cogcom 15(2): e2

Research Article

Spectrum Occupancy Measurements in the 2.3-2.4 GHz band: Guidelines for Licensed Shared Access in Finland

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/cogcom.1.2.e2,
        author={Marko H\o{}yhty\aa{} and Marja Matinmikko and Xianfu Chen and Juhani Hallio and Jani Auranen and Reijo Ekman and Juha R\o{}ning and Jan Engelberg and Juha Kalliovaara and Tanim Taher and Ali Riaz and Dennis Roberson},
        title={Spectrum Occupancy Measurements in the 2.3-2.4 GHz band: Guidelines for Licensed Shared Access in Finland},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Cognitive Communications},
        volume={1},
        number={2},
        publisher={ICST},
        journal_a={COGCOM},
        year={2015},
        month={5},
        keywords={cognitive radio, spectrum measurement, spectrum occupancy, spectrum sharing},
        doi={10.4108/cogcom.1.2.e2}
    }
    
  • Marko Höyhtyä
    Marja Matinmikko
    Xianfu Chen
    Juhani Hallio
    Jani Auranen
    Reijo Ekman
    Juha Röning
    Jan Engelberg
    Juha Kalliovaara
    Tanim Taher
    Ali Riaz
    Dennis Roberson
    Year: 2015
    Spectrum Occupancy Measurements in the 2.3-2.4 GHz band: Guidelines for Licensed Shared Access in Finland
    COGCOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/cogcom.1.2.e2
Marko Höyhtyä1,*, Marja Matinmikko1, Xianfu Chen1, Juhani Hallio2, Jani Auranen2, Reijo Ekman2, Juha Röning3, Jan Engelberg4, Juha Kalliovaara5, Tanim Taher6, Ali Riaz6, Dennis Roberson6
  • 1: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Oulu, Finland
  • 2: Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland
  • 3: University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
  • 4: Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, Helsinki, Finland
  • 5: University of Turku, Turku, Finland
  • 6: Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
*Contact email: marko.hoyhtya@vtt.fi

Abstract

This paper presents results from spectrum occupancy measurements in the 2.3-2.4 GHz band at Turku, Finland. The band is currently under study in European regulation and standardization for mobile communication systems. We review the recently introduced Licensed Shared Access (LSA) concept as a potential means for making the 2.3-2.4 GHz band available for mobile communications on a shared basis while protecting the rights of the incumbent spectrum users. The spectrum occupancy measurements conducted in one location in Finland show that the use of this band is rather low indicating that there might be potential for mobile communication systems to share this band with the incumbents under the LSA approach. Based on the obtained knowledge about the use of the studied band in Finland we create a set of guidelines for LSA to make the operation efficient both from the technical and economic viewpoint.