System architecture in cognitive radio networks using a radio environment map
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Cognitive Radio (CR) is considered as a promising solution to improve wireless spectrum utilization. Moreover, through optimization frameworks, Radio Resource Management (RRM) procedures are designed to enhance the efficient utilization of resources in CR networks. To face this issue in a holistic perspective, the RRM solutions should take into account not only the optimization task but also their impact on the design task. Thus, in this paper, a system architecture of a novel RRM is proposed for CR networks. In particular, it is fundamental to construct flexible systems to work across heterogeneous systems and help realize their full potential. Therefore, in the proposed system, heterogeneous Primary Users (PUs) with multiple features and variable CR demands are considered. A Radio Environment Map (REM) is used to obtain the required PU features, which are exploited to improve the adaptability in CR networks and, thus, to design an efficient Cognitive RRM. The functionalities of the network elements are described in detail, along with the message exchange to carry out the resource management.
CitationVizziello, A.; Pérez-Romero, J. System architecture in cognitive radio networks using a radio environment map. A: International Conference on Cognitive Radio and Advanced Spectrum Management. "4th International Conference on Cognitive Radio and Advanced Spectrum Management (CogART)". Barcelona: 2011, p. 1-5.