Cognitive radio - a paradigm for wireless communication in which either a network or a wireless node changes its transmission or reception parameters to communicate more efficiently and avoid interference - is one of the most exciting emerging fields in communications technology. Taking an integrated development approach, this cutting-edge book provides engineers with clear methods for performing quantitative analysis of cognitive radio techniques in a variety of environments. This detailed reference presents a quantitative structure that helps practitioners determine the capability of cognitive radio to address a number of constraints of current radio design. Moreover, this unique resource offers unique insight into the application of dynamic spectrum access (DSA) to improve the performance of all classes of wireless devices. A DVD is included in this title! It contains sample cognitive radio environments in MATLAB file format. This data enables practitioners to reproduce the analysis provided in the book and perform the exercises in each chapter.
Preston Marshall is director at large at the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California. He is a widely published author of books, journal articles, and conference proceedings in the communications field. Dr. Marshall holds an M.Sc. in information science from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Trinity College in Dublin.
A Short Introduction to the Cognitive Radio Development. General Operating Concept of a Cognitive Radio. Characterizing Spectrum Occupancy of Signaling Bandwidths. Characterizing High Energy Environments. Selection of Channels to Minimize the Environmental Noise Floor. Achieving Interference Tolerance in Cognitive Radios. Analysis of Interfering and Non-Interfering Wireless Operation. Minimizing the Spatial Interference Footprint by Cognitive Radio. Environment-Driven Performance, Reliability, and Component Trades. Large-Scale Cognitive Radio System Experiments and Demonstrations.