Assessment of idle portions of multidimensional radio spectrum access

Embodiments herein provide methods and systems for quantifying idle radio spectrum access across a geographic region. In an embodiment, a method for quantifying idle radio spectrum access across a geographic region includes selecting geo-referenced locations from within the geographic region to form a geo-referenced set of observation locations, independently integrating go-referenced coverage areas for one or more wireless devices within the geographic region to form an assessment of multidimensional radio spectrum conditions across the geographic region, and computing geo-referenced portions of idle multidimensional radio spectrum access across the geographic region. The method may additionally include expressing the geo-referenced portions of idle multidimensional radio spectrum access in terms of spatial statistics, aggregate statistics, and a combination of spatial statistics and aggregate statistics.

Patent #: 8233897 Issue Date: July 31, 2012