Outage Analysis for Underlay relay-assisted Cognitive Networks Conference Paper uri icon


  • Cooperative relay technology was recently introduced into cognitive radio networks in order to enhance network capacity, scalability, and reliability of end-to-end communication. In this paper, we investigate an underlay cognitive network where the quality of service of the secondary link is maintained by triggering an opportunistic regenerative relaying once it falls under an unacceptable level. We first provide the exact cumulative density function (CDF) of received signal-to-noise (SNR) over each hop with co-located relays. Then, the CDFs are used to determine very accurate closed-form expression for the outage probability for a transmission rate R. We validate our analysis by showing that simulation results coincide with our analytical results in Rayleigh fading channels. 2012 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2012 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Tourki, K., Qaraqe, K. A., & Alouini, M.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Tourki, Kamel||Qaraqe, Khalid A||Alouini, Mohamed-Slim

publication date

  • December 2012