$480K Equipment Grant Won for Cognitive Radios

January 4, 2017

Cognitive Radio EquipmentProf. Sudharman K. Jayaweera (Lead PI) in collaboration with Co-PI Prof. Christos Christodoulou and others recently received an equipment grant of about $480,000 from the Army Research Office (ARO) to develop and prototype wideband autonomous cognitive radios.

The funding from this award is aimed at equipping the cognitive radio laboratory (http://cognitive-radio.ece.unm.edu/) at the ECE Department of University of New Mexico, headed by Professors Jayaweera and Christodoulou, with a Wideband Autonomous Cognitive Radio Development and Prototyping System that will help augment the current research program in cognitive radios with development, prototyping and testing capabilities.

Over the last six years, the Cognitive Radio Laboratory at ECE have established itself as one of the leading and most comprehensive research programs in futuristic cognitive radio technology with a wide range of applications.

The requested Wideband Autonomous Cognitive Radio Development and Prototyping System (WACR Development and Prototyping System) consists of three infrastructure modules (a Network Spectrum Analyzer, a Vector Signal Generator and a Rapid Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Fabrication Unit) and a Software Defined Radio (SDR) testbed made of several USRP SDR (Universal Software Radio Peripheral Software Defined Radio) platforms.

This equipment will expand the on-going research at the Cognitive Radio Laboratory into developing a prototype of wideband autonomous cognitive radio system.