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Joint Path and Spectrum Diversity in Cognitive Radio Ad-hoc Networks

Rahman, Md. Arafatur and Caleffi, Marcello and Paura, Luigi (2012) Joint Path and Spectrum Diversity in Cognitive Radio Ad-hoc Networks. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 235. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1687-1499

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The uncertain availability of the spectral resource imposes unique challenges in cognitive radio networks. One of the critical issues is to counteract the performance degradation experienced by cognitive users (CUs) due to the activity of primary users (PUs). Since the activity of PUs varies both in frequency and space domain, diversity techniques can represent an efficient way to address this issue. In this article, it is proposed to jointly exploit path and spectrum diversity for effective use of spectrum in cognitive radio ad-hoc networks (CRAHNs). By jointly exploiting both the diversities, CUs can switch dynamically to different paths and spectrum bands for communicating with each other in presence of frequency- and space-varying PU activity. This idea is adopted in a routing protocol, referred to as Dual Diversity Cognitive Ad-hoc Routing Protocol, and simulation results reveal the effectiveness of introducing joint path and spectrum diversity in CRAHNs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive; Ad-hoc; Path; Spectrum; Joint; Diversity; Routing
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Arafatur Rahman
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2014 08:05
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 05:47
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