Cognitive Radio Technology

Cognitive Radio Technology

1st Edition - August 8, 2006

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  • Editor: Bruce Fette
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080463735

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Cognitive radio technology is a smarter, faster, and more efficient way to transmit information to and from fixed, mobile, other wireless communication devices. Cognitive radio builds upon software-defined radio technology. A cognitive radio system is 'aware' of its operating environment and automatically adjusts itself to maintain desired communications—it’s like having a trained operator ‘inside’ the radio making constant adjustments for maximum performance. Operating frequency, power output, antenna orientation/beamwidth, modulation, and transmitter bandwidth are just a few of the operating parameters that can automatically be adjusted “on the fly” in a cognitive radio system. Fette has constructed a cutting-edge volume that hits all of the important issues including research, management, and support. Cognitive techniques will be discussed such as position and network awareness, infrastructure and physical and link layer concerns. Though still a nascent technology, cognitive radio is being pushed by the US military and for mission-critical civilian communications (such as emergency and public safety services).

Key Features

*The first book on a revolutionary technology that will be critical to military, emergency, and public safety communications
*A multi-contributed volume written by the leaders in this exciting new area
*Describes the location-determination capabilities of cognitive radio (the precise location of all units in a cognitive radio network can be determined in real time)


RF/Wireless designers and engineers; engineering management; Communications researchers; electronics engineering students

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    Chapter 1: History and Background of Cognitive Radio Technology
    Chapter 2: Communications Policy and Spectrum Management
    Chapter 3: The Software Defined Radio as a Platform for Cognitive Radio
    Chapter 4: The Cognitive Radio - The Technologies Required
    Chapter 5: Spectrum Awareness
    Chapter 6: Cognitive Policy Engines
    Chapter 7: Cognitive Techniques - Physical and Link Layer
    Chapter 8: Cognitive Techniques - Position Awareness
    Chapter 9: Cognitive Techniques - Network Awareness
    Chapter 10: Cognitive Services for the User
    Chapter 11: Network Support - The Radio Environment Map
    Chapter 12: Cognitive Research: Knowledge Representation and Learning
    Chapter 13: Roles of Ontologies in Cognitive Radios
    Chapter 14: Cognitive Radio Architecture
    Chapter 15: Cognitive Radio Performance Analysis
    Chapter 16: The Really Hard Problems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 656
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2006
  • Published: August 8, 2006
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080463735

About the Editor

Bruce Fette

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Chief Scientist, General Dynamics, Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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