International Journal of Computer Applications
Spectrum handoff is one of the main issues in cognitive radio networks. Spectrum handoff occurs when the owner of the spectrum or the primary user reclaims a channel already used opportunistically by a secondary user. Such handoff becomes more frequent especially in case of multichannel access since that in a wider band, a PU is likely to reclaim a part of the band more quickly. This process has a negative impact on the performance of SU transmission in terms of delay and link maintenance. In this paper, the problem of minimizing the secondary user handoff process because of primary user activity is underlined.