Date Added: Apr 2012
A multicarrier based Cognitive Radio (CR) network is considered in this paper. The goal is to maximize the total sum rate of the CR system while ensuring that no excessive interference is induced to the primary system. The optimal scheme adopts the dual decomposition technique and in order to reduce the computational complexity of the optimal scheme, a greedy suboptimal algorithm is proposed. Selected numerical results are discussed to reveal the near-optimal performance of the sub-optimal scheme and the superiority of the proposed algorithm over the random and the Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) based schemes. This paper highlights the advantages of using Filter Bank MultiCarrier (FBMC) instead of OFDM in the physical layer of the future CR systems.