Proactive Spectrum Sharing for SWIPT in MIMO Cognitive Radio Systems Using Antenna Switching Technique

Fatma Benkhelifa, Kamel Tourki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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In this paper, we consider simultaneous wireless information and power transfer for spectrum sharing (SS) in a multiple-input multiple-output cognitive radio (CR) network. The secondary transmitter (ST) selects only one antenna, which maximizes the received signal-to-noise ratio at the secondary receiver (SR) and minimizes the interference induced at the primary receiver (PR). Moreover, PR is an energy harvesting node using the antenna switching, which assigns a subset of its antennas to harvest the energy and assigns the rest to decode its information data. The objective of this paper is to show that the SS is advantageous for both SR and PR sides and leads to a win-win situation. To illustrate the incentive of the SS in CR network, we evaluate the energy and data performance metrics in terms of the average harvested energy, the power outage, and the mutual outage probability, which declares a data outage event if the PR or SR is in an outage. We present some special cases and asymptotic results of the derived analytic results. Through the simulation results, we show the impact of various simulation parameters and the benefits due to the presence of ST.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-222
Number of pages19
JournalIEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Relays
  • MIMO
  • Interference
  • Receiving antennas
  • Transmitting antennas


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