Study the effect of PAPR on wideband cognitive OFDM radio networks

Sakran, H., M. Shokair, E. S. El-Rabaie, and O. Nasr, "Study the effect of PAPR on wideband cognitive OFDM radio networks", Telecommunication Systems, vol. 53, no. 4: Springer US, pp. 469-478, 2013.


Cognitive radio (CR) technology is viewed as a novel approach for maximizing the utilization of the radio electromagnetic spectrum. Spectrum sensing methods are often used for finding free channels to be used by CR. Recently, Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing system (OFDM) has been suggested as a candidate technology for multicarrier-based CR systems. However, one problem that appears in OFDM systems is the high Peak to Average Power Ratio (PAPR). In this paper, the effect of PAPR reduction of the primary signal on the performance of the multiband joint detection for wideband spectrum sensing and the profit of the primary user will be investigated. Moreover, the optimal solutions for the multi-band joint detection for the non-cooperative and cooperative schemes will be analyzed by considering the primary user’s PAPR reduction. Also, the wideband cooperative spectrum sensing to improve the signal detection with high reduction in the PAPR will be suggested. Simulation results show that the PAPR reduction decreases the total price of the primary user and the aggregate opportunistic throughput of the secondary user. The cooperative scheme is effective in improving the performance in terms of the aggregate opportunistic throughput with PAPR reduction.



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