Testbed System of Inter-Radio System Switching for Cognitive Radio

Seishi HANAOKA  Masashi YANO  Tetsuhiko HIRATA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.1   pp.14-21
Publication Date: 2008/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.1.14
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sharing Technology)
Category: Cognitive Network
Keyword: 
cognitive radio,  cellular,  WiMAX,  wireless LAN,  system switching,  testbed system,  

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Summary: 
The cognitive radio system consists of multiple wireless access systems that cover overlapping areas and cognitive terminals that use one or more of the wireless accesses simultaneously. In this paper, we describe the architecture of the cognitive radio system and the inter-system handover protocols. In the architecture, each cognitive terminal, which can access multiple radio systems, operates with a single local IP address. The control sequence and packet format are designed to achieve fast handover among the radio systems. Based on the architecture, we have developed a testbed system. On this system, we demonstrate that data can be delivered continuously and radio systems can be switched correctly without any packet loss. In addition, we present the result of the evaluation of the end-to-end latency on the testbed system. These testbed results demonstrate the system architecture described in the paper can achieve a cognitive radio system.