On the Outage Capacity of Fading Cognitive Multicast Channel

Ding XU  Qun LI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E97-A   No.11   pp.2272-2275
Publication Date: 2014/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E97.A.2272
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
cognitive radio,  outage capacity,  multicast,  channel distribution information,  

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The outage capacity of the fading cognitive multicast channel (CMC) is investigated in this paper. Assume that the instantaneous channel state information (CSI) of the interference link between the cognitive base station (CBS) and the primary user (PU) is available at the CBS, we derive the outage capacity in Rayleigh fading environments under the interference power and the transmit power constraints. Under the condition that the interference power limit is sufficiently larger or smaller than the transmit power limit, the asymptotic outage capacity is obtained in closed-form. Assume that only the channel distribution information (CDI) of the interference link is available at the CBS, the outage capacity under the interference outage and the transmit power constraints is derived in closed-form. The theoretical results are confirmed by simulations. It is shown that the outage capacity is not degraded due to partial knowledge of the interference link when the interference power limit is sufficiently larger than the transmit power limit. It is also shown that the capacity gain due to increasing the number of the secondary users (SUs) is negligible if the number of the SUs is already large. Additionally, the case of CDI with estimation error is also investigated. Interestingly, we show that the estimation error of CDI may be a positive factor for improving the outage capacity of the CMC.