Coopetition spectrum trading in cognitive radio networks

Liu Cui, Taieb Znati

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Spectrum trading is a promising method to improve spectrum usage efficiency. Several issues must be addressed, however, to enable spectrum trading that goes beyond conservative trading idle bands and achieve cooperation between primary and secondary users. In this paper, we argue that spectrum holes should be explicitly endogenous and negotiated by spectrum trading participants. To this end, we proposed an a Vickery auction based, coopetive framework to foster cooperation, while allowing competition for spectrum sharing. Incentive schemes and penalty for revocable spectrum are proposed to increase the spectrum access opportunities for SUs while protecting PUs spectrum value. A simultation study shows that the proposed framework outperforms conservative trading approaches, in a variety of scenarios with different levels of cooperation and bidding strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2013 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2013 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 5 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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