Taxonomy of Cognitive Radio Applications

Arturas Medeisis*, Oliver Holland, Luca De Nardis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Today there exists no single fully-inclusive classification system for the range of possible different use-cases and applications of Cognitive Radio (CR). This paper aims to fill this gap by proposing a universal taxonomy of CR applications. Based on a thorough review of existing literature we offer a conceptual proposal of universal CR taxonomy made of two classification planes that use respectively the application utility and technological factors to describe the hierarchical branching. The two complementary schemes are suggested to accommodate all the many CR applications proposed today, and can be easily expanded in the future to incorporate any newly proposed applications. The paper concludes by outlining some tangible practical benefits of having a universal taxonomy classification, including unambiguous codification of all CR applications and facilitation of autonomous opportunistic CR link and network formation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DYSPAN)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, N.J.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467344487
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks - Bellevue, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Oct 201219 Oct 2012


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Cognitive Radio
  • Cognitive Radio Applications
  • taxonomy


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