This course is created for graduate students who are
interested in research and development on advanced networks and distributed
systems with an emphasis on cognitive radio networks. The current fixed frequency
allocation approach will no longer be an efficient design for spectrum
allocation to keep up with the substantial growth of spectrum demand in
wireless broadband communications. Opportunistic spectrum sharing becomes a
promising technology for more efficient spectrum utilization, where
secondary systems are allowed to operate in primary systemsกฏ spectrum bands as long as they do not interfere with
the primary systems. Cognitive radio networks allow secondary systems to
sense the spectrum and identify unused bands in primary systems,
which enables dynamic access of underutilized licensed spectrums in
primary systems and provides great potential to support increasing demand
of wireless broadband services. This course will discuss recent advances
and open research issues in cognitive radio networks.
is required. A collection of papers from journals, conference proceedings,
and web sites will be read.
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