Title: On the architecture of Authentication, Authorisation, and Accounting for real-time secondary market services

Authors: Yihong Zhou, Dapeng Wu, Scott M. Nettles

Addresses: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, P.O. Box 116130, Gainesville, FL 32611-6130, USA. ' Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA

Abstract: The research community introduced the concept of real-time secondary markets, where licensees are allowed to temporarily lease the spectrum unused by the primary users to secondary users. To support this, an Authentication, Authorisation, and Accounting (AAA) mechanism must be in place to enable the licensees and secondary users to trade spectrum in a real-time manner. In this paper, we present an AAA system architecture, and propose a set of mechanisms to authenticate and authorise secondary users, synchronise multiple secondary devices, and manage real-time secondary market services. Furthermore, we address the accounting issue and examine the pricing strategies associated with accounting.

Keywords: real-time secondary markets; authentication; authorisation; accounting; pricing strategies; services; spectrum sharing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2010.034223

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2010 Vol.4 No.3, pp.240 - 248

Published online: 28 Jul 2010 *

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