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Distributed Load Balancing Algorithm for Adaptive Channel Allocation for Cognitive Radios

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4 Author(s)
Simon Fischer ; RWTH Aachen University, Computer Science 1, 52056 Aachen, Germany ; Marina Petrova ; Petri Mahonen ; Berthold Vocking

The problem of channel allocation has been extensively studied in the context of cellular networks. There is a substantial amount of work in the field of dynamic frequency assignment for WLANs and mesh networks as well. The growing interest in the cognitive radio technology has made efficient spectrum allocation a problem that is attracting a lot of attention. In this paper we present two quite simple to implement, distributed algorithms for selecting channels, in cognitive radio environment, so that the load is distributed (smoothed) over them.

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2007 2nd International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications

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1-3 Aug. 2007