Distributed MAC Protocol for Cognitive Radio Networks: Design, Analysis, and Optimization

  title={Distributed MAC Protocol for Cognitive Radio Networks: Design, Analysis, and Optimization},
  author={Le Thanh Tan and Long Bao Le},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology},
In this paper, we investigate the joint optimal sensing and distributed Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol design problem for cognitive radio (CR) networks. We consider both scenarios with single and multiple channels. For each scenario, we design a synchronized MAC protocol for dynamic spectrum sharing among multiple secondary users (SUs), which incorporates spectrum sensing for protecting active primary users (PUs). We perform saturation throughput analysis for the corresponding proposed… CONTINUE READING
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