IEEE 1900.5 Working Group on Policy Language and Policy Architectures for Managing Cognitive Radio for Dynamic Spectrum Access Applications
The P1900.5 standard defines a vendor-independent set of policy-based control architectures and corresponding policy language requirements for managing the functionality and behavior of dynamic spectrum access networks.
The purpose of this standard is to define policy language and associated architecture requirements for interoperable, vendor-independent control of Dynamic Spectrum Access functionality and behavior in radio systems and wireless networks. This standard will also define the relationship of policy language and architecture to the needs of at least the following constituencies: the regulator, the operator, the user, and the network equipment manufacturer.
Future work and Outreach
Current status of P1900.5 is that the standard was published in January 2012. Follow on work for P1900.5.1 is in progress. Contact chair for participation information.
New work to be be done: P1900.5.1: Draft Standard Policy Language for Dynamic Spectrum Access Systems.
Scope: This standard defines a vendor-independent policy language for managing the functionality and behavior of dynamic spectrum access networks based on the language requirements defined in the IEEE 1900.5 standard.
Status: The standard developed under PAR will take into consideration both the Policy Language Requirements of IEEE 1900.5 and the results of the Modeling Language for Mobility Work Group (MLM-WG) within the Wireless Innovation Forum (SDRF v2) Committee on Advanced Wireless Networking and Infrastructure. MLM-WG is developing use cases, an ontology, corresponding signaling plan, requirements and technical analysis of the information exchanges that enable next generation communications features such as spectrum awareness and dynamic spectrum adaptation, waveform optimization, capabilities, feature exchanges, and advanced applications. The MLM-WG expects this effort to lead to specifications/standards for languages and data exchange structures to support these capabilities.
P1900.5.a: This will provide an amendment to P1900.5 defining the interface description between policy architecture components.
P1900.5.2: Standard Method for Modeling Spectrum Consumption
Scope: This standard defines a vendor-independent generalized method for modeling spectrum consumption of any type of use of RF spectrum and the attendant computations for arbitrating the compatibility among models. The methods of modeling are chosen to support the development of tractable algorithms for determining the compatibility between models and for performing various spectrum management tasks that operate on a plurality of models. The modeling methods are exclusively focused on capturing spectrum use but are defined in a schema that can be joined with other schemata of business processes of spectrum management or behavioral aspects of spectrum policy.
Status: PAR approved March 6, 2013.
Work is beginning and based on Model-Based Spectrum Management (Stine, Schmitz 2011) contributions from MITRE.