5th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications

Research Article

Survey on spectrum utilization in Europe: Measurements, analyses and observations

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.CROWNCOM2010.9220,
        author={V\^{a}clav Valenta and Roman Marš\^{a}lek and Genevi\'{e}ve Baudoin and Martine Villegas and Martha Suarez and Fabien Robert},
        title={Survey on spectrum utilization in Europe: Measurements, analyses and observations},
        proceedings={5th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={CROWNCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={9},
        keywords={cognitive radio  dynamic spectrum access  spectrum utilization measurements},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.CROWNCOM2010.9220}
    }
    
  • Václav Valenta
    Roman Maršálek
    Geneviève Baudoin
    Martine Villegas
    Martha Suarez
    Fabien Robert
    Year: 2010
    Survey on spectrum utilization in Europe: Measurements, analyses and observations
    CROWNCOM
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.CROWNCOM2010.9220
Václav Valenta1,2,*, Roman Maršálek2,*, Geneviève Baudoin1,*, Martine Villegas1,*, Martha Suarez1,*, Fabien Robert1,*
  • 1: Université Paris-Est, ESYCOM, ESIEE Paris, Noisy-le-Grand, France
  • 2: Brno University of Technology, DREL, Brno, Czech Republic
*Contact email: vaclav.valenta@ieee.org, marsaler@feec.vutbr.cz, baudoing@esiee.fr, villegam@esiee.fr, suarezm@esiee.fr, robertf@esiee.fr

Abstract

This paper presents major results and comparisons of radio spectrum utilization measurements that have been carried out in three different locations in Europe, namely in the suburb of the city of Brno in the Czech Republic and in the suburb and the city of Paris in France during years 2008 and 2009 respectively. The analyzed radio bandwidth extends from 400 MHz to 3 GHz. The measurement method is based on the energy detection principle. Utilization performance and behaviors of major wireless communication systems and primary wireless system within different regions and different environments are investigated here. Our analyses pick out correlations between spectrum utilization within different regions and summarize common observations and physical aspects that will have to be considered in the future radio spectrum management to assure efficient spectrum utilization.