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A New Spectrum Sensing Scheme Using Overlap FFT Filter-Bank for Dynamic Spectrum Access

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A periodogram scheme, a multi-taper scheme, and a filter-bank scheme are proposed for spectrum sensing for dynamic spectrum access. The filter-bank scheme is advantageous in hardware implementation since the hardware required for communications can be reused for spectrum sensing. However, it is difficult for the conventional filter-bank scheme to change the detection bandwidth, filter type and frequency channel since the conventional filter-bank is based on time domain signal processing. This paper proposes a new spectrum sensing scheme using overlap FFT filter-bank based on frequency domain signal processing, which can flexibly change the detection bandwidth, filter type and frequency channel.

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