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G. Mange, U. Celentano, P. H. Lehne, T. Tjeltas and M. López-Benítez, "Cognitive architecture and system solutions to offload LTE networks in TVWS," 2013 Future Network & Mobile Summit, Lisboa, 2013, pp. 1-8.

Cognitive architecture and system solutions to offload LTE networks in TVWS

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Author: Mange, Geneviève1; Celentano, Ulrico2; Lehne, Per H.3;
Organizations: 1Alcatel-Lucent Bell Laboratories, Lorenzstrasse 10, Stuttgart, 70435, Germany
2CWC, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4500, 90014, Finland
3Telenor ASA, N-1331 Fornebu, Norway
4CCSR, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013
Publish Date: 2018-02-27


This paper presents an application of cognitive radio system concepts for the off-loading operation of LTE networks by the opportunistic use of TV whitespace (TVWS). A flexible functional architecture based on two cognitive managers for spectrum management and resource management respectively, and developed for various mobile scenarios, is mapped to the LTE network architecture. Corresponding system solutions for incumbent protection and quality of service management (including spectrum sensing, interference monitoring and flexible transceiver techniques) are introduced and described in more details for that scenario. Finally, a possible system realisation is shown with enhancements to evolved node B’s and User Equipments accessing the TVWS in an opportunistic way. A timeline for rolling out this realisation taking standardisation plans and regulatory constraints into account is also given.

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ISBN: 978-1-905824-37-3
Host publication: 2013 Future Network and Mobile Summit
Host publication editor: Cunningham, Paul
Cunningham, Miriam
Conference: 2013 Future Network and Mobile Summit, 3 - 5 July 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The research leading to these results was derived from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) under Grant Agreement number 248454 (QoSMOS).
EU Grant Number: (248454) QOSMOS - Quality of Service and MObility driven cognitive radio Systems
Copyright information: Copyright © 2013 The authors.