Where to rendezvous? Preferring quiet channels in cognitive radio networks

Tong Shen, Sivan Toledo, Zhaoquan Gu, Senran Zhang, Yuexuan Wang, Mingli Song

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Abstract

Rendezvous is a fundamental building block in distributed cognitive radio networks (CRNs), where users must find a jointly available channel. Research on the rendezvous problem has focused so far on minimizing the time to rendezvous (to find a suitable channel) or on maximizing the degree (number of channels on which rendezvous can take place). In this paper, we model the rendezvous problem in a more realistic way that acknowledges the fact available channels may suffer from interference, and interference may vary among users in different locations over time. In this setting, CRNs benefit from rendezvous methods that find a quiet channel, which supports high symbol rates and does not suffer much from dropped packets. We propose algorithms that achieve this goal for both initial rendezvous problem (users share no prior information) and continuous rendezvous problem (users who have already established a link must vacate the channel and seek another). We propose both deterministic and randomized methods based on mapping the channel set to a larger set in a way that gives preference to quiet channels. This technique allows us to add interference-awareness to existing rendezvous algorithms. We analyze the new algorithms and substantiate our analyses through extensive simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMSWiM 2018 - Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages325-332
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359603
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Oct 2018
Event21st ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 28 Oct 20182 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameMSWiM 2018 - Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems

Conference

Conference21st ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems, MSWiM 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period28/10/182/11/18

Keywords

  • Cognitive Radio Network
  • Interference
  • Rendezvous

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