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—This paper presents a technique for scanning and evaluating the radio spectrum use. This technique determines the average occupancy of a channel over a specific duration. The technique was implemented using Software Defined Radio units and GNU Radio software. The survey was conducted in Grand Forks, North Dakota, over a frequency range of 824 MHz to 5.8(More)
— In addition to serve as platforms for dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radios can also serve as a method for improving the performance of wireless communication systems by smartly adjusting their operating parameters according to the environment and requirements. The uncertainty always present in the environment makes the practical implementation of the(More)
 Abstract—This paper describes a non-blind technique, channel sounder, to characterize a wireless channel. This technique is based on the transmission of a pseudo random sequence through the channel, the calculation of its autocorrelation to estimate the channel impulse response, and from it the calculation of the Delay and Doppler spread parameters. This(More)
Cognitive radio is a new technology that aims to solve the scarcity and underutilization of the radio spectrum. It also aims to achieve its goals with a high quality of service. Hence, channel quality estimation metrics are used to help the cognitive radio to readjust its parameters and enhance its quality of service. One of these metrics is the probability(More)
—This paper presents a fuzzy logic technique to detect link loss in wireless networks. The system uses the parameters CCA (Clear Channel Assessment), BPR (Bad Packet Ratio), PDR (Packet Delivery Ratio) and RSS (Received Strength Signal) as inputs to assess the status of the link and in case it is lost determine the cause of the link failure. A fuzzy(More)
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