Data Dissemination and Channel Selection in Cognitive Radio Networks

Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Yasir Faheem

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In this chapter, the authors provide a comprehensive review of broadcasting and channel selection strategies for wireless cognitive radio networks. In the beginning, some applications of the data dissemination in wireless cognitive radio networks are discussed to highlight their importance and utility. Next, the authors provide a detailed classification of broadcasting protocols in light of the existing literature, and the pros and cons of each classified category are discussed. Afterwards, the data dissemination is briefly discussed in the context of multi-channel environments and the related issues are highlighted. Then, the authors discuss the challenges of data dissemination in cognitive radio networks, followed by the classification of channel selection strategies along with their advantages and disadvantages for various classes of applications. In the last part, the authors conclude this chapter with open research issues that need to be addressed to provide efficient channel selection and data dissemination strategies in cognitive radio networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolution of Cognitive Networks and Self-Adaptive Communication Systems
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781466641907
ISBN (Print)1466641894, 9781466641891
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


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