Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Spectrum sensing is a fundamental feature of cognitive radio technologies facilitating detection and localization of spectrum opportunities. Combined with centralized database storage, it fosters reliable spatial spectrum measurements and Radio Environmental Maps (REMs) construction that can provide an accurate insight in the spectrum utilization over time, space and frequency. The spectrum sensing process often combines different devices with different capabilities. This paper introduces novel REM construction platform that integrates several mid- and low-end spectrum sensing devices into a single heterogeneous testbed.