Sensor Network for Dynamic and Cognitive Radio Access (SENDORA)

Funding: European Commission, FP7, ICT WorkProgramme, Objective: Future Networks

Principal Investigator: Prof. Baltasar Beferull-Lozano

Topic: SENDORA project focused on developing innovative techniques based on sensor networks, which will support the coexistence of licensed and unlicensed wireless users in the same area. The capability to detect spectrum holes, without interfering with the primary network currently in use, is the actual major difficulty faced by the cognitive radio, all the more as a fine granularity of allocation (time and frequency) is targeted. The key innovative and original concept proposed in SENDORA project consists in developing a “Sensor Network aided Cognitive Radio” technology, which will allow solving this issue, thanks to the introduction of sensor networks and associated networking capabilities. Novel spectrum sensing and actuation techniques are proposed to identify spectrum holes, analyzing the co-existence of cognitive radios with primary licensed technology without generating harmful interferences.

Role: Leadership of WP Cross-layer protocol design for spectrum sensing and resource allocation in Cognitive radios

Period: 2008-2011