Resource Allocation for Cognitive Satellite Communications with Incumbent Terrestrial Networks

The goal of this paper is to propose Radio Resource Management (RRM) techniques, i.e. carrier, power and bandwidth allocation, for a shared spectrum utilization scenario where the satellite system aims at exploiting the spectrum allocated to terrestrial networks as the incumbent users without imposing harmful interference to them. In the context of SANSA, this work brings new RRM techniques that can be easily extrapolated for enabling the shared satellite downlink/uplink and terrestrial backhaul network. In connection to specific tasks within the framework of SANSA this work is related to WP3, Tasks 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3.