PicoScenes is adding support for the HackRF One software define radio (SDR) device, which is, to our knowledge, the most cost efficient SDR suitable for Wi-Fi sensing research (It features 10 MHz – 6 GHz RF, 20 MHz rate w/ 8-bit I/Q Sampling).
As shown in the image below, an internal developing branch of PicoScenes was driving the HackRF One, decoding Wi-Fi traffic, extracting CSI, and plotting CSI in real-time.
The support for HackRF One is based on SoapySDR project, a hardware-neutral support library supporting various SDR devices, including HackRF One, LimeSDR, BladeRF, etc.
We have integrated SoapySDR as the foundation for all non-USRP SDR models, and PicoScenes will support more SDR devices out-of-box. But before official release, extensive real-world tests are required.
The release date for the PicoScenes on HackRF One is around the first half of April 2022.