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Title: Cognitive Overlay for Inter-system Cellular Dynamic Spectrum Sharing in the Downlink
This paper assesses the feasibility of a novel dynamic spectrum sharing approach for a cellular downlink based on cognitive overlay to allow non-orthogonal cellular transmissions from a primary and a secondary radio access technology concurrently on the same radio resources. The 2-user Gaussian cognitive interference channel is used to model a downlink scenario in which the primary and secondary base stations are co-located. A system architecture is defined that addresses practical challenges associated with cognitive overlay, in particular the noncausal knowledge of the primary user message at the cognitive transmitter. A cognitive overlay scheme is applied that combines superposition coding with dirty paper coding, and a primary user protection criterion is derived that is specific to a scenario in which the primary system is 4G while the secondary system is 5G. Simulation is used to evaluate the achievable signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) at the 4G and 5G receivers, as well as the cognitive power allocation parameter as a function of distance. Results suggest that the cognitive overlay scheme is feasible when the distance to the 5G receiver is relatively small, even when a large majority of the secondary user transmit power is allocated to protecting the primary user transmission. Achievable link distances more » for the 5G receiver are on the order of hundreds of meters for an urban macrocell or a few kilometers for a rural macrocell. « less
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