By Topic

Vietnam spectrum occupancy measurements and analysis for cognitive radio applications

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Vo Nguyen Quoc Bao ; Sch. of Telecommun., Posts & Telecommun. Inst. of Technol., Hanoi, Vietnam ; Le Quoc Cuong ; Le Quang Phu ; Tran Dinh Thuan
more authors

The rapid growth of demand for wireless transmission has placed great pressure on the scarce radio spectrum due to the fixed spectrum allocation policy and cognitive radio (CR) is considered as a promising solution to such the problem. The main idea behind a cognitive radio network is for the unlicensed users (also called secondary users) to exploit opportunistically the underutilized spectrum licensed to a licensed network (referred to as a primary network). Before investigating the technical and political implications of CR, it is important to know to what extent the licensed bands are temporally unoccupied. In this paper, for the first time, we investigate the spectrum usage pattern in Vietnam in the frequency bands ranging from 20 MHz to 3000 MHz in Ho Chi Minh City and Long An province. The purpose of the measurement is to find how the scarce radio spectrum allocated to different services is utilized in Vietnam and identify the bands that could be accessed for future opportunistic use due to their low or no active utilization. These analyses indicate that, on average, the actual spectral usage in all bands is 13.74% and 11.19% for Ho Chi Minh City and Long An province, respectively. The experiment results also show that the spectrum band assigned for analog television (470-806) is the highest occupancy band with 58%.

Published in:

Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC), 2011 International Conference on

Date of Conference:

2-4 Aug. 2011