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On January 17th-18th, 2012, the WSRD SSG hosted a second workshop at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center in Berkeley, California, to further explore the options and challenges in establishing a national testing facility. The workshop provided an opportunity for technical experts and interested stakeholders from industry, government, and academia to collaboratively discuss the needs and requirements for a national-level spectrum research, development, experimentation, and demonstration environment. A preliminary inventory of existing test facilities was presented and representatives were available to answer questions regarding their facility and contribute to the discussion. The workshop considered spectrum sharing testing scenarios in a variety of sectors, such as public safety, military mobile command and control, Doppler weather radar, and maritime air traffic control, with a goal of identifying “high-risk high-reward” research and development opportunities that could benefit from a national level experimentation and demonstration capability.

The workshop used a series of four interactive discussion sessions to move the concept from hypothesis to the identification of concrete next steps. The following summarizes the findings of the four sessions:

• Goal and Purpose: The primary goal of a national testing environment for spectrum sharing is to accelerate the adoption of the next generation of wireless technology through experimentation aimed at validating performance and developing national and international standards, policies, and rulemaking. These facilities will reduce time and cost of development by providing realistic conditions in which to design, build, and test spectrum sharing technologies and thereby help build the business case for industry investors and entrepreneurs.

• Current State: Testing against an incumbent in a licensed scenario is currently not practical. This type of testing is extremely expensive due to difficulties in accessing suitable testing facilities, a lack of standards for testing, and the lack of a system for information exchange. Even knowing what facilities exist, are available for use, and contact information to do so, is cited as a problem.

• Desired Characteristics: In order to build trust among stakeholders and provide the technical validation necessary to drive widespread adoption of spectrum sharing technologies and practices, a national level testing environment should provide services and support in the following general areas: entrant network, entrant capacity, interference to incumbents, requisite equipment and sites (indoor, outdoor, simulation), and a suitable network architecture and organizational structure.

• Next Steps: It is premature to define technical specifications, but federal leadership could help with problems such as establishing standard testing scenarios, developing clear security procedures, and facilitating an information exchange.

Overall, this workshop confirmed the previous endorsement from both the public and private sectors that a proper testing environment for spectrum sharing technologies is critically important for achieving their full deployment, and, that these testing facilities will need to be comprehensive and robust to meet the scalability and complexity of the various spectral environments. The participants also suggested a basic framework for developing such a resource. The outcomes contained in this report emphasize the value of, and establish the baseline characteristics for, a federated, national-level research and development testing environment. While the near-term goal will be to establish a pilot facility, the long-term goal is to build upon the pilot program to achieve a national test enterprise through which information, lessons-learned, and infrastructure can be shared and re-used to facilitate ongoing innovation.

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