This cutting-edge resource offers practical overview of cognitive radio - a paradigm for wireless communications in which a network or a wireless node changes its transmission or reception parameters. The alteration of parameters is based on the active monitoring of several factors in the external and internal radio environment. This book offers a detailed description of cognitive radio and its individual parts. Practitioners learn how the basic processing elements and their capabilities are implemented as modular components. Moreover, the book explains how each component can be developed and tested independently, before integration with the rest of the engine. Practitioners discover how cognitive radio uses artificial intelligence to achieve radio optimization. The book also provides an in-depth working example of the developed cognitive engine and an experimental scenario to help engineers understand its performance and behavior.
Thomas W. Rondeau is a research scientist at IDA CCR-P in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds and M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic and State University. Charles W. Bostian is an alumni distinguished professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University.
Introduction to Cognitive Radio. The Cognitive Engine: Artificial Intelligence for Wireless Communications. Overview and Basics of Software Defined Radios. Optimization of Radio Resources. Genetic Algorithms for Radio Optimization. Decision Making with Case-Based Learning. Cognitive Radio Networking and Rendezvous. Example Cognitive Engine. Conclusions.