Dynamic Spectrum Control Aided Spectrum Sharing with Nonuniform Sampling-Based Channel Sounding

Quang Thang DUONG  Shinsuke IBI  Seiichi SAMPEI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E96-B   No.12   pp.3172-3180
Publication Date: 2013/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E96.B.3172
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
channel sounding,  dynamic spectrum control,  nonuniform sampling,  ill-conditioned problem,  frequency selection diversity,  

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Summary: 
This paper studies channel sounding for selfish dynamic spectrum control (S-DSC) in which each link dynamically maps its spectral components onto a necessary amount of discrete frequencies having the highest channel gain of the common system band. In S-DSC, it is compulsory to conduct channel sounding for the entire system band by using a reference signal whose spectral components are sparsely allocated by S-DSC. Using nonuniform sampling theory, this paper exploits the finite impulse response characteristic of frequency selective fading channels to carry out the channel sounding. However, when the number of spectral components is relatively small compared to the number of discrete frequencies of the system band, reliability of the channel sounding deteriorates severely due to the ill-conditioned problem and degradation in channel capacity of the next frame occurs as a result. Aiming at balancing frequency selection diversity effect and reliability of channel sounding, this paper proposes an S-DSC which allocates an appropriate number of spectral components onto discrete frequencies with low predicted channel gain besides mapping the rest onto those with high predicted channel gain. A numerical analysis confirms that the proposed S-DSC gives significant enhancement in channel capacity performance.