Spectrum Sensing with Periodic Non-Uniform Sampling

CELEBI H. B., Durak-Ata L.

23nd Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference (SIU), Malatya, Turkey, 16 - 19 May 2015, pp.2190 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2015.7130308
  • City: Malatya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2190
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


New wireless communication technologies increase the demand for spectrum sensing. However due to the limitations of analogue-to-digital converters, sampling a wide spectrum still remains as a major problem. In this paper, a method for estimating the power spectrum density (PSD) from multi-coset (MC) samples, which is a special sub-Nyquist sampling method, is explained. In order to see the feasibility of the method, wide-sense spectrum measurements are taken from a vector signal analyzer and each measurement is MC sampled. Then the PSD estimation is compared with the original PSD of the signal. False alarm rates for different variations are analyzed.