System and Method for Determining and Sharing Spectrum Availability
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A method and apparatus for determining and sharing RF spectrum availability. The method includes automatically sensing and analyzing a spectrum to identify used and/or unused portions of the spectrum, and automatically communicating the used and/or unused portions of the spectrum to a spectrum owner or a spectrum user. The invention has particular use in automatically identifying and quantifying current spectrum users, automatically reporting the current spectrum users to a spectrum owner, and/or allocating unused spectrum portions to users.