Enforcement in Dynamic Spectrum Access Systems

34 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2012 Last revised: 27 Feb 2017

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Martin B. H. Weiss

University of Pittsburgh - School of Information Sciences

William Lehr

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)

Mohammed Altamimi

University of Pittsburgh

Liu Cui

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 31, 2012

Abstract

The spectrum access rights granted by the Federal government to spectrum users come with the expectation of protection from harmful interference. As a consequence of the growth of wireless demand and services of all types, technical progress enabling smart agile radio networks, and on-going spectrum management reform, there is both a need and opportunity to use and share spectrum more intensively and dynamically. A key element of any framework for managing harmful interference is the mechanism for enforcement of those rights. Since the rights to use spectrum and to protection from harmful interference vary by band (licensed/unlicensed, legacy/newly reformed) and type of use/users (primary/secondary, overlay/underlay), it is reasonable to expect that the enforcement mechanisms may need to vary as well.

In this paper, we present a taxonomy for evaluating alternative mechanisms for enforcing interference protection for spectrum usage rights, with special attention to the potential changes that may be expected from wider deployment of Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) systems. Our exploration of how the design of the enforcement regime interacts with and influences the incentives of radio operators under different rights regimes and market scenarios is intended to assist in refining thinking about appropriate access rights regimes and how best to incentivize investment and growth in more efficient and valuable uses of the radio frequency spectrum.

Keywords: spectrum, enforcement, cognitive radio, Dynamic Spectrum Assignment

Suggested Citation

Weiss, Martin B. H. and Lehr, William and Altamimi, Mohammed and Cui, Liu, Enforcement in Dynamic Spectrum Access Systems (March 31, 2012). 2012 TRPC. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2032242 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2032242

Martin B. H. Weiss (Contact Author)

University of Pittsburgh - School of Information Sciences ( email )

135 N Bellefield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

William Lehr

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) ( email )

Stata Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States

Mohammed Altamimi

University of Pittsburgh ( email )

135 N Bellefield Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

Liu Cui

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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