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In the presence of multiple primary users (PUs), the exact outage probability of partial amplify-and-forward (AF) relay selection in the spectrum-sharing relay networks is investigated. To gain more insight, a simple and accurate outage probability approximation is also derived in the high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) region. It is shown that, at high SNR, the outage probability is affected only by the channel gain ratio between relay-destination links to relay-PU links, regardless of the number of relays. Moreover, when more PUs are present, it causes outage performance degradation on the secondary system. Finally, simulation results are presented to verify the analysis.
Date of Publication: September 13 2012