Shah, M.A, Zhang, S-J and Yang, H (2016) 'A reliability aware protocol for cooperative communication in cognitive radio networks.' International Journal of Automation and Computing. ISSN 1476-8186

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One of the challenging tasks in cognitive radio (CR) networks is to agree on a common control channel to exchange control information. This paper presents a novel medium access control (MAC) protocol for CR network which efficiently and intelligently establishes a common control channel between CR nodes. The proposed protocol is the first CR MAC protocol which is hybrid in nature and lies between global common control channel (GCCC) and non-GCCC family of MAC protocols. The dynamic nature of the protocol makes the CR nodes converge on a newly found control channel quicker whenever the interference from a licensed user is sensed. The analytical results show that the dynamic, hybrid and adaptive nature of proposed protocol yields higher throughputs when compared with other CR MAC protocols.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cognitive radio; common control channel; co-operative communication; medium access control (MAC) protocols; DTMC
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2017 15:27
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