A combined spectrum sensing method based DCT for cognitive radio system

Muntasser S. Falih, Hikmat N. Abdullah


In this paper a new hybrid blind spectrum sensing method is proposed. The method is designed to enhance the detection performance of Conventional Energy Detector (CED) through combining it with a proposed sensing module based on Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) coefficient’s relationship as operation mode at low Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) values. In the proposed sensing module a certain factor called Average Ratio (AR) represent the ratio of energy in DCT coefficients is utilized to identify the presence of the Primary User (PU) signal. The simulation results show that the proposed method improves PU detection especially at low SNR values.


cognitive radio; DCT; hybrid sensing; spectrum sensing;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v10i2.pp1935-1942
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