Spatial Angular Spectrum Sensing for Non-Geostationary Satellite Systems

Chi Zhang, Chunxiao Jiang, Jin Jin, Sheng Wu, Linling Kuang, Song Guo

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In the scenario of frequency coexistence between the GEO (geostationary) and NGEO (non-geostationary) satellite networks, the NGEO system should not incur harmful interference to the GEO system according to the policy of the Radio Regulations. Therefore, spectrum sensing as a promising solution is applied widely in this scenario. With the increasing number of NGEO satellites in the space, one NGEO system could be affected by other NGEO systems while sensing the signal from the GEO system. Given these preconditions, the cognitive radio (CR) scenario considered in this paper is that: the GEO system is regarded as the primary user, one NGEO system is regarded as the secondary user, while another NGEO system is regarded as the interfering user. Meanwhile, all the satellite systems are supposed to operate with more than one discrete transmit power levels which is practical and fits the concept of adaptive power control. In our context, we propose a spectrum strategy using hypothesis testing as well as maximum a posterior (MAP) to differentiate the GEO signal from the interfering NGEO and noise, and then identify the specific power level utilized by the GEO system. Moreover, we derive the closed-form expressions for threshold of verifying the status of the GEO, and for decision regions to determine its power level. Finally, extensive simulations are provided to verify the proposed studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647271
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 Dec 201813 Dec 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings


Conference2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Signal Processing
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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