Cooperative spectrum sharing with joint receiver decoding

Songze Li, Urbashi Mitra, Ashish Pandharipande

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We consider a spectrum sharing protocol wherein the primary and secondary transmitters cooperatively relay each other's message. Transmission is done in two phases, with each transmitter attempting to decode messages from the other system transmission in a first phase. The second phase transmission consists of the decoded message superposed onto its own message. Priority is given to the primary system transmissions by having the primary message always transmitted over the two phases, while the secondary message is transmitted depending on successful decoding. We consider the scenario where the primary and secondary receivers are co-located, forming a virtual two-antenna receiver. We assess the performance of the system in terms of outage probability and characterize performance corresponding to each state of the Markov chain that governs the proposed transmission protocol. We show that joint decoding offers a 20 dB performance improvement over separate decoding for the primary user and 1.8 dB for the secondary user.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2013 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479903566
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013) - Vancouver , Canada
Duration: 26 May 201331 May 2013
Conference number: 38


Conference2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2013)
Abbreviated titleICASSP 2013


  • cognitive radio
  • joint decoding
  • outage performance
  • spectrum sharing
  • virtual MIMO system


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