Coordinating standardization in Dynamic Spectrum Access

Simon Delaere, Vânia Gonçalves, Paulo Marques

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This paper investigates the gap between research into
Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA), and the standardization of
these technologies, as well as ways in which coordination of
standardization activities between EU funded research projects
might help bridge this gap. Concretely, it first discusses the
current state of standardization in CR and DSA, as well as the
need for a coordinated approach to DSA standardization among
European projects. It subsequently provides a short overview of
the DSA and CR research landscape in Europe and briefly
describes the objectives of the Cognitive Radio Standardization
Initiative (CRS-i). The following sections on the paper then focus
on a survey which was conducted among the 26 currently funded,
Radio Access and Spectrum related EU projects, with specific
analysis also performed for the CR and DSA related sub-cluster
of projects. This survey provides insight into projects’ current
standardization activities and collaboration methods, as well as
opportunities and bottlenecks for collaboration in
standardization. The paper concludes that the coordination of
standardization efforts, as well as specific instruments to enable
the standardization of research results beyond the project
lifetime, are desirable if Europe is to play a role in the global
standardization of CR and DSA. Based on the survey and on
close interactions with RAS cluster projects, the paper finally
proposes a number of concrete coordination trajectories.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobecom 2014 Workshops Proceedings
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-7470-2
ISBN (Print)9781479974719
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2014
EventIEEE Globecom 2014 - Texas, Austin, United States
Duration: 8 Dec 201412 Dec 2014


ConferenceIEEE Globecom 2014
CountryUnited States


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