ADAPTIVE GUARD INTERVAL AND POWER ALLOCATION FOR OFDM-BASED COGNITIVE RADIO

Abstract
The function of the Radio Resource Management module of a CR system is to evaluate the available resources and assign them to meet the Quality of Service (QoS) objectives of the Secondary User (SU), within some constraints on factors which limit the performance of the Primary User (PU). While interference mitigation to the PU spectral band from the SU’s transmission, has received a lot of attention in recent literature, the novelty of our work is in considering a more realistic and effective approach of dividing the PU into sub-bands, and ensuring that the interference to each of them is below a specified threshold. The objective of this paper is joint determination of the channel adaptive guard interval, along with sub-carrier power allocation for an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)-based SU, to maximize the SU’s throughput, within a power budget and with the aforementioned PU interference constraint. A multiple SU scenario is also considered, which entails assigning sub-carriers to users, besides determining the guard interval and power allocation. Simulation results are provided, which indicate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithms in a CR environment.

Authors
Taskeen Nadkar1, Vinay Thumar2, G.P.S. Tej3, S.N. Merchant4 and U.B. Desai5
1,2,3,4Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India,5Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India

Keywords
Cognitive Radio, OFDM, Interference Mitigation, Guard Interval, Power Allocation
Published By :
ICTACT
Published In :
ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology
( Volume: 2 , Issue: 2 )
Date of Publication :
June 2011

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.