Minimum Separation Distance Calculations for Incumbent Protection in LSA

  • Markku Jokinen
  • Marko Mäkeläinen
  • Tuomo Hänninen
  • Marja Matinmikko
  • Miia Mustonen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 172)

Abstract

In this paper, we consider minimum separation distance calculations from the perspective of a real-life Licensed Shared Access (LSA) system in the 2.3 GHz band in Europe. In the LSA system, an LTE network shares spectrum resources with incumbent users, such as programme making and special events (PMSE) users, which need to be protected from harmful interference. Plenty of potential resources are available, in case the incumbent activity is occasional or localized. The sharing scenario requires realistic separation distances to be calculated to protect the incumbents. The minimum separation distances were calculated using methods presented in the ECC report on compatibility studies on 2.3 GHz band, but by using the parameters from the real-life LSA test network. With this work, we bridge the gap between theoretical research for incumbent protection and practical LSA deployment. In the process of defining new separation distances, discrepancies were found in the original example calculations.

Keywords

Minimum separation distance Exclusion zone Protection zone Licensed Shared Access (LSA) 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been done in the CORE++ research project within the 5th Gear programs of Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The authors would like to acknowledge the CORE++ project consortium: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Oulu, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Nokia, PehuTec, Bittium, Anite, Fairspectrum, Finnish Defence Forces, Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, and Tekes.

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© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Markku Jokinen
    • 1
  • Marko Mäkeläinen
    • 1
  • Tuomo Hänninen
    • 1
  • Marja Matinmikko
    • 2
  • Miia Mustonen
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Wireless CommunicationsUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  2. 2.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandOuluFinland

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