Although wireless technology probably means an easy internet connection for a home computer or laptop for the average man in the street. Cognitive communications and wireless technology means far more than simply broadband and media downloading for the Cognitive Communications Consortium. We are focused on research into a variety of principles and implementations of cognitive communications. Our research is carried out with colleagues across the globe.
The key research priority for the Consortium is:
The application of cognitive principles to communications through the enabling research areas of:
- Cognitive communications for ‘smart’ environments
- Cognitive networking for hierarchical ad hoc and sensor networks
- Low complexity cognitive radio
- Cognitive radio for next generation spectrum access
- ‘Green’ cognitive radio
- Robust cognitive radio
- Cognitive communications for body sensor networks
- Sensing and measurement for cognitive radio
- Cognitive acoustics
The way the activities are organised at the partner organisations is quite diverse from small individual person research projects, through to large multi-partner research and development projects funded by outside agencies. Underpinning the activities is the Consortium’s Research Mobility Programme which supports short visits to partner organisations.