Cooperative Distributed Sequential Spectrum Sensing

Download Now Date Added: Dec 2010
Format: PDF

The authors consider cooperative spectrum sensing for cognitive radios. They develop an energy efficient detector with low detection delay using sequential hypothesis testing. Sequential Probability Ratio Test (SPRT) is used at both the local nodes and the fusion center. They also analyze the performance of this algorithm and compare with the simulations. Modelling uncertainties in the distribution parameters are considered. Slow fading with and without perfect channel state information at the cognitive radios is taken into account.