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A Property-Rights Mismatch Approach to Passive-Active Spectrum Use Coexistence

Weiss, Martin BH and Palida, Ali F and Krishnamurthy, Prashant and Murtazashvili, Ilia and Erickson, Philip J (2021) A Property-Rights Mismatch Approach to Passive-Active Spectrum Use Coexistence. In: IEEE DySPAN, Dec 13, 2021, Online.

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Policies and regulations governing electromagnetic spectrum prioritize reducing conflict among active users of spectrum (transmitters), thereby enabling these active users to capture the values associated with property rights to spectrum. Coexistence of heterogeneous technologies and their enforcement have been well studied, but much less has been done to consider the coexistence of heterogeneous uses and the institutions that are necessary to address conflict arising among different users of spectrum.
We argue that prevailing property-rights institutions that focus on reducing conflict among active users of spectrum generate a property mismatch that contributes to conflict with passive users of spectrum. Passive users are interested primarily in receiving signals transmitted by nature. The property-mismatch approach offers insight into how to redesign spectrum governance to balance the demands of both active and passive users. Particularly we argue that virtual parceling of the electromagnetic spectrum along a broader range of dimensions can better facilitate efficient spectrum sharing between active and passive users.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Weiss, Martin BHmbw@pitt.eduMBW0000-0001-6785-0913
Palida, Ali Fafp31@pitt.eduafp31
Krishnamurthy, Prashantprashk@pitt.eduPRASHK
Murtazashvili, Iliailia.murtazashvili@pitt.eduilia.murtazashvili0000-0001-9096-9488
Erickson, Philip Jpje@mit.edu0000-0002-0031-9324
Date: 13 December 2021
Date Type: Publication
Event Title: IEEE DySPAN
Event Dates: Dec 13, 2021
Event Type: Conference
Schools and Programs: School of Computing and Information > Telecommunications
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2021 15:02
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 15:02


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