Spot Markets for Spectrum Measurements

Arnob Ghosh, Randall Berry

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Abstract

The recent framework for spectrum sharing in the 3.5 GHz band allows for Environment Sensing Capability operators (ESCs) to measure spectrum occupancy so as to enable commercial use of this spectrum when federal incumbent users are not present. Each ESC will contract with one or more Spectrum Access Systems (SASs) to provide spectrum occupancy data. Commercial firms using the band will in turn contract with a SAS to determine when it can access the spectrum. Initially, the decisions of which ESC and SAS to partner with will likely be based on long-term contracts. In this paper, we consider an alternative framework, in which an ESC sells its spectrum management information via a spot market so that from period-to-period a commercial user can select a different ESC from which to acquire spectrum measurements. We develop a game theoretic model to analyze such a market and show that using such a spot market may better enable multiple commercial firms to operate in a given spectrum band. We also show that this increased competition may not benefit consumer surplus unless firms adopt a non-stationary strategy profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DySPAN 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728123769
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DySPAN 2019 - Newark, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2019Nov 14 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DySPAN 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, DySPAN 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNewark
Period11/11/1911/14/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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