|Title||Stochastic channel prioritization for spectrum sensing in cooperative cognitive radio|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Wang, X., A. Wong, and P-H. Ho|
|Conference Name||Consumer Communications and Networking Conference|
|Keywords||cognitive radio, cooperative cognitive radio, long-term spatiotemporal statistic, spectrum sensing efficiency, statistical analysis, statistical fusion, stochastic channel prioritization algorithm, stochastic processes, stochastic sampling|
In this paper, a novel cooperative stochastic channel prioritization algorithm is presented for the purpose of improving spectrum sensing efficiency in cooperative cognitive radio systems. The proposed algorithm achieves the goal by prioritizing the channels for fine sensing based on both local statistics obtained by the cognitive radio as well as long-term spatiotemporal statistics obtained from other cognitive radios. Channel priority is determined in a stochastic manner by performing statistical fusion on the local statistics and statistics from neighboring cognitive radios to obtain a biasing density from which stochastic sampling can be used to identify the likelihood of channel availability. Therefore, the individual cognitive radios collaborate to improve the likelihood of each cognitive radio in obtaining available channels. Simulation results show that the proposed cooperative stochastic channel prioritization algorithm can be used to reduce both sensing overhead and percentage of missed opportunities when implemented in a complimentary manner with existing cooperative cognitive radio systems.