Aggregation in TV white space and assessment of an aggregation-capable IEEE 802.11 white space device

Oliver Damian Holland, Adnan Aijaz, Shuyu Ping, Wing Shun Wong, Jane Mack, Lisa Lam, Alejandro de la Fuente

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TV White Spaces (TVWS) has taken a major step forward with the UK regulator Ofcom initiating a pilot of the technology and associated procedures in the UK, and TVWS rules being harmonized at the European level. This paper considers some aspects of our trial within the Ofcom TV White Spaces Pilot, namely, investigation of aggregation in TVWS and the deployment and testing of IEEE 802.11 white space devices that are capable of aggregating up to 4 TV channels, contiguously or non-contiguously. Our trial is the only deployment of these devices, developed at InterDigital in the USA, within the Ofcom TV White Spaces Pilot. This paper discusses the specifics of the InterDigital devices, including their design and capabilities. Further, results are presented highlighting what is possible in TVWS through contiguous aggregation. These results are achieved through per-channel allowed EIRP and capacity analyses based on feedback from a TVWS database within the Ofcom Pilot, using TVWS functionality developed at King's College London. Additional results outline the added benefit of optimal non-contiguous aggregation. Finally, this paper performs a like-for-like comparison of the performance of the InterDigital devices against what is theoretically possible in TVWS through capacity analyses using feedback from the TVWS database.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2016
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 23 May 201628 May 2016


Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC 2016
CityKuala Lumpur

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