Opportunistic spectrum access in cognitive radio based on channel switching

Abstract
This paper investigates the performance of a cognitive radio transceiver that can monitor multiple channels and opportunistically use any one of them should it be available. In our work, we propose and compare two different opportunistic channel access schemes. The first scheme applies when the secondary user (SU) has access to only one channel. The second scheme applies when the SU has access to multiple channels but can at a given time monitor and access only one channel. Two switching strategies, namely the switch and examine and the switch and stay strategies, are proposed. For these proposed access schemes, we investigate their performance by deriving the analytical expression of the novel metric of the average access duration and the average waiting time and based on these two metrics a time average SU throughput formula is proposed to predict the performance of the secondary cognitive system. © 2012 ICST.

Citation
Gaaloul, F., Yang, H.-C., Radaydeh, R., & Alouini, M.-S. (2012). Opportunistic Spectrum Access in Cognitive Radio Based on Channel Switching. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks. doi:10.4108/icst.crowncom.2012.248457

Publisher
European Alliance for Innovation n.o.

Journal
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks

Conference/Event Name
2012 7th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Ntworks and Communications, CROWNCOM 2012

DOI
10.4108/icst.crowncom.2012.248457

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