An Autonomous Cognitive Access Point for Wi-Fi Hotspots
In this paper, the authors present an application of the Cognitive Networking paradigm to the problem of development of autonomous Cognitive Access Point (CogAP) for small scale wireless network environments such as Wi-Fi hotspots and home networks. In these environments they typically use only one AP per service provider/residence for providing wireless services to the users. However, note that larger number of APs from multiple service providers/residences vie for bandwidth in any geographic region. Here they can reduce the cost of autonomic network control by equipping the same AP with a cognitive functionality.