Software Defined Radios: From Smart(er) to Cognitive by Sofie PollinSoftware Defined Radios: From Smart(er) to Cognitive by Sofie Pollin

Software Defined Radios: From Smart(er) to Cognitive

bySofie Pollin, Michael Timmers, Liesbet Van der Perre

Paperback | May 29, 2013

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Many and ever more mobile users wish to enjoy a variety of multimedia services, in very diverse geographical environments. The growing number of communication options within and across wireless standards is accommodating the growing volume and heterogeneity in wireless wishes. On the other hand, advancement in radio technologies opening much more flexibility, a.o. through Software Defined Radios, opens up the possibility to realize mobile devices featuring multi-mode options at low cost and interesting form factors.

It is crucial to manage the new degrees of freedom opened up in radios and standards in a smart way, such that the required service is offered at satisfactory quality as efficiently as possible. Efficiency in energy consumption is clearly primordial for battery powered mobile terminals specifically, and in the context of growing ecological concerns in a broader context. Moreover, efficient usage of the spectrum is a growing prerequisite for wireless systems, and coexistence of different standards puts overall throughput at risk.

The management of flexibility risks bringing about intolerable complexity and hamper the desired agility. A systematic approach, consisting of anticipative preparing for smooth operation, allows mastering this challenge. Case studies show that already today, this approach enables smart operation of radios realizing impressive efficiency gains without hampering Quality-of-Service. In the future wireless communication scenes will be able to profit form the opening of the spectrum. Even smarter and cognitive behavior will become possible and essential.

Sofie Pollin obtained the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering Degree in 2002 and the PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering (with honors) in 2006 from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. From 2002 to 2006 she was a researcher at the Wireless Research group of the Inter-university Microelectronics Center (IMEC) working on cros...
Title:Software Defined Radios: From Smart(er) to CognitiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:May 29, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400735979

ISBN - 13:9789400735972

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Table of Contents

1. Serving Many Mobile Users in Various Scenarios: Radios to Go Smart(er) and Cognitive.- 2. Emerging Standards for Smart Radios: Enabling Tomorrow's Operation.- 3. Cognitive Radio Design and Operation: Mastering the Complexity in a Systematic Way.- 4. Distributed Monitoring for Opportunistic Radios.- 5. Coexistence: the Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts.- 6. Anticipative Energy and QoS Management: Systematically Improving the User Experience.- 7. Distributed Optimization of Local Area Networks.- 8. Close.- Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The monograph is intended for researchers advanced in wireless network design and optimization. For those interested in the concepts of wireless coexistence, this book will be a valuable source of information. The work is cohesive . . It is also compact and easy to read, especially for people familiar with advanced wireless communications concepts. . it is certainly worth reading?many practical and novel coexistence concepts are introduced therein. It will form a source of inspiration for further research in the area." (Przemyslaw Pawelczak, IEEE Communications Magazine, August, 2011)