Reliability of a Radio Environment Map: Case of Spatial Interpolation Techniques

Date Added: Jun 2012
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Recent advances in radio environmental mapping enable novel, practical and efficient cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access solutions. A crucial aspect of such solutions is to ensure the reliability of the constructed Radio Environmental Maps (REMs). Especially important is the accurate and up-to-date Radio Interference Field (RIF) estimation based on distributed spectrum use measurements. This paper analyzes the use of spatial interpolation techniques that allow robust, yet sufficiently reliable, RIF estimation from a limited number of field measurements.