Joint spectrum access and transmission power management for energy harvesting cognitive radio sensor networks
by Fan Zhang; Tao Jing; Yan Huo; Kaiwei Jiang
International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET), Vol. 27, No. 2, 2018

Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the joint optimisation of spectrum access and the transmission power for an energy harvesting cognitive sensor node, which operates in time-slotted fashion with causal knowledge of channel conditions along with the energy harvesting states. Allowing for the sensing imperfection, we formulate this joint optimisation problem as an infinite-horizon discretetime Markov decision process (MDP), in which the cognitive sensor aims at maximising the long-term expected throughput. An optimal policy which specifies the spectrum access decision as well as the power level is proposed. It is indicated that the optimal long-term expected throughput is nondecreasing with the battery available energy. Moreover, we introduce a low-complexity policy and prove that the optimal low-complexity policy has a threshold structure with respect to the battery available energy. An efficient algorithm for deriving the optimal low-complexity policy is introduced. Finally, numerical results are presented to confirm the superiority of proposed policies.

Online publication date: Tue, 26-Jun-2018

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email