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Improving the Cognitive Access Efficiency by Non-Uniform Bandwidth Allocation
S China University of Technology, Peoples R China.
University of Maryland, MD 20742 USA.
Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. University of Maryland, MD 20742 USA.
2015 (English)In: IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, ISSN 1536-1276, E-ISSN 1558-2248, Vol. 14, no 11, 6435-6447 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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In cognitive communication, dynamic sensing and opportunistic access enable secondary users to recognize and utilize the white spaces of the licensed bandwidth. Most present efforts focus on designing smarter channel sensing and access algorithms for secondary users, with the aim of optimizing the overall throughput and bandwidth utilization efficiency, under the condition of not interfering with primary users communication. However, as the transmissions of the primary users are inherently random and unpredictable, sensing and sharing spectrum with the primary users inevitably make the cognitive process of the secondary users complex and ineffective. In this paper, a non-uniform bandwidth allocation scheme is proposed that regularizes the primary users bandwidth occupancy pattern. The regularization is not designed to reshape the primary userss traffic, but to improve the sensing efficiency and throughput of the secondary users by optimizing the spectrum allocation. After the description of the new allocation scheme, we demonstrate its performance by theoretic analysis. Then we verify the validity of the non-uniform scheme with numerical simulations under non-fading and fading situations respectively. Through comparisons with the conventional uniform bandwidth allocation scheme, the non-uniform one shows higher sensing efficiency and better spectrum utilization due to lower sensing cost and reduced bandwidth loss.

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Cognitive communication; non-uniform bandwidth allocation; sensing efficiency
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123333DOI: 10.1109/TWC.2015.2453420ISI: 000365046100042OAI: diva2:882173

Funding Agencies|China Scholar Council (CSC) [201206155005]; Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (CHINA) [S2011010004773]; NSF [CCF1420651]; ONR [N000141410107]; European FP7 Marie Curie IOF project [329313]

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