On demonstrating spectrum selection functionality for opportunistic networks
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This paper presents a testbed platform to demonstrate and validate spectrum opportunity identification and spectrum selection functionalities in Opportunistic Networks (ONs). The hardware component of the testbed is based on reconfigurable devices able to transmit and receive data at different operating frequencies, which are dynamically configured. The software component has been developed to perform the creation and maintenance of ON radio links, including spectrum opportunity identification and selection decision making as well as all the necessary signaling to support the ON operation. Therefore, the presented platform provides a powerful tool for testing different algorithms in real operational radio environments under various interference conditions, thus enabling to gain deeper insight into the performance of algorithmic solutions, beyond the purely theoretical analyses based on models and/or simulations. Results presented in the paper validate the implementation conducted at the laboratory and illustrate the reconfigurability capabilities of the ON links under different conditions.
CitationRaschella, A. [et al.]. On demonstrating spectrum selection functionality for opportunistic networks. A: International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users. "MOBILITY 2012: the Second International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users". Venècia: 2012, p. 80-85.