Interference Management in Cognitive Radio Systems - a Convex Optimisation Approach

Sudhir Singh*, Paul D. Teal**, Pawel A. Dmochowski** and Alan J. Coulson*

IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2012


We consider a cognitive radio system with N secondary user (SU) pairs and a pair of primary users (PU). The SU power allocation problem is formulated as a rate maximisation problem under PU and SU quality of service and SU peak power constraints. We show our problem formulation is a geometric program and can be solved with convex optimisation techniques. We examine the effect of PU transmissions in our formulations. Solutions for both low and high signal-to-interference-and-noise ratio (SINR) scenarios are provided. We show that including the PU rate in the optimisation problem leads to increased PU performance while not significantly degrading SU rate. Achievable rate cumulative distribution functions for various Rayleigh fading channels are produced.