Sheikh Fakhar Uddin; Ismail Khan Khattak , pp. 49. COM/School of Computing, 2012.
The demand of wireless spectrum is increasing very fast as the field of telecommunication is advancing rapidly. The spectrum was underutilized because of fixed spectrum assignment policy and this valuable spectrum can be utilized efficiently by cognitive radio technology. In this thesis we have studied spectrum selection problems in cognitive radio network. Channel sharing and channel contention problems arise when multiple secondary users tend to select same channel. The thesis work is focused on spectrum selection issue with the aim to minimize the overall system time and to solve the problem of channel contention and channel sharing. The overall system time of secondary connection is an important performance measure to provide quality of service for secondary users in cognitive radio network.
We studied two spectrum selection schemes that considerably reduce the overall system time and resolve the problems of channel sharing and channel contention. An analytical model associated with Preemptive Resume Priority (PRP) M/G/1 queuing model has been provided to evaluate the studied spectrum selection scheme. This model also analyzes the effect of multiple handoffs due to arrival of primary users. According to this scheme, the traffic load is distributed among multiple channels to balance the traffic load. Secondary users select the operating channels based on the spectrum selection algorithm. They can intelligently adopt better channel selection scheme by considering traffic statistics and overall transmission time. All simulation scenarios are developed in MATLAB.
Based on our result we can conclude that both channel selection schemes considerably reduce the overall transmission time of secondary users in cognitive radio network. The overall transmission time increase with the rise of arrival rate of secondary user. The probability based channel selection scheme perform better with lower arrival rate and sensing based channel selection scheme perform better with higher arrival rate of secondary users. These channel selection schemes help distribute the traffic load of secondary users evenly among multiple channels. Hence, increase the channel utilization and resolve the channel contention problem.