7th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks

Research Article

Two Days of Spectrum Use in Europe

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.crowncom.2012.249475,
        author={Alexandros Palaios and Janne Riihijarvi and Petri Mahonen and Vladimir Atanasovski and Liljana Gavrilovska and Peter Van Wesemael and Antoine Dejonghe and Peter Scheele},
        title={Two Days of Spectrum Use in Europe},
        proceedings={7th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks},
        keywords={spectrum measurements},
  • Alexandros Palaios
    Janne Riihijarvi
    Petri Mahonen
    Vladimir Atanasovski
    Liljana Gavrilovska
    Peter Van Wesemael
    Antoine Dejonghe
    Peter Scheele
    Year: 2012
    Two Days of Spectrum Use in Europe
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.crowncom.2012.249475
Alexandros Palaios1,*, Janne Riihijarvi1, Petri Mahonen1, Vladimir Atanasovski2, Liljana Gavrilovska2, Peter Van Wesemael3, Antoine Dejonghe3, Peter Scheele4
  • 1: Institute for Networked Systems, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  • 2: Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia
  • 3: imec
  • 4: Bundesnetzagentur fur Elektrizitat, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen, Bonn, Germany
*Contact email: apa@inets.rwth-aachen.de


In this paper we report on spectrum use measurements carried out synchronously over the period of 48+ hours in seven European cities. Special care has been placed on harmonizing measurement settings and equipment so as to obtain as comparable data as possible. We describe in detail the measurement setup, including the coordinated preparation activities carried out across the different measurement sites. We present preliminary analysis of the obtained data set, and particularly highlight similarities and differences in spectrum use between selected measurement locations. We plan to release later the full data set for research community for the further research.