Cognitive Radio Technology,
Edition 1
Edited by Bruce A. Fette

Publication Date: 08 Aug 2006
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)
About the author
Edited by Bruce A. Fette, Chief Scientist, General Dynamics, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Table of Contents
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
Book details
ISBN: 9780750679527
Page Count: 656
Retail Price : £61.99
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