On the achievable sum-rate of mimo bidirectional underlay cognitive cooperative networks

Ahmad Alsharoa, Hakim Ghazzai, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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In this chapter, we consider a multi-input multi-output (MIMO) cooperative cognitive radio (CR) system model under a spectrum sharing set-up, where primary users and secondary users operate on the same frequency band. In the CR underlay mode, secondary users are allowed to exploit the spectrum allocated by primary users in an opportunistic manner by respecting a tolerated temperature limit. The secondary networks employ an amplify-and-forward two-way relaying technique in order to maximize the sum-rate under power budget and interference constraints. Indeed, combined CR, tow-way relaying, and MIMO antennas provide a smart solution for a more efficient usage of the frequency band. Furthermore, we investigate two models of power distributions; discrete power distribution and continuous power distribution. In this context, we formulate an optimization problem that is solved using joint optimization algorithms. For discrete power distribution, we employ heuristic algorithms as iterative and genetic algorithms to find a solution. While for continuous power distribution, first, we derive a closed-form expression of the optimal power allocated to antenna terminals. Then, we employ a heuristic algorithm based on practical swarm optimization algorithm to find the power allocated to secondary relays. In our numerical results, we demonstrate the performance of the proposed schemes for both power distribution types and analyze the impact of several system parameters on the achieved performance. Finally, we compare our proposed scheme with traditional one-way relaying scheme.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpectrum Sharing in Wireless Networks
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781498726368
StatePublished - Nov 22 2016


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