This paper analyses the effects of receiver non-linearity on the performance of the most commonly utilized signal detectors in cognitive radio systems. The analysis covers both self-modulation products of a single orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signal and intermodulation (IM) products of two OFDM signals, and also their contribution to the probability of false detections. As a result, this work presents the linearity requirements for the spectrum sensor receiver front-end as a function of the sensitivity of the signal detector. Furthermore, we show that the cyclostationary feature detectors are more robust than the energy detectors against IM products of multiple interferers. Theoretical results are verified in measurements with a cyclostationary feature detector using digital video broadcasting - terrestrial (DVB-T) signals as an example.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2016|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Applications and standards (Mobile, Wireless, networks)
- Wireless systems and signal processing (SDR, MIMO, UWB, etc.)