Spectrum Sharing Through Beacons

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

Personal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title

Hulbert, A. P. (Roke Manor Research Ltd., Romsey, England)

Recently there has been considerable interest in the sharing of spectrum between different services in order to maximize its utilization. This paper presents a novel concept for the sharing of spectrum based on arranging for the receivers to transmit beacons that establish a soft exclusion zone for other transmitters to avoid interference. It is shown that tight nearoptimal sharing of spectrum can be achieved with guaranteed reliability of communications by diverting a modest amount of spectrum toward beacon transmission and requiring limited power transmission.