Analysis of Extended Busy Tone Performance for Coexistence between WRAN and WLAN TVWS Networks
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TV White Spaces indicate spectrum bands which were reserved for licensed terrestrial TV broadcasting and opened to unlicensed use under regulatory conditions. One important regulation which is common in all regulatory domains is no harmful interference is created to licensed devices. On the other hand interference between unlicensed devices is not regulated. As a result system designers developed new methods to improve coexistence between TVWS networks. Extended busy tone one of such methods is designed for coexistence between wireless regional area and wireless local area networks based on IEEE 802.22 and 802.11af standards respectively. In this paper we analyse the performance of extended busy tone at different range conditions and verify via simulations under realistic conditions. Our results indicate that the method can reduce interference considerably at intermediate distances and enable networks to operate without a significant reduction in throughput.