Spectrum sensing (SS) exhibits its advantages in the era of Internet of Things (IoT) due to limited spectrum resource and a lower utilization rate of authorized spectrum. In consequence, the performance improvement of SS seems a matter of great significance for the development of wireless communication and IoT. Motivated by this, this paper is devoted to multi-slot based SS in specialty and several important conclusions are drawn. Firstly, SS with one slot outperforms those with multiple slots if decision fusion rule is considered for multi-slot based SS. Secondly, multi-slot based SS is conducive to the performance improvement of SS when instantaneous strong noise occurs in the radio environment. Thirdly, for multi-slot based cooperative spectrum sensing (CSS), majority voting rule among multiple nodes obtains the optimal sensing performance. Both theoretical analysis and simulation experiment validate the conclusions drawn in this paper.
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