Feature selection for cyclostationary-based signal classification

Garrett Vanhoy, Noel Teku, Tamal Bose

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Cognitive radio (CR) is a concept that imagines a radio (wireless transceiver) that contains an embedded intelligent agent that can adapt to its spectral environment. Using a software defined radio (SDR), a radio can detect the presence of other users in the spectrum and adapt accordingly, but it is important in many applications to discern between individual transmitters and this can be done using signal classification. The use of cyclostationary features have been shown to be robust to many common channel conditions. One such cyclostationary feature, the spectral correlation density (SCD), has seen limited use in signal classification until now because it is a computationally intensive process. This work demonstrates how feature selection techniques can be used to enable real-time classification. The proposed technique is validated using 8 common modulation formats that are generated and collected over the air.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Telemetering Conference 2017, ITC 2017 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2017Oct 26 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing


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