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COgnitive radio systems for efficient sharing of TV white spaces in EUropean context

COgnitive radio systems for efficient sharing of TV white spaces in EUropean context

Objective

The complete transition from analogue to the digital TV is planned in Europe for 2012. This will release significant amount of valuable spectrum in VHF/UHF bands. In fact, the Digital TV Switchover provides a "once in a lifetime" opportunity for the development of innovative services and the introduction sophisticated new technologies into the VHF/UHF bands.
However, despite the grand words about opening up a new band to support low cost, low power, ubiquitous access and innovative new providers, there are many obstacles to TV white spaces systems. The creation of workable devices that clearly demonstrate and prove that no harmful interference is caused to broadcasters or other licensed systems is one of those challenges as is the completion of standards.
The CogEU proposal aims to take advantage of the transition to digital TV by developing cognitive radio systems that leverage the favourable propagation characteristics of the TVWS through the introduction and promotion of real-time secondary spectrum trading and the creation of new spectrum commons in the upper band of the cleared spectrum. CogEU will also define new methodologies for TVWS equipment certification and compliance addressing coexistence with the DVB-T/H European standard.
Three main application scenarios with good market potential will be investigated:•\tCellular, WiFi and WiMax network extension over TV white spaces•\tMobile TV over TV white spaces•\tPublic safety applications over TVWS
As a consequence the project should help the European decision makers and standards to move the TV spectrum management paradigm towards a more liberal and efficient method, by providing sufficient evidence on the technology and economic viability of its deployment. In fact the project timeframe perfectly matches the TV Digital switchover roadmap planned for most of the European countries.
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

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Campus Universitario De Santiago Universidade De Aveiro
3810 193 Gloria E Vera Cruz

Portugal

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 593 205

Administrative Contact

Maria de Fátima Sousa Miranda (Ms.)

Participants (9)

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SIGINT SOLUTIONS LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 356 715

INSTITUT FUR RUNDFUNKTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 536 628

Rohde and Schwarz

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 360 390

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 380 256

PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 302 774

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 440 249

POLITECHNIKA POZNANSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 273 314

ALTICE LABS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 241 964

TOWERCOM AS

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 162 870

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 248560

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 572 816

  • EU contribution

    € 3 648 365

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal