Aerial RAN CoLab Over-the-Air - ARC-OTA-A1.1


The Aerial RAN CoLab Over-the-Air (ARC-OTA) is full featured platform targeted for next generation wireless evolution that eases developer onboarding and algorithm development in real time networks. The Aerial RAN CoLab Over-the-Air equips developers, researchers, operators, and network equipment providers with all requisite components necessary to deploy a campus network for research.

Here is a ten minute video introducing ARC-OTA:

Software Release Manifest

Component Version
Aerial SDK (ASDK) PHY 23-2
OAI gNB OAI_Aerial_v2.2.1
OAI CN OAI_Aerial_v2.2.1

The Aerial RAN CoLab Over-the-Air alpha release (ARC-OTA-A1.1) delivers the following:

  • A 3GPP Release 15 compliant and Over-The-Air(OTA) operational O-RAN 7.2 split campus 5G SA 4T4R wireless stack with all network elements from Radio Access Network and 5G Core. Aerial SDK Layer 1 ( is integrated with Open Air Alliance(OAI) ( Distributed Unit (DU), Centralized Unit(CU) or a 5G NR gNB and 5G Core Node(CN) network elements.

  • A blueprint to ease onboarding, staging, and integrating the Advanced 5G network components and verification steps through bi-directional UDP traffic. This blueprint topology is illustrated below and along with the comprehensive Bill of Materials(BOM), a step-by-step staging and setup recipe, tutorials, troubleshooting tips are provided to configure all the network components for a quick turnaround live network.

  • Complete access to source code in C/C++ is available from Layer 1 through 5GC to jump start customizations and NG algorithm research.



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