A cognitive radio network testbed for wireless communication and signal processing education

Timothy R. Newman, Tamal Bose

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Typical wireless communication and signal processing education involves, initially mastering theory and then transitioning to studying specific protocols and applications. We present a physical cognitive radio network testbed, developed at Virginia Tech that has interfaces that enable it to be an educational resource using open source software and a simple component-based modeling structure. This testbed advances the educational opportunities available to the cognitive radio wireless communication and signal processing communities by providing a "real-world" platform where students can develop and test cognitive radio protocols and applications and observe how they react in a real wireless environment. Using simple interfaces, students will be able to rapidly develop algorithms and deploy them in a real wireless environment saving time in developing component evaluation and simulation techniques, yet providing them with valid feedback about how their components interacted with the environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE 13th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 5th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, DSP/SPE 2009, Proceedings
Pages757-761
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 8 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE 13th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 5th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, DSP/SPE 2009 - Marco Island, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2009Jan 7 2009

Publication series

Name2009 IEEE 13th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 5th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, DSP/SPE 2009, Proceedings

Other

Other2009 IEEE 13th Digital Signal Processing Workshop and 5th IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop, DSP/SPE 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMarco Island, FL
Period1/4/091/7/09

Keywords

  • Cognitive radio
  • Education
  • Network
  • Testbed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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