Large deviation solution for cooperative spectrum sensing with diversity analysis

Dongliang Duan, Liuqing Yang, Louis L. Scharf, Shuguang Cui

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Spectrum sensing is an important building block to realize the cognitive radio concept. In order to combat fading in the wireless environment, cooperation among the sensing users is usually employed. In this paper, we develop a closed-form optimal local decision threshold for cooperative spectrum sensing in cognitive radio systems via large deviation analysis. The resultant strategy is independent of the total number of cooperating users. We show that it is not only asymptotically optimal when the number of sensing users approaches infinity, but also can achieve the maximum diversity. Numerical results are provided to verify our analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479913534
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2013Dec 13 2013

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2013
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA

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