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Sensors 2016, 16(4), 457;

On the Achievable Throughput Over TVWS Sensor Networks

Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, University of Naples Federico II, Naples 80126, Italy
Multimedia Communications Laboratory, CNIT, Naples 80126, Italy
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Academic Editor: Leonhard M. Reindl
Received: 16 February 2016 / Revised: 18 March 2016 / Accepted: 22 March 2016 / Published: 30 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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In this letter, we study the throughput achievable by an unlicensed sensor network operating over TV white space spectrum in presence of coexistence interference. Through the letter, we first analytically derive the achievable throughput as a function of the channel ordering. Then, we show that the problem of deriving the maximum expected throughput through exhaustive search is computationally unfeasible. Finally, we derive a computational-efficient algorithm characterized by polynomial-time complexity to compute the channel set maximizing the expected throughput and, stemming from this, we derive a closed-form expression of the maximum expected throughput. Numerical simulations validate the theoretical analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: white space; secondary; cognitive radio; sensor network; J0101 white space; secondary; cognitive radio; sensor network; J0101

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