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Cognitive Wireless Communications – A paradigm shift in dealing with radio resources as a prerequisite for the wireless network of the future – An overview on the topic of cognitive wireless technologies

Thomas Haustein
  • Corresponding author
  • Fraunhofer HHI – Wireless Communications and Networks Einsteinufer 37, Berlin 10587, Germany
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/ Slawomir Stanczak
  • Fraunhofer HHI – Wireless Communications and Networks Einsteinufer 37, Berlin 10587, Germany
/ Adam Wolisz
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
/ Friedrich Jondral
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
/ Hans Schotten
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
/ Rolf Kraemer
  • IHP Frankfurt/Oder, Frankfurt, Germany
/ Markus Mück
  • Intel Mobile Communication, Munich, Germany
/ Horst Mennenga
  • Federal Network Agency, Bonn, Germany
/ Paul Bender
  • Federal Network Agency, Bonn, Germany
Published Online: 2016-06-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/freq-2016-0152


Wireless radio communications systems form the basis for mobile network connections in the digital society. A limited amount of radio spectrum and a spatially densified use of wireless communications systems require a resource-efficient use of the spectrum. Mechanisms of cognitive radio may hold the key to a more efficient use of the available spectrum under consideration of quality of service requirements. These mechanisms take advantage of location-specific knowledge of the wireless channel occupation in the dimensions of frequency, time, location and direction in space and therefore enable co-existent and reliable wireless communication. The authors give an introduction to the status of cognitive wireless communication technology, which represents the starting point of a series of research projects promoted by BMBF during 2012–2014.

Keywords: cognitive radio systems; dynamic spectrum access; liensed spectrum access; spectrum management; secondary spectrum use

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Published Online: 2016-06-24

Published in Print: 2016-07-01

Citation Information: Frequenz, ISSN (Online) 2191-6349, ISSN (Print) 0016-1136, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/freq-2016-0152. Export Citation

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