Software radio ideally provides the opportunity to communicate with any radio communication standard by modifying only the software, without any modification to hardware components. However, taking into account the static behavior of current communications protocols, the spectrum efficiency optimization, and flexibility, the radio domain has become an important factor.
From this thinking appeared the cognitive radio paradigm. This evolution is today inescapable in the modern radio communication world. It provides an autonomous behavior to the equipment and therefore the adaptation of communication parameters to better match their needs.
This collective work provides engineers, researchers and radio designers with the necessary information from mathematical analysis and hardware architectures to design methodology and tools, running platforms and standardization in order to understand this new cognitive radio domain.
Part 1. Cognitive Radio
1. Introduction to Cognitive Radio, Jacques Palicot, Christophe Moy and Mérouane Debbah.
2. Cognitive Terminals Toward Cognitive Networks, Romain Couillet and Mérouane Debbah.
3. Cognitive Radio Sensors, Renaud Séguier, Jacques Palicot, Christophe Moy, Romain Couillet and Mérouane Debbah.
4. Decision Making and Learning, Romain Couillet, Mérouane Debbah, Hamidou Tembine, Wassim Jouini and Christophe Moy.
5. Cognitive Cycle Management, Christophe Moy and Jacques Palicot.
Part 2. Software Radio as Support Technology
6. Introduction to Software Radio, Jacques Palicot and Christophe Moy.
7. Transmitter/Receiver Analog Front End, Renaud Loison, Raphaël Gillard, Yves Louët and Gilles Tourneur.
8. Transmitter/Receiver Digital Front End, Jacques Palicot, Daniel Le Guennec and Christophe Moy.
9. Processing of Nonlinearities, Yves Louët and Jacques Palicot.
10. Methodology and Tools, Pierre Leray, Christophe Moy and Sufi Tabassum Gul.
11. Implementation Platforms, Amor Nafkha, Pierre Leray and Christophe Moy.
12. General Conclusion and Perspectives.
Jacques Palicot is Professor at Supélec in France. He leads the Signal Communications and Embedded Electronics Research Team on the Rennes Campuses of Supélec. His research interests concern future radio communications systems based on software radio and cognitive radio concepts.