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Temporal and Spatial Interference Correlations in Cognitive Radio Networks with Vertical Cooperation
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Communication Networks.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Cognitive radio technology provides a solution for the spectrum scarcity issue by allowing the unlicensed users which are the cognitive radio devices to share the licensed band with the licensed (primary) users. The abilities of cognitive radio device help the secondary (unlicensed) nodes to observe the licensed band and to adjust their transmission parameters for maintaining the primary communication since in cognitive radio networks, it is essential that the existence of the unlicensed users must not harm the licensed network. Under these circumstances, we consider vertical cooperative transmission where primary transmission is not severely damaged by the secondary interference since each primary pair (transmitter and receiver) selects a neighbor secondary user as a cooperative relay to assist their transmission. Cooperation provides an increase in the signal-tointerference-ratio (SIR) of the primary network which can be harnessed by the secondary network as an additional bandwidth for their communication. We propose three relay selection rules so the influence of the relay’s position over the temporal and spatial correlations can be evaluated for different network conditions. Additionally, we implement primary exclusive region (PER) for each primary pair in the network which covers primary nodes, and all secondary users locate inside the zone become inactive. According to the outage model proposed in paper [2], temporal and spatial correlations are assumed to be 1 and 0 respectively; however it is estimated that regarding the environmental factors and the relay’s location, these correlation values may vary. This thesis work is based on the validation of the assumptions provided in paper [2] and our results demonstrate that the temporal and spatial correlation values changes under different circumstances and with different relay selection rules. The simulation results also show that PER significantly stimulates the cooperation performance thereby increases the transmission quality of the primary network.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EES Examensarbete / Master Thesis, XR-EE-LCN 2011:014
Keyword [en]
Cognitive radio network, vertical cooperation, temporal correlation, spatial correlation
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-91892OAI: diva2:511507
Educational program
Master of Science - Network Services and Systems
Available from: 2012-03-21 Created: 2012-03-21 Last updated: 2012-03-28Bibliographically approved

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