Chapter 19. Rendezvous in Cognitive Radio Networks
Luiz A. DaSilva
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
Ryan W. Thomas
Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Pattersen AFB, Ohio

19.1. Introduction

According to the dictionary, a rendezvous is a meeting at an appointed time and place. The word comes from the French expression rendez vous, or “present yourself.” In the context of dynamic spectrum access (DSA), it refers to the ability of two or more radios to meet and establish a link on a common channel. As we will discuss in this chapter, neither the time nor the “place” (the channel where the link is established) need necessarily be appointed. Cognitive radios (CRs) must have the ability to present themselves to the network and, conversely, to detect ...

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