Adaptive transmission schemes for MISO spectrum sharing systems: Tradeoffs and performance analysis

Zied Bouida, Ali A. Ghrayeb, Khalid A. Qaraqe, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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In this paper, we propose a number of adaptive transmission techniques in order to improve the performance of the secondary link in a spectrum sharing system. We first introduce the concept of minimum-selection maximum ratio transmission (MS-MRT) as an adaptive variation of the existing MRT (MRT) technique. While in MRT all available antennas are used for transmission, MS-MRT uses the minimum subset of antennas verifying both the interference constraint (IC) to the primary user and the bit error rate (BER) requirements. Similar to MRT, MS-MRT assumes that perfect channel state information (CSI) is available at the secondary transmitter (ST), which makes this scheme challenging from a practical point of view. To overcome this challenge, we propose another transmission technique based on orthogonal space-time block codes with transmit antenna selection (TAS). This technique uses the full-rate full-diversity Alamouti scheme in order to maximize the secondary's transmission rate. The performance of these techniques is analyzed in terms of the average spectral efficiency (ASE), average number of transmit antennas, average delay, average BER, and outage performance. In order to give the motivation behind these analytical results, the tradeoffs offered by the proposed schemes are summarized and then demonstrated through several numerical examples.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5352-5365
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2014

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of Qatar Foundation) under NPRP Grants NPRP 5-250-2-087 and NPRP 09-126-2-054. The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was M. R. Bhatnagar.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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