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Title: Accelerating Spectrum Sharing Technologies

Spectrum sharing potentially holds the promise of solving the emerging spectrum crisis. However, technology innovators face the conundrum of developing spectrum sharing technologies without the ability to experiment and test with real incumbent systems. Interference with operational incumbents can prevent critical services, and the cost of deploying and operating an incumbent system can be prohibitive. Thus, the lack of incumbent systems and frequency authorization for technology incubation and demonstration has stymied spectrum sharing research. To this end, industry, academia, and regulators all require a test facility for validating hypotheses and demonstrating functionality without affecting operational incumbent systems. This article proposes a four-phase program supported by our spectrum accountability architecture. We propose that our comprehensive experimentation and testing approach for technology incubation and demonstration will accelerate the development of spectrum sharing technologies.
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Journal ID: ISSN 0163--6804
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: IEEE Communications Magazine; Journal Volume: 51; Journal Issue: 9
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Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
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United States
42 ENGINEERING 3550-3650 MHz; FCC; Interference; NTIA; Spectrum Accountability; Spectrum Sharing; Terminal Doppler Weather Radar