Software Defined Radio: Architectures, Systems and Functions presents new research in wireless communications. It deals with reconfigurability aspects in various layers on the network and terminals as well as the introduction of reconfigurability management middleware and protocol adaptability mechanisms. These have become the key factors for the support of flexible and adaptable service provision to mobile users.
Key features include:
- Summarises Europe s extensive IST research programme on software defined radio
- Provides a comprehensive view on reconfigurability in three very active research projects:
CAST (Configurable radio with Advanced Software Technology)
MOBVIAS (Downloadable Mobile Value Added Services through Software Radio and Switching Integrated Platforms) and
TRUST (Transparently Re–configurable Ubiquitous Terminal) /SCOUT (Smart User–Centric Communication Environment).
- Describes the reconfigurable systems in a heterogeneous environment
- Deals with the user requirements for SDR terminals
- Explains the need for network reconfigurability management
- Discusses adaptive protocols
- Presents a framework for charging and billing for reconfigurable service
Logical and well written this third volume in the Wiley Series in Software Radio is aimed primarily at professional researchers and wireless manufacturers and operators. It will also be valuable reading for senior undergraduate, postgraduate students on mobile and wireless communications courses, as academic research in the field of software defined radio and reconfigurable radio has developed greatly in recent years.
PART I: RECONFIGURABILITY IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS.
Reconfigurable Systems in a Heterogeneous Environment (M. Dillinger & S. Buljore).
PART II: REQUIREMENTS FOR RECONFIGURABLE TERMINALS.
User Requirements for SDR Terminals (R. Navarro–Prieto & G. Conaty).
The Need for Network Reconfigurability Management (N. Alonistioti & N. Houssos).
Adaptive Protocols (S. Panagiotakis & V. Gazis).
PART III: NETWORKS SUPPORTING RECONFIGURABLE TERMINALS.
Network Architectures and Functions (N. Olaziregio, et al.).
Self–Learning and Adaptive Systems: The CODA Approach (T. Karran, et al.).
Open APIs for Flexible Service Provision and Reconfiguration Management (N. Alonistioti, et al.).
Framework for Charging and Billing for Reconfigurable Services (N. Alonistioti & M. Koutsopoulou).
PART IV: PROFILE AND RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
Communication Profiles (E. Mohyeldin, et al.).
Radio Re source Management in Heterogeneous Networks (J. Luo, et al.).
An Efficient Scheme of JRRM and Spectrum–Sharing Methods (D. Bourse, et al.).
Mode Identification and Monitoring of Available Air Interfaces (G. Vardoulias & J. Faroughi–Esfahani).
PART V: SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE RECONFIGURATION.
Reconfiguration of the Network Elements (G. Rabai & S. Imre).
Management, Control and Data Interfaces (K. Moessner & S. Gultchev).
Reconfiguration Principles for Adaptive Baseband (D. Lund & M. Mehta).