Feasibility of energy detection for dynamic spectrum access

F.W. Hoeksema, Roelof Schiphorst, Cornelis H. Slump

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    In the Adaptive Ad-hoc Free band Wireless communications (AAF) project, a radio system is investigated that senses its environment to detect un-utilised radio spectrum and use it for ad-hoc networking. In this paper the performance in terms of Quality of Detection (QoD) of a simple energy detection system is studied. It is shown that noise-level uncertainty poses a hard limit on the detectability of signals. In the case that sub-noise signal detection is required, a noise-level measurement function may have to be included in the system architecture.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux
    EditorsRaymond N.J. Veldhuis, R.N.J. Veldhuis, H.S. Cronie
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)978-90-365-2509-1
    Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2007
    Event28th Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux 2007 - Best Western Dish Hotel, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 24 May 200725 May 2007
    Conference number: 28

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    PublisherSignals and Systems Group, University of Twente


    Conference28th Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux 2007


    • EWI-10829
    • IR-64266
    • METIS-241818

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