Competitive Analysis of Opportunistic Spectrum Access Strategies

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Competitive Analysis of Opportunistic Spectrum Access Strategies
—We consider opportunistic spectrum access (OSA) strategies for a transmitter in a multichannel wireless system, where a channel may or may not be available and the transmitter must sense/probe the channel to find out before transmission. Applications for this work include joint probing and transmission for a secondary user in a cognitive radio network. Limited by resources, e.g., energy and time, the transmitter must decide on a subset of a potentially very large number of channels to probe and can only use for transmission those that have been found to be available. In contrast to previous works, we do not assume the user has a priori knowledge regarding the statistics of channel states. The main goal of this work is to design strategies that decide, based only on knowledge of the channel bandwidths/data rates, which channels to probe. We derive optimal strategies that maximize the total expected bandwidth/data rate in the worstcase, via a performance measure in the form of a comp...
Nicholas B. Chang, Mingyan Liu
Added 31 May 2010
Updated 31 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Authors Nicholas B. Chang, Mingyan Liu
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