Research Questions

This work intends to investigate a novel distributed framework based on real-time spectrum measurement data, which does not use propagation models in determining TV white space. To achieve that, the research seeks to answer the following research questions:
             1. What is the impact of using geo-location databases on primary users’ protection when used in
                 detecting TV white spaces in Cape Town, South Africa?
             2. Is there any framework that is more adapted to AFRICA and the developing world where WS frequency
                 usage is different from Western countries?
             3. If such a framework exists;
                       a) How will frequency sensing be implemented?
                       b) How will spectrum be shared among participating entities/players?