By Topic

Exploiting location awareness toward improved wireless system design in cognitive radio

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Yarkan, S. ; Univ. of South Florida, Tampa ; Arslan, H.

Rapid advances in digital technology allow people to have a single wireless device that has multiple functions such as communication, computing, and entertainment. These functions are generally embedded into the devices as add-on hardware components such as sensors, digital cameras, and so on. Currently, the functions operate independent of each other, since there is no unit that controls and coordinates the add-on hardware. However, with the aid of a cognitive engine, CR can take advantage of each component to improve its communications. In this work, location awareness is exploited to improve the wireless communication system design in CR. It is shown that several crucial wireless channel parameters are environment-dependent. In order for CR to relate a corresponding empirical model with an environment, the classification of propagation environments is outlined as well. The methods of characterizing the propagation environment for CR are also discussed. In addition, it is described how CR can carry out all these steps with the aid of a KRS along with RKRL and complete its adaptation cycle. CR networks are also discussed, including disseminating the location awareness information, propagation characteristics, and their effects on the network itself.

Published in:

Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 1 )