Spatial Multiplexing MIMO 5G-SDR Open Testbed Implementation

  • Ciprian ZamfirescuEmail author
  • Alexandru Vulpe
  • Simona Halunga
  • Octavian Fratu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 283)


Future 5G networks will demand high increases in capacity which are not acquirable by existing 4G implementations. The objective of this paper is to propose an open testbed solution in order to perform applied studies for 5G New Radio, using SDR, optimal parameter configuration, vendor equipment benchmarking, real life consistent tests for radio equipment behavior and create the possibility to extend the current platform to be able to accommodate future technical needs. GNU Radio, provides the opportunity to create software-defined radios based on virtual signal processing blocks using low-cost external RF hardware or simulation-like environment. This offers the opportunity to telecom mobile operators to set up the networks at the highest capabilities and also to have a clear vision before making strong investments in new equipment.


5G SDR MIMO Massive-MIMO Testbed New Radio Embedded GNU Radio Case studies Benchmarking IoT RF 



This work was supported by UEFISCDI through contract no. 5Sol/2017, PNCDI III, Integrated Software Platform for Mobile Malware Analysis (ToR-SIM).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ciprian Zamfirescu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alexandru Vulpe
    • 1
  • Simona Halunga
    • 1
  • Octavian Fratu
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information TechnologyUniversity Politehnica of BucharestBucharestRomania

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