Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Fixed and mobile spectrum monitoring stations were implemented to study the spectrum range from 174 to 1000 MHz in rural and remote locations within the mountains of western Montana, USA. The measurements show that the majority of this spectrum range is underused and suitable for spectrum sharing. This work identifies available channels of 5-MHz bandwidth to test a remote mobile broadband network. Both TV broadcast stations and a cellular base station were modelled to test signal propagation and interference scenarios.
Wiles, Erin, "RURAL BROADBAND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS: SPECTRUM OCCUPANCY AND PROPAGATION MODELING IN WESTERN MONTANA" (2017). Graduate Theses & Non-Theses. 119.