Fast Initialization of Cognitive Radio Systems

Malcolm Egan 1 Jean-Marie Gorce 1 Leonardo Cardoso 1
1 SOCRATE - Software and Cognitive radio for telecommunications
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services
Abstract : Fast initialization of cognitive radio systems is a key problem in a variety of wireless communication systems, particularly for public safety organizations in emergency crises. In the initialization problem, the goal is to rapidly identify an unoccupied frequency band. In this paper, we formalize the initialization problem within the framework of active hypothesis testing. We characterize the optimal scanning policy in the case of at most one free band and show that the policy is computationally challenging. Motivated by this challenge for the implementation of the optimal policy and the need to cope with an unknown number of interferers larger than one, we propose the constrained DGF algorithm. We show that for strict constraints on the maximum number of observations, the constrained DGF algorithm can outperform the error probability of the state-of-the-art C-SPRT algorithm by an order of magnitude, for comparable average delays.
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Malcolm Egan, Jean-Marie Gorce, Leonardo Cardoso. Fast Initialization of Cognitive Radio Systems. IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications , Jul 2017, Sapporo, Japan. ⟨hal-01523023⟩

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