Performance analysis of cooperative spectrum monitoring in cognitive radio network

Prabhat Thakur, Alok Kumar, Shweta Pandit, G. Singh, S. N. Satashia

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The imperfect spectrum monitoring (SM) is a major obstacle to detect the emergence of primary user (PU) quickly during the cognitive users’ (CUs’) data transmission which results data-loss and introduces the interference at PU. The cooperation in CUs for SM is an effective solution to improve its performance. Therefore, in this paper, a scenario, where CUs can cooperate with each other for SM is presented and have analyzed the effect of cooperation on various performance metrics namely, the data-loss, interference efficiency, and energy efficiency. An algorithm is illustrated for the computation of data-loss under various conditions of the traffic intensity of PU and probability of SM error. Moreover, the closed-form expressions of these metrics are derived for the cooperative and non-cooperative SM. Further, the simulation results are presented for various scenarios of traffic intensity, probability of SM error and channel gain between the CUs’ transmitter to PU receiver. Furthermore, the Monte-Carlo simulation results are exploited to consider the random nature of the PUs’ traffic intensity as well as to support the numerically simulated results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-997
Number of pages9
JournalWireless Networks
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Cognitive radio
  • Data loss
  • Energy efficiency
  • Interference efficiency
  • Spectrum monitoring
  • Throughput

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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