Performance analysis of spectrum sensing with multiple status changes in primary user traffic

Liang Tang, Yunfei Chen, Evor L. Hines, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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In this letter, the impact of primary user traffic with multiple status changes on the spectrum sensing performance is analyzed. Closed-form expressions for the probabilities of false alarm and detection are derived. Numerical results show that the multiple status changes of the primary user cause considerable degradation in the sensing performance. This degradation depends on the number of changes, the primary user traffic model, the primary user traffic intensity and the signal-to-noise ratio of the received signal. Numerical results also show that the amount of degradation decreases when the number of changes increases, and converges to a minimum sensing performance due to the limited sensing period and primary holding time. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)874-877
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2012

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by EPSRC First Grant and in part by Qatar National Research Fund.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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