In this chapter, the optimization method of double-well bistable stochastic resonance (SR) system and one of its applications in cognitive radio networks are introduced, especially in the energy detection problem. The chapter will be divided into five sections. Firstly, the conventional double-well bistable stochastic resonance system is introduced with its special properties. Then based on the conventional discrete overdamped double-well bistable SR oscillator, the optimization method and the analyses results are given especially under low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). In the applications, a novel spectrum sensing approach used in the cognitive radio networks (CRN) based on SR is proposed. The detection probability is also derived theoretically under a constant false-alarm rate (CFAR). Moreover, a cooperative spectrum sensing technique in CRN based on the data fusion of various SR energy detectors is proposed. Finally the whole chapter is summarized.
Part of the book: Resonance