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Spectrum Sensing and Resource Allocation for Multicarrier Cognitive Radio Systems Under Interference and Power Constraints

Abstract : Multicarrier waveforms have been commonly recognized as strong candidates for cognitive radio. In this paper, we study the dynamics of spectrum sensing and spectrum allocation functions in cognitive radio context using very practical signal models for the primary users (PUs), including the effects of power amplifier nonlinearities. We start by sensing the spectrum with energy detection-based wideband multichannel spectrum sensing algorithm and continue by investigating optimal resource allocation methods. Along the way, we examine the effects of spectral regrowth due to the inevitable power amplifier nonlinearities of the PU transmitters. The signal model includes frequency selective block-fading channel models for both secondary and primary transmissions. Filter bank-based wideband spectrum sensing techniques are applied for detecting spectral holes and filter bank-based multicarrier (FBMC) modulation is selected for transmission as an alternative multicarrier waveform to avoid the disadvantage of limited spectral containment of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM)-based multicarrier systems. The optimization technique used for the resource allocation approach considered in this study utilizes the information obtained through spectrum sensing and knowledge of spectrum leakage effects of the underlying waveforms, including a practical power amplifier model for the PU transmitter. This study utilizes a computationally efficient algorithm to maximize the SU link capacity with power and interference constraints. It is seen that the SU transmission capacity depends critically on the spectral containment of the PU waveform, and these effects are quantified in a case study using an 802.11-g WLAN scenario.
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Sener Dikmese, Sudharsan Srinivasan, Musbah Shaat, Faouzi Bader, Markku Renfors. Spectrum Sensing and Resource Allocation for Multicarrier Cognitive Radio Systems Under Interference and Power Constraints. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, SpringerOpen, 2014, 1 (68), pp.12. ⟨10.1186/1687-6180-2014-68⟩. ⟨hal-01073536⟩



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