Information Theoretical Optimization Gains in Energy Adaptive Data Gathering and Relaying in Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks
Cognitive Radio (CR) technology helps mitigate wireless resource scarcity problem by dynamically changing frequency spectrum, power and modulation type. Opportunistic spectrum access increases the network capability and quality. Recently, CR applied to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) generated the paradigm of Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks (CRSNs) overcoming the challenges posed by event-driven traffic demands of WSNs. To realize advantages of CRSN, spectrum and power allocation, and routing must be jointly considered to maximize the information capacity, resource utilization and the lifetime.