The objectives of this project are:

  • To design and develop novel cooperation strategies for a multi-user cooperative network.


  • To design and develop efficient system-level strategies for a cognitive radio network employing cooperative spectrum sensing.


  • To design and develop strategies that allow opportunistic cooperation (using a cognition capability) in a multi-user network.


  • To identify and address challenges associated with incorporating cooperation in practical wireless networks.


  • To design and implement cooperation protocols that remain robust and effective in the face of real-world constraints.


  • To provide indigenous researchers with a platform for testing their proposed cooperative solutions in a real-world setting instead of relying on simulations.


  • To explore novel methodologies for joint cognition and cooperation resulting in research publishable at prestigious venues, as well as novel patentable algorithms/techniques.