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Cognitive Communications in White Space: Opportunistic Scheduling, Spectrum Shaping and Delay Analysis

Abstract A unique feature, yet a challenge, in cognitive radio (CR) networks is the user hierarchy: secondary users (SU) wishing for data transmission must defer in the presence of active primary users (PUs), whose priority to channel access is strictly higher.Under a common thread of characterizing and improving Quality of Service (QoS) for the SUs, this dissertation is progressively organized under two main thrusts: the first thrust focuses on SU's throughput by exploiting the underlying properties of the PU spectrum to perform effective scheduling algorithms; and the second thrust aims at another important QoS performance of the SUs, namely delay, subject to the impact of PUs' activities, and proposes enhancement and control mechanisms. M... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Wang, Shanshan (Author) / Zhang, Junshan (Advisor) / Xue, Guoliang (Committee member) / Hui, Joseph (Committee member) / Duman, Tolga (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 156 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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