Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Acronym:COST IC0902
Funder:European Commission
Start date:2010 March 1st
End date:2013 December 31st
Keywords:Cognitive radio, Coexistance
Web site: http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/ict/Actions/IC0902-Cognitive-Radio-and-Networking-for-Cooperative-Coexistence-of-Heterogeneous-Wireless-Networks-End-date-December-2013
SPCOM Participants:Margarita Cabrera Bean, Montse Nájar Martón and Josep Vidal Manzano
SPCOM Responsible:Margarita Cabrera Bean, Montse Nájar Martón and Josep Vidal Manzano

Summary

The main objective of the Action is to integrate the cognitive concept across all layers of communication systems, resulting in the definition of a European platform for cognitive radio and networks.

The Action proposes coordinated research in the field of cognitive radio and networks. The cognitive concept applies to coexistence between heterogeneous wireless networks, that share the electromagnetic spectrum for maximum efficiency in resource management. Several efforts are currently in place in European research centers and consortia to introduce cognitive mechanisms at different layers of the communications protocol stack. This Action goes beyond the above trend by integrating the cognitive concept across all layers of system architecture, in view of joint optimization of link adaptation based on spectrum sensing, resource allocation, and selection between multiple networks, including underlay technologies.

The cross-layer approach will provide a new perspective in the design of cognitive systems, based on a global optimization process that integrates existing cognitive radio projects, thanks to the merge of a wide-range of expertise, from hardware to applications, provided by over 30 academic and industrial partners.

The final result will be the definition of a European platform for cognitive radio and networks. To reach this goal, algorithms and protocols for all layers of the communications stack will be designed, and a set of standard interfaces as well as a common reference language for interaction between cognitive network nodes will be defined.

Latest Related Journal publications

[1] L. Reggiani, J. Fiorina, S. Gezici, S. Morosi and M. Nájar, "Radio Context Awareness and Applications", Journal of Sensors, Vol. 2013, August 2013. | Full document | BibTex

[2] E. Lagunas, M. Amin, F. Ahmad and M. Nájar, "Determining building interior structures using compressive sensing", Journal of Electronic Imaging, Vol. 22, April 2013. | Full document | BibTex

[3] E. Lagunas, M. Amin, F. Ahmad and M. Nájar, "Joint Wall Mitigation and Compressive Sensing for Indoor Image Reconstruction", IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 51, February 2013, pp. 891 - 905. | Full document | BibTex


Latest Related Conference publications

[1] M. Navarro, P. Closas Gómez and M. Nájar, "Assessment of Direct Positioning for IR-UWB in IEEE 802.15.4a Channels", International Conference on Ultra-Wideband, September 2013, pp. 55 - 60. | Full document | BibTex

[2] J. Serra and M. Nájar, "Double Shrinkage Correction in Sample LMMSE Estimation", European Signal Processing Conference, September 2013. | Full document | BibTex

[3] E. Lagunas and M. Nájar, "Compressive Spectrum Sensing Based on Spectral Shape Feature Detection", International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems, August 2013, pp. 145 - 149. | Full document | BibTex


Latest Related Patents

[1] M. Nájar and M. Navarro, "Method of Demodulation and Synchronization in Ultra WideBand Systems" May 2013.

[2] M. Navarro, M. Nájar and C. Ibars, "Method for Estimating the Time of Arrival in Ultra Wideband Systems" September 2012.





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