BER minimization for cognitive radio systems with difference antenna selection

Yue Wang, Justin Coon

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the bit-error rate (BER) of the secondary transmission in a wireless cognitive radio (CR) system with difference antenna selection, whereby a single transmit antenna is selected at the secondary transmitter out of.. possible antennas such that the weighted difference between the channel gains of the data link and the interference link is maximized. We propose a method of minimizing the BER of the secondary data link subject to constraints on the average secondary transmit power and the average interference power as seen by the primary receiver. Minimization is performed over two parameters: the average secondary transmit power and the difference selection weight delta is an element of [0, 1]. Furthermore, we show that, interestingly, the diversity gain of the secondary link is an impulsive function of delta, in that full diversity is achieved when delta = 1 and no diversity is achieved otherwise. We discuss the implications of this finding on practical system design, and address the effects that the constraints have on the BER.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing, 2011. PacRim 2011.
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages304-309
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0251-8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
EventIEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PACRIM) - Victoria, Canada
Duration: 23 Aug 201126 Aug 2011

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Communications, Computers and Signal Processing (PACRIM)
CountryCanada
CityVictoria
Period23/08/1126/08/11

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