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XG Policy Control

XG-Policy  Principal Investigator:  David E Wilkins

Mailing address:
AI Center
SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493

AIC Program:  Intelligent Operations Management Group

   Project Description

The vision of radically increased spectrum usage through XG-enabled radios requires regulatory bodies and spectrum holders to be convinced that the radios will follow rules and policies. This project will develop an expressive and extensible policy language with executable semantics, for describing policies that meet the needs of a wide variety of spectrum regulation bodies. We will also develop efficient reasoning algorithms to reason about policy compliance during radio operation.

The main innovations of the proposed approach include

  • An expressive and extensible policy language with executable semantics, for describing policies that meet the needs of a wide variety of spectrum regulation bodies, and for supporting policy reuse and efficient reasoning via a disciplined use of multiple inheritance class structures and meta-policies.
  • A policy conformance algorithm that checks the compliance of candidate transmissions using efficient, state-of-the-art rewriting technology. The design of the algorithm is independent of, yet easy to integrate into, any radio design, to encourage competitive, best-of-breed XG radio development.
  • A capability to search for transmission candidates if the radio makes an underspecified, unbound transmission request, using fast decision procedures that yield candidate parameter bindings for satisfiable policies. This can considerably increase the use of existing spectrum opportunities of which a radio is not aware.
  • The policy language and the reasoning algorithms will be designed to be robust in the presence of conflicts as well as the absence of complete information.
  • Policy authoring concepts for creating and visualizing policies, exploiting the complex inheritance relations to structure a policy set and providing Web-style templates that are easy to use for the domain specialist.
David Wilkins was SRI Task Leader (PI) in XG Phase 2, where SRI subbed to SSC. The SSC-SRI team won the Phase 3 downslect. SRI is prime for his separate policy contract, which is complementray to the Phase 3 contract. Dr. Grit Denker of CSL is PI for this project.
   Personnel

Name Title E-mail
Wilkins, David E Senior Computer Scientist

   Publications
  • Denker, G. and Elenius, D. and Wilkins D. Cognitive Radio Policy Language and Policy Enginein Cognitive Radio Technology, Second Edition, 17, pp. 557-592, Academic Press, 2009.  [PDF, Details]

  • Wilkins D. and Denker, G. and Stehr, M.O. and Elenius, D. and Senanayake, R. and Talcott, C. Policy-Based Cognitive Radios. IEEE Wireless Communications, Special Issue on Cognitive Wireless Networks, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 41-46, August 2007.  [Details]

  • Denker, G. and Elenius, D. and Senanayake, R. and Stehr, M.O. and Wilkins, D. A Policy Engine For Spectrum Sharing, in New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks, IEEE, pp. 55-65, April 2007.  [Details]

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