Haitham is a PhD student at the wireless communications research group at ECU. His research project title is "Cognitive Radio for Next Generation Wireless Communication Networks: Energy and Spectrum Considerations"
Research Project Brief Description:
Nowadays, wireless-enabled devices are ubiquitous, and statistics show that the number of these devices is growing exponentially. This exponential increase leads to a high level of competition for the available wireless spectrum. The cognitive radio technique has been proposed as a potential solution to this problem, allowing user to use any underutilized spectrum opportunistically as long as the primary user of the licensed spectrum is absent. The research work described in this proposal will investigate how cognitive radio can be utilized in order to develop a spectral efficient and energy-efficient communication technique from the end user perspective for next generation communication systems. Furthermore, the research will investigate the features and capabilities of software defined radio (SDR), and how they can be utilized along with the cognitive radio in order to build a cost-efficient and prot-aware communication technique from the operator's perspective. Finally, it will investigate the rendezvous process and how it can be exploited along with cognitive radio to develop a spectral- and energy-efficient communication technique for next generation communication systems.