Use of the parabolic equation propagation model to predict TV white space availability

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Abstract

TV white space is a general term for the geographical redundancies in the TV broadcast bands. The re-use of TV white space is of current interest due to the change to digital transmission in many parts of the world. This has led to the biggest re-structuring of the TV bands since their creation. The bands represent a prime section of spectrum, which currently has some geographical white space. This paper attempts to quantify the number of bands available in the south-west of the UK where digital switch over is now complete. It is shown that, in high and flat terrain, there is little spectrum free. This suggests that limiting access to this spectrum to large scale protocols, such as IEEE 802.22, would be inefficient in the UK. In areas of more complex terrain the number of bands increases significantly allowing short-range, local links.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages353-356
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-7307-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7304-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Event6th Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2010, November 8, 2010 - November 9, 2010 - Loughborough, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Nov 2010 → …

Conference

Conference6th Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2010, November 8, 2010 - November 9, 2010
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period1/11/10 → …

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