Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
With the trend of technology innovations in recent years, network heterogeneity and inefficient spectrum usage are the great challenges in Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs). As one of the solutions for efficient heterogeneous network information delivery in CRNs, a common broadcast signaling channel named Cognitive Pilot Channel (CPC) is proposed with its large coverage and easy implementation characteristics in contrast to usually inefficient and time-consuming spectrum sensing techniques. In order to improve the accuracy of network information delivery, the geographical regions are divided into small meshes and the network information in each mesh is broadcast one by one. This paper proposes an efficient coding scheme for broadcast CPC, called Differential Mesh Information Coding (DMIC), to reduce the redundancy of similar network information among different meshes.