1st Edition

Multimedia over Cognitive Radio Networks Algorithms, Protocols, and Experiments

By Fei Hu, Sunil Kumar Copyright 2015
    492 Pages 206 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    492 Pages 206 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    With nearly 7 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, mobility and computing have become pervasive in our society and business. Moreover, new mobile multimedia communication services are challenging telecommunication operators. To support the significant increase in multimedia traffic—especially video—over wireless networks, new technological infrastructure must be created. Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs) are widely regarded as one of the most promising technologies for future wireless communications. This book explains how to efficiently deliver video, audio, and other data over CRNs.

    Covering advanced algorithms, protocols, and hardware-/software-based experiments, this book describes how to encode video in a prioritized way to send to dynamic radio links. It discusses different FEC codes for video reliability and explains how different machine learning algorithms can be used for video quality control. It also explains how to use readily available software tools to build a CRN simulation model.

    This book explains both theoretical and experimental designs. It describes how universal software radio peripheral (USRP) boards can be used for real-time, high-resolution video transmission. It also discusses how a USRP board can sense the spectrum dynamics and how it can be controlled by GNU Radio software. A separate chapter discusses how the network simulator ns-2 can be used to build a simulated CRN platform.

    About the Editors

    Network Architecture to Support Multimedia over CRN

    A Management Architecture for Multimedia Communication in Cognitive Radio Networks
    Alexandru O. Popescu, Yong Yao, Markus Fiedler , and Adrian P. Popescu

    Paving a Wider Way for Multimedia over Cognitive Radios: An Overview of Wideband Spectrum Sensing Algorithms
    Bashar I. Ahmad, Hongjian Sun, Cong Ling, and Arumugam Nallanathan

    Bargaining-Based Spectrum Sharing for Broadband Multimedia Services in Cognitive Radio Network
    Yang Yan, Xiang Chen, Xiaofeng Zhong, Ming Zhao, and Jing Wang

    Physical Layer Mobility Challenges for Multimedia Streaming QoS Over Cognitive Radio Networks
    Chihkai Chen and Kung Yao

    Efficient Multimedia Services Provision over Cognitive Radio Networks using a Traffic-Oriented Routing Scheme
    Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, George Mastorakis, Athina Bourdena, and Evangelos Pallis

    Advanced Network Protocols for Multimedia over CRN

    Exploiting Cognitive Management for Supporting Multimedia Applications over Cognitive Radio Networks
    Faouzi Bouali, Oriol Sallent, and Jordi Pérez –Romero

    Cross-Layer MIMO Cognitive Communications for QoS-/QoE-Demanding Applications
    Reema Imran , Maha Odeh, Nizar Zorba , and Christos Verikoukis

    Cross-Layer Performance Analysis of Cognitive Radio Networks: A QoS Provisioning Perspective
    Yakim Y. Mihov

    Reliable Multicast Video Transmission over Cognitive Radio Networks: Equal or Unequal Loss Protection?
    Abdelaali Chaoub and Elhassane Ibn-Elhaj

    Artificial Intelligence for Multimedia over CRN

    Bayesian Learning for Cognitive Radio Networks
    Xin-Lin Huang and Jun Wu

    Hierarchical Dirichlet Process for Cognitive Radio Networks
    Xin-Lin Huang and Jun Wu

    Experimental Design for Multimedia over CRN

    A Real-Time Video Transmission Test Bed Using GNU Radio and USRP
    Ke Bao, Fei Hu, and Sunil Kumar

    PR Activity Model for Multimedia Communication in NS-2
    Yasir Saleem and Mubashir Husain Rehmani

    Other Important Designs

    Multimedia Communication for Emergency Services in Cooperative Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
    Muhammad Awais Javed, Duy Trong Ngo, and Jamil Yusuf Khan

    Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Multichannel Cognitive Radio Networks
    Ning Zhang, Nan Cheng, Ning Lu, Haibo Zhou, Jon W. Mark, and Xuemin (Sherman) Shen

    A Policy-Based Framework for Cognitive Radio Networks
    Gianmarco Baldini, Ricardo Neisse, Abdur Rahim Biswas, and Alberto Trombetta

    Context-Aware Wideband Localization Using Cooperative Relays of Cognitive Radio Network
    Homayoun Nikookar

    Throughput Improvement in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Using Cognitive Methods
    Barbaros Preveze

    Network Formation Games in Wireless Multihop Networks
    Walid Saad and Tamer Başar

    Rapid Prototyping for Video Coding over Flexible Radio Links
    Matthieu Gautier, Emmanuel Casseau, Hervé Yviquel, Ganda Stéphane Ouedraogo, Mickaël Raulet, and Olivier Sentieys



    Dr. Fei Hu is currently an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He obtained his PhD at Tongji University (Shanghai, China) in the field of signal processing (in 1999) and at Clarkson University (Potsdam, New York) in electrical and computer engineering (in 2002). He has published more than 160 journal/conference papers and books. Dr. Hu’s research has been supported by U.S. National Science Foundation, Cisco, Sprint, and other sources. His research expertise can be summarized as 3S: Security, Signals, Sensors.

    Dr. Sunil Kumar is currently a professor and Thomas G. Pine Faculty Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University (SDSU), San Diego, California. He received his PhD in electrical and electronics engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India, in 1997. From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Kumar was a postdoctoral researcher and adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He also worked as a consultant in industry on JPEG2000- and MPEG-4-related projects, and was a member of the US delegation in JPEG2000 standardization activities. Prior to joining SDSU, Dr. Kumar was an assistant professor at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York (2002–2006). He was an ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow at the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, New York, during the summer of 2007 and 2008, where he conducted research in Airborne Wireless Networks. Dr. Kumar is a senior member of IEEE and has published more than 125 research articles in international journals and conferences, including three books/book chapters. His research has been supported by grants/awards from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Air Force Research Lab, Department of Energy, California Energy Commission, and other agencies. His research areas include wireless networks, cross-layer and QoS-aware wireless protocols, and error-resilient video compression.