The impact of receiver standards on spectrum management (ECO pilot study)



ECC endorsed the Office’s proposal in 2008 to conduct a pilot study based on the recommendations of the ECC Report 127 which would reveal how different choices of receiver requirements in a specific band may give different technical and economic outcomes. The objective was to increase the understanding about the role of receiver parameters in spectrum management, and to quantify to a given extent the technical benefit or disadvantage of having tighter receiver requirements.  A secondary objective was to exercise Impact Assessment in formulating conclusions and recommendations for the ECC’s work. 

The Project is divided into a number of Work Packages (WPs). WP2 ‘Case studies’ define one or more specific case studies including hypothetical scenarios featuring different alternative parameter values in receiver standards WP2 creates a background for WP3 ‘Impact Assessment’ (IA) and WP4 ‘Conclusions’.

The work carried out under WP2 was focused on the band 863-870 MHz, which is identified in particular for Short Range Devices (SRDs) in CEPT. The sub-band 868.6 to 868.7 MHz was examined since it is used by a limited number of applications. It was decided to consider simple scenarios where the social alarm system (victim) is impacted by interfering applications such as non-specific SRDs. A summary of the receiver (Rx) parameters for the victim system and the transmitter (Tx) parameters for the interferer system has been defined for a number of specific case studies. Various scenarios were defined when assessing the impact of interferer(s) on the victim. The aim of defining these scenarios was to examine different alternative receiver parameters values as given in the relevant ETSI standards.  

 26th ECC meeting (June, 2010) recommended publishing a pilot study as anECO Report 02. Download ECO Report 02 “The impact of receiver parameters on spectrum management regulations”.







9 - 13 March 2009

22nd ECC meeting, Vienna, ECC(09)18

See Annex A of ECC(09)18

See Annex B of ECC(09)18

4 - 8 May 2009

53rd WGSE meeting, Hvar, SE(09)087


See SE(09)087

2 - 5 June 2009

17th WGRA meeting, Moscow, RA(09)040

See Annex 1 of RA(09)040

See Annex 2 of RA(09)040

22 - 26 June 2009 

23nd ECC meeting, Isle of Man, ECC(09)86





See version from 19 June 2009

See version from 23 June 2009

See additional simulations (para 4.4)



No change

See version from 31st August 2009

Download Seamcat files

26 - 30 October 2009

24th ECC meeting, FYR of Macedonia,  ECC(09)130

see Annex 1 to ECC(09)130

see Annex 2 ECC(09)130

1 - 5 March  2010

25th ECC meeting, Montpellier,  ECC(10)028

No change

No change

21 - 25 June 2010

26th ECC meeting,Baden,ECC(10)056

No change

see Annex 2 ECC(10)056

25 June 2010

Report was published as an ECO Report after 26th ECC meeting  

ECO Report 02

ECO contact for Rx project related enquiries: Stella Lyubchenko (ECO)  e-mail [email protected] or phone +45 33 89 63 09

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