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Dynamic allocation of spectrum resources in heterogeneous networks under interference constraints

TitleDynamic allocation of spectrum resources in heterogeneous networks under interference constraints
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHamouda, S., and B. Hamdaoui
JournalInternational Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems
Volume5
Issue4
Pagination329
Date Published2012
ISSN1754-8640
Keywordscognitive radio networks, dynamic spectrum access, frequency bandwidth, heterogeneous networks, HSDPA, QoS, quality of service, resource allocation, simulation, wimax
Abstract

The next generation of radio wireless networks is expected to support spectrum decision operations that will allow a cognitive radio terminal to share the frequency bandwidth with primary users (PUs) without impairing their QoS requirements. This can indeed enhance the utilisation of the limited spectrum resources, and help meet the growing bandwidth demand. In this paper, we propose a new, cross-layer algorithm that allows a cognitive terminal (CT) to share and access to either HSDPA or WiMAX licensed spectrum while giving priority to the PUs. This algorithm not only considers the interference caused by the CT, but also enhances the achievable throughput of this CT. Simulation results show the effectiveness of our spectrum access scheme. Under our proposed scheme, the achievable data rate of the cognitive radio terminal is increased by 30% when compared with that obtained under common access schemes.

DOI10.1504/IJAACS.2012.049476
Short TitleIJAACS