Application of Functional Unit Networks to Next Generation Radio Networks
This paper presents a framework for building reconfigurable protocol stacks. A high degree of re-configurability is achieved through composing complex behavior of a communication system using functional units, forming functional unit networks. The feasibility of functional unit networks and its application to next generation radio networks will be discussed. The applicability of functional unit networks to wireless communication systems is exemplarily shown in the context of a current research project regarding next generation radio networks (WINNER).