Cognitive radio is a form of wireless communication in which a transceiver can intelligently detect which communication channels are in use and instantly move into vacant channels while avoiding occupied ones. Providing an in-depth treatment of the core enablers of cognitive radio technology, this unique book places emphasis on critical areas that have not been sufficiently covered in existing literature. Professionals find expert guidance in the key enablers with respect to communications and signal processing. The book presents fundamentals, basic solutions, detailed discussions of important enabler issues, and advanced algorithms to save engineers time with their projects in the field. For the first time in any book, practitioners find an adequately detailed treatment of spectrum sensing that covers nearly every aspect of the subject.
Kandeepan Sithhamparanathan is a group leader and senior researcher at Cognitive Information Networks Group, Create-Net research Centre, Trento, Italy. He holds an M.Eng. in telecommunications and a Ph.D. in communications, both from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Andrea Giorgetti is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronics, Computer Sciences and Systems at the University of Bologna in Italy. He received his Laurea degree in electronic engineering and his Ph.D. in electronic engineering and computer science, both from the University of Bologna.
Spectrum Sensing Techniques - Fundamentals of Spectrum Sensing and Detection. Spectrum Sensing Technique. Spatio-Temporal Spectrum Sensing Strategies. Cooperative Spectrum Sensing. Distributed Spectrum Sensing. Advanced Spectrum Sensing Topics. Interference Mitigation Techniques - fundamentals and Coexistence and Interference Mitigation Techniques. Coexistence Analysis. Coexistence in Network Scenarios. Interference Mitigation Techniques Enabling Coexistence. Advance Interference Mitigation Techniques. Localization and Radio Environment Mapping - Fundamentals of Ranging and Localization for Cognitive Radio. Localization of Primary Users.