Interference and Outage in Poisson Cognitive Networks
Source: University of Notre Dame
Consider a cognitive radio network with two types of users: Primary Users (PUs) and Cognitive Users (CUs), whose locations follow two independent Poisson point processes. The cognitive users follow the policy that a cognitive transmitter is active only when it is outside the primary user exclusion regions. The authors found that under this setup the active cognitive users form a point process called the Poisson hole process. Due to the interaction between the primary users and the cognitive users through exclusion regions, an exact calculation of the interference and the outage probability seems unfeasible. Instead, two different approaches are taken to tackle this problem.