Protocol to Access Spectrum Database
draft-ietf-paws-protocol-03

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PAWS                                                        V. Chen, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                    Google
Intended status: Standards Track                                  S. Das
Expires: August 17, 2013                  Applied Communication Sciences
                                                                  L. Zhu
                                                                  Huawei
                                                               J. Malyar
                                             Telcordia Technologies Inc.
                                                               P. McCann
                                                                  Huawei
                                                       February 13, 2013

                  Protocol to Access Spectrum Database
                      draft-ietf-paws-protocol-03

Abstract

   Portions of the radio spectrum that are allocated to licensees are
   available for non-interfering use.  This available spectrum is called
   "White Space."  Allowing secondary users access to available spectrum
   "unlocks" existing spectrum to maximize its utilization and to
   provide opportunities for innovation, resulting in greater overall
   spectrum utilization.

   One approach to manage spectrum sharing uses databases to report
   spectrum availability to devices.  To achieve interoperability among
   multiple devices and databases, a standardized protocol must be
   defined and implemented.  This document defines such a protocol, the
   "Protocol to Access White Space database" (PAWS).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   2.  Conventions and Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.1.  Conventions Used in This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.2.  Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   3.  Protocol Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.1.  Multi-ruleset Support  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   4.  Protocol Functionalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.1.  Database Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.2.  Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       4.2.1.  INIT_REQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       4.2.2.  INIT_RESP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     4.3.  Device Registration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       4.3.1.  REGISTRATION_REQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       4.3.2.  REGISTRATION_RESP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     4.4.  Available Spectrum Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       4.4.1.  AVAIL_SPECTRUM_REQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       4.4.2.  AVAIL_SPECTRUM_RESP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
       4.4.3.  AVAIL_SPECTRUM_BATCH_REQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
       4.4.4.  AVAIL_SPECTRUM_BATCH_RESP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       4.4.5.  SPECTRUM_USE_NOTIFY  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
       4.4.6.  SPECTRUM_USE_RESP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     4.5.  Device Validation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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