Spectrum sharing and cognitive radio

TJ Harrold, L Wang, MA Beach, G Salami, A Yarmohammad, O Holland

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Spectrum sharing has been the subject of a 3 year research programme organised by the UK's Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Personal Communications. Cognitive radio was identified as a key enabling technology to allow spectrum to be shared efficiently between terminals and networks. The project has harnessed the skills of 4 UK Universities working together to understand the potential benefits for its industrial members of cognitive radio technology. This paper discusses some of the work that has been carried out by the Mobile VCE researchers in the field of cognitive radio together with some of the key results and conclusions. The central work has developed algorithms that control the dynamic allocation of radio resources between cooperating network operators as well as spectrum access protocols that allow suitably equipped terminals to sense and use free spectrum. Simulation work has shown that a gain in the efficiency of spectrum use is feasible for both types of spectrum sharing.
Translated title of the contributionSpectrum Sharing and Cognitive Radio: Opportunities for Efficiency Enhancement
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications, St Petersburg Russia
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1 - 8
ISBN (Print)9781424439423
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
EventInternational Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications & Workshops (ICUMT '09) - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 1 Oct 2009 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Ultra Modern Telecommunications & Workshops (ICUMT '09)
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period1/10/09 → …

Bibliographical note

Conference Organiser: IEEE
Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Sponsorship: The work reported in this paper has formed part of the Delivery Efficiency Core Research Programme of the Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile & Personal Communications, Mobile VCE, www.mobilevce.com. This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, with
additional financial support from the Industrial Companies who are Members of Mobile VCE. Fully detailed technical reports on this research are available to Industrial Members of Mobile VCE.

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  • component
  • cognitive radio
  • spectrum sharing
  • spectrum sensing


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