Applications of TV white space networks and cognitive radio techniques to satellite communications

Marko Höyhtyä, Miia Mustonen

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    In this chapter we present a database-driven approach for sharing spectrum between a terrestrial system and a satellite system. The concept is based on the principles used in TV White Space (TVWS) and Licensed Shared Access (LSA) concepts in the terrestrial domain, but modified according to specific requirements set by a satellite environment. The LSA concept has been shown to be a good sharing method especially with regard to satellite services since it ensures predictable Quality of Service (QoS) and protects the incumbent status in the band. In this chapter, we describe the architecture of the concept and define critical design criteria to enable efficient use of satellite bands. We also discuss business aspects from the incumbent operator, e.g. Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) operator in C band, and the entrant operator points of view, and define spectrum sharing rules.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTV White Space Communications and Networks
    EditorsRobert Stewart, David Crawford, Andrew Stirling
    ISBN (Print)978-0-08-100611-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


    • dynamic spectrum access
    • spectrum database
    • cognitive radio systems


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