An opportunistic cognitive MAC protocol for coexistence with WLAN

Shao Yi Hung, Yu Chun Cheng, Eric Hsiao Kuang Wu, Gen Huey Chen

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In last decades, the demand of wireless spectrum has increased rapidly with the development of mobile communication services. Recent studies recognize that traditional fixed spectrum assignment does not use spectrum efficiently. Such a wasting phenomenon could be amended after the present of cognitive radio. Cognitive radio is a new type of technology that enables secondary usage to unlicensed user. This paper presents an Opportunistic Cognitive MAC Protocol (OC-MAC) for cognitive radios to access unoccupied resource opportunistically and coexist with wireless local area network (WLAN). By a primary traffic predication model and transmission etiquette, OC-MAC avoids producing fatal damage to licensed users. Then a ns2 simulation model is developed to evaluate its performance in scenarios with coexisting WLAN and cognitive network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2008 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2008
EventIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008 - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 May 200823 May 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)0536-1486


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2008


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