Download it here! This is the new & updated Fast Auto-correlation sink for GNU Radio based on Frank's work. His original one is no longer compatible.
Unfortunately the code no longer works with the new version of GNU Radio, so I upgraded it and wrote some XML block definitions enabling its use as a graphical sink in GRC (GNU Radio Companion).
Please refer to Frank's page for the gory details. Suffice to say that his FAC (Fast Auto-Correlation) implementation exploits the Wiener Khinchin theorem, which in this context essentially means that if you take the FFT of the power spectrum of a signal (i.e. two FFTs), "we have a particularly fast way of calculating auto-correlations" - Frank.
Auto-correlation of a W-CDMA downlink channel, showing the pilot channel's radio frames repeating every 10ms:
In GRC, the FAC sink appears as such:
It is now better to get the code from gr-baz. (Installation, paths, etc, is all automatic.)
Please let me know how this block works for you!
Manual pre-gr-baz download
This separate code will no longer updated, but still works nicely:
Make sure you either place the Python code where Python will find it, or in a location that you add to your PYTHONPATH environment variable.
The XML block definition needs to be found by GRC. You can place it:
- in ~/.grc_gnuradio
- alongside all the other blocks (usually /usr/local/share/gnuradio/grc/blocks)
- elsewhere (see GRC documentation about other options)