White Space Network Management: Spectrum Quanti cation, Spectrum Allocation and Network Design
Mauwa, Hope Rabson
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The unused spectrum in the television broadcasting frequency bands (so-called TV white spaces) can alleviate the spectrum crunch, and have potential to provide broadband connection to rural areas of countries in the developing world. Current research on TV white spaces focuses on how to detect them accurately, and how they can be shared or allocated to secondary devices. Therefore, the focus of this research is three-fold: to investigate a novel distributed framework, which does not use propagation models in detecting TV white spaces, and suitable for use in countries of the developing world; to investigate a suitable spectrum sharing mechanism for short-time leasing of the TV white spaces to secondary devices; and extend the research to investigate the design of a TV white space-ware network in TV white space frequencies.