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The opening of the television bands in the United States presents an exciting opportunity for secondary spectrum utilization. Protecting licensed broadcast television viewers from harmful interference due to secondary spectrum usage is critical to the successful deployment of TV white space devices. A wide variety of secondary system operating scenarios(More)
In this paper, we analyze the performance of spectrum sensing based on energy detection. We do not assume the exact noise variance is known a priori. Instead, an estimated noise variance is used to calculate the threshold used in the spectrum sensing based on energy detection. We propose a new analytical model to evaluate the statistical performance of the(More)
Cognitive radios (CR) are proposed to alleviate the spectrum scarcity problems facing wireless service providers. In US, the FCC is considering spectrum regulation changes by allowing unlicensed operation in the TV broadcast bands provided that no harmful interference is caused. In this paper, we discuss the spectrum sensing aspects of cognitive radios. We(More)
This paper discusses a single-microphone-based self-adaptive filter of environmental noise from speech. This filter, based on the work of Graupe (3) and of Graupe and Causey (4), has been incorporated in standard in-the-ear (ITE) and in behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids by several hearing aid manufacturers. Intelligibility tests by the authors and by(More)
In this paper, we present the architecture and implementation of an all-digital transmitter with radio frequency output targeting an FPGA device. FPGA devices have been widely adopted in the applications of digital signal processing (DSP) and digital communication. They are typically well suited for the evolving technology of software defined radios (SDR)(More)
—A nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network is being planned by the United States government. The network will be based on long term evolution (LTE) standards and use recently designated spectrum in the 700 MHz band. The public safety network has different objectives and traffic patterns than commercial wireless networks. In particular, the(More)
Deploying relays and/or mobile base stations is a major means of extending the coverage of a wireless network. This paper presents models, analytical results, and algorithms to answer two related questions: The first is where to deploy relays in order to extend the reach from a base station to the maximum; the second is where to deploy a mobile base station(More)
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