Scalability, Density, and Decision Making in Cognitive Wireless Networks

Scalability, Density, and Decision Making in Cognitive Wireless Networks

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This cohesive treatment of cognitive radio and networking technology integrates information and decision theory to provide insight into relationships throughout all layers of networks and across all wireless applications. It encompasses conventional considerations of spectrum and waveform selection and covers topology determination, routing policies, content positioning and future hybrid architectures that fully integrate wireless and wired services. Emerging flexibility in spectrum regulation and the imminent adoption of spectrum-sharing policies make this topic of immediate relevance both to the research community and to the commercial wireless community. * Features specific examples of decision-making structures and criteria required to extend network density and scaling to unprecedented levels * Integrates sensing, control plane and content operations into a single cohesive structure * Provides simpler and more powerful models of network operation * Presents a unique approach to decision-making and to mechanisms for adjusting control plane activity to ensure network scaling * Generalises the concepts of shared and adaptive spectrum policies * Addresses network transport operations and dynamic management of cognitive wireless networks' own information seeking behaviourshow more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 79 b/w illus. 75 tables 75 exercises
  • 1139848003
  • 9781139848008

Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Overview: 1. Introduction; 2. Theoretical foundations; 3. Future wireless operation, environments and dynamic spectrum access; 4. Fundamental challenges in cognitive radio and wireless systems; Part II. Generalized Environmental Characterization: 5. The spectrum and channel environment; 6. Propagation modeling, characterization and control; 7. The connectivity environment; 8. The information and content environment; Part III. System Performance of Cognitive Wireless Systems: 9. Network scaling; 10. Network physical density limitations; 11. Network sensing and exchange information effectiveness; 12. Content access information effectiveness; 13. Minimizing nonlinear circuit effects; Part IV. Integrated Analysis and Decision-Making: 14. Awareness structure for cognitive wireless systems; 15. Instantiating and updating beliefs across wireless networks; 16. Decision-making structure for cognitive wireless systems; Part V. Summary: 17. Further research needs in cognitive wireless networks; Appendix A. Terms and acronyms; Appendix B. Symbols; Appendix C. Mathematica and MATLAB routines.show more

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'This is an extremely important text that comes at a critical time in the evolution of our understanding of both the characteristics of the spectrum need and the means by which this increasingly urgent need can be satisfied. [Marshall] has been one of the long term leaders in the development of the framework for dynamic spectrum access networks and cognitive radio technology, giving him a historic as well as current perspective on the challenges. The insights in this book should be of enormous value to students, active researchers, wireless systems developers, and regulatory and policy leaders.' Dennis A. Roberson, Illinois Institute of Technology '... highly original and brilliantly insightful. Preston Marshall has examined cognitive technologies under three essential key headings - scalability, density and decision-making. In doing this he unlocks the power of cognitive technologies and builds a realisable and compelling vision for communication networks of the future. Every section ... is full of new ideas and insights that could only be written by someone who has been a leader in this field and has a handle on the bigger picture as well as a deep understanding of the technical details. This book is so far removed from the myriad of books that simple relate information to the reader. It is packed full of ideas, opinions and most crucially supporting evidence ... a breath of fresh air ... essential reading for someone who has any interest in how the challenges for communication systems of the future will be met.' Linda Doyle, University of Dublin '... a refreshing take ... I strongly recommend this book to both scholars and experts in the field, and I am convinced that it will be frequently used as reference material for all interested in the future potential of cognitive wireless networks.' Shaunak Joshi, IEEE Communications Magazineshow more

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