The Hobbyist's Guide to the RTL-SDR

Really Cheap Software Defined Radio

Author: Carl Laufer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781514716694

Category: Software radio

Page: 265

View: 2679

A comprehensive guide to the RTL2832U RTL-SDR software defined radio by the authors of the RTL-SDR Blog. The RTL-SDR is a super cheap software defined radio based on DVB-T TV dongles that can be found for under $20. This book is about tips and tutorials that show you how to get the most out of your RTL-SDR dongle. Most projects described in this book are also compatible with other wideband SDRs such as the HackRF, Airspy and SDRPlay RSP. What's in the book? Learn how to set up your RTL-SDR with various free software defined radio programs such as SDR#, HDSDR, SDR-Radio and more. Learn all the little tricks and oddities that the dongle has. A whole chapter dedicated to improving the RTL-SDR's performance. Dozens of tutorials for fun RTL-SDR based projects such as ADS-B aircraft radar, AIS boat radar, ACARS decoding, receiving NOAA and Meteor-M2 weather satellite images, listening to and following trunked radios, decoding digital voice P25/DMR signals, decoding weather balloon telemetry, receiving DAB radio, analysing GSM and listening to TETRA signals, decoding pagers, receiving various HF signals such as ham radio modes, weatherfax and DRM radio, decoding digital D-STAR voice, an introduction to GNU Radio, decoding RDS, decoding APRS, measuring filters and SWR with low cost equipment, receiving Inmarsat, Outernet and Iridium L-Band satellite data, and many many more projects! Guide to antennas, cables and adapters. Third Edition Released 20 December 2016.
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Implementing Software Defined Radio

Author: Eugene Grayver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441993320

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 270

View: 5273

Software Defined Radio makes wireless communications easier, more efficient, and more reliable. This book bridges the gap between academic research and practical implementation. When beginning a project, practicing engineers, technical managers, and graduate students can save countless hours by considering the concepts presented in these pages. The author covers the myriad options and trade-offs available when selecting an appropriate hardware architecture. As demonstrated here, the choice between hardware- and software-centric architecture can mean the difference between meeting an aggressive schedule and bogging down in endless design iterations. Because of the author’s experience overseeing dozens of failed and successful developments, he is able to present many real-life examples. Some of the key concepts covered are: Choosing the right architecture for the market – laboratory, military, or commercial, Hardware platforms – FPGAs, GPPs, specialized and hybrid devices, Standardization efforts to ensure interoperability and portabilitym State-of-the-art components for radio frequency, mixed-signal, and baseband processing. The text requires only minimal knowledge of wireless communications; whenever possible, qualitative arguments are used instead of equations. An appendix provides a quick overview of wireless communications and introduces most of the concepts the readers will need to take advantage of the material. An essential introduction to SDR, this book is sure to be an invaluable addition to any technical bookshelf.
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Software Defined Radio

Architectures, Systems and Functions

Author: Markus Dillinger,Kambiz Madani,Nancy Alonistioti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470865016

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 454

View: 6180

Software defined radio (SDR) is a hot topic in the telecommunications field, with regard to wireless technology. It is one of the most important topics of research in the area of mobile and personal communications. SDR is viewed as the enabler of global roaming and a platform for the introduction of new technologies and services into existing live networks. It therefore gives networks a greater flexibility into mobile communications. It bridges the inter-disciplinary gap in the field as SDR covers two areas of development, namely software development and digital signal processing and the internet. It extends well beyond the simple re-configuration of air interface parameters to cover the whole system from the network to service creation and application development. Reconfigurability entails the pervasive use of software reconfiguration, empowering upgrades or patching of any element of the network and of the services and applications running on it. It cuts across the types of bearer radio systems (Paging to cellular, wireless local area network to microwave, terrestrial to satellite, personal communications to broadcasting) enable the integration of many of today's disparate systems in the same hardware platform. Also it cuts across generation (second to third to fourth). This volume complements the already published volumes 1 and 2 of the Wiley Series in Software Radio. The book discusses the requirements for reconfigurability and then introduces network architectures and functions for reconfigurable terminals. Finally it deals with reconfiguration in the network. The book also provides a comprehensive view on reconfigurability in three very active research projects as CAST, MOBIVAS and TRUST/SCOUT. Key features include: Presents new research in wireless communications Summarises the results of an extensive research program on software defined radios in Europe Provides a comprehensive view on reconfigurability in three very active research projects as CAST (Configurable radio with Advanced Sodftware Technology), MOBIVAS (Downloadable MOBIle Value Added Services through Software Radio and Switching Integrated Platforms), TRUST (Transparently Re-configurable Ubiquitous Terminal) and SCOUT (Smart User-Centric Communciation Environment).
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Software Defined Radio Using MATLAB & Simulink and the RTL-SDR

Author: Robert W Stewart,Kenneth W Barlee,Dale S W Atkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992978716

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

View: 1673

The availability of the RTL-SDR device for less than $20 brings software defined radio (SDR) to the home and work desktops of EE students, professional engineers and the maker community. The RTL-SDR can be used to acquire and sample RF (radio frequency) signals transmitted in the frequency range 25MHz to 1.75GHz, and the MATLAB and Simulink environment can be used to develop receivers using first principles DSP (digital signal processing) algorithms. Signals that the RTL-SDR hardware can receive include: FM radio, UHF band signals, ISM signals, GSM, 3G and LTE mobile radio, GPS and satellite signals, and any that the reader can (legally) transmit of course! In this book we introduce readers to SDR methods by viewing and analysing downconverted RF signals in the time and frequency domains, and then provide extensive DSP enabled SDR design exercises which the reader can learn from. The hands-on SDR design examples begin with simple AM and FM receivers, and move on to the more challenging aspects of PHY layer DSP, where receive filter chains, real-time channelisers, and advanced concepts such as carrier synchronisers, digital PLL designs and QPSK timing and phase synchronisers are implemented. In the book we will also show how the RTL-SDR can be used with SDR transmitters to develop complete communication systems, capable of transmitting payloads such as simple text strings, images and audio across the lab desktop.
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Software Defined Radio

For Amateur Radio Operators and Short Wave Listeners

Author: Andrew Barron

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534992429


Page: 308

View: 3594

This book is intended for Amateur Radio Operators, Short Wave Listeners, and anyone interested in radio as a hobby. It includes sections on how different types of software defined radios work, the advantages of using them, and how they are tested. It also covers future trends including the development of Direct Fourier Conversion. There is a big section with tips for PowerSDR users and sections about other commonly used SDR software, plus a comparison of the basic specifications of 65 different SDR receivers and transceivers. The book is not a textbook or a reference book. It is written in an easy to read conversational style. I explain the basics without getting too technical. There are no pages of software code or complex mathematics. I find that simple diagrams can often make things easier to understand so I have included some helpful drawings and photographs. The book contains sections on:* What to look for when buying an SDR* What is different about SDR?* What computer skills do you need?* What is digital? - a brief recap on digital theory* Definitions of software defined radio* Generations and types of SDR* Are SDRs better?* Future trends* Common questions about SDR * SDR software on the PC* Audio connections for digital modes* SDR for shortwave listening, CW, digital modes, contesting, interference monitoring, EME, microwave, and satellite operation* SoftRock, Genesis radios, RTL dongle, FUNcube dongle, USB connected receivers, USRP, Noctar, HackRF and Blade RF* SDRs with knobs* On-board or external DSP?* FlexRadio Systems transceivers and SmartSDR* Apache Labs ANAN transceivers and PowerSDR* cuSDR, KISS Konsole, SDR#, and GNU radio software* I and Q signals, Quadrature sampling, Direct Digital Synthesis, Direct Fourier Conversion* The ADC, The FPGA or microcomputer, Server / Client architecture, FFT magic, DSP, Panadapter and waterfall displays* Radio performance testing* Catalog of Software Defined radios - a comparison of 65 SDR receivers and transceivers* Glossary of abbreviations and acronyms* List of drawings and images
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Inside Radio: An Attack and Defense Guide

Author: Qing Yang,Lin Huang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811084475

Category: Computers

Page: 369

View: 5321

This book discusses the security issues in a wide range of wireless devices and systems, such as RFID, Bluetooth, ZigBee, GSM, LTE, and GPS. It collects the findings of recent research by the UnicornTeam at 360 Technology, and reviews the state-of-the-art literature on wireless security. The book also offers detailed case studies and theoretical treatments – specifically it lists numerous laboratory procedures, results, plots, commands and screenshots from real-world experiments. It is a valuable reference guide for practitioners and researchers who want to learn more about the advanced research findings and use the off-the-shelf tools to explore the wireless world.
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An Introduction to Hf Software Defined Radio

Sdr for Amateur Radio Operators

Author: Andrew Barron

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781500119935

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 76

View: 7254

Software defined radio is an exciting development for amateur radio and listening on the short wave bands. It combines the power of modern computers with advances in radio technology. But you don't have to be a 'Boffin' to use and understand it. These new radios offer many new operating features and high levels of performance which will enhance your enjoyment of our radio hobby. This book explains how SDR works and how well it performs. It is not a programming or software guide. There is a minimal amount of mathematics and hardly any software code. The book is for amateur radio operators and anyone who wants a technical introduction to software defined radio receivers and transceivers, for the high frequency and short wave bands. Most of the concepts are illustrated with helpful diagrams and pictures. It covers; the different types of SDR, how they work, tests used to measure their performance, the components of a typical direct conversion SDR, code in the FPGA, and the elements making up SDR software for the PC.
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Sdr for Beginners Using the Sdrplay and Sdruno

Author: Brian Schell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977525802


Page: 42

View: 7800

SDR (Software-Defined Radio) is a generic term for a device that includes a full radio tuner in a "black box" with few or no external controls. All the tuning and output must be controlled through an external computer. This book covers the installation, setup, and operation of one particular very popular and inexpensive SDR device, the SDRplay, and the manufacturer's version of the SDR software, called SDRuno. The SDRplay has an enormous range of frequencies available, including those for amateur radio, broadcast radio, satellite communication, TV, microwave, and a vast array of other frequencies. Being receive-only, no special licenses are required; although it is very popular with amateur radio enthusiasts ("Hams"), anyone with appropriate computer equipment can buy and use an SDRplay. Inside you'll find step-by-step tutorials on how to install the software, setup the device, and use your SDRplay. SDR has never been more accessible! This short book gives you a simple step-by-step walkthrough of all the options to set up your SDR receiver using many screenshots and examples. The entire process is detailed, from registering your device to installing the software, and more. Once that's done, you can start listening and scanning the airways for audio and digital signals!
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Build Your Own Transistor Radios

A Hobbyist's Guide to High-Performance and Low-Powered Radio Circuits

Author: Ronald Quan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071799710

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 8274

A DIY guide to designing and building transistor radios Create sophisticated transistor radios that are inexpensive yet highly efficient. Build Your Own Transistor Radios: A Hobbyist’s Guide to High-Performance and Low-Powered Radio Circuits offers complete projects with detailed schematics and insights on how the radios were designed. Learn how to choose components, construct the different types of radios, and troubleshoot your work. Digging deeper, this practical resource shows you how to engineer innovative devices by experimenting with and radically improving existing designs. Build Your Own Transistor Radios covers: Calibration tools and test generators TRF, regenerative, and reflex radios Basic and advanced superheterodyne radios Coil-less and software-defined radios Transistor and differential-pair oscillators Filter and amplifier design techniques Sampling theory and sampling mixers In-phase, quadrature, and AM broadcast signals Resonant, detector, and AVC circuits Image rejection and noise analysis methods This is the perfect guide for electronics hobbyists and students who want to delve deeper into the topic of radio. Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
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Software Receiver Design

Build your Own Digital Communication System in Five Easy Steps

Author: C. Richard Johnson, Jr,William A. Sethares,Andrew G. Klein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107007529

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 2745

Have you ever wanted to know how modern digital communications systems work? Find out with this step-by-step guide to building a complete digital radio that includes every element of a typical, real-world communication system. Chapter by chapter, you will create a MATLAB realization of the various pieces of the system, exploring the key ideas along the way, as well as analyzing and assessing the performance of each component. Then, in the final chapters, you will discover how all the parts fit together and interact as you build the complete receiver. In addition to coverage of crucial issues, such as timing, carrier recovery and equalization, the text contains over 400 practical exercises, providing invaluable preparation for industry, where wireless communications and software radio are becoming increasingly important. A variety of extra resources are also provided online, including lecture slides and a solutions manual for instructors.
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ABCs of Software Defined Radio

Why Your Next Radio Will be SDR

Author: Martin Ewing

Publisher: American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

ISBN: 9780872596320

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 8699

Amateur radio operators are finding themselves incorporating Software Defined Radio (SDR)- the latest big step in radio communications -into their operational activities. From basic low power rigs to the most powerful radios, they're all using SDR technology.--Book cover.
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The Car Hacker's Handbook

A Guide for the Penetration Tester

Author: Craig Smith

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593277709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 8487

Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving millions vulnerable to attack. The Car Hacker’s Handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems. Then, once you have an understanding of a vehicle’s communication network, you’ll learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more. With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ChipWhisperer, The Car Hacker’s Handbook will show you how to: –Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle –Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals –Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems –Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems –Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems –Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques –Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely If you’re curious about automotive security and have the urge to hack a two-ton computer, make The Car Hacker’s Handbook your first stop.
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Complete Digital Design: A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Electronics and Computer System Architecture

Author: Mark Balch

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071433473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 460

View: 7130

YOUR ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR DIGITAL SYSTEM DESIGN! The explosion in communications and embedded computing technologies has brought with it a host of new skill requirements for electrical and electronics engineers, students, and hobbyists. With engineers expected to have such diverse expertise, they need comprehensive, easy-to-understand guidance on the fundamentals of digital design. Enter McGraw-Hill’s Complete Digital Design. Written by an experienced electrical engineer and networking hardware designer, this book helps you understand and navigate the interlocking components, architectures, and practices necessary to design and implement digital systems. It includes: * Real world implementation of microprocessor-based digital systems * Broad presentation of supporting analog circuit principles * Building complete systems with basic design elements and the latest technologies Complete Digital Design will teach you how to develop a customized set of requirements for any design problem — and then research and evaluate available components and technologies to solve it. Perfect for the professional, the student, and the hobbyist alike, this is one volume you need handy at all times! What you’ll find inside: * Digital logic and timing analysis * Integrated circuits * Microprocessor and computer architecture * Memory technologies * Networking and serial communications * Finite state machine design * Programmable logic: CPLD and FPGA * Analog circuit basics * Diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers * Analog-to-digital conversion * Voltage regulation * Signal integrity and PCB design * And more!
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Bebop to the Boolean Boogie

An Unconventional Guide to Electronics

Author: Clive Maxfield

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780080949505

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 568

View: 7400

This entertaining and readable book provides a solid, comprehensive introduction to contemporary electronics. It's not a "how-to-do" electronics book, but rather an in-depth explanation of how today's integrated circuits work, how they are designed and manufactured, and how they are put together into powerful and sophisticated electronic systems. In addition to the technical details, it's packed with practical information of interest and use to engineers and support personnel in the electronics industry. It even tells how to pronounce the alphabet soup of acronyms that runs rampant in the industry. CONTENTS: Section 1: Fundamentals Chapter 1 Analog versus Digital Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Crystals Chapter 3 Conductors, Insulators, and Other Stuff Chapter 4 Semiconductors (Diodes and Transistors) Chapter 5 Primitive Logic Functions Chapter 6 Using Transistors to Build Logic Gates Chapter 7 Alternative Numbering Systems Chapter 8 Binary Arithmetic Chapter 9 Boolean Algebra Chapter 10 Karnaugh Maps Chapter 11 Slightly More Complex Functions Chapter 12 State Machines Chapter 13 Analog-to-Digital and Vice Versa Section 2: Components and Processes Chapter 14 Integrated Circuits (ICs) Chapter 15 Memory ICs Chapter 16 Programmable ICs Chapter 17 Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) Chapter 18 Circuit Boards Chapter 19 Hybrids Chapter 20 System-in-Package (Sip) and Friends Chapter 21 Alternative and Future Technologies Section 3: Design Tools and Stuff Chapter 22 General Concepts Chapter 23 Design and Verification Tools Appendix A Assertion-Level Logic Appendix B Positive Logic versus Negative Logic Appendix C Reed-Müller Logic Appendix D Gray Codes Appendix E Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs) Appendix F Pass-Transistor Logic Appendix G More on Semiconductors Appendix H Rounding Algorithms 101 Appendix I Pass-Transistor Logic Appendix J An Interesting Conundrum Abbreviations and Acronyms Glossary Index *Written in conversational, fun style that has generated a strong following for the author and sales of over 14,000 copies for the first two editions *The Third Edition is even bigger and better, with lots of new material, illustrations, and an expanded glossary *Ideal for training incoming engineers and technicians, and for people in marketing or other related fields or anyone else who needs to familiarize themselves with electronics terms and technology
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Hamshack Raspberry Pi

Learn How to Use Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio Activities and 3 DIY Projects

Author: Dwight Stanfield

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981987771


Page: 106

View: 5509

HAMSHACK RASPBERRY PI Are you an Amateur Radio enthusiast? Or are you looking to get into this amazing hobby because you've heard about some of the interesting things you can do like tracking satellites, communicating in Morse code or perhaps playing a game over the air, and you want to try them out? If you answered "YES!" then you'll want to download Hamshack Raspberry Pi: Learn How To Use Raspberry Pi For Amateur Radio Activities And 3 DIY Projects You will learn how to install, configure and use the device to enjoy some of the coolest things in tech today. You will be able to enhance your knowledge of how to operate radio as an amateur; you will learn how to install different operating aids like timekeeping, logging, Morse code practicing and satellite tracking. You will also learn about designing antennas, essential Ham programs like twclock and GNU radio companion, radio configuration tools and even how to set up your own ground station with simple steps! Best of all, you'll be able to complete the projects discussed in the book by yourself without any problems because they are so easy and straightforward. Shall we begin?Get your copy today!
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Penetration Testing with Raspberry Pi

Author: Joseph Muniz,Aamir Lakhani

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784394122

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 1166

If you are looking for a low budget, small form-factor remotely accessible hacking tool, then the concepts in this book are ideal for you. If you are a penetration tester who wants to save on travel costs by placing a low-cost node on a target network, you will save thousands by using the methods covered in this book. You do not have to be a skilled hacker or programmer to use this book. It will be beneficial to have some networking experience; however, it is not required to follow the concepts covered in this book.
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BeagleBone Black Cookbook

Author: Charles A. Hamilton

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783982934

Category: Computers

Page: 346

View: 1060

Over 60 recipes and solutions for inventors, makers, and budding engineers to create projects using the BeagleBone Black About This Book Learn how to develop applications with the BeagleBone Black and open source Linux software Sharpen your expertise in making sophisticated electronic devices Explore the BeagleBone Black with this easy-to-succeed recipe format Who This Book Is For If you are a hardware, Linux, and/or microcomputing novice, or someone who wants more power and possibilities with product prototypes, electronic art projects, or embedded computing experiments, then this book is for you. It is for Internet of Things enthusiasts who want to use more sophisticated hardware than the Raspberry Pi or the Arduino can provide. Whether you are an engineering student, a DIYer, an inventor, or a budding electronics enthusiast, this book delivers accessible, easy-to-succeed instructions for using an advanced microcomputing platform. What You Will Learn Set up and run the BeagleBone Black for the first time Learn the basics of microcomputing and Linux using the command line and easy kernel mods Make introductory projects with Python, JavaScript, BoneScript, and Node.js Explore physical computing and simple circuits using buttons, LEDs, sensors, and motors Discover the unique features of the BeagleBone Black and its real-time computing functions Build intermediate level audio and video applications Assemble and add ingredients for creating Internet of Things prototypes In Detail There are many single-board controllers and computers such as Arduino, Udoo, or Raspberry Pi, which can be used to create electronic prototypes on circuit boards. However, when it comes to creating more advanced projects, BeagleBone Black provides a sophisticated alternative. Mastering the BeagleBone Black enables you to combine it with sensors and LEDs, add buttons, and marry it to a variety of add-on boards. You can transform this tiny device into the brain for an embedded application or an endless variety of electronic inventions and prototypes. With dozens of how-tos, this book kicks off with the basic steps for setting up and running the BeagleBone Black for the first time, from connecting the necessary hardware and using the command line with Linux commands to installing new software and controlling your system remotely. Following these recipes, more advanced examples take you through scripting, debugging, and working with software source files, eventually working with the Linux kernel. Subsequently, you will learn how to exploit the board's real-time functions. We will then discover exciting methods for using sound and video with the system before marching forward into an exploration of recipes for building Internet of Things projects. Finally, the book finishes with a dramatic arc upward into outer space, when you explore ways to build projects for tracking and monitoring satellites. Style and approach This comprehensive recipe book deconstructs a complex, often confusing piece of technology, and transforms it to become accessible and fun with snappy, unintimidating prose, and extensive easy-to-succeed instructions.
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