Achievable Rate of a Cognitive MIMO Multiple Access Channel With Multi-Secondary Users

Lokman Sboui, Hakim Ghazzai, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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We study the secondary sum-rate of an underlay cognitive multiple access channel consisting of a primary user and multiple secondary users (SUs) communicating with a common destination. We propose a particular linear precoding and SU selection scheme that maximize the cognitive sum-rate. This scheme is based on space alignment strategy allowing SUs to share the spectrum without interfering with each other. We derive the optimal power allocation for each selected SU after applying perfect or imperfect successive interference cancellation. Numerical results show that the proposed scheme provides a significant sum-rate improvement as the number of SUs increases. In addition, it achieves almost the same performance as an exhaustive search selection, mainly in low and high power ranges. © 1997-2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2015

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Manuscript received July 28, 2014; revised December 24, 2014; accepted December 27, 2014. Date of publication January 6, 2015; date of current version March 6, 2015. This work was supported by the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation) under NPRP Grant NPRP 5-250-2-087. The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors. The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was T. Q. Duong.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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