Abstract: In this paper, a cross-layer source Distribution algorithm is proposed in the context of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA)-based cognitive radio (CR) video application systems. User video quality and channel awareness are incorporated in the design, towards an optimal subcarrier and power allocation scheme, subject to minimum secondary receiver (SRx) video quality and primary receiver (PRx) interference threshold constraints. First, the relationship between PRx interference margin and power limits at the secondary transmitter (STx) is analytically derived. Then, to provide PRx with satisfactory quality of service (QoS), we propose a new probabilistic approach to mitigate the total imposed interference of the STx on PRx, considering imperfect STx to PRx channel state information (CSI). The effect of PRx interference limit violation probability, interference threshold, and error variance of imperfect CSI are evaluated through mathematical analysis and computer simulations.

Keywords: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA), Cognitive Radio (CR), Primary Receiver (PRx), Secondary Receiver (SRx), Quality of Service (QoS), Channel State Information (CSI), Secondary Transmitter (STx).