Journal Highlights

Managing Radio Traffic Jams with the Cloud

Research Spotlight—

Sensor networks and data mining allow for fully automated, real-time monitoring of radio waves.

Soon after the first radio communications were invented in the late 19th century, a problem arose. The growing number of broadcasters started encountering massive interference from others using the same wavelengths. Regulations such as the United States’ Radio Act of 1927 began assigning wavelengths to specific users, but the recent skyrocketing demand for bandwidth created by wireless technologies such as smartphones, satellites, and drones is fast overwhelming the finite spectrum. Now, a study from China presents a novel approach to monitoring and managing radio traffic jams using the cloud....more

-- Emily Underwood, Freelance Writer,