Journal article

Analysis of area under the ROC curve of energy detection

S Atapattu, C Tellambura, H Jiang

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications | Published : 2010


A simple figure of merit to describe the performance of an energy detector is desirable. The area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, denoted (AUC), is such a measure, which varies between 1/2 and 1. If the detectors performance is no better than flipping a coin, then the AUC is 1/2 , and it increases to one as the detector performance improves. However, in the wireless literature, the AUC measure has gone unnoticed. In this paper, to address this gap, we comprehensively analyze the AUC of an energy detector with nodiversity reception and with several popular diversity schemes. The channel model is assumed to be Nakagami-m fading. First, the average AUC is derived for th..

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