Date Added: Apr 2012
Ultra WideBand (UWB) system is overlapped with various wireless systems, such as WLAN, WiMax and UMTS, which limits the use of UWB. Cognitive Radio (CR) enables UWB systems to efficiently use the overlapped spectrum without causing interference to other wireless systems. In this paper, the authors focus on the low-complexity joint optimization algorithm design with respect to transmit power allocation and Spectrum Sensing Time (SST) for maximizing the spectrum efficiency of the Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing based CRUWB system. The SST optimization algorithm minimizes the spectrum sensing time in order to maximize the time length of applying the power allocation algorithm for data transmission.