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Measurement Challenges for Spectrum Sensing in Communication Networks

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Author(s)

Dan Kuester, Yao Ma, Dazhen Gu, Adam Wunderlich, Jason Coder, Joseph R. Mruk

Abstract

We summarize a few key spectrum sensing measurement challenges and recent advances. Laboratory tests of sensing are complicated by their inseparable and often imbedded role in modern hardware. Results are difficult to calibrate because physical parameters are often specified with ad-hoc or unclear definitions. The scope of testing is increased dramatically by sensors that demand more complex signal classification in addition to binary occupancy detection. Tests of spectrum sharing are encumbered even further by a lack of accepted, testable parameters for assessing the contribution of spectrum sensing to spectrum sharing between systems. The measurement needs and approaches we discuss here cross the domains of guided-wave and radiated physical measurements, network measurements, and commercial and government spectrum use.
Proceedings Title
15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation Proceedings
Conference Dates
March 22-26, 2021
Conference Location
Dusseldorf, DE

Citation

Kuester, D. , Ma, Y. , Gu, D. , Wunderlich, A. , Coder, J. and Mruk, J. (2021), Measurement Challenges for Spectrum Sensing in Communication Networks, 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation Proceedings, Dusseldorf, DE, [online], https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP51087.2021.9411042, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=931728 (Accessed July 2, 2022)
Created April 27, 2021, Updated February 23, 2022