Cognitive radio has been proposed as a means of improving the spectrum utilisation and increasing spectrum efficiency of wireless systems. This can be achieved by allowing cognitive radio terminals to monitor their spectral environment and opportunistically access the unoccupied frequency channels. Due to the opportunistic nature of cognitive radio, the overall performance of such networks depends on the spectrum occupancy or availability patterns. Appropriate knowledge on channel availability can optimise the sensing performance in terms of spectrum and energy efficiency. This work proposes a statistical framework for the channel availability in the polarization domain. A Gaussian Normal approximation is used to model real-world occupancy data obtained through a measurement campaign in the cellular frequency bands within a realistic scenario.
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||IET 2nd Colloquium on Antennas, Wireless and Electromagnetics - London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 27 May 2014 → …
|Conference||IET 2nd Colloquium on Antennas, Wireless and Electromagnetics|
|Period||27/05/2014 → …|