Cooperation and cognitive radio

O. Simeone, J. Gambini, Y. Bar-Ness, U. Spagnolini

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Cooperation is increasingly regarded as a key technology for tackling the challenges of a practical implementation of cognitive radio. In this paper, we first give a brief overview of the envisioned applications of cooperative technology to cognitive radio, distinguishing among cooperative sensing for detection of the primary activity, cooperative transmission between secondary nodes and cooperative transmission of primary traffic by secondary users (cognitive relaying). Then, we focus on the latter scenario and investigate a simple wireless network, where one secondary transmitter has the option to relay traffic of the primary. Assuming that the primary is oblivious to the presence of the secondary (thus excluding the possibility of spectrum leasing), the secondary transmitter optimizes transmission/ relaying parameters towards the goal of maximizing the rate towards the secondary receiver. Numerical results are provided in order to discuss the advantage and limits of cognitive relaying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07 - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 24 2007Jun 28 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC'07
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow, Scotland

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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