Transmission protocols in Cognitive Radio Mesh Networks

Anusha M, Srikanth Vemuru, T Gunasekhar

Abstract


A Cognitive Radio (CR) is a radio that can adjust its transmission limit based on available spectrum in its operational surroundings. Cognitive Radio Network (CRN) is made up of both the licensed users and unlicensed users with CR enable and disabled radios. CR’S supports to access dynamic spectrum and supports secondary user to access underutilized spectrum efficiently, which was allocated to primary users. In CRN’S most of the research was done on spectrum allocation, spectrum sensing and spectrum sharing. In this literature, we present various Medium Access (MAC) protocols of CRN’S. This study would provide an excellent study of MAC strategies.

Keywords


Cognitive Radios, licensed users, unlicensed users, spectrum, MAC.

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v5i6.pp1446-1451
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