Cooperative spectrum sensing via sequential detection for cognitive radio networks


Efficient and reliable spectrum sensing plays a critical role in cognitive radio networks. This paper presents a cooperative sequential detection scheme to minimize the average sensing time that is required to reach a detection decision. In the scheme, each cognitive radio computes the Log-Likelihood ratio for its every measurement, and the base station sequentially accumulates these Log-Likelihood statistics and determines whether to stop making measurement. The average number of required samples depends on the Kullback-Leibler distance between the distributions of the two hypotheses under test. This suggests a criterion for selecting the most efficient radios to facilitate spectrum sensing. The paper also studies how to implement the scheme in a robust manner when the assumed statistical models have uncertainties. These ideas are illustrated through an example that assumes both the signal and noise are Gaussian distributed.



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Zou, Qiyue, Songfeng Zheng, and Ali H. Sayed. "Cooperative spectrum sensing via sequential detection for cognitive radio networks." In 2009 IEEE 10th Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, pp. 121-125. IEEE, 2009.