Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/605800
Title:
AVERAGE TYPICAL MISSION AVAILABILITY: A FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT METRIC
Author:
Jones, Charles H.
Affiliation:
Edwards Air Force Base
Issue Date:
2004-10
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
One approach to improving spectrum usage efficiency is to manage the scheduling of frequencies more effectively. The use of metrics to analyze frequency scheduling could aid frequency managers in a variety of ways. However, the basic question of what is a good metric for representing and analyzing spectral usage remains unanswered. Some metrics capture spectral occupancy. This paper introduces metrics that change the focus from occupancy to availability. Just because spectrum is not in use does not mean it is available for use. A significant factor in creating unused but unusable spectrum is fragmentation. A mission profile for spectrum usage can be considered a rectangle in a standard time versus frequency grid. Even intelligent placement of these rectangles (i.e., the scheduling of a missions spectrum usage) can not always utilize all portions of the spectrum. The average typical mission availability (ATMA) metric provides a way of numerically answering the question: Could we have scheduled another typical mission? This is a much more practical question than: Did we occupy the entire spectrum? If another mission couldn’t have been scheduled, then the entire spectrum was effectively used, even if the entire spectrum wasn’t occupied.
Keywords:
Frequency Management; Spectrum; Frequency Scheduling; Fragmentation; Metrics
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleAVERAGE TYPICAL MISSION AVAILABILITY: A FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT METRICen_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Charles H.en
dc.contributor.departmentEdwards Air Force Baseen
dc.date.issued2004-10en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractOne approach to improving spectrum usage efficiency is to manage the scheduling of frequencies more effectively. The use of metrics to analyze frequency scheduling could aid frequency managers in a variety of ways. However, the basic question of what is a good metric for representing and analyzing spectral usage remains unanswered. Some metrics capture spectral occupancy. This paper introduces metrics that change the focus from occupancy to availability. Just because spectrum is not in use does not mean it is available for use. A significant factor in creating unused but unusable spectrum is fragmentation. A mission profile for spectrum usage can be considered a rectangle in a standard time versus frequency grid. Even intelligent placement of these rectangles (i.e., the scheduling of a missions spectrum usage) can not always utilize all portions of the spectrum. The average typical mission availability (ATMA) metric provides a way of numerically answering the question: Could we have scheduled another typical mission? This is a much more practical question than: Did we occupy the entire spectrum? If another mission couldn’t have been scheduled, then the entire spectrum was effectively used, even if the entire spectrum wasn’t occupied.en
dc.subjectFrequency Managementen
dc.subjectSpectrumen
dc.subjectFrequency Schedulingen
dc.subjectFragmentationen
dc.subjectMetricsen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/605800en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
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