The IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks Standards Committee (DySPAN-SC) is seeking proposals for standards projects in the areas of dynamic spectrum access, cognitive radio, interference management, coordination of wireless systems, advanced spectrum management, and policy languages for next generation radio systems. DySPAN-SC is particularly interested in ideas that could be implemented in commercial products in the near to medium term.
The IEEE P1900 Standards Committee, DySPAN-SC's predecessor, was established in the first quarter 2005 jointly by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and the IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society. The objective of the effort was to develop supporting standards dealing with new technologies and techniques being developed for next generation radio and advanced spectrum management.
On 22 March 2007, the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board approved the reorganization of the IEEE 1900 effort as Standards Coordinating Committee 41 (SCC41), "Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN)". The IEEE Communications Society and EMC Society were supporting societies for this effort, as they were for the IEEE 1900 effort.
IEEE SCC41 was approached by the IEEE ComSoc Standards Board (CSSB) in late 2010, as ComSoc Standards Board was extremely interested in SCC41 being brought back directly under its wing. SCC41 voted to be directly answerable to ComSoc in December 2010, and was thereby renamed as IEEE DySPAN-SC. At its December 2010 Meeting, the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board (SASB) approved the transfer of projects from SCC41 to CSSB.
The scope of the DySPAN-SC includes the following:
dynamic spectrum access radio systems and networks with the focus on improved use of spectrum,
new techniques and methods of dynamic spectrum access including the management of radio transmission interference, and
coordination of wireless technologies including network management and information sharing amongst networks deploying different wireless technologies.
F. Granelli, P. Pawelczak, R.V. Prasad, K.P. Subbalakshmi, R. Chandramouli, J.A. Hoffmeyer, S. Berger, Standardization and Research in Cognitive and Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks: IEEE SCC41 Efforts and Other Activities, IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 48, no. 1, pp. 71-79, Jan. 2010 (Copyright IEEE): An update on the activities of SCC41 working groups [posted: 22 January 2010]