Cognitive Wireless Radio Systems


The objective of this project is to develop a framework for facilitating green spectrum for cognitive radio protocols in wireless networks. The project aims at identifying the energy hungry components, spectrum activity, user mobility, user access patterns, spectrum sensing intervals, and spectrum interference levels. Also, proposing energy efficient secondary user scheduling in cognition, where user access decision is done based on interference measurements, user locations, and user eligibility. Finally, develop CogWnet, which is a software framework to manage cognitive radio functionality and provide optimal parameters configuration for wireless channel. The Framework is based on cross-layer design to collect sensory information from all layers in TCP/IP stack along with application QoS requirements. CogWnet will act as an implementation framework for our green cognition techniques






KAUST Baseline Funding

Team Members

  • Abdulrahman Alabbasi

  • Ismail AlQerm


  • Prof. Kang Shin, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, USA

  • Prof. Zouheir Rezki, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Idaho, USA

Selected Publications

  • I. Qerm and B. Shihada, Energy Efficient Power Allocation in Multi-tier 5G Networks Using Enhanced Online Learning, IEEE Transactions on vehicular Technology, Accepted, 2017. [PDF]  I.F. (2.243)

  • I. AlQerm and B. Shihada, "Hybrid Cognitive Engine for Radio Systems Adaptation", in Proc. IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), pp. 1-7, 2017. [PDF]

  • A. Alabbasi and B. Shihada, "Energy Efficient Cross Layer Design for Spectrum Sharing Systems", in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), pp. 1-7, 2016. [PDF]

  • I. AlQerm and B. Shihada, "A Cooperative Online Learning Scheme for Resource Allocation in 5G Systems", in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), pp. 1-7, 2016. [PDF]

  • A. Alabbasi, Z. Rezki, and B. Shihada, "Energy Efficient Resource Allocation for Cognitive Radios: A Generalized Sensing Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 2455-2469, 2015. [PDF] I.F. (2.58)

  • A. Alabbasi, Z. Rezki, and B. Shihada, "Energy Efficiency and SINR Maximization Beamformers for Spectrum Sharing with Sensing Information", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, No. 9, pp. 5095-5106, 2014. [PDF] I. F. (2.58).


  • Green Wireless Cognition: Future Ecient Spectrum Sharing, 2nd Annual KICP Research Symposium, KAUST, KSA, April 2012. [PPT]

Software Packages

  • CogEE v1.0, 2016. Matlab code to evaluate the energy efficiency in cognitive systems

  • CogOut v1.0, 2015. Matlab code to compute the outage in cognitive systems

  • CogWNet v1.0, 2011. USRP2 implementation of an awareness cognitive network resource allocation systems (CogWNet) for facilitating cognition and optimize spectrum utilization

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