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Opportunistic Secondary Spectrum Sharing Protocols for Primary Implementing an IR Type Hybrid-ARQ Protocol

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In this paper, the authors propose, analyze and compare three different methods for opportunistic spectrum sharing access when the primary user's implements an Incremental Redundancy (IR) type Hybrid Automatic ReQuest (H-ARQ) protocol. The first method consists in allowing the secondary user to communicate only during the first primary transmission round of the IR H-ARQ protocol. In this scenario, if the secondary receiver fails to decode its message after the first round, it realizes a successive interference cancellation in the subsequent primary HARQ rounds by listening to the primary user. The second method consists in realizing a perfect interference cancellation at the secondary receiver with causal channel state information. In this method, the secondary user communicates only when the secondary receiver succeeds in decoding the primary message.

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