Conference Paper

Distributed admission and power control for cognitive radios in spectrum underlay networks

George J.
Sultan A.
Nafie M.

In this paper we investigate admission control and power allocation for cognitive radios in an underlay network. We consider the problem of maximizing the number of supported secondary links under their minimum QoS requirements without violating the maximum tolerable interference on primary receivers in a cellular network. An optimal solution to our problem is shown in previous works to be NP-hard. We propose an efficient distributed algorithm with reasonable complexity that provides results close to the optimum solution without requiring neither a large amount of signaling nor a wide range of information about the system parameters. Our algorithm is compared with previously proposed algorithms to demonstrate its relative efficiency.