Cognitive MAC Designs for OSA Networks

  • Mahsa Derakhshani
  • Tho Le-Ngoc

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mahsa Derakhshani, Tho Le-Ngoc
    Pages 1-13
  3. Mahsa Derakhshani, Tho Le-Ngoc
    Pages 15-33
  4. Mahsa Derakhshani, Tho Le-Ngoc
    Pages 35-58
  5. Mahsa Derakhshani, Tho Le-Ngoc
    Pages 83-96

About this book


This SpringerBrief presents recent advances in the cognitive MAC designs for opportunistic spectrum access (OSA) networks. It covers the basic MAC functionalities and MAC enhancements of IEEE 802.11. Later chapters discuss the existing MAC protocols for OSA and classify them based on characteristic features.

The authors provide new research in adaptive carrier sensing-based MAC designs tailored for OSA, which optimize spectrum utilization and ensure a peaceful coexistence of licensed and unlicensed systems. Analytically devised via optimization and game-theoretic approaches, these adaptive MAC designs are shown to effectively reduce collisions between both primary and secondary network users.

Researchers and professionals working in wireless communications and networks will find this content valuable. This brief is also a useful study guide for advanced-level students in computer science and electrical engineering.


Carrier sense multiple access Cognitive radio Game theory IEEE 802.11 Medium access control Networks Opportunistic spectrum access

Authors and affiliations

  • Mahsa Derakhshani
    • 1
  • Tho Le-Ngoc
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12648-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12649-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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