Cognitive Networks: Applications and Deployments

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Jaime Lloret Mauri, Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor, Danda B. Rawat, Javier Manuel Aguiar Perez
CRC Press, Dec 16, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 516 pages
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A cognitive network makes use of the information gathered from the network in order to sense the environment, plan actions according to the input, and make appropriate decisions using a reasoning engine. The ability of cognitive networks to learn from the past and use that knowledge to improve future decisions makes them a key area of interest for anyone whose work involves wireless networks and communications.

Cognitive Networks: Applications and Deployments examines recent developments in cognitive networks from the perspective of cutting-edge applications and deployments. Presenting the contributions of internationally renowned experts, it supplies complete and balanced treatment of the fundamentals of both cognitive radio communications and cognitive networks—together with implementation details.

The book includes case studies and detailed descriptions of cognitive radio platforms and testbeds that demonstrate how to build real-world cognitive radio systems and network architectures. It begins with an introduction to efficient spectrum management and presents a survey on joint routing and dynamic spectrum access in cognitive radio networks.

Next, it examines radio spectrum sensing and network coding and design. It explores intelligent routing in graded cognitive networks and presents an energy-efficient routing protocol for cognitive radio ad hoc networks. The book concludes by considering dynamic radio spectrum access and examining vehicular cognitive networks and applications.

Presenting the latest standards and spectrum policy developments, the book’s strong practical orientation provides you with the understanding you will need to participate in the development of compliant cognitive systems.

  

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Contents

Some Preliminary Notions and Facts from Probability Theory
7
Comparison of Random Variables Preferences of Individuals
63
COMPARISON OF R V S AND LIMIT THEOREMS
79
NONLINEAR CRITERIA
111
OPTIMAL PAYMENT FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE INSURED 125
125
An individual Risk Model for a Short Period
137
CHAPTERS Conditional Expectations
191
A GENERAL APPROACH TO CONDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS
215
Global Characteristics of the Surplus Process Ruin Models
363
CHAPTERS Survival Distributions
413
Life Insurance Models
461
Annuity Models
499
Premiums and Reserves
531
Reinsurance and Coinsurance
565
Tables
607
Answers to Exercises
619

A Collective Risk Model for a Short Period
225
CHAPTERS Random Processes I Counting and Compound Processes
269
Random Processes II Brownian Motion and Martingales
329

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About the author (2014)

William Hohl held the position of worldwide university relations manager for ARM, based in Austin, Texas, for 10 years. In total, he was with ARM for nearly 15 years and began as a principal design engineer to help build the ARM1020 microprocessor. His travel and university lectures have taken him to over 40 countries on 5 continents, and he continues to lecture on low-power microcontrollers and assembly language programming. In addition to his engineering duties, he also held an adjunct faculty position in Austin from 1998 to 2004, teaching undergraduate mathematics. Before joining ARM, he worked at Motorola (now Freescale Semiconductor) in the ColdFire and 68040 design groups and at Texas Instruments as an applications engineer. He holds MSEE and BSEE degrees from Texas A&M University as well as six patents in the field of debug architectures.

Christopher Hinds has worked in the microprocessor design field for over 25 years, holding design positions at Motorola (now Freescale Semiconductor), AMD, and ARM. While at ARM, he was the primary author of the ARM VFP floating-point architecture and led the design of the ARM10 VFP, the first hardware implementation of the new architecture. He recently joined the Patents Group in ARM, identifying patentable inventions within the company and assisting in patent litigation. He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Texas A&M University and an M.Div from Oral Roberts University, where he worked to establish the School of Engineering, creating and teaching the first digital logic and microprocessor courses. He has numerous published papers and presentations on the floating-point architecture of ARM processors, and is a named inventor on over 30 US patents in the areas of floating-point implementation, instruction set design, and circuit design.