6th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications

Research Article

Statistical Test for Multiple Primary User Spectrum Sensing

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.crowncom.2011.245750,
        author={Lu Wei and Olav Tirkkonen},
        title={Statistical Test for Multiple Primary User Spectrum Sensing},
        proceedings={6th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={CROWNCOM},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Cognitive radio; spectrum sensing; multiple primary users; the spherical test.},
        doi={10.4108/icst.crowncom.2011.245750}
    }
    
  • Lu Wei
    Olav Tirkkonen
    Year: 2012
    Statistical Test for Multiple Primary User Spectrum Sensing
    CROWNCOM
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.crowncom.2011.245750
Lu Wei1,*, Olav Tirkkonen1
  • 1: Aalto University
*Contact email: lu.wei@aalto.fi

Abstract

Spectrum sensing is a key component in cognitive radio networks. The existing results so far primarily focus on single primary user detection. Little is known in the most practical and critical setting when multiple primary users exist. In this paper, we aim to address this problem by studying an optimal detector in the presence of multiple primary users. Specifically, a simple and accurate analytical formula for its test statistics distribution is derived, which yields a useful tool in determining the decision threshold. Simulations are provided to show both the accuracy of the derived result and the superior detection performance in realistic sensing scenarios.