Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Michael G. Cotton; Michael M. Souryal; Jeffery A. Wepman; Mudumbai Ranganathan; Julie E. Kub; Steve R. Engelking; Yeh Lo; Heather E. Ottke; Raian F. Kaiser; Douglas J. Anderson

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of a Spectrum Monitoring Pilot Program within the U.S. Department of Commerce. It provides background, motivation, goals, accomplishments, and plans for future work. We describe the development of a federated Measured Spectrum Occupancy Database (MSOD) architecture that allows organizations to host MSOD instances and contribute data to the overall program. We also describe progress in RF sensor R&D and deployment.

Keywords: spectrum sharing; spectrum occupancy; spectrum monitoring; Measured Spectrum Occupancy Database (MSOD)


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