Performance analysis of a novel decentralised MAC protocol for cognitive radio networks
AffiliationUniversity of Bedfordshire
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AbstractDue to the demand of emerging Cognitive Radio (CR) technology to permits using the unused licensed spectrum parts by cognitive users (CUs) to provide opportunistic and efficient utilisation of the white spaces. This requires deploying a CR MAC with the required characteristics to coordinate the spectrum access among CUs. Therefore, this paper presents the design and implementation of a novel Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for decentralised CRNs (MCRN). The protocol provides efficient utilisations of the unused licensed channels and enables CUs to exchange data successfully over licensed channels. This is based on the observation procedure of sensing the status of the Licensed Users (LUs) are ON or OFF over the licensed channels. The protocol is validated with the comparison procedure against two different benchmark protocols in terms of the network performance; communication time and throughput. Therefore, performance analysis demonstrated that the proposed MCRN perform better and achieve higher throughput and time benefits than the benchmarks protocols.
CitationAlhakami, W, Mansour, A, Safdar, G (2016) 'Performance analysis of a novel decentralised MAC protocol for cognitive radio networks', 2016 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile (APWiMob) - Bandung.
TypeConference papers, meetings and proceedings
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