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Wireless Spectrum Research and Development (WSRD)
Interagency Working Group (IWG)
The WSRD IWG coordinates Federal spectrum-related R&D activities to facilitate efficient, effective R&D investments that promote efficient use of wireless spectrum through advanced technologies and systems.
- Increase spectrum efficiency, flexibility, and adaptability.
- Design robust, secure, dependable systems and networks that rely on use of wireless spectrum.
- Provide capabilities for devices to monitor their spectrum environments and adapt in real time.
- Expand communications capacity using higher-frequency bands (>20 GHz) and optical links.
- Accelerate deployment of spectrum R&D into usable tools via testing, modeling, and simulation.
Thyaga Nandagopal, Ph.D.
Acting Deputy Assistant Director
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) and
Deputy Division Director
Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CISE/CCF)
National Science Foundation
Michael (Mike) DiFrancisco
Senior Technical Advisor
Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Scope and Authority
WSRD was formed to inventory, coordinate, and make recommendations on Federal programs to advance the goals of the June 28, 2010 Presidential Memorandum: Unleashing the Wireless Broadband Revolution, Section 3. In addition, WSRD will work with academia and the private sector to help develop priorities, encourage private investment, and develop public/private partnerships when appropriate.
- Current functions and activities include
- Maintaining an inventory of recently completed and ongoing wireless spectrum research and development projects across the Federal agencies.
- Maintaining an inventory of wireless spectrum testing facilities across the United States.
- Holding workshops that include federal, academic, and private sector researchers to assist in developing recommendations for the Federal research portfolio.
- Developing recommendations for future research needs.
WSRD Project Inventory
Wireless Spectrum R&D Project Inventory
This inventory is one of the tools that the group created to help reduce redundancy of research investments, foster collaboration, and inform the work of fellow research organizations in public, private, and academic sectors. The inventory is updated approximately every two years. The current version contains projects that have been completed, or are scheduled to be complete, between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2021. This website includes information that Federal agencies have approved for public release and is not intended to be considered an exhaustive measure of activities in this area.
WSRD Testbed Inventory
Wireless Spectrum R&D Testbed Inventory
Designed for the purposes of information exchange, it is our hope that this will prove useful for government, academic, and industry researchers in need of spectrum testing facilities.
We invite you to contribute information on testing facilities that are not currently listed, and that are available for use. Please contact Joyce Lee at email@example.com for more information.
- Artificial Intelligence & Wireless Spectrum: Opportunities and Challenges, Griffiss Institute, Rome, NY (August 28-29, 2019).
- Security from a Wireless Spectrum Perspective: Technology Innovation and Policy Research Needs, 490 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Suite 8001, Washington D.C. (September 13, 2018).
- Radio Receiver Systems: R&D Innovation Needs, and Impacts on Technology and Policy, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia (May 5, 2017).
- Wireless Spectrum Sharing: Enforcement Frameworks, Technology and R&D, Google, 25 Massachusetts Ave. NW, #900, Washington, DC 20001 (May 5, 2016).
- Federal - Commercial Spectrum Sharing: Models, Application, and Impacts of Incentives for Sharing, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ (March 19, 2015).
- Federal-Commercial Spectrum Data: Understanding Information Exchange Needs, Issues, and Approaches, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA (October 21, 2014).
- Understanding the Spectrum Environment: Using data and monitoring to improve spectrum utilization, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA (March 31, 2014).
- Promoting Economic Efficiency in Spectrum Use: the economic and policy R&D Agenda, MIT, Cambridge, MA (April 23-24, 2013).
- Research Topics and Proposals to Further the Adoption of Spectrum Sharing, Boulder, CO (July 24, 2012).
- Federal Government and Private Sector Collaboration on Research Development, Experimentation, and Testing of Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technologies, Berkeley, CA (January 17-18, 2012).
- Toward Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technologies: A Technical Workshop On Coordinating Federal Government/Private Sector R&D Investment, Boulder, CO (July 26, 2011).
- Security from a Wireless Spectrum Perspective: Technology Innovation and Policy Research Needs, September 30, 2019.
- WSRD Radio Receiver Systems: R&D Innovation Needs and Impacts on Technology and Policy Workshop Summary, July 2018.
- Radio Receiver Systems R&D Innovation Needs: Recommendations of the WSRD IWG, July 2018.
- Wireless Spectrum Sharing: Enforcement Frameworks, Technology, and R&D, January 2017.
- Federal-Commercial Spectrum Sharing Workshop: Models, Applications, and Impacts of Incentives for Sharing, November 2015.
- Federal-Commercial Spectrum Data: Understanding Information Exchange Needs, Issues, and Approaches, May 2015.
- Understanding the Spectrum Environment: Data and Monitoring to Improve Spectrum Utilization, August 2014.
- Promoting Economic Efficiency in Spectrum Use: the economic and policy research agenda, April 2013.
- Research Topics and Proposals to Further the Adoption of Spectrum Sharing, July 2012.
- Federal Government and Private Sector Collaboration on Research Development, Experimentation, and Testing of Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technologies, January 2012.
- Toward Innovative Spectrum Sharing Technologies: A Technical Workshop On Coordinating Federal Government/Private Sector R&D Investment, November 2011.
- Presentation Library - https://www.nitrd.gov/presentations/ (This resource is a collection of presentations, reports, and webinars given by a broad range of presenters from academia, government, and private sectors at various NITRD Interagency Working Group meetings, workshops, and public events.)
- Ensuring America Reaches Its 5G Potential, Office of Science and Technology Policy, May 30, 2019.
- Research and Development Priorities for American Leadership in Wireless Communications, The White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy, May 30, 2019.
- Emerging Technologies and their Expected Impact on Non-Federal Spectrum Demand, The White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy, May 30, 2019.
- America Will Win the Global Race to 5G, Michael Kratsios, Office of Science and Technology Policy, October 25, 2018.
Federal Register Documents
- Federal Register Documents - https://www.nitrd.gov/apps/federal-register-documents/ (This resource is a collection of the Federal Register documents (Notices, Request for Comments, and Request for Information) issued by or on-behalf of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program.)