Date Added: Nov 2012
The paper presents an infrastructure-based cognitive radio network architecture that enables for TV white spaces exploitation, QoS provisioning and policy management, under the real time secondary spectrum market policy. It describes the configuration of a spectrum broker that coordinates the Radio Resource Management process (RRM) among LTE secondary systems as a matter of maximum possible TVWS utilization and minimum frequency fragmentation, and also administrates the economics of such transactions towards maximum revenue following a fixed-price trading. The validity of the proposed architecture is verified via a number of tests carried under controlled experimental conditions (i.e. simulations) exploiting a decision-making algorithm.