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Performance Study of a GAA-GAA Coexistence Scheme in the CBRS Band



Weichao Gao, Anirudha Sahoo


The General Authorized Access (GAA) users in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band are the lowest priority users who not only have to make sure that they do not cause harmful interference to the higher tier users but also must cooperate with each other to minimize potential interference among them. Thus, efficient GAA coexistence scheme is essential for operation of GAA users and to obtain high spectum utilization. Towards this goal, the Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) has recommended three schemes to facilitate coexistence among GAA users. To the best of our knowledge, there is no performance study of any of these schemes available in the public domain. In this paper, we study performance of one of these schemes (called Approach 1). We choose two actual locations in the USA around which our study is conducted using actual terrain and land cover data of continental USA. We evaluate performance of the scheme at different deployment densities, using different propagation models and with different mix of CBRS Devices (CBSDs) at those two locations. We provide some interesting insights into the bandwidth allocation process and performance of Approach 1 in terms of mutual interference.
Proceedings Title
IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) Conference
Conference Dates
November 11-14, 2019
Conference Location
Newark, NJ, US


CBRS, coexistence, 3.5 GHz band


Gao, W. and Sahoo, A. (2019), Performance Study of a GAA-GAA Coexistence Scheme in the CBRS Band, IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) Conference, Newark, NJ, US, [online],, (Accessed July 23, 2024)


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Created December 18, 2019, Updated October 12, 2021