Faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Dhaval Patel, Assistant Professor, and Sanjay Chaudhary, Professor, have received funding for a two-year duration from the Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of Gujarat, for their research on Design and Performance Analysis of Non-parametric Detection algorithm for Cognitive Radio - MIMO Communications. The aim of the study is to develop a non-parametric detection algorithm and analyse the performance in a real-time wireless environment. The study focuses on the Monte-Carlo simulations of a new non-parametric scheme to detect the presence of the primary user without knowing its structure and channel information. It includes a detailed performance evaluation of the non-parametric detection scheme in an actual wireless environment. To achieve this, GNURADIO software and the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) hardware-based wireless testbed will be created to prepare the experimental setup of CR-MIMO (Cognitive Radio – Multiple Input Multiple Output) systems. The study aims to provide simulations and experimental performance evaluation of non-parametric detection schemes to provide opportunistic spectrum access in a cognitive radio environment.