Harmonization based on regulatory science between scientific and commercial radio uses in a case of ultrawideband radio

Ryuji Kohno, Jari Iinatti, Keiko Sameshima

Abstract

Harmonization for scientific and commercial radio uses is one of the unsolved problems in academia, industry, and regulatory bodies. The demands for commercial radio, mobile communications, and broadcasting have significantly increased over the past few decades; therefore, interference has become a major concern. There is an increasing need to prevent such interferences, for example, between commercial radio systems and other potentially sensitive radio systems such as those used for radio astronomy or studies. When discussing the fairness in resolving such conflicts, regulatory science may be a useful multidisciplinary approach as it scientifically investigates the advantages and disadvantages of a new application or technology for conflicts between different stakeholders through a mathematical analysis of risks versus benefits of the given technology. Such an analysis enables fair rules or regulations to be made. In this study, we apply the above-mentioned concept to harmonize the scientific and commercial uses of radio. After a brief introduction to regulatory science, a case study about the coexistence between ultrawideband commercial radio systems and radio astronomy is considered. Finally, a proposal by International Union of Radio Science, Japan, to the Science Council of Japan in the Cabinet Office to establish a "Center for Coexistence and Harmonization of Scientific and Commercial Uses of Radio Waves" is explained.

Original languageEnglish
JournalRadio Science
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StateAccepted/In press - 2016

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Radio systems
Radio astronomy
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Broadcasting
Communication
Industry
mobile communication
mathematical analysis
radio wave
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industry

Keywords

  • Harmonization of radio uses
  • Regulatory science
  • Ultrawide band (UWB) radio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Harmonization based on regulatory science between scientific and commercial radio uses in a case of ultrawideband radio. / Kohno, Ryuji; Iinatti, Jari; Sameshima, Keiko.

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Kohno, Ryuji; Iinatti, Jari; Sameshima, Keiko / Harmonization based on regulatory science between scientific and commercial radio uses in a case of ultrawideband radio.

In: Radio Science, 2016.

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