Radio regulators have been slow to develop comprehensive generic rules on inter-channel interference, that is, out-of-band and adjacent channel interference. This issue has been dealt with on an ad hoc, band-by-band basis. This worked while technologies/services were relatively static, users were more or less immobile, and there was less rivalry between frequency-adjacent radio users with divergent technologies and business models.
On September 8 and 9, 2009, the Silicon Flatirons Center brought together a select group of engineers, policy makers, academics and company representatives to develop a general approach to defining rights regarding inter-channel interference that will facilitate investment in radio systems, and the resolution of conflicts among rights holders.
A report by Pierre de Vries on the findings of this summit is available here.
Here are the resources that were used:
- Reading list
- Introduction and Overview by Dale Hatfield
- Quantifying Aspects of Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access Performance by Preston Marshall
- Licensing Spectrum: A discussion of the different approaches to setting spectrum licensing terms by William Webb
- Results of poll of attendees