Glenn Bradford

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Cooperative diversity is the result of relaying among nodes to achieve space diversity in multipath environments that offer limited time and frequency diversity. Although there is now substantial literature covering specification and analysis of cooperative communication strategies based upon models of wireless environments, there is much less work(More)
Block Markov superposition encoding has been used on a number of channels to enable transmitter cooperation, including the decode-and-forward (DF) relaying scheme on the full-duplex relay channel. We analyze the error performance of DF with regular encoding and sliding window decoding as the window size of the decoder is allowed to grow. Specifically, we(More)
Spectrum sensing is a critical function for enabling dynamic spectrum access (DSA) in wireless networks that utilize cognitive radio (CR). In DSA networks, unlicensed secondary users can gain access to a licensed spectrum band as long as they do not cause harmful interfere to primary users. Spectrum sensing is subject to errors in the form of false alarms(More)
As information and communication technologies (ICTs) become more diffuse, the diversity of users that designers need to consider is growing; this includes people with disabilities and aging populations. As a result, computing education must provide students the means and inspiration to learn about inclusive design. This poster presents top-level findings(More)
One key goal of software-defined radio (SDR) is to provide the possibility of operating in a wide range of frequency bands with a single device. At the same time, real-world communication systems require a high degree of amplification and filtering to achieve acceptable performance. Realizing these two goals creates an inherent challenge, as both high(More)
Design and analysis of cooperative communication schemes based upon modeling and simulation exist in large quantities in the research literature. Despite this fact, there have been relatively few efforts directed toward implementing and experimentally evaluating such schemes. Cooperative protocols have many components that make them challenging to implement(More)
The reduction in both user and control plane latency is a major goal for next generation (4G) cellular networks, specifically the Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) standard. At the same time, relay stations, which introduce additional latency into transmissions, are seen as a potential means to improve cell spectral efficiency and coverage. This paper(More)
by Glenn J. Bradford Increasing data rates in wireless devices is particularly challenging due to the presence of many impairments in the medium, including multipath fading. Diversity techniques are a means of increasing transmission reliability in multipath environments. This thesis focuses on cooperative diversity, a concept that obtains spatial diversity(More)