Spectrum 2020 Research Report: Analysis of Modern Communications Technologies Based on CR/SDR; TVWS

DUBLIN, May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Spectrum 2020 - Adaptive Wireless Communications: Technologies, Applications and Markets" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


Wireless communications are under stress due to the rapid growth of traffic volume and the limited available spectrum. This tendency necessitates rational utilization of these frequencies spectrum, which became the most expensive component in wireless networking.

Meanwhile, multiple industry studies show that the available licensed frequency spectrum is extremely underutilized. The relatively low utilization of the licensed spectrum suggests that spectrum scarcity, as perceived today, is largely due to inefficient fixed frequency allocations rather than any physical shortage of spectrum.

Spectrum 2020 analyzes modern communications technologies based on Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio (CR/SDR) that allow adaptive use of the spectrum in accordance with instantaneous space/time coordinates. The CR technology is heavily dependent upon the SDR technology as a radio needs to be configurable according to the prevailing spectrum environment.

Current technologies for dynamic spectrum access largely rely on database-managed approaches. Standards are also emerging that incorporate cognitive elements, where devices can adapt their operating parameters in conjunction with a centralized database.

Autonomous cognitive capabilities through sensing techniques at the device level would, where feasible, offer far greater flexibility for future sharing. These emerging techniques could be used within a number of bands across the radio spectrum to deliver different types of wireless service and could play a role in making more efficient use of spectrum by improving channel throughput within shared operating environments.

Related to CR/SDR standards and markets are subjects of this report research. As an example, one of the first commercial CR/SDR applications - TV White Space (TVWS) communications - is being discussed. The survey of multiple vendors' portfolios was conducted.

    1. The CR/SDR technologies, applications, the industry and market analyses
       have been performed to show roots of TVWS communications.
    2. TVWS communications origin, properties, regulations, standards, and the
       industry have been analyzed.

The report concludes that the development of CR/SDR for WS and particular TVWS communications opens a door to utilization previously unused windows of wireless spectrum saving valuable resources and contributing to growth of the economy.

This report, in particular, provides:


    --  An overview of the regulatory climate for CR/SDR in major developed
    --  The analysis of the CR/SDR standardization process
    --  An overview of CR/SDR technologies specifics
    --  The analysis of CR/SDR applications, including military, Public Safety
        Communications, and commercial
    --  The analysis of market drivers from the perspective of various
        industries and users groups
    --  Analyses of CR/SDR global market trends
    --  Market intelligence on SDR based solutions in the commercial,
        government, and military industry segments.
    --  Market geographical specifics
    --  An estimate of major market components
    --  Information on key suppliers of CR/SDR products and their profiles.


    --  Overview of TVWS developmental cycles
    --  Analysis of the regulatory climate: FCC, Ofcom, other
    --  Use cases
    --  Standardization: IEEE, ETSI, ECMA, IETF
    --  Survey of the industry
    --  Marketing considerations

Though the focus of the report is public safety applications, the majority of findings relate to a wider spectrum of use cases (communications and localization) in the indoor environments for multiple commercial applications.

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction
1.1 Traffic Growth: M2M/IoT and 5G Era
1.2 Price of Spectrum
1.3 Methods
1.4 Working Together
1.5 Scope
1.6 Research Methodology
1.7 Target Audience

2. Synergy: Software-Defined and Cognitive Radios
2.1 General
2.2 Purpose
2.3 Definitions (WIF, FCC, ITU)
2.3.1 SDR Multi-tiers: SDR
2.3.2 Cognitive Radio Details
2.4 Regulations
2.4.1 FCC Equipment Type Process Application Guide First Approval
2.4.2 ITU
2.4.3 Ofcom
2.5 Standardization Organizations Efforts
2.5.1 ITU-R
2.5.2 ETSI Major Points
2.5.3 3GPP
2.5.4 IEEE
2.5.5 NASA
2.6 Design Issues
2.7 Properties
2.7.1 Layers
2.7.2 Features: Details Versatility
2.7.3 Issues
2.8 SDR Implementations
2.9 Applications
2.9.1 Commercial
2.9.2 CR/SDR in Military SCA ESSOR: European Secure SOFtware Defined Radio
2.9.3 Public Safety Communications (PSC)
2.10 SDR/CR: Benefits
2.11 Impact - CR
2.11.1 Geographical Differences
2.12 Market
2.12.1 Landscape Factors
2.12.2 Cost
2.12.3 Different Perspective
2.12.4 Market Drivers-Summary
2.12.5 Market Forecast Model Assumptions Estimate Segments Geography Components
2.13 Industry

    --  AirNet Communications (SDR Base Stations)
    --  AirSpan (BS)
    --  Airbus DS
    --  BAE Systems
    --  Carlson Wireless (Platform)
    --  General Dynamics (SDR)
    --  Datron World Communications (SDR)
    --  DeepSig
    --  Digital Receiver Technology (Radio Modules)
    --  Elbit
    --  Ettus Research-NI (Platform)
    --  Etherstack (Software)
    --  Ericsson (BS)
    --  Green Hills (Software)
    --  Huawei (Platform)
    --  Intel (Platform)
    --  L3Harris (SDR)
    --  Lockheed Martin (SDR)
    --  Motorola Solutions (BS)
    --  Nokia (Base Station)
    --  Northrup Grumman
    --  Nutaq (DSP and FPGA development solutions)
    --  Objective Interface Systems (Software)
    --  Octasic (SDR)
    --  Redline Communications (Platform)
    --  Rockwell Collins (Radios)
    --  Saankhya Labs (Chipset)
    --  Spectrum Signal Processing (Platforms)
    --  Thales (Radio)
    --  TI (Chips)
    --  Xilinx (Chips, SDR Development Kit)

2.14 Example: CR/SDR Commercial Application: White Spaces Communications
2.14.1 General
2.14.2 Definition: TVWS
2.14.3 Roots
2.14.4 FCC Activity Decision Devices Clarifications Sensing Specifics Protection Frequencies TVWS Database (U.S.) Related FCC Decisions Recent Developments
2.14.5 Industry Activity - Microsoft and Other
2.14.6 Japanese WSC
2.14.7 Global WSC Development
2.14.8 Ecosystem and Use Cases
2.14.9 WS Communications Standardization WS Alliance Wi-FAR First TVWS Chipset WSAConnect Wireless Innovation Forum (WIF) Cognitive Radio: WS-related IEEE Standards IEEE 802.11af - 2013 General: Expectations - Wi-Fi on Steroids Differences Benefits Specifics Building Blocks PHY Summary IEEE 802.22 - 2011 General WG 802.22 and FCC Overview Physical Layer - Major Characteristics Cognitive Functions and MAC IEEE 802.22.1 IEEE 802.22.2 IEEE 802.22a-2014 802.22b-2015 P802.22.3 Summary-IEEE802.22 IEEE 802.19 WG IEEE 802.19.1-2014 IEEE 802.19.1-2018 IEEE 802.15.4m-2014 IEEE SCC 41 - DySpan SCC - WS Related IEEE 1900.4 1900.7 CogNeA and ECMA Activity CogNeA ECMA-392-2011 IETF-PAWS ETSI Weightless Protocol Weightless Communications SIG Weightless-W Changes
2.15 Industry

    --  6harmonics
    --  Adaptrum
    --  ATDI
    --  Aviacomm
    --  Carlson Wireless
    --  KTS Wireless
    --  Redline Communications
    --  Shared Spectrum Company
    --  Sinecom
    --  Saankhya Labs

2.16 Market

3. Conclusions

Attachment I: Survey: WS-related Patents (2017-2020)
Attachment II: Detection and Incumbent Protection - TVWS
Attachment III: Survey: CR-related Patents (2017-2020)
Attachment IV: Survey: 802.11af-related Patents (2017-2020)
Attachment V: Survey: 802.22-related Patents (2017-2020)

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