On the location-aware cooperative spectrum sensing in urban environment

Abozariba, Raouf and Patwary, Mohammad and Soliman, Abdel-Hamid and Abdel-Maguid, Mohamed (2016) On the location-aware cooperative spectrum sensing in urban environment. Jordanian Journal of Computers and Information Technology, 2 (2). pp. 119-136. ISSN 2413-9351

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Spectrum sensing is a key enabling technology for cognitive radio networks (CRNs). 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. Spectrum sensing decisions can lead to erroneous sensing with low performance due to fading, shadowing and other interferences caused by either terrain inconsistency or dense urban structure. In order to improve spectrum sensing decisions, in this paper a cooperative spectrum sensing scheme is proposed. The propagation conditions such as the variance and intensity of terrain and urban structure between two points with respect to signal propagation are taken into consideration. We have also derived the optimum fusion rule which accounts for location reliability of secondary users (SUs). The analytical results show that the proposed scheme slightly outperforms the conventional cooperative spectrum sensing approaches.

Item Type: Article
August 2016Published
21 February 2016Accepted
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cooperative spectrum sensing, Location-aware, Cognitive radio, Signal propagation, Urban environment.
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Ian Mcdonald
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 10:57
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2023 12:01
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3986

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