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Date of Award

Fall 2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Supervisor

Dongmei Zhao

Co-Supervisor

Terry Todd, Ted Szymanski

Language

English

Committee Member

Terry Todd, Ted Szymanski

Abstract

In this thesis we study radio resource management (RRM) in two types of CDMA-based wireless networks, cognitive radio networks (CRNs) and cooperative communication networks. In the networks, all simultaneous transmissions share the same spectrum and interfere with one another. Therefore, managing the transmission power is very important as it determines other aspects of the network resource allocations, such as transmission time and rate allocations. The main objective of the RRM is to efficiently utilize the available network resources for providing the mobile users with satisfactory quality of service (QoS).

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