|Authors||P. R. Grønsund, H. N. Pham and P. E. Engelstad|
|Title||Towards Dynamic Spectrum Access in Primary OFDMA Systems|
|Afilliation||Communication Systems, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Proceedings, refereed|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Conference Name||The 20th Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium 2009 (PIMRC'09)|
OFDMA will be the major transmission technology in the future mobile wireless broadband systems, and is already used in Mobile WiMAX and LTE. In this paper, we use simulations to characterize the spectrum usage of such primary systems. This knowledge is useful for cognitive radio and other technologies for dynamic spectrum access that aim at improving the overall spectrum usage. We calculate the available capacity and analyze the distribution of the spectrum occupancy over time for various network scenarios and traffic models. Based on our analyses, we finally propose directions for improving the dynamic access of spectrum allocated to primary OFDMA systems.