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Effective Capacity for Interference and Delay Constrained Cognitive Radio Relay Channels

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>05/2010
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number5
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)1698-1707
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper investigates delay constrained performance of a cognitive radio relay network when the cognitive (secondary) user transmission is subject to satisfying spectrum-sharing restrictions imposed by a primary user. The primary user allows a secondary user to gain access to its allocated spectrum band as long as certain thresholds on the interference power, on the peak or average values, inflicted on the primary receiver are not exceeded by the transmission of the secondary users. In addition, we assume that the secondary transmitter benefits from an intermediate node, chosen from.. terminals, to relay its signal to the destination. Considering that the transmission of the secondary user is subject to satisfying a statistical delay quality-of-service (QoS) constraint, we study the maximum arrival rate of the secondary user's relay link while the interference limitations required by the primary user are satisfied. Particularly, we obtain the effective capacity of the secondary network and determine the power allocation policies that maximize the effective capacity of the secondary user's relaying channel. In addition, we derive closed-form expressions for the effective capacity of the channel in Rayleigh block-fading environment under peak or average interference-power constraints. Numerical simulations are provided to endorse our theoretical results.