Spectrum Utilization of Cognitive Radio in Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks - A Review

  • Mingjia YinEmail author
  • Kang Li
  • Min Zheng
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 924)


The increasing demand for intelligent control and automation in industry requires better use of the radio spectrum due to the use of industrial wireless sensor networks (IWSNs). Cognitive Radio (CR) is a promising technology to improve the spectrum utilization by sensing spectrum holes. Research in this area is still in its infancy, but it is progressing rapidly. In this paper, industrial environment with different wireless technology, such as WirelessHART and ISA 100.11a is investigated. Various sensing schemes and the challenges associated for the cognitive radio are reviewed. In addition, the paper discussed the methods relevant to industrial applications, covering architecture, spectrum access, interference management, spectrum sensing and spectrum sharing.


IWSN Cognitive radio Spectrum sensing Spectrum utilization 



This work was financially supported by UK EPSRC under the Optimising Energy Management in Industry - ‘OPTEMIN’ project EP/P004636/1. M. YIN would like to thank the EPSRC for sponsoring her research (project reference 1951147).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.School of Mechatronic Engineering and AutomationShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina

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