Elektrobit (EB) has released a whitepaper on Cognitive Communication Networks that explores how cognitive radio can be utilized in military communications. The white paper discusses how cognitive radio works and how future wireless systems equipped with cognitive radio capabilities could dynamically access new frequency bands, and at the same time protect higher-priority users on the same bands from harmful interference. Cognitive radio capabilities utilized in military communications would enable mobile troops to communicate and share information even more effectively.

Cognitive Radio, that obtains information about its environment to adjust its operation adaptively, presents a promising opportunity for future mobile communication systems for cost-efficient usage of bandwidth required by a growing number of applications and users. The emergence of cognitive radio techniques, especially in the terrestrial domain, has recently played a significant role in wireless research.

EB has got over 15 years of experience in different types of research and development projects relating to wireless technology.  One of the most important research activities for EB is the Finnish national cognitive radio program, TRIAL. The program aims to bring research and the practical world closer together with the goal of arranging joint practical demonstrations where state-of-the-art cognitive radio technology is brought into real life in collaboration between research organizations and industry. The technology and results of the TRIAL program are being utilized in developing more advanced high-performance functionality for EB's products.

The full whitepaper can be downloaded for free from http://www.elektrobit.com/defensewhitepaper.