White space test environment for broadcast frequencies (WISE) - Efficient use of TV-band spectrum resources through cognitive radio technologies and geolocation databases
The objective of the WISE project is to construct a testbed for studying the use of cognitive radios utilizing white spaces of the UHF broadcasting band (470-790 MHz), which are the first previously reserved frequency bands to become available for cognitive radio allocation. In the project, an open cognitive radio geolocation database testbed will developed, allowing practical studies of the usability, algorithms, and interfaces of cognitive radio systems operating in television broadcast bands.
The operation of this database will be verified using a measurement and simulation platform developed in the project. Data from the measurement and simulation platform can be utilized in studying the functional characteristics of cognitive radio devices. Contributions to standardization and regulation are submitted on regular basis.