National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center


STRS Benefits

  • Increase the reliability and decrease the development time and cost of deployed Software Defined Radio (SDR) capabilities
    • Leverage existing or developing standards, resources, and experience
    • Enable waveform portability between compliant SDR platforms
    • Obtain artifacts from STRS Application Repository for porting or reuse
    • Leverage software and firmware design and implementation processes and tools to lower risk and increase reliability
    • Gain knowledge from past experience i.e. lessons learned
    • Gain experience that is directly transferable
  • SDRs accommodate advances in SDR capabilities with minimal rework
    • Adaptable to evolving requirements
    • Allows software modification later in development cycle or even after deployment
    • Enables cognitive radio concepts
    • SDRs are common in commercial and military industries
  • SDRs allow encapsulation of functionality.
    • Allows vendors to work on different parts of the radio at once
    • Allows updates to one part not to affect the other parts of the radio
    • Promotes multiple vendors and vendor independence
  • Interoperable with existing radios