Sparse waveform design for all-spectrum channelization
In this paper we design, implement, and experimentally evaluate a wireless software-defined radio platform for cognitive channelization in the presence of narrowband or wideband primary stations. Cognitive channelization is achieved by jointly optimizing the transmission power and the waveform channel of the secondary users. The process of joint resource allocation requires no a-priori knowledge of the transmission characteristics of the primary user and maximizes the signalto-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) at the output of the secondary receiver. This is achieved by designing waveforms that span the whole continuum of available/device-accessible spectrum, while satisfying a peak power constraint for the secondary users and an interference temperature (IT) constraint for the primary users. We build a four-node software-defined radio testbed and experimentally demonstrate in an indoor laboratory environment the theoretical concepts of all-spectrum cognitive channelization in terms of pre-detection SINR and biterror-rate (BER) at both primary and secondary receivers.