Secondary link adaptation in cognitive radio networks: End-to-end performance with cross-layer design

Hao Ma, Yuli Yang, Sonia Aissa

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Under spectrum-sharing constraints, we consider the secondary link exploiting cross-layer combining of adaptive modulation and coding (AMC) at the physical layer with truncated automatic repeat request (T-ARQ) at the data link layer in cognitive radio networks. Both, basic AMC and aggressive AMC, are adopted to optimize the overall average spectral efficiency, subject to the interference constraints imposed by the primary user of the shared spectrum band and a target packet loss rate. We achieve the optimal boundary points in closed form to choose the AMC transmission modes by taking into account the channel state information from the secondary transmitter to both the primary receiver and the secondary receiver. Moreover, numerical results substantiate that, without any cost in the transmitter/receiver design nor the end-to-end delay, the scheme with aggressive AMC outperforms that with conventional AMC. The main reason is that, with aggressive AMC, different transmission modes utilized in the initial packet transmission and the following retransmissions match the time-varying channel conditions better than the basic pattern. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 19th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781467307475
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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