Exploring the impact of social properties on routing in cognitive radio networks

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3782
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Communication Systems
Issue number15
Online published12 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


In this paper, we study the social properties, including community, friendship, and individual selfishness of cognitive radio networks and analyze the effect of these social properties on the performance of routing protocols. We first introduce the concept of cooperation willingness considering social relations and individual selfishness. Then, we model the impact of cooperation willingness on the routing performance in cognitive radio networks. After that, we perform extensive simulations to evaluate the accuracy of our model. The simulation results show that our model matched the simulation results well. Finally, our results suggest that community members, friends, and nodes with lower individual selfishness should be selected in the forwarding routes.

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  • cognitive radio, individual selfishness, routing, social properties