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Cognitive Communication and Cooperative HetNet Coexistence

Selected Advances on Spectrum Sensing, Learning, and Security Approaches

  • Covers recent advances in wideband spectrum sensing for cognitive radio

  • Presents the use of several bio-inspired approaches for the design of self-organizing networks in heterogeneous scenarios

  • Discusses the main security threats to cognitive radio networks

  • Explores learning, game theory, and optimization as biomimetic approaches for self-organization in macro-femtocell coexistence

  • Considers cognition as a tool for green next-generation networks

  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Signals and Communication Technology (SCT)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Recent Advances on Wideband Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio

    • Andrea Mariani, Andrea Giorgetti, Marco Chiani
    Pages 1-31
  3. Analysis and Optimization of Energy Detection for Non-Flat Spectral Characteristics

    • Sener Dikmese, Tero Ihalainen, Markku Renfors
    Pages 47-69
  4. Spectrum Sensing Algorithms for Cognitive TV White-Spaces Systems

    • Daniel Riviello, Sergio Benco, Floriana Loredana Crespi, Andrea Ghittino, Roberto Garello, Alberto Perotti
    Pages 71-90
  5. Intersystem Coexistence and Cooperation Through Control Channels

    • Andreas Georgakopoulos, Dimitrios Karvounas, Vera Stavroulaki, Kostas Tsagkaris, Panagiotis Demestichas
    Pages 119-131
  6. Cooperative Spectrum Sensing with Censoring of Cognitive Radios in Fading Channel Under Majority Logic Fusion

    • Srinivas Nallagonda, Sanjay Dhar Roy, Sumit Kundu, Gianluigi Ferrari, Riccardo Raheli
    Pages 133-161
  7. Medium Access Control in Cognitive Impulse Radio UWB Networks

    • Luca De Nardis, Guido Carlo Ferrante, Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto
    Pages 163-186
  8. Integration of Heterogeneous Spectrum Sensing Devices Towards Accurate REM Construction

    • Liljana Gavrilovska, Vladimir Atanasovski, Valentin Rakovic, Daniel Denkovski
    Pages 187-210
  9. Cellular Coverage Optimization: A Radio Environment Map for Minimization of Drive Tests

    • Ana Galindo-Serrano, Berna Sayrac, Sana Ben Jemaa, Janne Riihijärvi, Petri Mähönen
    Pages 211-236
  10. Cooperative Detection of PUE Attacks in CRNs

    • Olga León, Juan Hernández-Serrano, Miguel Soriano
    Pages 287-316
  11. Cognition as a Tool for Green Next Generation Networks

    • Fabrizio Granelli, Oliver Holland, Nelson L. S. da Fonseca
    Pages 317-342
  12. Testbeds and Implementation Issues

    • K. Katzis, A. Perotti, L. De Nardis
    Pages 343-365

About this book

This book, written by experts from universities and major industrial research laboratories, is devoted to the very hot topic of cognitive radio and networking for cooperative coexistence of heterogeneous wireless networks. Selected highly relevant advanced research is presented on spectrum sensing and progress toward the realization of accurate radio environment mapping, biomimetic learning for self-organizing networks, security threats (with a special focus on primary user emulation attack), and cognition as a tool for green next-generation networks. The research activities covered include work undertaken within the framework of the European COST Action IC0902, which is geared towards the definition of a European platform for cognitive radio and networks. Communications engineers, R&D engineers, researchers, and students will all benefit from this complete reference on recent advances in wireless communications and the design and implementation of cognitive radio systems and networks.


  • Biomimetic Approaches
  • Cognitive Radio Systems
  • Cooperative Coexistence
  • European COST Action IC0902
  • Green Next Generation Networks
  • Learning and Optimisation Techniques
  • Primary User Emulation attack
  • Spectrum Sensing Algorithms


From the book reviews:

“Fifteen carefully selected interrelated papers are knit together to provide a holistic solution to the issue, covering security aspects as well. … The book would be highly beneficial as a reference for research institutions and individuals working with cognitive radio communication networks or allied areas.” (C. K. Raju, Computing Reviews, July, 2014)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Rome, Italy

    Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto

  • Rennes, France

    Faouzi Bader

About the editors

Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto is Full Professor of Telecommunications at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. Since 2000, she has been active in fostering the development of ultra-wide-band (UWB) radio communications in Europe and has participated in several pioneering EU projects on UWB communications. Her main research focus in the past decade has been on medium access control and management in wireless networks, as well as energy-efficient routing and location-based optimization of medium access control and routing functions.

Faouzi Bader is Senior Research Associate at the École Supérieure d'Électricité (SUPELEC) in Rennes, France. His research activities mainly focus on advanced multicarrier waveforms for future communication systems, professional mobile radio/public protection and disaster relief and beyond, cross-layer system design, cognitive radio resource management and spectrum sharing, and system coexistence.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cognitive Communication and Cooperative HetNet Coexistence

  • Book Subtitle: Selected Advances on Spectrum Sensing, Learning, and Security Approaches

  • Editors: Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, Faouzi Bader

  • Series Title: Signals and Communication Technology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-01401-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34878-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-01402-9

  • Series ISSN: 1860-4862

  • Series E-ISSN: 1860-4870

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 365

  • Number of Illustrations: 122 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Communications Engineering, Networks, Signal, Speech and Image Processing , Artificial Intelligence

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-01402-9
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
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Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)