1st International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications

Research Article

Cognitive Radio Formulation and Implementation

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/CROWNCOM.2006.363476,
        author={Thomas W.  Rondeau and Bin Le and David Maldonado and David  Scaperoth and Charles W.  Bostian},
        title={Cognitive Radio Formulation and Implementation},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications},
        keywords={Artificial intelligence Cognition Cognitive radio Constraint optimization Engines Genetic algorithms Postal services Radio control Software radio Transceivers},
  • Thomas W. Rondeau
    Bin Le
    David Maldonado
    David Scaperoth
    Charles W. Bostian
    Year: 2007
    Cognitive Radio Formulation and Implementation
    DOI: 10.1109/CROWNCOM.2006.363476
Thomas W. Rondeau1, Bin Le1, David Maldonado1, David Scaperoth1, Charles W. Bostian1
  • 1: Center for Wireless Telecommunications, Virginia Tech, Mail Code 0111, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0111, USA


This paper approaches cognition on the physical and MAC layers by defining a common language of "knobs" and "meters" to discuss adaptation and learning. Cognitive radio merges artificial intelligence and software defined radios (SDR). It requires a simple language for communicating between these two levels. We define a method for doing this. We also discuss a genetic algorithm approach to perform intelligent radio adaptation, using the GNU radio platform as an example. We provide both conceptual and practical implementation details of a cognitive radio acting at the physical and MAC layers. Results presented show the promise for the genetic algorithm adaptation within the multi-objective optimization environment of the cognitive radio