A novel cognitive radio spectrum assignment scheme for maximizing system utilization

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This paper deals with the problem of spectrum sharing among primary and secondary users in a cognitive radio. To use the spectrum efficiently and flexibly, the cognitive radio spectrum alloca- tion problem was formulated as a graph coloring problem (GCP). How- ever, GCP is known to be a nondeterministic polynomial-time (NP)- hard and cannot be solved for the practical system. Inspired by the efficiency of the cross-entropy (CE) method for finding near-optimal solutions in huge search spaces, this paper proposes the application of the CE method to allocate cognitive radio spectrum to achieve near- optimal spectrum utilization. Simulation results show that the average reward values obtained using the proposed CE method are better than those obtained using the conventional method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-477
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Electronics Express
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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