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May 13, 2010

Smart Radio Challenge

Smart Radio Challenge.The winners of the SDR Forum's 3rd annual Smart Radio Challenge were announced. The aim of this contest was to show the usefulness of SDR radios for distress applications. To this end the teams should develop a cooperative sensing scheme that allows the maintainance of a database of public safety emitters, including their location, physical layer parameters and which emergency team uses each emitter. The emergency scenario used to evaluate this cognitive radio system is a disaster area after a major earthquake:

An earthquake has occurred centered in a major metropolitan area measuring 10.0 on the Richter scale. Existing communications infrastructure is out, and as emergency medical services, police, fire, state and federal emergency management personnel arrive on the scene from all over the world, they all begin setting up their own communications systems to aid in rescue efforts. As more and more personnel arrive, finding available spectrum becomes a challenge resulting in unintentional interference between communications of various services."

The winners are

Unfortunately I could't find any information about the spectrum monitoring techniques used by the winner projects. I will come back to this as soon as I can.

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Blogger RandomGuy said...

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May 13, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger RandomGuy said...

Hey Gonzalo..

This blog has been very informative for me.

By the way I am doing my research in Cognitive Radio too.

Keep up the good work.

Hope to see you some where in some conference :) (that is if I get any of my work published).


May 13, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger JB said...

very interesting.

Jean-Baptiste. (an active reader of your blog)

May 14, 2010 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Gonzalo said...


This blog is all about the non-technical or non-publishable work we generate in our everyday research, that however may be useful for the community. In this sense I hope Spectral Holes becomes an useful resource.

May 14, 2010 at 4:40 PM  

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