Optimal spectrum sensing framework for cognitive radio networks

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Optimal spectrum sensing framework for cognitive radio networks
Spectrum sensing is the key enabling technology for cognitive radio networks. The main objective of spectrum sensing is to provide more spectrum access opportunities to cognitive radio users without interfering with the operations of the licensed network. Hence, recent research has been focused on the interference avoidance problem. Moreover, current radio frequency (RF) front-ends cannot perform sensing and transmission at the same time, which inevitably decreases their transmission opportunities, leading to the so-called sensing efficiency problem. In this paper, in order to solve both the interference avoidance and the spectrum efficiency problem, an optimal spectrum sensing framework is developed. More specifically, first a theoretical framework is developed to optimize the sensing parameters in such a way as to maximize the sensing efficiency subject to interference avoidance constraints. Second, in order to exploit multiple spectrum bands, spectrum selection and scheduling method...
Won-Yeol Lee, Ian F. Akyildiz
Added 29 Dec 2010
Updated 29 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TWC
Authors Won-Yeol Lee, Ian F. Akyildiz
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