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    Power Allocation in Spectrum Sharing Cognitive Radio Networks with Quantized Channel Information


    He, Yuanyuan and Dey, Subhrakanti (2011) Power Allocation in Spectrum Sharing Cognitive Radio Networks with Quantized Channel Information. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 59 (6). pp. 1644-1656. ISSN 0090-6778

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    Abstract

    We consider a wideband spectrum sharing system where a secondary user can access a number of orthogonal frequency bands each licensed to a distinct primary user. We address the problem of optimum secondary transmit power allocation for its ergodic capacity maximization subject to an average sum (across the bands) transmit power constraint and individual average interference constraints on the primary users. The major contribution of our work lies in considering quantized channel state information (CSI) (for the vector channel space consisting of all secondary-to-secondary and secondary-to-primary channels) at the secondary transmitter as opposed to the prevalent assumption of full CSI in most existing work. It is assumed that a central entity called a cognitive radio network manager has access to the full CSI information from the secondary and primary receivers and designs (offline) an optimal power codebook based on the statistical information (channel distributions) of the channels and feeds back the index of the codebook to the secondary transmitter for every channel realization in real-time, via a delay-free noiseless limited feedback channel. A modified Generalized Lloyds-type algorithm (GLA) is designed for deriving the optimal power codebook, which is proved to be globally convergent and empirically consistent. An approximate quantized power allocation (AQPA) algorithm is presented, that performs very close to its GLA based counterpart for large number of feedback bits and is significantly faster. We also present an extension of the modified GLA based quantized power codebook design algorithm for the case when the feedback channel is noisy. Numerical studies illustrate that with only 3-4 bits of feedback per band, the modified GLA based algorithms provide secondary ergodic capacity very close to that achieved by full CSI and with only as little as 4 bits of feedback per band, AQPA provides a comparable performance, thus making it an attractive choice for practical implementation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Cognitive radio; spectrum sharing; fading channels; ergodic capacity; finite-rate feedback;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 14381
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/TCOMM.2011.042811.100337
    Depositing User: Subhrakanti Dey
    Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 15:17
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Communications
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
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