July 21, 2008

Experimental Field Test Results on Feasibility of Declarative Spectrum Management

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We describe the design and report on experience fielding an end-to-end framework for declarative spectrum management of frequency agile wireless communication devices. As part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency NeXt Generation communication program, we developed a distributed, policy-driven system that restricts spectrum access based on spectral, temporal and geospatial context. We report on our field framework experimentation, illustrating the capability offered to wireless systems, their command & control management, and individual radios for enforcing spectrum access policies while enabling the radios to fully utilize available spectrum in comparison to traditional, static-assignment spectrum access methods.

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