Cognitive Radio Engineering

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  • Book title: Cognitive Radio Engineering

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  • Year: 2016

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: SBTE5020

  • ISBN: 978-1-61353-211-9

  • Pagination: 264pp

  • Stock Status: In stock

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A cognitive radio is a transceiver which is aware of its environment, its own technical capabilities and limitations and those of the radios with which it may communicate. It is capable of acting on that awareness and past experience to configure itself in a way that optimises its performance and is capable of learning from experience. In a real sense, a cognitive radio is an intelligent communications system that designs and redesigns itself in real time.

Cognitive Radio Engineering is both essential reading and a reference book about cognitive radio architecture and implementation, intended for readers who want to design and build working cognitive radios. It takes the reader from conceptual block diagrams through the design and evaluation of illustrative prototypes. An important goal is to bridge the divide between radio engineers, who often have little experience with the computational resource and timing issues inherent in cognitive radios, and computer engineers who often are unaware of RF issues such as dynamic range, intermodulation products, and acquisition time.

After treating RF subsystems, the book considers computational platforms and computation issues in cognitive radios, followed by system integration, evaluation methods for cognitive radio, and cognitive radio design for networking. The book concludes with coverage of cognitive radio applications in communications.

Topics covered include;

  • Cognitive Engine Design
  • Platforms for Cognitive Radio
  • Cognitive Radio Computation and Computational Platforms
  • Integrating and Programming Rf and Computational Platforms for Cognitive Radio
  • Cognitive Radio Evaluation
  • Cognitive Radio Design for Networking
  • Cognitive Radio Applications

About the Authors

Charles W. Bostian is the Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA. His students and he have made many contributions to cognitive radio, including developing the basic terminology and building some of the first working prototypes. Bostian has co‚Äźauthored three other books in the radio communications field, several book chapters, and a number of journal articles and conference presentations.

Nicholas J. Kaminski is a Research Fellow at the CONNECT Telecommunications Research Centre at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. He conducts research focused on extending the bounds of wireless technology by deploying targeted intelligence to act in harmony with flexible radio systems. He advances distributed radio intelligence through experimentation-based research and is co-principal investigator on several European projects that create and develop experimentation platforms and services for wireless research. He also furthers wireless communications by incorporating techniques for understanding communications from complex systems science. Dr. Kaminski received his master‘s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012 and his Ph.D. in 2014 from Virginia Tech, USA. During this time he was funded as a Bradley Fellow at the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, USA.

Almohanad S. Fayez is a Test R&D Engineer at Intel in Sort Test Technology Development (STTD) where he is involved in the design and development of Intel's next generation of silicon test modules. His interests include high performance computing, embedded systems, software defined radio and wireless networks while focusing on implementation and practical system considerations.

Book review

Cognitive Radio Engineering by Charles W. Bostian Charles W. Bostian, Nicholas J. Kaminski, and Almohanad S. Fayez is an excellent overview of all aspects of cognitive radio. While the book draws most of its examples from work done at Virginia Tech, the scope of the book is comprehensive. Its eight chapters lead readers from the the basic definition of a cognitive radio through cognitive radio hardware and software and finally into the performance evaluation and application of cognitive radio.

IEEE Microwave, Issue of July - August 2017

Book readership

This book is essential reading for researchers and advanced students working in telecommunications engineering.

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