4th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications

Research Article

Using cognitive radio to deliver ‘Green’ communications

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1109/CROWNCOM.2009.5189203,
        author={David Grace and Jingxin  Chen and Tao  Jiang and Paul D. Mitchell},
        title={Using cognitive radio to deliver ‘Green’ communications},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications},
        keywords={Cognitive radio; green radio; power-efficient  modulation; distributed artificial intelligence.},
  • David Grace
    Jingxin Chen
    Tao Jiang
    Paul D. Mitchell
    Year: 2009
    Using cognitive radio to deliver ‘Green’ communications
    DOI: 10.1109/CROWNCOM.2009.5189203
David Grace1,*, Jingxin Chen1,*, Tao Jiang1,*, Paul D. Mitchell1,*
  • 1: Communications Research Group, Department of Electronics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD United Kingdom
*Contact email: dg@ohm.york.ac.uk, jc533@ohm.york.ac.uk, tj511@ohm.york.ac.uk, pdm@ohm.york.ac.uk


This paper discusses different ways of delivering dasiagreenpsila cognitive radio based systems. Fundamental is the need to exploit the free spectrum available and power efficient modulation where possible. The paper describes a variable power/bandwidth efficient modulation strategy where the modulation level is adjusted by cognitively determining the assignment and use of the available spectrum, taking into account the channel occupancy probability. Battery life for different techniques is also considered. Secondly, the paper discusses ways to reduce the complexity overall of cognitive radio systems, particularly in the need for spectrum sensing by exploiting distributed artificial intelligence. Techniques presented show how it is possible to largely eliminate the need for spectrum sensing, along with the associated energy consumption, by using reinforcement learning to develop a preferred channel set in each device. Finally, the paper discusses the potential benefits of the use of antenna directionality to improve energy efficiency, and the associated problems that still must be solved before this technique can deliver dasiagreenpsila radio.