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Incentive Mechanism for Crowdsourcing-Based Spectrum Measurement

  • Xiaoyan WangEmail author
  • Masahiro Umehira
  • Biao Han
  • Yusheng Ji
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32903-1_213-1



Spectrum measurement is of great importance to realize the dynamic spectrum sharing framework. To construct the spectrum database, spectrum measurement is needed which measures the power of the spectrum of desired signals. Generally, this operation is performed by dedicated equipments owned by the operators. Crowdsourcing the spectrum measurement tasks to the mobile users is a promising solution to improve the accuracy of the spectrum database in a cost-efficient way.


With the tremendous increase of wireless devices and applications, there is a common belief that we are facing a severe shortage of spectrum resource for wireless communications in the near future. Currently, the spectrum resources below 6 GHz is almost fully allocated to primary users (PUs) in a static and exclusive way, which is highly inefficient. To solve the spectrum crunch, we need a paradigm shift from the static, exclusive-use...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaoyan Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Masahiro Umehira
    • 1
  • Biao Han
    • 2
  • Yusheng Ji
    • 3
  1. 1.Ibaraki UniversityHitachiJapan
  2. 2.National University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina
  3. 3.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Yusheng Ji
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Systems Architecture Research DivisionNational Institute of Informatics, JapanTokyoJapan