Minimum separation distance calculations for incumbent protection in LSA

Markku Jokinen, Marko Mäkeläinen, Tuomo Hänninen, Marja Matinmikko, Miia Mustonen

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    In this paper, we consider minimum separation distance calculations from the perspective of a real-life Licensed Shared Access (LSA) system in the 2.3 GHz band in Europe. In the LSA system, an LTE network shares spectrum resources with incumbent users, such as programme making and special events (PMSE) users, which need to be protected from harmful interference. Plenty of potential resources are available, in case the incumbent activity is occasional or localized. The sharing scenario requires realistic separation distances to be calculated to protect the incumbents. The minimum separation distances were calculated using methods presented in the ECC report on compatibility studies on 2.3GHz band, but by using the parameters from the real-life LSA test network. With this work, we bridge the gap between theoretical research for incumbent protection and practical LSA deployment. In the process of defining new separation distances, discrepancies were found in the original example calculations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks - 11th International Conference, CROWNCOM 2016, Proceedings
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9783319403519
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event11th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2016 - Grenoble, France
    Duration: 30 May 20161 Jun 2016

    Publication series

    SeriesLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering


    Conference11th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, CROWNCOM 2016


    • Exclusion zone
    • Licensed Shared Access (LSA)
    • Minimum separation distance
    • Protection zone

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