On the Applicability of Image Processing Techniques in the Radio Environment Characterisation

J. Perez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agusti
2009 VTC Spring 2009 - IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference  
This paper presents a novel framework based on image processing techniques for the radio environment characterisation. Specifically, after digitalising a given scenario in accordance with the frequencies that are detected in each point, an image can be built whose pixel intensities capture the radio-electrical conditions. Through non-linear filtering and object detection operations the proposed framework allows identifying the homogeneous regions where certain frequencies can be detected. This
more » ... be detected. This methodology can be used in different contexts, such as the construction of databases to provide the terminals with spectrum awareness in flexible spectrum scenarios to facilitate the switch-on procedure or the secondary usage of spectrum, the support to devise proper strategies for cell and RAT selection, etc.
doi:10.1109/vetecs.2009.5073725 dblp:conf/vtc/Perez-RomeroSA09 fatcat:46pr5mer4jd4llpz65mqetc63i