Achievable Data Rate for Hybrid Multiband Cognitive Radio Networks With Diversity Reception
Diversity techniques can be used in multiband cognitive radio networks to improve the achievable data rate of the receiver. Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) technique is used in relay assisted network to provide better receiver performance. Power bidding and allocation algorithm together with diversity technique is used to improve the performance of a hybrid multiband cognitive radio network. The power is allocated to the Secondary Users (SUs) through an auction game conducted by the Secondary Relay (SR).