Global spectrum observatory network setup and initial findings

T. Taher, R. Attard, A. Riaz, D. Roberson, J. Taylor (Corresponding author), K. Zdunek, J. Hallio, R. Ekman, J. Paavola, J. Suutala, J. Röning, Marja Matinmikko, Marko Höyhtyä, A. MacKenzie

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the current efforts underway to set up matched long-term continuously running spectrum observatories in the US (in Chicago and Blacksburg) and in Turku, Finland. The measurement equipment setup is described, along with the architecture for the networked database used to aggregate, archive and share the spectrum measurement data collected across the multiple international locations. High performance computer infrastructure to permit analysis and as appropriate fusion specific elements of the terabytes of data is described. The measurement parameters and spectrum measurement band plans are listed. Preliminary analysis results are also provided - particularly, simple occupancy statistics in Chicago and in Turku. To demonstrate the utility of the global spectrum observatory network, an interesting example is provided that compares and contrasts the very different signals that occupy the same spectral band, but in different geographic regions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings
    Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2014
    Pages79-88
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2014 - Oulu, Finland
    Duration: 2 Jun 20144 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 9

    Conference

    Conference9th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2014
    Abbreviated titleCROWNCOM 2014
    Country/TerritoryFinland
    CityOulu
    Period2/06/144/06/14

    Keywords

    • spectrum occupancy measurements
    • spectrum usage trends
    • spectrum management
    • big data
    • dynamic spectrum sharing

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