TV white space network provisioning with directional and omni-directional terminal antennas

Qianyun Zhang, Xingjian Zhang, Oliver Damian Holland, Michael Dohler, Jean Marc Chareau, Yue Gao, Pravir Chawdhry

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Operating at ultra-high frequency (UHF), TV white space (TVWS) can achieve long-distance communication and good in-building penetration, and has attracted increasing attention of regulators, researchers and stakeholders. This paper explores the potential of TVWS for network provisioning within a cluster of buildings, through a succession of tests. Different transmission distances, from 10m to over 120m, and through multiple layers of walls as well as complex transmission environment imposed by other factors like office and construction facilities, are considered. Further, a compact ultra-wide band (UWB) printed monopole antenna is designed for the client white space terminal, and compared with a commercial directional UHF antenna on the same client. Measurement results show that the in-house compact antenna achieves fast network speed and a high signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR), and it is orientation independent.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Fall 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017010
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2017
EventIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2016-Fall (VTC 2016-Fall) - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 18 Sept 201621 Sept 2016


ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2016-Fall (VTC 2016-Fall)


  • Antenna
  • Network provisioning
  • TV white space
  • UHF
  • UWB


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