Protocol to Access White Space (PAWS) Database: Use Cases and Requirements
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PAWS                                                        Mancuso, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                  Probasco
Intended status: Informational                                     Patil
Expires: July 29, 2013                                  January 25, 2013

     Protocol to Access White Space (PAWS) Database: Use Cases and
                              Requirements
             draft-ietf-paws-problem-stmt-usecases-rqmts-11

Abstract

   Portions of the radio spectrum that are assigned to a particular use
   but are unused or unoccupied at specific locations and times are
   defined as "white space."  The concept of allowing additional
   transmissions (which may or may not be licensed) in white space is a
   technique to "unlock" existing spectrum for new use.  An obvious
   requirement is that these additional transmissions do not interfere
   with the assigned use of the spectrum.  One approach to using white
   space spectrum at a given time and location is to verify spectrum
   availability with a database that manages spectrum sharing and
   provides spectrum-availability information.  The IETF has undertaken
   to develop a Protocol to Access Spectrum Database [1] for such a
   management database.

   This document describes a number of possible use cases of white space
   spectrum and technology as well as a set of requirements for the
   database query protocol.  The concept of white spaces is described
   along with the problems that need to be addressed to enable white
   space spectrum for additional uses without causing interference to
   currently assigned use.  Use of white space is enabled by querying a
   database that stores information about spectrum availability at any
   given location and time.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.1.  Introduction to white space  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.2.  Scope  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       1.2.1.  In Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       1.2.2.  Out of Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   2.  Conventions and Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.1.  Conventions Used in This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  Protocol Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.1.  Protocol services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       3.1.1.  White space database discovery . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       3.1.2.  Device registration with trusted database  . . . . . .  7
   4.  Use Cases  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
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