Date Added: Aug 2011
Cognitive radio networks hold the key to achieving better radio bandwidth utilization and improving the quality of wireless applications. The next step in this fast emerging paradigm is the multi-hop cognitive radio network. Well designed multi-hop cognitive radio networks can provide high bandwidth efficiency by using dynamic spectrum access technologies as well as provide extended coverage and ubiquitous connectivity for the wireless end users. However, the special features of multi-hop cognitive radio network also raises several unique design challenges.