Reconfigurable Antenna-Based Space-Shift Keying for Spectrum Sharing Systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • 2016 IEEE. Based on the concept of reconfigurable antennas (RAs), SSK-RA has been recently proposed as a novel transmission scheme to improve the performance of space shift keying (SSK). In this context, it has been shown that RAs' reconfigurable properties can be used as additional degrees of freedom to enhance the throughput, implementation complexity, and error performance of SSK. In this paper, we extend SSK-RA to cognitive radio (CR) systems in an effort to improve the secondary system's performance in a spectrum sharing scenario. Taking advantage of the interplay between RAs and the propagation channels for both the secondary and interference links, we propose a RA-based scheme with pointing-direction reconfiguration aiming at improving the secondary system's performance while verifying an outage interference constraint to the primary user (PU). In this paper, we analyse the performance of the proposed scheme in Rician fading channels and provide simulation examples confirming these analytical results. The proposed schemes are shown to offer better bit error rate (BER) performance and lower implementation complexity when compared to conventional antenna-based spectrum sharing systems.

name of conference

  • 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Bouida, Z., El-Sallabi, H., Abdallah, M., Ghrayeb, A., & Qaraqe, K. A.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Bouida, Zied||El-Sallabi, Hassan||Abdallah, Mohamed||Ghrayeb, Ali||Qaraqe, Khalid A

publication date

  • May 2016