Cooperative modulation of classification in cognitive radio networks
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Multiuser classification of the modulation schemes of simultaneous multiple unknown transmitters is disclosed. Cooperation among multiple cognitive radio receivers for modulation classification offers improvements in classification performance and overcomes detrimental channel effects that degrade single cognitive radio classifier performance. A centralized soft-combining data fusion algorithm based on the joint probability distribution of fourth order cumulants is presented for cooperative modulation classification. Fourth order cumulants of received signals are calculated as discriminating features for different modulation schemes at each cognitive radio node and sent to a centralized data node. The data node chooses the modulation scheme that maximizes the joint probability of the estimated cumulants.