Date Added: Feb 2010
This paper presents the system level performance evaluation for energy-detection based cooperative spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks. Three performance criteria are quantitively analyzed for cooperative spectrum sensing. First, the average error probability is determined given fixed amplifier gains for a fixed number of secondary users by considering all possible channel realizations. Second, the asymptotic error probability is computed in a power constrained cognitive radio network when the number of secondary user approaches infinity. Third, the outage probability is examined when instantaneous error probability is greater than a predefined threshold.