Multi-spectrum and transmit-antenna switched diversity schemes for spectrum sharing systems: A performance analysis

Mostafa Sayed, Mohamed Abdallah, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Khalid A. Qaraqe

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In spectrum sharing systems, a secondary user (SU) is allowed to share the spectrum with a primary licensed user under the condition that the interference at the the primary user receiver (PU-Rx) is below a predetermined threshold. Joint primary spectrum and transmit antenna selection diversity schemes can be utilized as an efficient way to meet the quality of service (QoS) demands of the SUs while satisfying the interference constraint. In this paper, we consider a secondary link comprised of a secondary transmitter (SU-Tx) equipped with multiple antennas and a single-antenna secondary receiver (SU-Rx) sharing the same spectrum with a number of primary users (PUs) operating at distinct spectra. We present a performance analysis for two primary spectrum and transmit antenna switched selection schemes with different amount of feedback requirements. In particular, assuming Rayleigh fading and BPSK transmission, we derive approximate BER expressions for the presented schemes. For the sake of comparison, we also derive a closed-form BER expression for the optimal selection scheme that selects the best pair in terms of the SU-Rx signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) which has the disadvantage of high feedback requirements. Finally, our results are verified with numerical simulations. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Globecom Workshops
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781467349413
StatePublished - Dec 2012


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