International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB)

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IJIEEB Vol.7, No.5, Sep. 2015

Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Using Hybrid Matched Filter Single Cycle Cyclostationary Feature Detector

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Divya Joshi, Neeru Sharma, Jaskirat Singh

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Cognitive Radio;Spectrum Sensing;Matched Filter Detection;Hybrid Matched Filter;Single Cycle Cyclostationary Detection


Spectrum sensing is an important task in cognitive radio (CR). Matched filter technique one of the techniques employed for spectrum sensing in cognitive radio which faces the challenge of low frequency offset tolerance in very low SNR environments. Hybrid matched filter architecture is used to improve this frequency offset tolerance. But, overall even such kind of architecture results in coarse detection. In very low SNR environments, where primary user is highly mobile, the multipath profile results in unknown phase of signal. Such kind of signal cannot even be detected by Hybrid Matched Filter. In this paper we propose combination of Hybrid Matched Filter and Single Cycle Cyclostationary Feature Detector to enhance the detection of such architecture. This results in both high frequency offset tolerance as well as fine detection of signal with unknown phase in very low SNR environments. Simulation results show significant improvement in the probability of detection and false alarm of the proposed scheme over Hybrid Matched Filter.

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Divya Joshi, Neeru Sharma, Jaskirat Singh,"Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Using Hybrid Matched Filter Single Cycle Cyclostationary Feature Detector", IJIEEB, vol.7, no.5, pp.13-19, 2015. DOI: 10.5815/ijieeb.2015.05.03


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