A Learning-Based QoE-Driven Spectrum Handoff Scheme for Multimedia Transmissions over Cognitive Radio Networks
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IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun.
Cognitive Radio Networks; Spectrum Handoff; Queueing Model; QoE; Reinforcement Learning; Multimedia Transmission; AD HOC NETWORKS; WIRELESS NETWORKS; CHANNEL; SELECTION; DECISION; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Telecommunications
Enabling the spectrum handoff for multimedia applications in cognitive radio networks (CRNs) is challenging, due to multiple interruptions from primary users (PUs), contentions among secondary users (SUs), and heterogenous Quality-of-Experience (QoE) requirements. In this paper, we propose a learning-based and QoE-driven spectrum handoff scheme to maximize the multimedia users' satisfaction. We develop a mixed preemptive and non-preemptive resume priority (PRP/NPRP) M/G/1 queueing model for modeling the spectrum usage behavior for prioritized multimedia applications. Then, a mathematical framework is formulated to analyze the performance of SUs. We apply the reinforcement learning to our QoE-driven spectrum handoff scheme to maximize the quality of video transmissions in the long term. The proposed learning scheme is asymptotically optimal, model-free, and can adaptively perform spectrum handoff for the changing channel conditions and traffic load. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed queueing model for prioritized traffic in CRNs, and show that the proposed learning-based QoE-driven spectrum handoff scheme improves quality of video transmissions.
Ieee Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
"A Learning-Based QoE-Driven Spectrum Handoff Scheme for Multimedia Transmissions over Cognitive Radio Networks" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 6298.