Canadian research could lead to running JTRS-compatible radio waveforms on Android smartphones and tablets

OTTAWA, 1 Dec. 2011. Software-defined radio (SDR) experts at the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) in Ottawa have ported the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)-compatible P25 emergency public safety radio waveform to an Android hand-held communications device, which may lead the way to running SDR applications on commercial cell phones and tablet computers. CRC software experts ported a complete P25 waveform and Software Communications Architecture (SCA) radio system to a small Android device in just one day with zero source code modifications using the ORBexpress communications software from Objective Interface Systems, Inc. (OIS) in Herndon, Va., OIS officials say.

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