Platform for Dynamic Spectrum Access Network Experimentation

TitlePlatform for Dynamic Spectrum Access Network Experimentation
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDoyle, LE, Nolan, K, Forde, TK, Argryoudis, P, Sutton, P, Sarath, D, Baldwin, G, Ammann, MJ
Conference NameInternational Workshop on Technology and Policy for Accessing Spectrum
Conference Start Date05/08/2006
PublisherACM Press
Conference LocationBoston, Massachusetts

The purpose of this paper is to describe a novel and sophisticated platform for dynamic spectrum access experimentation. The platform comprises, software, hardware and dedicated spectrum. The platform has been designed with experimentation in mind and hence there is a high value placed on the reconfigurable capabilities of the platform. These capabilities are core to providing a wide range of experimentation possibilities and hence the platform does not suggest one particular solution for supporting dynamic spectrum access but facilitates the investigation of multiple solutions. In its broadest sense the platform can therefore be seen as a highly flexible framework that can be populated with information, components, algorithms, methods, logic and intelligence as desired. Currently the platform uses dedicated spectrum that has been set aside by the Irish regulator for software radio experimentation.

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