Resource Allocation for Spectrum Sharing Cognitive Radio Networks

Ebrahim Bedeer Mohamed, Octavia A. Dobre, Mohamed Hossam Ahmed, Kareem E. Baddour

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In this paper, we investigate the resource allocation problem (joint bit and power loading) of secondary users sharing the radio spectrum with primary users in cognitive radio networks. We consider the co-existence scenario where a secondary user is allowed to access the shared spectrum while guaranteeing tolerable interference to primary users. For such a scenario, we formulate and solve an optimization problem that jointly maximizes the secondary user throughput and minimizes its transmit power while satisfying target bit error rate per subcarrier and certain limits of co-channel and adjacent channel interferences to existing primary users. Simulation results are described that illustrate the performance of the proposed algorithm, and show its closeness to that of an exhaustive search for the equivalent discrete formulation.
Original languageEnglish
Journal2014 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 7 Nov 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 Jun 201313 Jun 2013


  • Throughput
  • OFDM
  • Bit error rate
  • Interference
  • Receivers
  • Optimization
  • Resource management


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