A measurement study of cognitive radio spectrum sensing methods

Behnam Jamali*, Edi Kurniawan, Mohsen Bazghaleh

*Corresponding author for this work

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As wireless devices proliferate, more of these devices have to share a finite and increasingly limited amount of available radio spectrum. Currently spectrum bands are used for a particular purpose that they are licensed for. However, these spectrums are not always used by their licensees or primary users, and as such are unused and are idle most of the time. These swath of unused frequency spectrum can be used by unlicensed users, when available, to mitigate the spectrum scarcity. In this article we study different methods of spectrum sensing in cognitive radio paradigm and compare them in terms of their potential interference with primary users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Structures, Devices, and Systems IV
ISBN (Print)9780819475206
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


  • Cognitive radio
  • Collaborative detection
  • Energy detection
  • Interference
  • Pilot detection
  • Radio frequency spectrum sensing
  • Signal detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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