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Cognitive communications - COGNITO

The Cognitive Communications (COGNITO) innovation programme is developing a system concept and innovations for cognitive communication technology based on market needs. This is done by creating new scientific knowledge and combining competencies related to wireless cognitive radio systems, network control and management, and antennas and RF electronics. Cognition refers to the awareness of available resources (for example, radio spectrum and energy), which are limited. The central themes are described in more detail as follows:

1) Wireless cognitive radio systems: development of tools for intelligent radio and network resource management, spectral and energy efficient air interfaces as well as cognitive and cooperative techniques to enhance coexistence of various heterogeneous wireless networks.

2) Network control and management: a concept of a self-controlled network, methods to learn and carry out control operations autonomously, and the architecture of learning-based network control and management systems as well as a platform for autonomous control systems.

3) Antennas and RF electronics: implementation technology focusing on cognitive radio antennas, antenna tuning and matching as well as fast analogue signal processing.

The work is motivated by the vision that the intelligence of networks and mobile devices will increase through more cognitive operation and enable greater communication capacity, more efficient radio and network resource usage, and new smart space systems and applications. In addition, cognitive communication techniques support the implementation of green values and slow down climate change by decreasing energy consumption and optimizing the use of physical resources.

The COGNITO programme produces scientific papers, invention reports and patent applications (IPR), and it implements a cognitive network demonstrator. The potential users of the programme results are telecommunication device and network manufacturers, HW and technology providers, military forces and the military industry.


Additional information

Mika Lasanen
Senior Scientist, Programme Manager
+358 20 722 2291

Additional information

Mika Lasanen
Senior Scientist, Programme Manager
+358 20 722 2291

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