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Use of the parabolic equation propagation model to predict TV white space availability


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Dumont, N., Watson, R. J. and Pennock, S. R., 2010. Use of the parabolic equation propagation model to predict TV white space availability. In: 2010 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2010. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 353-356.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LAPC.2010.5666272

    Abstract

    TV white space is a general term for the geographical redundancies in the TV broadcast bands. The re-use of TV white space is of current interest due to the change to digital transmission in many parts of the world. This has led to the biggest re-structuring of the TV bands since their creation. The bands represent a prime section of spectrum, which currently has some geographical white space. This paper attempts to quantify the number of bands available in the south-west of the UK where digital switch over is now complete. It is shown that, in high and flat terrain, there is little spectrum free. This suggests that limiting access to this spectrum to large scale protocols, such as IEEE 802.22, would be inefficient in the UK. In areas of more complex terrain the number of bands increases significantly allowing short-range, local links.

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    Item Type Book Sections
    CreatorsDumont, N., Watson, R. J. and Pennock, S. R.
    DOI10.1109/LAPC.2010.5666272
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Electronic & Electrical Engineering
    Publisher StatementDumont_LAPC_2010.pdf: © 20xx IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
    StatusPublished
    ID Code22619
    Additional Information6th Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2010. 8-9 November 2010. Loughborough, UK.

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