Spectrum Sensing in a Cognitive Body Area Network: Detection of a Bonded Channel in the MICS Band

  • Ahn, Chun-Su (Dept. of Electronics Computer Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Choi, Jae-Hoon (Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Hanyang University) ;
  • Kim, Sun-Woo (Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Hanyang University)
  • Received : 2011.11.24
  • Accepted : 2012.01.30
  • Published : 2012.03.31


In this paper, we present a novel algorithm for detecting a bonded channel in a cognitive radio network where channel bonding is allowed for a higher data rate. The envelope detection algorithm is proposed to distinguish the center frequency of the received signal in order to determine whether the signal is transmitted by a primary user occupying a single channel or a secondary user occupying more than two channels when the channel is in use.


Cognitive Radio;Spectrum Sensing;Channel Bonding;WBAN


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)


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