Uplink achievable rate in underlay random access OFDM-based cognitive radio networks Academic Article uri icon


  • 2019, The Author(s). This paper investigates the uplink achievable rate of secondary users (SUs) in underlay orthogonal frequency division multiplexing based cognitive radio networks, where the SUs randomly access the subcarriers of the primary network. In practice, the primary base stations (PBSs), such as cellular base stations, may not be placed close to each other to mitigate the interferences among them. In this regard, we model the spatial distribution of the PBSs as a -Ginibre point process which captures the repulsive placement of the PBSs. It is assumed that in order to alleviate the interferences at the PBSs from the SUs, each SU controls its transmit power based on the average interference level at the closest PBS induced by the SU. We first analytically identify the characteristics of the transmit powers at the SUs. Then, tight approximations of the uplink achievable rate of the secondary network are provided in two different scenarios that assume either a decentralized or centralized allocation of the SUs subcarriers, respectively. The accuracy of our analytical results is validated by simulation results.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kong, H., Ekin, S., Serpedin, E., & Qaraqe, K. A.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Kong, Han-Bae||Ekin, Sabit||Serpedin, Erchin||Qaraqe, Khalid A

publication date

  • January 2019