Scielo RSS <![CDATA[Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications]]> vol. 15 num. 1 lang. pt <![CDATA[SciELO Logo]]> <![CDATA[Estimation Uncertainties in the Optical Signal-to-Noise Ratio Network Optimization]]> In this work, we investigate the effects of estimation uncertainties in the optimization of the optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) at the wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) optical networks. The OSNR optimization increases the network throughput and energy efficiency and it enables to minimize the number of retransmissions by higher layers. The OSNR optimization algorithms are related to the optical channel estimation performed by the combinations of optical performance monitors (OPM) measurements, analytical models and numerical simulations. Furthermore, the estimation uncertainties are introduced by several factors such as the availability of monitoring information, monitoring accuracy, imperfection of physical layer and dynamic of channel allocation. Our numerical results have demonstrated the relation between the uncertainties in the channel error estimation, normalized mean squared error (NMSE) and power penalty. The developed methodology can be utilized to determinate the maxim level of acceptable uncertainties in the channel error estimation according the power penalty permitted in the OSNR optimization. <![CDATA[Spectral Vacancies Prediction Method for Cognitive Radio Applications]]> Abstract Cognitive radio technology is in fast development and is considered a possible solution to improve the efficiency of radio spectrum use . Many studies have been recently carried out in order to improve spectrum-sharing techniques between primary and secondary users. This paper investigates one of the basic decision problems faced by a cognitive radio: given a time window of a specific size, a secondary user (SU) should decide if it will use it or not, minimizing the chances of collision with a primary user (PU). For this purpose, an algorithm is proposed that does not require previous information about PU occupancy behavior. The proposed algorithm shows very good performance when compared to three other methods recently proposed to tackle with this problem. <![CDATA[Reliable Energy-Efficient Multilayer Mechanism with Realistic Battery Model and QoE Support in Wireless MANETs]]> Abstract Evolution in the telecommunications networks and the rapid advances made in wireless mobile communication networks, have taken computer networks to a new communication level. They now provide support for new mobile multimedia applications and are thus fostering the development of new network types and configurations. MANET is an important configuration of network for operations that employ mechanisms to enable dynamic self-configuration, self-optimization and self-healing, which is a challenging task for the routing protocols, new multimedia application and the battery energy consumption of wireless and mobile devices. These protocols are challenging because battery problems are more serious in this type of network and the existing protocols are not adapted to current problems, particularly mobile multimedia streaming, that can be found in most Internet flow. This paper proposes a reliable energy-efficient multilayer mechanism to address this to make improvements in the main current protocols. The proposal adds decision metrics to an energy-efficient computational intelligence technique based on Fuzzy-System with QoE, mobility and battery guarantees, choosing the best path in an efficient and accuracy way. The proposal has been evaluated in a network simulator. <![CDATA[A Multilayer Approach for Optical Network Planning]]> With the increase in demand to Backbone networks, one became fundamental the application of new telecommunication technologies for efficient use of devices and optical links, such as xPSK modulations with dual polarization, dispersion compensating fibers, coherent detection and digital processing signals. Thus, network planning using analytical models have been proposed in the last years for this purpose. In this paper we propose the use of numerical simulations in wavelength-division multiplexing networks planning via a novel iterative method with high-performance processing, which does an analysis of the quality of transmission in transparent networks.