By Topic

MAximum SPECTrum packing: a distributed opportunistic channel acquisition mechanism in dynamic spectrum access networks

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $33
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
S. Anand ; Department of ECE, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA ; S. Sengupta ; R. Chandramouli

The authors present a distributed channel acquisition mechanism in dynamic spectrum access (DSA) networks. A novel graph MAximum SPECTrum packing algorithm (MASPECT) is proposed for a system with N secondary networks. Each secondary network makes use only of the local topology information to resolve contentions during channel access. The proposed algorithm also adapts easily to topological changes. Most approaches to channel acquisition use either centralised graph colouring or distributed approaches that result in under utilisation of spectrum. The authors show that the proposed MASPECT algorithm results in improvements by up to one order of magnitude in the spectrum utilisation for the secondary networks and results in Jain's fairness index of about 0.9. The authors further present a modified probabilistic heuristic, PMASPECT, that improves the termination time of the algorithm by up to two orders of magnitude. The authors also study the impact of the MASPECT algorithm on each individual secondary networks in the system in the presence of primary activity. For each secondary network, the proposed algorithm results in up to two orders of magnitude of reduction in the call blocking dropping probabilities in the presence of primary activity.

Published in:

IET Communications  (Volume:6 ,  Issue: 8 )