Control Vector Signal Generator


This tutorial teaches how to use the Vector Signal Generator in order to control it through a web interface or using SCPI commands. 

If you need to use the VSG, for the end user, the only way to gain this access is through ssh tunneling since the console ports 8010,5010 and 5011.

Windows Connection

  1. You need an approved reservation to control VSG.
  2. Open Putty and fill all the required fields in order to connect to device. (See Getting Started)

    vsg_putty_1

  3.  Additional to the login configurations add ssh tunnels in Connections->SSH->Tunnels,  then add the following local ports and destinations:
    Source Port: 8010 , Destination: 80.30.132.139:80
    Source Port: 5024 , Destination: 80.30.132.139:5024
    Source Port: 5025 , Destination: 80.30.132.139:5025

    vsg_putty_2

  4. Connect

 

Linux/Mac Connection

  1. You need an approved reservation to control VSG.
  2. Connect to device using the following command

    ssh -p 20139 -L 8010:80.30.132.139:80 -L 5010:80.30.132.139:5024 -L 5011:80.30.132.139:5025 guestuser@wirid-lab.umng.edu.co

Once connection is succesfull, open your internet broswer and acces to the url http://localhost:8010 in order to start controling it

vsg_web

Then, click on Signal Generator Web Control, a new window will be opened asking for password, just click on submmit button and it will be opened a pop-up (Remember to enable your pop-ups in browser configuration).

control_vsg_display 

If you want to control the VSG using SCPI commands, you can access usging ports 5010 or 5011, and the IP 127.0.0.1

The next image shows and example using Hercules Software.

vsg_putty_3


Luis Eduardo

About Luis Eduardo

Ingeniero en telecomunicaciones de la Universidad Militar Nueva Granada de Colombia. Fue Auxiliar de Investigación del Grupo en Seguridad y Sistemas de Comunicaciones GISSIC desde sexto semestre. Desde el año 2015 esta vinculado en la universidad militar como joven investigador del grupo Maxwell que hace parte del programa de ingenieria en telecomunicaciones. Cuenta con experiencia en el manejo de equipos de radio frecuencia, tecnologia de radio definido por software, programación python y diseño de interfaces en QT. Interesado en sistemas de radar y telefonía móvil. correo: u1400855@unimilitar.edu.co