TV White Space Communications and Networks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081006115

TV White Space Communications and Networks

1st Edition

Editors: Robert Stewart David Crawford Andrew c
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081006115
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2017
Page Count: 816
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to white space network technology and applications

Part I Technologies for TV white space networks
2. System design for TV white space networks using (PHY) and medium access control (MAC) layer design techniques
3. Cognitive radio hardware for effective use of spectrum in TV white space
4. Standard and distributed spectrum sensing technologies for TV white space networks
5. Using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) to modulate signals in TV white space networks
6. Technologies for utilizing ultra-high frequency (UHF) interleaved spectrum efficiently for TV white space networks
7. TV white space spectrum sharing using geolocation databases
8. Modelling spectrum management for TV white spaces

Part II Policy, regulation and standardization issues
9. International developments in the regulation of TV white space (e.g. World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC))
10. International TV white space standards (e.g. IEEE 802.22, 802.11af, 802.19, P1900.4a, P1900.7, IEEE DySPAN)
11. TV white space developments in the European Union (e.g. EU-wide bodies such as CEPT; leading national bodies such as OFCOM in the UK, ASA/LSA licencing schemes)
12. TV white space developments in the USA (e.g. FCC, PCAST report on TV white space)
13. Standards for dynamic spectrum access (DSA) system implementation: a harmonized requirements approach
14. TV white space privacy and security
15. TV white space spectrum administration

Part III Commercialisation and applications of white space networks
16. The economics of licence-exempt spectrum and authorised shared access/ license shared access (ASA/LSA) models for allocating TV white space
17. Business models for developing TV white space networks
18. TV white space network trials (e.g. Washington, Cambridge, Isle of Bute, Finland)
19. Applications of TV white space networks for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
20. Applications of TV white space networks for cellular systems
21. Applications of TV white space for intelligent transportation systems
22. Applications of TV white space networks and cognitive radio techniques to satellite communications
23. Applications of TV white spaces to public safety communication services
24. Applications of white space for on-demand TV services delivered via broadband


TV White Space Communications and Networks summarizes the current state-of-the-art in this important aspect of wireless communication. Part One covers related technologies, while Part Two looks at policy, regulation and standardization issues. Part Three discusses the commercialization and potential applications of white space networks, rounding out a comprehensive book that provides a standard reference for those researching and commercializing white space networks.

Key Features

  • Presents broad-ranging coverage of all the key issues in white space networks, including regulation, standards, technologies and commercial applications
  • Brings together an international group of experts to summarize the state-of-the-art
  • Builds on the results of the first trials of white space networks


R&D managers and electrical engineers in the communications and networking industry, wireless technology and information technology sectors; postgraduate students and academic researchers in this field


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About the Editors

Robert Stewart Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of the Centre for Intelligent Dynamic Communications (CIDCOM), The University of Strathclyde, UK

David Crawford Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Manager of the Centre for White Space Networks, The University of Strathclyde, UK

Andrew c Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Larkhill Consultancy Ltd., UK