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Welcome to FLEXNets Projects Page

FLEXNets (Flexible Wireless Communications Systems & Networks) is an open source research initiative that explores new means for leveraging the flexibility in radio communications. It provides a platform for collaborative research efforts on software-defined radio (SDR), cognitive radio, and similar concepts that promote flexible wireless communications systems and networks.

The mission of FLEXNets is easing the design, development, and deployment of flexible radio communications systems and networks. FLEXNets provides software tools for sharing hardware and software resources. It facilitates introducing real-time computing resource management approaches and testing them in different SDR scenarios.

FLEXNets is divided into several subprojects:

  • ALOE: Abstraction Layer and Operating Environment (former PHAL-OE - Platform and Hardware Abstraction Layer Operating Environment) is a lightweight middleware for managing distributed computing resources in modern wireless communications.
  • FlexHW?: Modular Radio Communication Hardware features different hardware designs that are freely available.
  • FlexWaves: Flexible Radio Waves is a software repository containing waveform modules. UMTS and WiMAX are currently available.
  • FlexCRM: Flexible Computing Resource Management develops a flexible computing resource management framework for managing the distributed and limited computing resources of heterogeneous multiprocessor platforms and the real-time computing requirements of SDR applications or waveforms.
  • aloeUI: Graphical User Interface for ALOE provides a user-friendly control interface for loading and executing waveforms, displaying real-time signal evolution, capturing execution time statistics, etc.
  • ALOEedu: ALOE Education offers educational material for learning on ALOE, including self-explanatory laboratory sessions.


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This work has been supported by the ODISSEY'09 project (CYCIT Grant TEC2006-09109), which was partially financed from the European Union through the FEDER program.