Integration of cognitive radio sensor networks and cloud computing: A recent trend

Yasir Saleem*, Farrukh Salim, Mubashir Husain Rehmani

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Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks (CRSNs) are composed of sensor nodes equipped with Cognitive Radio (CR) technology with limited resources (e.g., storage, computational speed, bandwidth, security, etc.). In order to overcome resource limitation, cognitive radio sensor nodes are integrated with cloud computing, which provides computing resources (e.g., storage, computation, security, etc.) to sensor nodes. Therefore, the focus of this chapter is integration of cognitive radio sensor networks with cloud computing. In this chapter, the authors first provide background on cloud computing, cognitive radio networks, wireless sensor networks, and cognitive radio sensor networks. This chapter also describes benefits of this integration to both cognitive radio sensor networks and cloud computing, followed by advantages of using cloud computing in cognitive radio sensor networks. Furthermore, it provides applications of cloud-based cognitive radio sensor networks. In the end, the authors provide some issues, challenges, and future directions for such integration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCloud Technology
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781466665408
ISBN (Print)1466665394, 9781466665392
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2014


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