UHF TV band spectrum and field-strength measurements before and after analogue switch-off

P. I. Lazaridis, Stylianos Kasampalis, Zaharias D. Zaharis, John Cosmas, Aristotelis Bizopoulos, Pero Latkoski, L. Gavrilovska, Octavian Fratu, Neeli R. Prasad, Zaharias D. Zaharis, Christos Skeberis, Thomas D. Xenos

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Abstract

Measurements of UHF-TV band spectra and field-strength levels in the pre- and post-analogue switch-off periods in the cities of Thessaloniki and Skopje clearly demonstrate the much reduced spectrum occupancy, the lower signal levels, and the feasibility of digital dividend phase 1 allocations to cellular operators in the 800 MHz band, digital dividend phase 2 allocations in the 700 MHz band, as well as the feasibility of opportunistic secondary spectrum utilization in extensive parts of the spectrum. The risk of LTE-4G interference to TV services and vice-versa is also pointed out and clearly observed from spectrum measurements near a cellular base station.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Subtitle of host publicationVITAE 2014 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479946266
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 11 May 201414 May 2014
Conference number: 4

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Conference4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems
Abbreviated titleVITAE 2014
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period11/05/1414/05/14

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Lazaridis, P. I., Kasampalis, S., Zaharis, Z. D., Cosmas, J., Bizopoulos, A., Latkoski, P., ... Xenos, T. D. (2014). UHF TV band spectrum and field-strength measurements before and after analogue switch-off. In 2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems: VITAE 2014 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit [6934497] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VITAE.2014.6934497
Lazaridis, P. I. ; Kasampalis, Stylianos ; Zaharis, Zaharias D. ; Cosmas, John ; Bizopoulos, Aristotelis ; Latkoski, Pero ; Gavrilovska, L. ; Fratu, Octavian ; Prasad, Neeli R. ; Zaharis, Zaharias D. ; Skeberis, Christos ; Xenos, Thomas D. / UHF TV band spectrum and field-strength measurements before and after analogue switch-off. 2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems: VITAE 2014 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014.
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Lazaridis, PI, Kasampalis, S, Zaharis, ZD, Cosmas, J, Bizopoulos, A, Latkoski, P, Gavrilovska, L, Fratu, O, Prasad, NR, Zaharis, ZD, Skeberis, C & Xenos, TD 2014, UHF TV band spectrum and field-strength measurements before and after analogue switch-off. in 2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems: VITAE 2014 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit., 6934497, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Aalborg, Denmark, 11/05/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/VITAE.2014.6934497

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2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems: VITAE 2014 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2014. 6934497.

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Lazaridis PI, Kasampalis S, Zaharis ZD, Cosmas J, Bizopoulos A, Latkoski P et al. UHF TV band spectrum and field-strength measurements before and after analogue switch-off. In 2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace and Electronic Systems: VITAE 2014 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2014. 6934497 https://doi.org/10.1109/VITAE.2014.6934497