How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Interference: Using Well-Defined Radio Rights to Boost Concurrent Operation
10 Pages Posted: 6 Sep 2010 Last revised: 8 Nov 2010
Date Written: September 5, 2010
Private and public resources are being wasted in disputes about radio operation that cannot be resolved bilaterally and have to be escalated to the regulator. This challenge becomes acute in dynamic coexistence scenarios. This paper proposes defining rights with the goal of maximizing concurrent operation, not minimizing harmful interference. It takes an explicitly probabilistic approach to rights definition; defines transmit rights in terms of transmission permissions; states the RF environment an operator can expect in terms of reception protections; and defines these parameters in terms of resulting electromagnetic energy rather than using transmitter rights and/or receiver specifications. The bottom line: the regulator should delegate interference management to the parties who are coexisting with each other.
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