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We investigate the problem of scalable video multicast in emerging cognitive radio (CR) networks. Although considerable advances have been made in CR research, such important problems have not been well studied. Naturally, “bandwidthhungry” multimedia applications are excellent candidates for fully capitalizing the potential of CRs. We propose a crosslayer(More)
Cognitive radio (CR) is an emerging wireless communications paradigm of sharing spectrum among licensed (or, primary) and unlicensed (or, CR) users. In CR networks, interference mitigation is crucial not only for primary user protection, but also for the quality of service of CR user themselves. In this paper, we consider the problem of interference(More)
Although the technology of femtocells is highly promising, many challenging problems should be addressed before fully harvesting its potential. In this paper, we investigate the problem of cell association and handover management in femtocell networks. Two extreme cases for cell association are first discussed and analyzed. Then we propose our algorithm to(More)
Cognitive radios (CR) are intelligent radio devices that can sense the radio environment and adapt to changes in the radio environment. Spectrum sensing and spectrum access are the two key CR functions. In this paper, we present a spectrum sensing error aware MAC protocol for a CR network collocated with multiple primary networks. We explicitly consider(More)
Radio communication has come a long way from the initially deployed 1G voice (Amps) to modern 3G and 4G networks. A technology that holds promise to provide the next leap in peformance is femtocell. Femtocell technology brings the network closer to the user by adding smaller cells, which provide the benefit of higher quality links and more spatial reuse. To(More)
We investigate the problem of streaming multiple videos over multi-hop cognitive radio (CR) networks. Fine-Granularity-Scalability (FGS) and Medium-Grain-Scalable (MGS) videos are adopted to accommodate the heterogeneity among channel availabilities and dynamic network conditions. We obtain a mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) problem formulation,(More)
Femtocells are shown highly effective on improving network coverage and capacity by bringing base stations closer to mobile users. In this paper, we investigate the problem of streaming scalable videos in femtocell cognitive radio (CR) networks. This is a challenging problem due to the stringent QoS requirements of real-time videos and the new dimensions of(More)
Due to the drastic increase in wireless video traffic, the capacity of existing and future wireless networks will be greatly stressed, while interference will become the dominant capacity limiting factor. In this paper, we investigate cooperative relay in CR networks using video as a reference application. We incorporate interference alignment to allow(More)
Femtocells are shown highly effective on improving network coverage and capacity by bringing base stations closer to mobile users. In this paper, we investigate the problem of streaming scalable videos in femtocell cognitive radio (CR) networks. This is a challenging problem due to the stringent QoS requirements of real-time videos and the new dimensions of(More)