Joint Design of Spectrum Sensing and Channel Access in Cognitive Radio Networks
Spectrum sensing is an essential functionality of cognitive radio networks. However, the effect of errors in the spectrum sensing process on the performance of the multiple access layers of both primary and secondary networks has not gained much attention. This paper aims at bridging the gap between the study of spectrum sensing and the multiple access of cognitive radio networks. To achieve this goal the authors pose and answer the question how the spectrum sensing errors affects the performance of cognitive radio networks from a multiple access protocol design point of view.