Multi-Spectrum and Transmit-Antenna Switched Diversity Schemes for Spectrum Sharing Systems: A Performance Analysis Conference Paper uri icon


  • In spectrum sharing systems, a secondary user (SU) is allowed to share the spectrum with a primary licensed user under the condition that the interference at the the primary user receiver (PU-Rx) is below a predetermined threshold. Joint primary spectrum and transmit antenna selection diversity schemes can be utilized as an efficient way to meet the quality of service (QoS) demands of the SUs while satisfying the interference constraint. In this paper, we consider a secondary link comprised of a secondary transmitter (SU-Tx) equipped with multiple antennas and a single-antenna secondary receiver (SU-Rx) sharing the same spectrum with a number of primary users (PUs) operating at distinct spectra. We present a performance analysis for two primary spectrum and transmit antenna switched selection schemes with different amount of feedback requirements. In particular, assuming Rayleigh fading and BPSK transmission, we derive approximate BER expressions for the presented schemes. For the sake of comparison, we also derive a closed-form BER expression for the optimal selection scheme that selects the best pair in terms of the SU-Rx signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) which has the disadvantage of high feedback requirements. Finally, our results are verified with numerical simulations. 2012 IEEE.

name of conference

  • 2012 IEEE Globecom Workshops

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Sayed, M., Abdallah, M., Alouini, M., & Qaraqe, K. A.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Sayed, Mostafa||Abdallah, Mohamed||Alouini, Mohamed-Slim||Qaraqe, Khalid A

publication date

  • December 2012