Earlier today, the Washington, D.C.-based Wireless Innovation Forum approved the report Quantifying the Benefits of Cognitive Radio that presents the results of an extensive survey performed by the group’s Cognitive Radio Work Group (CRWG) on open and public Cognitive Radio (CR) literature.

The intent of the report is to summarize the “hard numbers” required to assess the value proposition of CR technologies in future radio systems.

According to James Neel of Cognitive Radio Technologies who also serves as chairman of the CRWG, “Cognitive radio is an exciting technology that is pushing wireless innovation forward in areas such as dynamic spectrum access in the TV white spaces, self-organizing networks (SON) with femtocells, self-healing wireless LANs, real-time spectrum markets and context aware smartphones.”

To build the committee report, Neel says the CRWG went back to original sources – conference proceedings, journals, publications and regulatory filings – “to extract the quantifiable benefits claimed for various cognitive radio technologies, the assumptions required to achieve those benefits, and the intended applications.” The report not only includes that information but also issues related to coexistence, security, implementation, testing and regulation, “allowing developers, researchers, and regulators to analyze the cost vs. benefit associated with integrating cognitive radio techniques into their solutions,” he adds.

To read the report in its entirety, click here.

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