Cooperative Spectrum Handovers in Cognitive Radio Networks

  • Anandakumar Haldorai
  • Umamaheswari Kandaswamy
Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)


Cognitive radio networks are an innovative technology that focuses on the radical shift in both radio and networking technologies that ensemble with the potential to provide major performance gains in optimizing the efficiency of any spectrum. As cognitive radio domains have started to progress significantly, new research work is required to address some prevailing technical challenges like Dynamic Spectrum Allocation (DSA) methods, spectrum sensing, cooperative communications, cognitive network architecture protocol design, cognitive network security challenges and dynamic adaptation algorithms for cognitive system and the evolving behavior of systems in general. This chapter highlights the need for an efficient Handover Decision (HD) mechanism to perform switches from one network to another, to provide unified and continuous mobile services that include seamless connectivity and ubiquitous service access. The HD involves efficiently combining handover initiation and network selection process. The network selection decision is a challenging task and it is a central component to making HD for any mobile user in a heterogeneous environment that involves a number of static and dynamic parameters.


Wireless communication Cognitive radio Handovers Spectrum Network selection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anandakumar Haldorai
    • 1
  • Umamaheswari Kandaswamy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringSri Eshwar College of EngineeringCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Information TechnologyPSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia

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