Location-Based Adaptive Detection Threshold for Dynamic Spectrum Access

Date Added: Feb 2010
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In this paper, the authors propose a heuristic algorithm that exploits additional information, such as related to geo-location and frequency allocation, that can be in general known by a secondary network willing to opportunistically access the spectrum allocated to a primary network. The algorithm aims at finding the maximum allowed transmission power with which a secondary node can transmit while respecting primary constraints. It is designed to be used in the presence of multiple primary transmitters with known positions but without information about their activity patterns. The estimation of the allowed transmission power is done using a semi-analytical model characterizing interference probability.