Mobility

Low Complexity Enhanced Hybrid Spectrum Sensing Architectures for Cognitive Radio Equipment

Date Added: Apr 2011
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Spectrum sensing enables detecting opportunities in licensed bands in order to access unused portions of the licensed spectrum. In this paper, the authors propose two low complexity detectors based on a combination of two well-known and complementary signal detection mechanisms: energy detection and mono-cycle detection, which exploits cyclostationarity property of the signals. In the first algorithm the mono-cycle detector iteratively corrects the thresholds of a double threshold energy detector that will finally converge to the performance of the mono-cycle detector.