The optimal fusion rule for cooperative spectrum sensing from a diversity perspective

Dongliang Duan, Liuqing Yang, Louis L. Scharf

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Abstract

Cooperation among secondary users can greatly improve the spectrum sensing performance in cognitive radio. In our previous work [1], we proposed the diversity as a measure of the cooperative gain and developed cooperative spectrum sensing schemes based on some pre-defined local threshold selections. In this paper, on the other hand, we start the cooperative spectrum sensing development from the fusion rule selection. The detailed analysis of two relatively simple and mathematically tractable rules, namely the AND and the OR rules, is provided in this paper. Interestingly, it is found that the AND rule results in the same performance as the non-cooperative sensing strategy and thus cannot achieve diversity gain at all. On the other hand, it is shown that when SNR is large, the OR rule is optimum according to the large deviation analysis [2] and proved to achieve the maximum diversity gain with better performance than our previous sensing scheme developed in [1]. Based on the fixed decision rule, we find the optimal local sensing threshold accordingly. Numerical results are provided to verify our analyses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 46th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2012
Pages1056-1060
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event46th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2012 - Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2012Nov 7 2012

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
ISSN (Print)1058-6393

Other

Other46th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ASILOMAR 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPacific Grove, CA
Period11/4/1211/7/12

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