Special Issue "Cognitive Radio: Use the Spectrum in a More Efficient Way"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2014).
Interests: cognitive radio; MAC protocols; cellular networks; machine learning
The emergence and development of new wireless communication systems leads to a significant increase in the demand for radio resources, resulting in a spectrum shortage. Meanwhile, according to the Federal Communications Commission records, a large portion of the spectrum resources allocated to licensed network users are underutilized. Cognitive radio (CR) is a promising technology to mitigate the spectrum scarcity issue because it helps wireless communication systems to utilize the spectrum in a dynamic and more efficient way. In the CR paradigm, cognitive radio users are allowed to access the frequency bands that have been allocated to licensed network users but are not used at a particular time. Therefore, the cognitive radio users should have the ability to locate and utilize the unused frequency bands, and meanwhile be aware of the existence of the licensed users when they are occupying the spectrum. Currently, there are still a lot of technical as well as economic challenges that need to be addressed before the full deployment of cognitive radio.
This Special Issue is intended to present novel and high-quality research papers and reviews in the field of cognitive radio.
Dr. Sanqing Hu
Dr. Lian Zhao
Dr. Nazanin Rahnavard
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- spectrum sensing and measurements
- medium access control design for cognitive radio networks
- physical layer design of cognitive radio networks
- artificial intelligence and machine learning for cognitive radio networks
- MIMO, OFDM in cognitive radio
- resource allocation, game theory in cognitive radio
- dynamic spectrum access
- cognitive radio in cellular networks
- spectrum sharing, mobility management, QoS
- cross-layer design for cognitive radio networks
- cognitive radio network security
- DSP for cognitive radio
- standards and testbed
- compressive sensing for cognitive radio networks