• The National Science Foundation has announced 11 awards to enhance public access to radio frequency spectrum.
     The National Science Foundation has announced 11 awards to enhance public access to radio frequency spectrum.

NSF Awards $12 Million for Radio Spectrum Research

October 17, 2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced 11 awards, totaling $12 million, to support activities aimed at enhancing the public's access to the radio frequency spectrum, the part of the electromagnetic spectrum used to facilitate telecommunications and modern information systems essential for public safety, transportation and national defense.

These three-year awards continue NSF's ongoing investment in radio spectrum research, which over the past five years has supported more than 140 awards through an investment of over $60 million.

The awards seek solutions along four major axes, including: innovative radio hardware and access architectures to enable spectrum sharing; harmonious co-existence of heterogeneous wireless technologies; development of automated detection mechanisms and compliance certification methods; and spectrum access for science services.

The new awards will support the following principal investigators and projects:

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