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Giving a basic overview of the technologies supporting cognitive radio this introductory-level text follows a logical approach, starting with the physical layer and concluding with applications and general issues. It provides a background to advances in the field of cognitive radios and a new exploration of how these radios can work together as a network.

Cognitive Radio Networks starts with an introduction to the fundamentals of wireless communications, introducing technologies such as OFDM & MIMO. It moves onto cover software defined radio and explores and contrasts wireless, cooperative and cognitive networks and communications. Spectrum sensing, medium access control and network layer design are examined before the book concludes by covering the topics of trusted cognitive radio networks and spectrum management. Unique in providing a brief but clear tutorial and reference to cognitive radio networks this book is a single reference, written at the appropriate level for newcomers as well as providing an encompassing text for those with more knowledge of the subject.

  • One of the first books to provide a systematic description of cognitive radio networks
  • Provides pervasive background knowledge including both wireless communications and wireless networks
  • Written by leading experts in the field
  • Full network stack investigation
1. Wireless Communications.

1.1 Wireless Communication Systems.

1.2 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing(OFDM).

1.3 MIMO.

1.4 Multiuser Detection (MUD).

2. Software Defined Radio.

2.1 Software Defined Radio Architecture.

2.2 Digital Signal Processor and SDR Baseband Architecture.

2.3 Reconfigurable Wireless communication Systems.

2.4 Digital Radio Processing.

3. Wireless Networks.

3.1 Multiple Access Communications and ALOHA.

3.2 Splitting Algorithms.

3.3 Carrier Sensing.

3.4 Routing.

3.5 Flow Control.

4. Cooperative Communications and Networks.

4.1 Information Theory for Cooperative Communications.

4.2 Cooperative Communications.

4.3 Cooperative Wireless Networks.

5. Cognitive Radio Communications.

5.1 Cognitive Radios and Dynamic Spectrum Access.

5.2 Analytical Approach and Algorithms for Dynamic Spectrum Access.

5.3 Fundamental Limits of Cognitive Radios.

5.4 Mathematical Models toward Networking Cognitive Radios.

6. Cognitive Radio Networks.

6.1 Network Coding for Cognitive Radio Relay Networks.

6.2 Cognitive Radio Networks Architecture.

6.3 Terminal Architecture of CRN.

6.4 QoS Provisional Diversity Radio Access Networks.

6.5 Scaling Laws of Ad Hoc and Cognitive Radio Networks.

7. Spectrum Sensing.

7.1 Spectrum Sensing to Detect Specific Primary System.

7.2 Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive OFDMA Systems.

7.3 Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Multi-Radio Networks.

8. Medium Access Control.

8.1 MAC for cognitive Radios.

8.2 Multi-channel MAC.

8.3 Slotted-ALOHA with Rate-Distance Adaptability.

8.4 CSMA with AMC.

9. Network Layer Design.

9.1 Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.

9.2 Routing in Cognitive Radio Networks.

9.3 Control of CRN.

9.4 Network tomography.

9.5 Self-Organization in Mobile Communication Networks.

10. Trusted Cognitive Radio Networks.

10.1 Framework of Trust in CRN.

10.2 Trusted Association and Routing.

10.3 Trust with Learning.

10.4 Security in CRN.

11. Spectrum Management of Cognitive Radio Networks.

11.1 Spectrum Sharing.

11.2 Spectrum Pricing.

11.3 Mobility Management of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks.

11.4 Regulatory Issues and International Standards.