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Cooperative wideband spectrum sensing with multi-bit hard decision in cognitive radio

Mehdawi, M. A.; Riley, N. G.; Ammar, M.; Fanan, A.; Zolfaghari, M.


M. Ammar

M. Zolfaghari


Cognitive radio offers an increasingly attractive solution to overcome the underutilization problem. A sensor network based cooperative wideband spectrum sensing is proposed in this paper. The purpose of the sensor network is to determine the frequencies of the sources and reduced the total sensing time using a multi-resolution sensing technique. The final result is computed by data fusion of multi-bit decisions made by each cooperating secondary user. Simulation results show improved performance in energy efficiency.

Book Type Book Chapter
Start Date Nov 26, 2013
Publication Date 2013-11
Journal Telecommunications forum Telfor (TELFOR), 2013 21st
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 220-223
ISBN 9781479914203; 9781479914197
Keywords Coarse sensing; Cooperative spectrum sensing; Data fusion; Fine sensing; Multi bit hard combination
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