The Big Data Interagency Working Group (BD IWG) works to facilitate and further the goals of the White House Big Data R&D Initiative.
The CPS IWG is to coordinate programs, budgets, and policy recommendations for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) research and development (R&D).
Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) Interagency Working Group coordinates the activities of the CSIA Program Component Area.
The Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group coordinates programs, budgets and policy recommendations for Health IT R&D.
HCI&IM focuses on information interaction, integration, and management research to develop and measure the performance of new technologies.
HCSS R&D supports development of scientific foundations and enabling software and hardware technologies for the engineering, verification and validation, assurance, and certification of complex, networked, distributed computing systems and cyber-physical systems (CPS).
The HEC IWG coordinates the activities of the High End Computing (HEC) Infrastructure and Applications (I&A) and HEC Research and Development (R&D) Program Component Areas (PCAs).
LSN members coordinate Federal agency networking R&D in leading-edge networking technologies, services, and enhanced performance.
The purpose of the SPSQ IWG is to coordinate the R&D efforts across agencies that transform the frontiers of software science and engineering and to identify R&D areas in need of development that span the science and the technology of software creation and sustainment.
Formed to ensure and maximize successful coordination and collaboration across the Federal government in the important and growing area of video and image analytics
The Wireless Spectrum R&D (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG) has been formed to coordinate spectrum-related research and development activities across the Federal government.
NITRD -> NITRD Groups -> WSRD -> WSRD Wksp IX
"Radio Receiver Systems: R&D Innovation Needs, and Impacts on Technology and Policy" (Wireless Spectrum Workshop IX)
Principles of co-existence and interference tolerance are often overlooked and under-exploited in today’s radio receiver systems. For example, a receiver’s ability to accept wanted signals or reject unwanted signals impacts the quality of the information transmitted. The Wireless Spectrum R&D Interagency Working Group (WSRD) will hold a workshop, “Radio Receiver Systems: R&D Innovation Needs, and Impacts on Technology and Policy”, on May 5, 2017, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia. The workshop will address various signal reception topics including technology advances for receivers, transmitters, filters, antenna design, signal processing techniques, and policy issues.
Even as additional radio frequencies are being available in the U.S., such as the move to open up several millimeter-wave bands, the nation’s radio spectrum continues to get more congested. With the continued proliferation of bandwidth hungry devices, including the IoT, the need for innovation in radio receiver technology is believed to be an important step toward making spectrum coexistence more successful. For example, recommendations have been made in reports coming out of the FCC’s Technology Advisory Council, and the European Union recently published a new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) that includes guidance on receivers. The overall goal is to help build trust between Federal and non-Federal operators and spectrum users. Hence, co-existence within the spectrum bands and with adjacent bands, for both licensed and unlicensed users need to be effective, efficient and trustable. While focus has been on the transmitter side of the radio system in the past, focusing on the receiver systems early in the next generation technology development process has been identified as an important step in assuring interference tolerance.
This workshop will provide a forum for information exchange and the identification of relevant radio receiver systems research and development opportunities. WSRD members across multiple federal agencies will use information gathered from this workshop to develop recommendations for their agency-specific research agenda.
This workshop will have a moderated opening panel followed by three all-participants brainstorming sessions and a final moderated summary panel session to discuss the overall research recommendations. The opening panel will identify the need for receiver technology innovation and policy innovation, and identify the gaps for the workshop participants to explore. The brainstorming sessions will have three brief ice breaker remarks from pre-identified speakers to kick-start discussions. Facilitators will then guide the brainstorming and keep the discussions on track. The research recommendations generated in the brainstorming sessions will be presented at the summary session and will be used to formulate WSRD R&D recommendations and the workshop report.
Engineers must consider a wide variety of technical parameters when designing a receiver. Each of these involve various trade-offs to arrive at an optimal design for a particular radio environment and mission. This session will explore these technical characteristics to draw conclusions regarding what parameters are the most important and at what benefits and costs, in terms of the ability to receive only the wanted signals. These parameters include RF range, bandwidth, sensitivity, ability to reject unwanted signals (adjacent band, intermodulation, etc.), dynamic range, and noise figure. This discussion will consider the whole receiver system, which includes the antenna characteristics, new algorithms, policy management, associated transmitter characteristics, potential security issues etc. Key discussions could include:
Radio receiver systems are constantly evolving to meet changing needs including operating in multiple frequency bands, implementing new and varied policies, new and expanding application environments. Building upon the discussions in session I, this session will explore technology developments already in progress across the government, industry and academia, and discuss further innovation needs: What are emerging technologies that will extend the current limits on receiver technology to include characteristics of antenna directionality, dwell times, selectivity curves, and interference thresholds?
Incentives beyond the technology aspects discussed in the first two sessions are needed to drive adoption of new receiver technologies. These may include research on policy needs, certification, enforcement, etc. This session will explore the engineering and institutional tools required to provide the proper incentives to foster user adoption from explicit receiver specifications to coexistence rules and trust therein. Key research and development questions include: