Spectrum Monitoring for Spectrum Sharing

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


The idea that new approaches to spectrum management are needed to enable better reuse of the RF spectrum is gaining traction. Regulators are beginning to consider moves away from the fixed frequency allocation models that have been used up until now, exemplified by the introduction of shared bands in the UK.

New technologies now offer the enabling platform to develop more dynamic spectrum management methods. In this talk, we will present a proof-of-concept innovation that overlays regulator spectrum allocations onto a spectrum analyser tool, fusing these two sources of information to enable better decisions for shared spectrum access. This is a single-chip solution, based on the Xilinx RFSoC (which features multi-GHz ADCs) and delivered via a browser-based interface, with system development leveraging the PYNQ software/hardware framework. A live demonstration will be given as part of the talk, highlighting in particular the ability to probe and visualise the spectrum at remote locations from a standard web browser.
Period2 Dec 2021
Event titleThe Wireless Innovation Forum
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational