In this letter, we focus on detecting a random primary user (PU) network for cognitive radio systems in a cooperative manner by using maximum likelihood (ML) detection. Different from traditional PU network models, the random PU network model in this letter considers the randomness in the PU network topology, and so is better suited for describing the infrastructure-less PU network such as an ad hoc network. Since the joint pdf required for the ML detection is hard to obtain in a closed form, we derive approximate ones from the Gaussian approximation. The performance of the proposed algorithm is comparable to the optimal one.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering