Outage Analysis of Spectrum Sharing Relay Systems With Multiple Secondary Destinations Under Primary User's Interference Academic Article uri icon


  • 2014 IEEE. In this paper, we investigate the impact of multiuser diversity on the performance of secondary users (SUs) in dual-hop decode-and-forward (DF) spectrum sharing systems over Nakagami- m fading channels, taking into consideration the interference from primary users (PUs). In particular, we present a detailed performance comparison for two different opportunistic scheduling algorithms, i.e., the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)-based scheduling algorithm and the signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR)-based scheduling algorithm. For both scheduling algorithms, exact and asymptotic analytical expressions for the outage probability are derived. Our findings show that the SINR-based scheduling algorithm always outperforms the SNR-based scheduling algorithm. Nevertheless, when the number of destination is large, both scheduling algorithms attain almost the same outage performance, which suggests that, in such a scenario, the SNR-based scheduling algorithm is preferred because it requires less channel state information.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Huang, Y., Al-Qahtani, F., Wu, Q., Zhong, C., Wang, J., & Alnuweiri, H.

citation count

  • 34

complete list of authors

  • Huang, Yuzhen||Al-Qahtani, Fawaz||Wu, Qihui||Zhong, Caijun||Wang, Jinlong||Alnuweiri, Hussein

publication date

  • September 2014