Extended Delivery Time Analysis for Cognitive Packet Transmission With Application to Secondary Queuing Analysis

Muneer Usman, Hong-Chuan Yang, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Cognitive radio transceiver can opportunistically access the underutilized spectrum resource of primary systems for new wireless services. With interweave implementation, the secondary transmission may be interrupted by the primary user's transmission. To facilitate the delay analysis of such secondary transmission for fixed-size secondary packets, we study the resulting extended delivery time that includes both transmission time and waiting time. In particular, we derive the exact distribution functions of extended delivery time of secondary transmission for both continuous sensing and periodic sensing cases. Selected numerical and simulation results are presented for illustrating the mathematical formulation. Finally, we consider an M/G/1 queueing set-up at the secondary transmitter and formulate the closed-form expressions for the expected delay with Poisson traffic. The analytical results will greatly facilitate the design of the secondary system for particular target application. © 2015 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5300-5312
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 21 2015

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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 Grant NPRP 5-250-2-087 and Discovery Grant from NSERC Canada. The associate editor coordinating the review of this paper and approving it for publication was P. Wang.


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