Comprehensive survey on quality of service provisioning approaches in cognitive radio networks : part one

Fakhrudeen, A and Alani, OY 2017, 'Comprehensive survey on quality of service provisioning approaches in cognitive radio networks : part one' , International Journal of Wireless Information Networks , pp. 1-33.

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Abstract

Much interest in Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs) has been raised recently by enabling unlicensed (secondary) users to utilize the unused portions of the licensed spectrum. CRN utilization of residual spectrum bands of Primary (licensed) Networks (PNs) must avoid harmful interference to the users of PNs and other overlapping CRNs. The coexisting of CRNs depends on four components: Spectrum Sensing, Spectrum Decision, Spectrum Sharing, and Spectrum Mobility. Various approaches have been proposed to improve Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning in CRNs within fluctuating spectrum availability. However, CRN implementation poses many technical challenges due to a sporadic usage of licensed spectrum bands, which will be increased after deploying CRNs. Unlike traditional surveys of CRNs, this paper addresses QoS provisioning approaches of CRN components and provides an up-to-date comprehensive survey of the recent improvement in these approaches. Major features of the open research challenges of each approach are investigated. Due to the extensive nature of the topic, this paper is the first part of the survey which investigates QoS approaches on spectrum sensing and decision components respectively. The remaining approaches of spectrum sharing and mobility components will be investigated in the next part.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Wireless Information Networks
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1068-9605
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Depositing User: A Johnson
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 11:32
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 20:00
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43419

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