Cognitive Radio (CR) is a reason for a lot of excitement in the RF/wireless industry. This book covers knowledge about CR concepts, principles, standards, spectrum policy issues, and product implementation details. It discusses cognitive radios in multiple antenna systems, policy language, policy engine, spectrum-sensing and rendezvous techniques.
Few developments in the RF/wireless industry have created as much excitement as Cognitive Radio (CR). The principles of this technology have even created new terms for subfields of this technology including dynamic spectrum access, white space, and spectrum sharing to name a few, and many companies now recognize that this technology will create numerous new business models, all enabled by cognitive radio principles. This book thoroughly covers current knowledge about cognitive radio (CR) concepts, principles, standards, spectrum policy issues, and product implementation details. In addition to 16 chapters that cover all the basics of cognitive radio, this new edition contains eight brand-new chapters covering cognitive radios in multiple antenna systems, policy language, the policy engine, spectrum-sensing and rendezvous techniques, spectrum-consumption models, protocols for adaptation, cognitive networking, and information on the latest standards, thus making it an indispensable resource for radio frequency and wireless engineers.; The features of this book include: foreword and chapter contributed by Joe Mitola, the primary innovator of the field; discussion of cognitive aids to the user, spectrum owner, and network operator; explanation of capabilities such as time-position awareness, speech and language awareness, multiobjective radio and network optimization, and supporting database infrastructure; detailed information on product implementation to aid product developers. Thorough descriptions of each CR component, provided by leaders of their respective fields, and the latest about high-performance analysis-implementation techniques; explanations of the complex architecture and terminology of current standards activities; and, discussion of market opportunities created by CR technology. The new edition of this cutting-edge reference, which reviews principles, implementation details, standards, and policy issues in one book, will enable engineers to master and apply today's cognitive radio technologies. Bruce Fette, PhD, is chief scientist in the Communications Networking Division of General Dynamics C4 Systems Signal Processing Center of Excellence in Scottsdale, Arizona.; He has worked with the Software Defined Radio Forum from its inception and is currently performing the role of Technical Chair. Dr. Fette has 36 patents and has been awarded the Distinguished Innovator Award by General Dynamics and the SDR Forum Contributor Award of 2004.