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With the continuous growth of the wireless communication business, energy issues and environmental problems are becoming increasingly grim. Therefore, this paper investigates the energy efficient transmission scheme with cooperative sensing in cognitive radio networks, in which AND fusion rule is introduced to determine the presence of the primary user. It is proved that the energy efficiency is a quasi-concave function with sensing time when the number of cooperative users satisfies certain constraints. Aiming at maximizing the energy efficiency, the transmission power is selected at first, then a scheme of jointly optimizing sensing time, energy detector threshold and the number of cooperative users is proposed based on the related theory analysis. From the simulations, it can be found that the optimal sensing time is only about half of that consumed in single user sensing, and the proposed scheme has significant improvement in energy efficiency.
Date of Conference: 7-10 April 2013