Spectrum self-coexistence in cognitive wireless access networks

Tao Chen, Honggang Zhang, Marko Höyhtyä, Marcos Katz

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Future wireless access networks, characterized by a large number of small cells densely distributed in metropolitan area, are likely to be the dominating form of future wireless communications. It is expected that the dynamic spectrum access (DSA) enabled by cognitive radio (CR) technologies will act as a key for their success. Considering the high cell density and the large size of network, the spectrum coexistence will be a prominent problem in future wireless access networks. In this paper we study the spectrum self-coexistence of DSA based wireless access networks. The objective is to improve the spectrum utilization among densely distributed cells. To achieve this, topology-aware distributed algorithms are proposed for mobile terminal (MT) association and access point (AP) channel selection. The proposed algorithms enable self-coordination of spectrum in studied networks. The simulation study shows the efficiency of distributed solutions to solve the spectrum coexistence problem in proposed networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4148-8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 30 Nov 20094 Dec 2009


ConferenceIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM 2009
CountryUnited States


  • cognitive radio
  • dynamic spectrum
  • coexistence
  • femto-cell

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