Date Added: Mar 2012
Cognitive Radio generates a big interest as a key cost-effective solution for the underutilization of frequency spectrum in legacy communication networks. The objective of this paper lies in conducting a performance evaluation of the end-to-end message delivery under both Markovian and Poissonian primary traffics in lossy Cognitive Radio networks. The authors aim at inferring the most appropriate conditions for an efficient secondary service provision according to the Cognitive Radio network characteristics. Meanwhile, they have performed a general analysis for many still open issues in Cognitive Radio, but at the end only two critical aspects have been considered, namely, the unforeseen primary reclaims in addition to the collided cognitive transmissions due to the Opportunistic Spectrum Sharing.