Sharing the Licensed Spectrum of Full-Duplex Systems Using Improper Gaussian Signaling

Mohamed Gaafar, Osama Amin, Walid Abediseid, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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    Sharing the spectrum with in-band full-duplex (FD) primary users (PU) is a challenging and interesting problem in the underlay cognitive radio (CR) systems. The self-interference introduced at the primary network may dramatically impede the secondary user (SU) opportunity to access the spectrum. In this work, we attempt to tackle this problem through the use of the so-called improper Gaussian signaling. Such a signaling technique has demonstrated its superiority in improving the overall performance in interference limited networks. Particularly, we assume a system with a SU pair working in half-duplex mode that uses improper Gaussian signaling while the FD PU pair implements the regular proper Gaussian signaling techniques. First, we derive a closed form expression for the SU outage probability and an upper bound for the PU outage probability. Then, we optimize the SU signal parameters to minimize its outage probability while maintaining the required PU quality-of-service based on the average channel state information. Finally, we provide some numerical results that validate the tightness of the PU outage probability bound and demonstrate the advantage of employing the improper Gaussian signaling to the SU in order to access the spectrum of the FD PU.
    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationIEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    ISBN (Print)9781479959525
    StatePublished - Dec 2015

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