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Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Maritime VHF Networks

Tang, Chen and Kandeepan, Sithamparanathan and Houran, Akram and Munari, Andrea and Berioli, Matteo (2014) Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Maritime VHF Networks. OCEANS 2014 MTS/IEEE, 07-10 April 2014, Taiwan, China.

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The Automatic Identification System (AIS) is used worldwide as a maritime system for identifying and locating vessels by exchanging data in Very High Frequency (VHF) band with other nearby ships, AIS base stations and satellites. It is an important system for safety of navigation to assist collision avoidance and enables marine traffic supervision and management. However, the expanding use of AIS band by other emerging applications and services has caused significant increase on the maritime VHF Data Link (VDL) load, hampering smooth exchange of critical AIS information. Instead of assigning new frequency resources for new marine VDL services, in this paper we present a solution to overcome this spectrum scarcity issue by utilizing Cognitive Radio (CR) technology in maritime AIS VHF network. A preliminary analysis of the performance of such an approach is carried out taking into account the different properties and challenges of marine communication channels due to sea surface movement. The outcome of our study shows how the application of CR techniques to maritime VDL indeed represents an appealing alternative to static spectrum allocation schemes to deal with overloading issues in AIS networks.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89834/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Maritime VHF Networks
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Tang, ChenChen.Tang (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kandeepan, Sithamparanathankandeepan (at) ieee.orgUNSPECIFIED
Houran, Akramakram.hourani (at) ieee.orgUNSPECIFIED
Munari, Andreaandrea.munari (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Berioli, MatteoMatteo.Berioli (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:7 April 2014
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:AIS, cognitive radio, VHF data link, maritime communication, spectrum sensing
Event Title:OCEANS 2014 MTS/IEEE
Event Location:Taiwan, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:07-10 April 2014
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - AIS-Sat (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Satellite Networks
Deposited By: Tang, Chen
Deposited On:31 Jul 2014 10:00
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:47

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