This project will cover the Objective ICT-2013.2.1.b called Cognitive and Smart Spaces. Throughout this project, we aim to cover the followings:
- - New cognitive capabilities which are missing today
- - Sensing, perception, understanding, learning, reasoning and action (at appropriate levels of autonomy)
- - Spatio-temporal cognition in real-world environments.
RTD activities will target advanced cognitive systems research, addressing new cognitive capabilities which are missing today based on cognitive signal processing and radar concept.
In this project, we will investigate the concept of cognitive radar which is recently proposed in . In particular, we realize that cognitive radio principles can be applied for cognitive signal processing, making virtual cognitive radars that will be able to sense and thereby learn their environments. Such devices can be in different type of machines especially unmanned e.g. any type of robot and vehicles in order to reason which actions should be taken under certain conditions in an autonomous way. Moreover, cognitive radar applications could provide location and environment awareness in general and thus according to the final deployment a smart space can be shaped based on symbiotic interactions . This new area of cognitive signal processing for radar application will need fundamental re-thinking of current scientific methods and will be built relying on emerging inter-disciplinary approaches mingle together signal processing and communication principles with perception, learning and reasoning principles. We have to note that radar term is used here with a broad meaning pointing mainly out the principles of radar communication. Finally, the title of this project could be “Cognitive signal processing for spatio-temporal sensing of real-world environments”.
 Haykin et al., Cognitive Radar: Step Toward Bridging the Gap Between Neuroscience and Engineering, Proceedings of the IEEE, PP, no. 99, Jun. 2012.
 S. Haykin, Cognitive Radar: A Way of the Future, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 30-40, Jan. 2006.
The Idealist2018 project is funded by the European Commission under the Leading Industrial Enabling Technologies ICT theme, of Horizon2020 – Research & Innovation Framework Programme, under grant agreement no. 645216. Any opinions expressed in these pages are those of the author/organisation and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission.