Date Added: Jun 2012
Detection of potential transmitters' location is one of the vital aspects for efficient practical deployment of secondary spectrum access solutions. It requires accurate and up-to-date radio environmental estimation. Spatial interpolation techniques can allow partial or complete insight into the radio field, the interference and the possible geo-locations of various field transmitters depending on the number of radio measurements performed in sparse locations. This paper presents an effective solution based on spatially interpolated Received Signal Strength (RSS) values for location estimation of radio transmitters, which operates on Radio Interference Field (RIF) maps obtained by interpolating measurement data from N sparsely distributed sensors.