NetCo, NETworking over COgnitive radio networks

The objective is to contribute to the understanding and design of spectrum management mechanism in cognitive radio networks. We will approach the problem from several different but complementary perspectives. We will start off by developing accurate models of the specific CRN scenario and then we will use these models to design effective and practical solutions for spectrum management for CRN.

Numerical analysis and/or simulations will be used to complement the analytical performance evaluation part.

More specifically the following research questions will be addressed:

  • What are the most relevant statistical characteristics of the duration of spectrum white spaces? What would be an appropriate model for it in terms of the trade-off between simplicity/tractability and its capability to capture the relevant characteristics?
  • What is the impact that the distribution of the channel idle time has on the performance experienced by a secondary device? An analytical modelling framework will be developed to study this question.
  • What is the best routing metric for CRNs? How to effectively design coupled routing/resource management strategies? How to design routing protocols for CRNs able to establish and maintain routes between secondary users?

Contact person is:  Adrian Popescu

This project is sponsored by Euro-NF.

Partners in the project are Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) and Universiteit Gent (UGENT).

 

 

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