Spectrum power measurements in 2G and 3G cellular phone bands during the 2006 Football World Cup in Germany

Oliver Holland*, Pascal Cordier, Markus Muck, Laurent Mazet, Clemens Klöck, Tobias Renk

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Abstract

This contribution presents spectrum occupancy measurements which have been performed during the 2006 Football World Cup in Germany, in the cities of Kaiserslautern and Dortmund. The measurements investigate the time-variation of powers in 2G bands (900MHz and 1800MHz), a spectrum bandwidth including 3G bands and an ISM band (2000-2600MHz), and a global band (400-2600MHz), on the day prior to a match, the day of the match, and during the match. The first intention is to study changes in power levels and subsequently relate this to specific events, such as (i) the start of the match, (ii) half-time, and (iii) the end of the match. A next intention is to investigate the autocorrelation structure of changes in power levels, and relate this to the ease with which dynamic spectrum allocation might be performed. The results that ensue are used to inspire a discussion as to how dynamic spectrum allocation and short-range localized solutions such as IEEE 802.11 basestations might be leveraged to bolster capacity at large-scale events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 2nd IEEE International Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages575-578
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424406633, 9781424406630
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 2nd IEEE International Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 17 Apr 200720 Apr 2007

Other

Other2007 2nd IEEE International Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period17/04/0720/04/07

Keywords

  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Spectrum occupancy

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