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Measurement Campaigns for Spectrum Occupancy

Speaker  Sumit Roy

Affiliation  UW

Host  Krishna Chintalapudi, Ramachandran Ramjee

Duration  01:02:01

Date recorded  2 July 2014

The evolution of cognitive (secondary) networks to enable more efficient spectrum usage will rely on fast and accurate spectrum sensing/mapping, supported by a suitable architecture for data integration and model building. In the first part of the talk, fundamental aspects of the wide-area RF mapping problem as a grand challenge will be highlighted; and some recent work at UW that clarifies sub-system level trade-offs (between scan latency and channel status estimation accuracy, for example) will be described. Next, the evolution of a hybrid architecture - decentralized client-side sensing assisted database updating - is explored. Within this, model-based answers to fundamental questions such as "how much white space capacity is available" as a function of location for U.S. TV bands are developed. The talk will conclude with a description of current efforts for spectrum sharing (co-existence) just underway in the 3 GHz band (broadly) between different primaries (largely government operated communications such as military and non-military radars) and commercial networks (802.11 and 4G LTE).

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