Quantitative Analysis of Radio Frequency Spectrum Occupancy for Cognitive Radio Network Deployment

  • Sheetal BordeEmail author
  • Kalyani Joshi
  • Rajendrakumar Patil
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 98)


The increasing demand of wireless applications has increased need for Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum. But the fixed spectrum allocation policy has created a spectrum scarcity issue. In this scenario, cognitive radio is emerging as a promising solution for the effective utilization of the RF spectrum. The spectrum occupancy measurements are one of the preliminary requirements for the exploitation of cognitive radio technology in any geographical location. In this paper, the experimental results for a real time analysis of spectrum utilization of the RF band from 50 MHz to 1930 MHz in Pune city (Maharashtra, India) are discussed and a simple demonstration for utilization of the white space is also presented. Real time measurements are taken using Wideband Spectrum Sensing (WSS) algorithm with the help of Universal Software Radio Peripheral hardware. The results clearly indicate the presence of spectrum white spaces enabling the future scope for cognitive radio network deployment.


Cognitive radio NI-USRP 2920 Spectrum occupancy Spectrum sensing Wideband spectrum sensing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sheetal Borde
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kalyani Joshi
    • 2
  • Rajendrakumar Patil
    • 1
  1. 1.College of EngineeringPuneIndia
  2. 2.PES’s Modern College of EngineeringPuneIndia

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