Improved MCAS Based Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio

Shusuke NARIEDA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E101-B   No.3   pp.915-923
Publication Date: 2018/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2017EBP3134
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Terrestrial Wireless Communication/Broadcasting Technologies
cognitive radio network,  spectrum sensing,  cyclostationarity detection,  maximum cyclic autocorrelation selection,  

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This paper presents a computationally efficient cyclostationarity detection based spectrum sensing technique in cognitive radio. Traditionally, several cyclostationarity detection based spectrum sensing techniques with a low computational complexity have been presented, e.g., peak detector (PD), maximum cyclic autocorrelation selection (MCAS), and so on. PD can be affected by noise uncertainty because it requires a noise floor estimation, whereas MCAS does not require the estimation. Furthermore, the computational complexity of MCAS is greater than that of PD because MCAS must compute some statistics for signal detection instead of the estimation unnecessary whereas PD must compute only one statistic. In the presented MCAS based techniques, only one statistic must be computed. The presented technique obtains other necessary statistics from the procedure that computes the statistic. Therefore, the computational complexity of the presented is almost the same as that of PD, and it does not require the noise floor estimation for threshold. Numerical examples are shown to validate the effectiveness of the presented technique.