Real time hardware implementable spectrum sensor for cognitive radio applications

G V, Chaitanya and P, Rajalakshmi and Desai, U B (2012) Real time hardware implementable spectrum sensor for cognitive radio applications. In: 9th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communications, 22-25, July 2012, Bangalore; India.

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A fundamental problem for Cognitive Radios (CR) is spectrum sensing, secondary users need to reliably detect weak primary signals of possibly different types over a targeted wide frequency band in order to identify spectral holes for opportunistic communications. In this paper energy detection technique based on Neyman-Pearson criterion is implemented to detect the presence of deterministic primary user (PU) signals in the channel. We designed a hardware implementable energy detector on a wireless testbed software defined radio (SDR) using USRP2 and an experimental study is carried out to measure the required SNR to achieve the desired probability of detection and false alarm. A comparative study was also made between the SNRs obtained from frequency and time domain analysis.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive Radio; Energy detection; FPGA; Hardware Co-simulation; SDR; Spectrum Sensing
Subjects: Others > Electronic imaging & Singal processing
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 07:09
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