Simultaneous Spectrum Sensing and Data Transmission for Distributed MIMO Cognitive Radio Systems

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


IEEE Global Communications Conference, Washington, DC USA (2016)


We present a multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) cognitive radio system consisting of a secondary receiver that deploys spatial multiplexing to decode signals from multiple secondary transmitters, under the presence of primary transmissions. The secondary receiver carries out minimum mean-squared error detection to decode the secondary data streams, while it performs spectrum sensing at the remaining signal to capture the potential presence of primary activity. Assuming Rayleigh fading as well as the realistic cases of channel fading time variation and channel estimation errors, we present novel closed-form expressions for important system measures, namely, the detection and false-alarm probabilities as well as the transmission power of the secondary nodes. The enclosed numerical results verify the accuracy of the presented analysis.