The coexistence of cognitive radio and radio astronomy


Bentum, M.J. and Boonstra, A.J. and Baan, W.A. (2009) The coexistence of cognitive radio and radio astronomy. In: 16th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/CVT 2009, 19 November 2009, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

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Abstract:An increase of the efficiency of spectrum usage requires the development of new communication techniques. Cognitive radio may be one of those new technique, which uses unoccupied frequency bands for communications. This will lead to more power in the bands and therefore an increasing level of Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), which would cause loss of operation particularly for passive users of the spectrum, such as radio astronomy. This paper will address this issue and will present calculations indicating that the impact of cognitive radio on radio astronomy observations is considerable. The signal levels resulting from cognitive radio systems indicate that spectral bands used for cognitive radio applications cannot be used for radio astronomical research.
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