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A Radio Spectrum Measurement Platform for Spectrum Surveying in Cognitive Radio

  • Miguel López-Benítez
  • Fernando Casadevall
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 90)

Abstract

This paper presents a sophisticated radio spectrum measurement platform specifically envisaged and designed for spectrum occupancy surveys in the context of Dynamic Spectrum Access/Cognitive Radio (DSA/CR). The presented tool is a very flexible computer- controlled radio measurement system, which has successfully been used in extensive spectrum measurement campaigns and empirical studies in the context of the DSA/CR technology. An exhaustive and in-depth description of the developed measurement platform is provided, with a special emphasis on implementation details and lessons learned during the development of the tool that may result helpful to other researchers and engineers in the development of similar radio spectrum measurement tools.

Keywords

dynamic spectrum access cognitive radio spectrum survey measurement platform 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel López-Benítez
    • 1
  • Fernando Casadevall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Signal Theory and CommunicationsUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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