Interference management for unlicensed users in shared CBRS spectrum

Ghufran Baig, Ian Kash, Bozidar Radunovic, Thomas Karagiannis, Lili Qiu
2018 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies - CoNEXT '18  
The citizen broadband radio service (CBRS) is a newly re-purposed spectrum band in 3550-3700 MHz, reclaiming spectrum occasionally used by radars and other incumbents for mobile data communication. It is also a poster child for future LTE-based dynamic spectrum access systems. At present, CBRS does not manage interference from unlicensed LTE users, which we show can be detrimental for its performance. In this paper we develop F-CBRS, a decentralized spectrum interference management system for
more » ... licensed LTE users in the CBRS band. We first look at how much information can each operator be allowed to conceal and how much it has to be mandated (by a regulator) to disclose, and formally prove that the network can achieve fairness only if all operators share fully verifiable information about Access point (AP) locations and user activity. Using this insight we design a channel allocation scheme to efficiently utilize spectrum and incentivise collaboration. This also includes a simple, non-disruptive channel change scheme to frequently and efficiently change channels to accommodate dynamic traffic and environments. Through simulation and testbed evaluation, we show that we increase throughput of more than 90% of the flow by 80%-100% compared to the current CBRS protocol.
doi:10.1145/3281411.3281417 dblp:conf/conext/BaigKRKQ18 fatcat:im4rf6sdizbspk2msxtk3cvuuy