The ability of adapting to the environment in the most efficient way is a crucial issue in Cognitive Radio (CR) networks. For this purpose, an accurate estimation of the characteristics and activity of the Primary Users (PUs) is required. A system that takes into account heterogeneous PUs with several features is developed. A new scheme is integrated in the system to exploit these motleys and to improve the adaptability in CR networks. Through the proposed PU signal type recognition, the PU signal is detected and classified. The features of each PU type: the allowed interference levels, the bandwidth and the idle time, are extracted and exploited for CR adaptability effects. For this, a new CR throughput/interference adapter is proposed. The CR throughput is efficiently increased depending on the specific characteristics of PU types. Simulation results show that the proposed PU type recognition detects, distinguishes and classifies PU signals in Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN). It is shown that CR throughput varies with PU features for the improvement of CR adaptability.
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