Design and Implementation of IEEE 1900.4 Architecture Using IMS Functionality

Homare MURAKAMI  Kentaro ISHIZU  Stanislav FILIN  Hiroshi HARADA  Mikio HASEGAWA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B   No.4   pp.1266-1275
Publication Date: 2012/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E95.B.1266
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Cognitive Radio and Heterogeneous Wireless Networks in Conjunction with Main Topics of CrownCom2011)
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Keyword: 
cognitive radio,  IEEE 1900.4,  IMS,  signaling,  radio resource management,  

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Summary: 
We propose a new cognitive radio network architecture using the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) functionality. We implement the cognitive radio network entities standardized in IEEE 1900.4 on the IMS that exchanges RAN and terminal context information between the networks and the terminals to make optimum and immediate reconfiguration decisions. In our proposed architecture, RAN context information is obtained from cellular networks which are directly connected to the IMS. The presence management functions of the IMS are applied to exchange those information in a “push” manner, which enables immediate notification of changes in wireless environment. We evaluate the performance of the proposed context information exchange method, by comparing with the cases that adequate and immediate RAN context information is not available. The evaluation results show that the proposed framework gives 10–30% superior performance than the conventional cognitive radio networks.