IEEE publishes standard amendment

IEEE, the world´s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), has announced the availability of the standard amendment IEEE 802.19.1aâ„¢–Coexistence Methods for Geo-Location Capable Devices Operating Under General Authorization, the company said.

IEEE 802.19.1a specifies radio technology independent methods for coexistence among different wireless networks operating in TV band White Spaces, the 5GHz license-exempt bands and the 3.5GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service bands.

The standard provides the following attributes:

Methods of leveraging the cognitive radio capabilities of the license-exempt devices, including geo-location awareness and access to information databases

A coexistence discovery and information server, which gathers and provides coexistence information regarding wireless networks

A coexistence manager, which utilizes the information from the coexistence server to enhance the coexistence of the wireless networks

A coordination enabler, which communicates with the coexistence manager within the same coexistence system, and with the coordination enabler within the other coexistence system

A common coexistence architecture and protocols, as well as several profiles to enable cost-efficient and flexible deployment of the coexistence system in various scenarios.

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