Resource allocation for OFDMA-based cognitive radio networks with application to H.264 scalable video transmission

MZ Bocus, JP Coon, CN Canagarajah, JP McGeehan, SMD Armour, A Doufexi

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Resource allocation schemes for orthogonal frequency division multiple access- (OFDMA-) based cognitive radio (CR) networks that impose minimum and maximum rate constraints are considered. To demonstrate the practical application of such systems, we consider the transmission of scalable video sequences. An integer programming (IP) formulation of the problem is presented, which provides the optimal solution when solved using common discrete programming methods. Due to the computational complexity involved in such an approach and its unsuitability for dynamic cognitive radio environments, we propose to use the method of lift-and-project to obtain a stronger formulation for the resource allocation problem such that the integrality gap between the integer program and its linear relaxation is reduced. A simple branching operation is then performed that eliminates any noninteger values at the output of the linear program solvers. Simulation results demonstrate that this simple technique results in solutions very close to the optimum.
Original languageEnglish
Article number245673
Number of pages10
JournalEURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2011

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Hindawi
Rose publication type: Journal article

Sponsorship: The authors would like to thank the directors at Toshiba TRL and the Centre for Communications Research, Bristol, for their continued support.

Terms of use: Copyright © 2011 Mohammud Z. Bocus et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


  • cognitive radio networks
  • H.264 scalable video transmission
  • resource allocation
  • orthogonal frequency division multiple access- (OFDMA-)

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