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Spectrum occupancy survey In HULL-UK For cognitive radio applications: Measurement & analysis

Mehdawi, Meftah; Riley, N; Paulson, K; Fanan, A; Ammar, M


Meftah Mehdawi

N Riley

K Paulson

A Fanan

M Ammar


Efficient use of the radio spectrum is a necessity for future wireless systems. Cognitive Radio (CR) systems promise large inc reases in spectral efficiency. An important design constraint for systems is understanding of the current use of frequency bands which may be used by future CR systems. This paper describes a set of spectrum occupancy measurements performed in Hull, UK, in November 2012 and pro poses long-term studies in a single location. Observations provide evidence that the licensed spectrum is far from fully utilized in frequency. Measurem ents provide evidence of the spectral efficiency benefits that may be accrued by the dynamic reuse of the available spectrum. Such improved usage could break the current spectrum availability bottleneck. The measurement method is based on the energy detection principle.


Mehdawi, M., Riley, N., Paulson, K., Fanan, A., & Ammar, M. (2013). Spectrum occupancy survey In HULL-UK For cognitive radio applications: Measurement & analysis. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research, 2(4), 231-236

Acceptance Date Jan 8, 2013
Publication Date Apr 11, 2013
Deposit Date Dec 4, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jan 4, 2018
Print ISSN 2277-8616
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 4
Pages 231-236
Keywords Cognitive Radio; Spectrum Occupancy; Detection threshold; Data processing; Spectrum Measurement
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Copyright Statement This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


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