Signal Processing Platform for Software Defined Radio

Akihisa YOKOYAMA  Hiroshi HARADA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.12   pp.3225-3232
Publication Date: 2006/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.12.3225
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Software Defined Radio Technology and Its Applications)
software defined radio,  signal processing,  FPGA,  ITS,  DSRC,  

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We previously proposed an architecture for software defined radio called the reconfigurable packet routing-oriented signal processing platform (RPPP). This architecture was suited to wireless signal processing applications, which require radio functions to be selected in real time depending on the transmitted signal. A number of radio standards are used in DSRC systems for vehicle communication and vehicle equipment is required to transmit and receive the radio signals used on each particular occasion. An implementation of RPPP is described in this paper that enables the dynamic handling of two ARIB standards for DSRC. After an explanation of the basic architecture and an analysis of RPPP, the implementation of a reconfigurable DSRC transceiver for ASK and π/4 shift-QPSK is described. The implementation is then discussed, evaluated in terms of the number of logic units needed. We concluded that our platform is 27.6% more efficient in utilizing logic than that achieved with fixed design.