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In this paper, we study simultaneous multi-channel spectrum sensing in cognitive radio context. The sensing receiver RF front-end is assumed to deploy wideband multi-channel IQ down-conversion which is well-suited for highly-integrated circuit implementations. Such RF front-end is, however, also prone to several RF impairments, such as IQ imbalance, which(More)
Spectrum sensing of primary users under very low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and noise uncertainty is crucial for cognitive radio (CR) systems. To overcome the drawbacks of weak signal and noise uncertainty, eigenvalue-based spectrum sensing methods have been proposed for advanced CRs. However, one pressing disadvantage of eigenvalue-based spectrum sensing(More)
Dynamic and flexible RF spectrum access through software-defined radio technologies is known to be limited by transmitter RF impairments, most notably spurious emissions due to mixer I/Q imbalance and power amplifier nonlinearity. In this article, a novel digital predistortion structure is developed for joint mitigation of frequency-dependent I/Q imbalance(More)