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Maximizing achievable rate of cognitive radio networks through efficient spectrum sensing and multi-level power allocation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Conference on Telecommunications: Intelligence in Every Form, ICT 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-0643-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-0644-5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017
Event24th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2017 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 3 May 20175 May 2017


Conference24th International Conference on Telecommunications, ICT 2017

King's Authors


In this paper, we study a multi-level power allocation scheme for SUs in cognitive radio systems that uses a new frame structure to improve overall throughput of the system. The scheme is different from the conventional strategies in that the PU can now transmit with multiple levels of power rather than a constant level of power, which seems to be more realistic and practical. Our proposed strategy also allows SUs to choose different power levels according to their receiving energy. In this work, we are interested in finding a solution that power level selection by SUs is optimized to maximize the achievable rate under the constraints of average transmit power at cognitive users and average interference temperature to the PU. This allows the throughput of SUs to be improved while minimizing harmful interference to the PU and maintaining the QoS in the PU side at the reduced complexity of computation.

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