Cross-Band Interference Reduction Trade-Offs in SISO and MISO OFDM-Based Cognitive Radios

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Cognitive radio is a promising approach for efficient utilization of radio spectrum. Due to its high spectral efficiency and flexibility, OFDM is considered as a good signaling scheme for cognitive radios. In this paper, the authors investigate the problem of cross-band interference minimization in OFDM-based cognitive systems. Cross-band interference is mainly caused by high OFDM sidelobes. In the first part of their work, they propose a framework to study the trade-off between two recently proposed techniques, adaptive symbol transition which is performed in the time domain, and active interference cancellation which is performed in the frequency domain.