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Dynamic Spectrum Access for Throughput, Delay, and Fairness Enhancement In Cognitive Radio Networks

Cognitive radio, with the capability to flexibly adapt its parameters, has been proposed as the enabling technology for unlicensed secondary users to dynamically access the licensed spectrum owned by legacy primary users on a negotiated or an opportunistic basis. Such a dynamic spectrum access provides a promising approach to overcoming the spectrum scarcity problem resulted from the dramatic increase of spectrum demands driven by emerging applications. This special issue solicitates original and unpublished papers proposing novel research and development techniques and methodologies to address the fundamental problems and challenges of enhancing cognitive radio network throughput, delay, and fairness via dynamic spectrum access.

Edited by: Xiuzhen Cheng, Yevgeni Koucheryavy,  Yingshu Li, Feng Zhao and Ty Znati

  1. Research

    On achieving network throughput demand in cognitive radio-based home area networks

    The growing number of wireless devices for in-house use is causing a more intense use of the spectrum to satisfy the required quality-of-service such as throughput. This has contributed to spectrum scarcity an...

    Mohd Adib Sarijari, Mohd Sharil Abdullah, Gerard JM Janssen and Alle-Jan van der Veen

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:221

    Published on: 2 October 2015

  2. Research

    Multivariable algorithm for dynamic channel selection in cognitive radio networks

    The spectral handoff is important in cognitive wireless networks to ensure an adequate quality of service and performance for secondary user communications. This work presents a multivariable algorithm for dyn...

    Cesar Hernandez, C. Salgado, H. López and E. Rodriguez-Colina

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:216

    Published on: 19 September 2015

  3. Research

    Spectrum sharing on interference channels with a cognitive relay

    In this paper, an interference channel with a cognitive relay (IFC-CR) is considered to achieve spectrum sharing between a licensed primary user and an unlicensed secondary user. The CR assists both users in r...

    Qiang Li, Ashish Pandharipande, See Ho Ting and Xiaohu Ge

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:185

    Published on: 26 June 2015

  4. Research

    Joint spectrum sensing and access for stable dynamic spectrum aggregation

    Spectrum aggregation is an emerging technology to satisfy the data rate requirement of broadband services for next-generation wireless communication systems. In dynamic spectrum environment, in which the spect...

    Wei Wang, Lingcen Wu, Zhaoyang Zhang and Lin Chen

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:130

    Published on: 8 May 2015

  5. Research

    Achievable transmission capacity of cognitive radio networks with cooperative relaying

    With the rapid development of cognitive radio technologies, spectrum sharing becomes a promising approach to improving the efficiency of spectrum utilization and mitigating the spectrum scarcity problem. Previ...

    Tao Jing, Wei Li, Xiuying Chen, Xiuzhen Cheng, Xiaoshuang Xing, Yan Huo, Tao Chen, Hyeong-Ah Choi and Taieb Znati

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:94

    Published on: 28 March 2015

  6. Research

    Distributed back-pressure scheduling with opportunistic routing in cognitive radio networks

    A challenging problem in cognitive radio networks (CRNs) is to design a throughput efficient routing and scheduling algorithm for end-to-end communications between secondary users (SUs) in a distributed manner...

    Yuan Le, Xiuzhen Cheng, Dechang Chen, Nan Zhang, Taieb Znati, Mznah A Al-Rodhaan and Abdullah Al-Dhelaan

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:49

    Published on: 4 March 2015

  7. Research

    Enabling smartphone-based HD video chats by cooperative transmissions in CRNs

    Smartphones have been equipped with the cameras that can shoot HD videos, and the video chat apps such as Skype are becoming popular. We can, therefore, intuitively predict the trend that users are expecting t...

    Tao Jing, Xuewei Cui, Wei Cheng, Shixiang Zhu, Yan Huo and Xiuzhen Cheng

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:45

    Published on: 3 March 2015

  8. Research

    Online auction-based relay selection for cooperative communication in CR networks

    Cognitive radio and cooperative communication are two new network technologies. So, the combination of these two new technologies is a novel solution to solve the problem of spectrum scarcity. Two main challen...

    Tao Jing, Fan Zhang, Wei Cheng, Yan Huo and Xiuzhen Cheng

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:20

    Published on: 3 February 2015

  9. Research

    Probabilistic constrained multicast beamforming in cognitive relay systems

    In this paper, multicast beamforming in cognitive relay systems is investigated with the consideration of imperfect channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT). We focus at the design of the optimal si...

    Shengyu Li, Wenjun Xu, Xiaomei Lu and Jiaru Lin

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:17

    Published on: 31 January 2015

  10. Research

    Exploiting and defending trust models in cooperative spectrum sensing

    Cognitive radios are currently presented as the solution to the ever-increasing spectrum shortage problem. However, their increased capabilities over traditional radios introduce a new dimension of security th...

    David S Jackson, Wanyu Zang, Qijun Gu, Wei Cheng and Meng Yu

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2015 2015:4

    Published on: 8 January 2015

  11. Research

    Incentives in cooperative networks: a contract-theoretic perspective

    Multiuser cooperative communication significantly improves the performance of wireless communication networks. One key challenge of multiuser cooperative communication is how to design a cooperative mechanism ...

    Yinshan Liu, Xiaofeng Zhong, Yang Yan, Jing Wang and Walid Saad

    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2014 2014:211

    Published on: 4 December 2014