Title: A Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Scheme Based on Compressive Sensing for Cognitive Radio Networks

Issue Number: Vol. 9, No. 2
Year of Publication: 2019
Page Numbers: 124-136
Authors: Fatima Salahdine, Elias Ghribi, Naima Kaabouch
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002619


In this paper, a cooperative spectrum sensing scheme based on compressive sensing is proposed. In this scheme, secondary users (SUs) are organized in clusters. In each cluster, SUs forward their compressed signals to the cluster head. Then, the cluster heads report the local sensing data to the fusion center to make the final decision. Analog to information converter is adopted to acquire the received SUs signals. The proposed scheme is evaluated using several metrics, including probability of detection, compression ratio, probability of error, and processing time. The simulation results are compared with those of other cooperative sensing schemes. With our proposed scheme, cooperative spectrum sensing achieves a high probability of detection of 97%, a processing time of 2ms, a low compression ratio of 10%, and low error rate of 35 %. These results show that our proposed method outperforms the spectrum sensing without compressive sensing.