Auction based spectrum management of cognitive radio networks

H. B. Chang, K.-C. Chen, Ramjee Prasad, C.-W. Su

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Cognitive radio (CR) technology is considered as an effective solution to enhance overall spectrum efficiency, especially primary radio network (PRN) typically having relatively low spectrum utilization. However, to realize CR concept, it is essential to provide enough incentives to PRN and extra profit to the service provider so that cognitive radio mobile stations (CR-MSs) may utilize PRN spectrum accordingly, which provides a new challenge for spectrum management. In this paper, we consider a PRN consisting of a primary system base station (PS-BS) and multiple primary system mobile stations (PS-MSs), and we therefore construct a cognitive radio network (CRN) consisting of a PRN with multiple CR-MSs. We propose a spectrum management policy framework such that CR-MSs can compete in utilization of the PRN spectrum bands available to opportunistic transmission of CR-MSs by Vickrey auction. PRN is granted incentives for being compensated for possible operating interference from CR-MSs in this scenario. Once CR-MSs are awarded the spectrum bands, they can be guaranteed a superframe time to utilize the spectrum band without any spectrum handoff. Consequently, in addition to incentives to the PRN, the overall spectrum utilization, the profit of the service provider, the spectrum access opportunity of the CR-MSs are increased to achieve cowin situation for every party in cognitive radio networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVTC Spring 2009 - IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference
Publication date2009
ISBN (Print)978-142442517-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 26 Apr 200929 Apr 2009
Conference number: 69


ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
SeriesUden navn


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