Title: Implementation of Selected Spectrum Sensing Systems for Cognitive Radio Networks using FPGA Platform, Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology, 2018, nr 4


The energy efficient spectrum sensing method is very important in cognitive radio (CR), since high power drain may limit its implementation in mobile applications. The spectrum sensing feature consumes more energy than other functional blocks, as it depends on continuous detection of the presence or absence of the primary user (PU). In this paper, we proposed two methods to reduce energy consumption of the spectrum sensing feature. The first is of a single stage variety with a reduced number of sensed samples. The other uses two stages. The first stage performs coarse sensing for many subchannels, and the best subchannel is forwarded for fine sensing in the second stage. The performance of the proposed methods is evaluated in AWGN channel and compared with the existing approach. The proposed methods are simulated using Matlab and ModelSim and are then hardware implemented using the Altera Cyclone II FPGA board. Simulation results show that the proposed methods offer an improvement in energy consumption with an acceptable reduction in the probability of detection. At Eb/N0 Eb/N0 Eb/N0 of 0 dB, the energy consumption is reduced by 50% and 72% in the first and second proposed method, respectively, compared to the traditional method (100% sensing).


National Institute of Telecommunications



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ISSN 1509-4553, on-line: ISSN 1899-8852 ; oai:bc.itl.waw.pl:2061


Journal of Telecommunications and Information Technology



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