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Reconfigurable Radio Systems: Network Architectures and Standards

Reconfigurable Radio Systems: Network Architectures and Standards

Maria Stella Iacobucci

ISBN: 978-1-118-39839-5

May 2013

304 pages

$106.99

Description

Covers the state of the art of the technology and standards for reconfigurable radio systems, from self organizing networks and cognitive radio, through to reconfigurable architectures for networks and terminals

This timely book provides a standards-based view of the development, evolution, techniques and potential future scenarios for the deployment of reconfigurable radio systems. 

After an introduction to radiomobile and radio systems deployed in the access network, the book describes cognitive radio concepts and capabilities, which are the basis for reconfigurable radio systems.  The self-organizing network features introduced in 3GPP standards are discussed and  before IEEE 802.22, the first standard based on cognitive radio, is described. Then the ETSI reconfigurable radio systems functional architecture and the IEEE 1900.4 standard for reconfigurable radio are examined. Finally, the author presents new scenarios and future visions that reconfigurable radio systems may bring.

Key features:-

  • Examines the current standards based on cognitive and reconfigurable radio, and analyses future scenarios
  • Includes a general overview of radiomobile (i.e. GSM, UMTS, HSPA, LTE) and wireless (i.e. WLAN, WPAN, WiMAX) network architectures
  • Features an accompanying website features links and white papers
Preface ix

Acknowledgements xiii

List of Abbreviations xv

1 The Multiradio Access Network 1

1.1 Introduction 1

1.2 Radiomobile Networks 3

1.2.1 GSM/GPRS/EDGE Network Architecture 4

1.2.2 GSM/GPRS/EDGE Access Network 6

1.2.3 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ Network Architecture 17

1.2.4 UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ Access Network 21

1.2.5 LTE Network Architecture 30

1.2.6 LTE Access Network 33

1.2.7 LTE Advanced 48

1.3 Wireless Networks 50

1.3.1 Wireless LAN 50

1.3.2 Wireless MAN 58

1.3.3 Wireless PAN 61

References 66

2 Cognitive Radio: Concept and Capabilities 69

2.1 Cognitive Systems 69

2.2 Spectrum Sensing Cognitive Radio 70

2.2.1 Spectrum Sensing Cognitive Features 72

2.3 Introduction to the Full Cognitive Radio 101

References 102

3 Self-Organizing Network Features in the 3GPP Standard 105

3.1 Self-Organizing Networks 105

3.1.1 Alarming 107

3.1.2 Operational Support System Automation 108

3.1.3 Energy Saving 109

3.2 LTE Overview 111

3.3 LTE Home eNB 116

3.4 LTE and Self-Organizing Networks 119

3.4.1 Self-Establishment of a New eNB 121

3.4.2 Automatic Neighbour Relation Management 123

3.4.3 eNB Self-Optimization 127

3.4.4 Energy Saving Management 136

3.4.5 Self-Healing 138

References 142

4 IEEE 802.22: The First Standard Based on Cognitive Radio 145

4.1 White Spaces 145

4.1.1 FCC Regulation 146

4.1.2 ECC Regulation 148

4.2 IEEE 802.22 151

4.2.1 IEEE 802.22 Architecture 154

4.3 IEEE 802.22.1 179

References 181

5 ETSI Standards on Reconfigurable Radio Systems 183

5.1 Introduction 183

5.2 ETSI Reconfigurable Radio Systems 184

5.2.1 Reconfigurable Radio Base Station Architecture 186

5.2.2 Reconfigurable Radio Device Architecture 190

5.2.3 Cognitive Pilot Channel (CPC) 200

5.2.4 ETSI RRS Functional Architecture 211

5.3 Summary 220

References 220

6 IEEE 1900.4 223

6.1 Introduction 223

6.2 IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks Standards Committee (DySPAN-SC) 224

6.3 IEEE 1900.4 Functional Architecture 225

6.3.1 Operator Spectrum Manager Entity 228

6.3.2 Network Reconfiguration Manager Entity 229

6.3.3 RAN Reconfiguration Controller and RAN Measurement Collector Entities 231

6.3.4 Terminal Equipment Entities 232

6.3.5 IEEE 1900.4 and ETSI RRS Functional Architecture Comparison 232

6.3.6 Use Cases for the IEEE 1900.4 Functional Architecture 235

6.4 IEEE 1900.4a Functional Architecture 241

6.4.1 White Space Manager Entity 243

6.4.2 Cognitive Base Station 244

6.4.3 Terminal Equipment Entities 245

6.4.4 Use Cases for the IEEE 1900.4a Functional Architecture 246

6.5 Summary 249

References 249

7 Regulatory Challenges of Reconfigurable Radio Systems 251

7.1 Introduction 251

7.2 Spectrum Management 251

7.2.1 Dynamic Spectrum Access 254

7.2.2 Market-Based Approach in Spectrum Management 259

7.3 Impacts of Reconfigurable Radio Systems to Spectrum Governance 262

7.4 Summary 266

References 266

Index 269

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