Ispra, Italy, 17 - 18 Nov 11
Workshop on Software Defined Radio and Cognitive Radio standardization
Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Cognitive Radio (CR) are expected to become important drivers for the evolution of wireless communications and to bring along substantial benefits: from reconfigurable flexible and cost-effective architectures for wireless devices to a better utilization of the radio frequency spectrum which helps to mitigate the “spectrum scarcity” problem.
A significant amount of research, including Commission-funded collaborative R D projects, has been carried out in Europe on SDR and CR technologies in various application domains (defense, security and commercial). The development and use of these technologies is investigated and supported around the globe by government bodies and industry associations. It is important that Europe does not lose the competitive edge on these technologies with the rest of the world. While research must continue, it is now time to take steps to utilize available results. SDR and CR can be considered to be “disruptive technologies” with the potential to create new business models, spectrum regulatory schemes and certification processes. These changes should be carefully investigated and addressed by all the relevant stakeholders so as to ensure that appropriate steps are taken in time and that while new uses of spectrum are enabled existing wireless services are not negatively impacted. SDR and CR technologies have been investigated in the commercial, public safety and defense areas. While each area has specific operational and technical requirements, a consistent approach should bring benefits for all areas.
The purpose of this workshop is to identify the main steps needed to drive the development and use of SDR and CR technologies in Europe, including the elements of a future standardization mandate as well as related regulatory and certification issues, and to define a roadmap to that purpose.
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