Setup of the N200 SDR
The N200 is a software defined radio by Ettus research. It provides the hardware needed for our software defined radio and provides a link to our software and GNURadio. The N200 uses a modular design for the RF hardware. This allows us to change the RF properties by changing the RF module on the N200. For our application of a software defined radiometer, we will be using the DBSRX2 module. This module is a receive only module that operates between 800 MHz and 2.4 GHz. In our application we are interested in the 1400 to 1425 MHz range.
DBSRX2 Module install
Installation of the DBSRX2 module is straightforward.