Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
The cognitive radio technology allows the design of dynamic spectrum sharing techniques where unlicensed secondary users can use frequency bands owned by license primary holders. Thus, this emerging technology is regarded as the ideal candidate that can enhance the efficiency of spectrum usage for the next generation of wireless communication systems. In this paper, the authors consider the problem of spectrum sharing and user scheduling in a cognitive radio MIMO system. A secondary network made up of a multi-antenna base station and several secondary receivers share the same frequency bands owned by primary users. They study the scenario where the primary receivers do not allow any interference from the cognitive BS which serves its users in the broadcast channel.