Date Added: Jun 2011
Post-disaster situation requires quick and effective rescue efforts by the first responders. Generally the rescue teams use wireless radios for intra-agency communications. Lack of collaboration among different rescue agencies may create interference among the emergency radios. Identification of some physical parameters of these active radios is necessary for collaboration. Carrier frequency and bandwidth can be estimated by spectrum sensing, whereas modulation classification requires further signal processing and classification operations. Processing speed and performance of the classification system can be controlled by appropriate selection of signal parameters, signal processing techniques and the classification algorithms.