Optimal random access and random spectrum sensing for an energy harvesting cognitive radio

Ahmed El Shafie, Ahmed Sultan

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We consider a secondary user with energy harvesting capability. We design access schemes for the secondary user which incorporate random spectrum sensing and random access, and which make use of the primary automatic repeat request (ARQ) feedback. The sensing and access probabilities are obtained such that the secondary throughput is maximized under the constraints that both the primary and secondary queues are stable and that the primary queueing delay is kept lower than a specified value needed to guarantee a certain quality of service (QoS) for the primary user. We consider spectrum sensing errors and assume multipacket reception (MPR) capabilities. Numerical results are presented to show the enhanced performance of our proposed system over a random access system, and to demonstrate the benefit of leveraging the primary feedback. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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