Fuzzy feedback algorithm for the spectral handoff in cognitive radio networks

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https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.n81a05

Keywords:

cognitive radio, decision making, feedback algorithms, spectrum mobility, vertical handoff

Abstract


This  work  proposes  a  feedback  algorithm  based  on  a  Fuzzy  Analytical   Hierarchical  Process  Method  (FAHP)  to  improve  decision  making  for  the  spectral  handoff.   We  named  it  Feedback  FAHP  (FFAHP).  To  assess  the  performance  level  of  the  developed   algorithms, a comparative analysis was made between the proposed FFAHP algorithm and  the most relevant spectrum handoff algorithms in the current literature. These algorithms  were  assessed  with  the  same  decision  criteria,  which  are,  the  probability  of  channel   availability,  estimated  channel  time  availability,  the  signal  to  interference  plus  noise  ratio   and  bandwidth.  Unlike  other  related  papers,  benchmarking  was  validated  through  a  trace   of  real  spectrum  occupation  data  captured  in  the  frequency  band  GSM  and  Wi-Fi,  which   model  the  real  behavior  of  primary  users.  In  the  validation  phase,  eight  assessment   scenarios  were  proposed  to  consider,  two  types  of  networks:  GSM  and  Wi-Fi,  two  kinds  of   applications:  real-time  and  best-effort,  two  traffic  levels:  high  and  low,  and  five  evaluation   metrics:  number  of  handoffs,  the  number  of  failed  handoff,  bandwidth,  delay,  throughput.   The results show that the proposed FFAHP Algorithm provides a performance improvement.  The  FFAHP  Algorithm  supplies  an  efficient  and  effective  process  for  selecting  frequency   channels. The results indicate that the proposed FFAHP Algorithm provides a performance  improvement. The FFAHP Algorithm supplies an efficient and effective method for selecting  frequency channels. The results also show that the FFAHP Algorithm has a low average rate  of handoffs, an effective use of the

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Enrique Rodriguez de la Colina, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica

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2016-12-02

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Hernández Suárez, C. A., Pedraza Martínez, L. F., & Rodriguez de la Colina, E. (2016). Fuzzy feedback algorithm for the spectral handoff in cognitive radio networks. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (81), 47–62. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.redin.n81a05