Peaceful Coexistence of IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 802.16 Standards in 5GHz Unlicensed Bands

Date Added: Feb 2011
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Cognitive radio devices have been considered as a key technology for next-generation of wireless communication. These devices in the context of IEEE 802.11 standards and IEEE 802.16 standards, can opportunistically utilize the wireless spectrum to achieve better user performance and improve the overall spectrum utilization efficiency, mainly in the unlicensed 5 GHz bands. However, opportunistic use of wireless spectrum creates news problems such as peaceful coexistence with other wireless technologies, such as the radiolocation systems, as well as understanding the influence of interference that each of these networks can create. In this paper, the authors suggest a dynamic access model that considerably reduces this interference and allows efficiency and fairness use of the wireless spectrum.