A Complete Design of Coexistence Information Service for Autonomous Decision-Making Systems in TV White Space

Junyi WANG  Stanislav FILIN  Tuncer BAYKAS  Mohammad Azizur RAHMAN  Chunyi SONG  Hiroshi HARADA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E95-B   No.4   pp.1230-1240
Publication Date: 2012/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E95.B.1230
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Cognitive Radio and Heterogeneous Wireless Networks in Conjunction with Main Topics of CrownCom2011)
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Keyword: 
coexistence,  information service,  protocol,  TVWS,  autonomous decision-making,  dissimilar networks,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we present a coexistence protocol design for a coexistence information service to provide coexistence solutions among dissimilar or independently operated autonomous decision-making networks in a wireless communication environment over, specifically but not limited to, TV white space (TVWS) frequency bands. The designed coexistence protocol for the coexistence information service has three main functionalities: (1) To collect basic information of subscribed TVWS networks; (2) To support generating neighbor lists for the TVWS networks based on the geography information and/or propagation parameters; (3) To provide necessary information for TVWS networks to make coexistence decisions. Both theoretical analysis and simulation results show that the designed coexistence information service ensures harmonious communications among dissimilar networks and is able to achieve coexistence over an area with the limited number of available channels in white space.