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Mobile Information Systems
Volume 2016, Article ID 3297938, 8 pages
Research Article

Optimization of Access Threshold for Cognitive Radio Networks with Prioritized Secondary Users

School of Computer and Communication Engineering, Northeastern University at Qinhuangdao, Qinhuangdao 066004, China

Received 29 January 2016; Accepted 1 June 2016

Academic Editor: Carlos Pomalaza-Ráez

Copyright © 2016 Yuan Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We propose an access control scheme in cognitive radio networks with prioritized Secondary Users (SUs). Considering the different types of data in the networks, the SU packets in the system are divided into SU1 packets with higher priority and SU2 packets with lower priority. In order to control the access of the SU2 packets (including the new arrival SU2 packets and the interrupted SU2 packets), a dynamic access threshold is set. By building a discrete-time queueing model and constructing a three-dimensional Markov chain with the number of the three types of packets in the system, we derive some performance measures of the two types of the SU packets. Then, with numerical results, we show the change trends for the different performance measures. At last, considering the tradeoff between the throughput and the average delay of the SU2 packets, we build a net benefit function to make optimization for the access threshold.