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Document Type

Conference Paper

Department/Unit

Department of Computer Science

Title

Multiple radios for effective rendezvous in cognitive radio networks

Language

English

Abstract

Rendezvous is a fundamental operation in cognitive radio networks (CRNs) for establishing a communication link on a commonly-available channel between cognitive users. The existing works on rendezvous implicitly assume that each cognitive user is equipped with one radio (i.e., one wireless transceiver). As the cost of wireless transceivers is dropping, this feature can be exploited to significantly improve the rendezvous performance at low cost. In this study, we investigate the rendezvous problem in CRNs where cognitive users are equipped with multiple radios and different users may have different number of radios. We first study how the existing rendezvous algorithms can be generalized to use multiple radios for faster rendezvous. We then propose a new rendezvous algorithm, called role-based parallel sequence (RPS), which specifically exploits multiple radios for more efficient rendezvous. Our basic idea is to let the cognitive users stay in a specific channel in one dedicated radio and hop on the available channels with parallel sequences in the remaining general radios. We prove that our algorithm provides guaranteed rendezvous and derive the maximum time-to-rendezvous (TTR) and upper-bounds on the expected TTR. Extensive experiments are conducted to evaluate the proposed solutions. © 2013 IEEE.

Keywords

cognitive radio networks, rendezvous, wireless networks

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

IEEE ICC 2013 - Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposium

Start Page

2857

End Page

2862

Conference Location

Budapest, Hungary

Publisher

IEEE

ISBN (electronic)

9781467331227

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