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Improved impulsiveness correction factor for controlling electromagnetic interference in dynamic spectrum access applications

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3 Author(s)
K. M. Fors ; Swedish Defence Research Agency ; K. C. Wiklundh ; P. F. Stenumgaard

Initiatives to open certain frequency bands for dynamic spectrum access (DSA) are ongoing. Examples are the wireless access policy for electronic communications services and white spaces coalition. A key issue in DSA is how to measure occupancy and interference in an open frequency band to decide whether or not it can be used for a certain service. Such measurement must be easy to perform and provide a result that can be used as decision metric. An earlier proposal, based on a so-called impulsiveness correction factor, with this purpose has been shown to work properly if the interference is dominated by a single pulsed signal. In this study, the former approach is extended to the case in which the interference signal consists of a multiple of interference signals. This extension is shown as a closed expression involving only parameters that can be determined from an interference measurement.

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IET Communications  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 4 )