Date Added: Jun 2011
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.