Publication Type:

Conference Proceedings


Procedia Engineering, Volume 30, Coimbatore, p.1119-1128 (2012)



Algorithms, Business development, Communication, Federal communications commission, Geographical area, Hardware constraints, Matlab-Simulink, Performance comparison, Radio, Radio spectra, Simulink, Software Defined Radio, Software radio, Software-defined radios, Spectrum sensing, Systems analysis, Wireless telecommunication systems


The lack of spectrum for communication and for research is a bottleneck as far as technology and business development is considered. It is a fact that the availability of useful spectrum is limited by hardware constraints. The studies conducted by the Federal Communications Commission found that that there are many areas of the radio spectrum which are not fully utilized in different geographical areas of the country and FCC recommended locating and utilizing these unused spectrum spaces by other users. This is where spectrum sensing comes into use. From then on different spectrum sensing algorithms were developed. The paper implements four of those major sensing spectrum algorithms in MATLAB-Simulink and also does a performance comparison among them.


cited By 1; Conference of International Conference on Communication Technology and System Design 2011, ICCTSD 2011 ; Conference Date: 7 December 2011 Through 9 December 2011; Conference Code:89225

Cite this Research Publication

H. Aravind, R. Gandhiraj, Soman, K. P., Manikandan, M. S., and Peter, R., “Spectrum sensing implementations for software defined radio in simulink”, Procedia Engineering, vol. 30. Coimbatore, pp. 1119-1128, 2012.