Radio Context Awareness and Applications

Luca Reggiani, Jocelyn Fiorina, Sinan Gezici, Simone Morosi, Montse Najar
2013 Journal of Sensors  
The context refers to "any information that can be used to characterize the situation of an entity, where an entity can be a person, place, or physical object." Radio context awareness is defined as the ability of detecting and estimating a system state or parameter, either globally or concerning one of its components, in a radio system for enhancing performance at the physical, network, or application layers. In this paper, we review the fundamentals of context awareness and the recent
more » ... in the main radio techniques that increase the context awareness and smartness, posing challenges and renewed opportunities to added-value applications in the context of the next generation of wireless networks.
doi:10.1155/2013/491092 fatcat:py4v42zy3rcjze4lt2lagvpb3i