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    The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program's member agencies coordinate their NITRD research activities and plans by Program Component Areas (PCAs) or program focus areas. For each PCA, agency representatives meet in an Interagency Working Group (IWG) to exchange information and collaborate on research plans and activities such as testbeds, workshops, and cooperative solicitations.

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Wireless Spectrum Research and Development

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  • Wireless Spectrum
    Research and Development
    (WSRD)

    The Wireless Spectrum R&D (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG) was formed in late 2010 to coordinate spectrum-related research and development activities both across the Federal government and with academia and the private sector.


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Wireless Spectrum Research and Development (WSRD)
Interagency Working Group (IWG)




Overview

The Wireless Spectrum R&D (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG) was formed in late 2010 to coordinate spectrum-related research and development activities both across the Federal government and with academia and the private sector. The purpose is to help coordinate and inform ongoing activities across Federal agencies and to facilitate efficient and effective investment in spectrum sharing technologies and systems. These activities are consistent with the guiding principles of WSRD, which are transparency, smart investment, and the solicitation of opportunities for technology transfer across and beyond the Federal government.

See the WSRD IWG Charter for more information.


Co-Chairs

Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal

Thyaga Nandagopal, Ph.D.
Program Director, CISE/CNS
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Tel: (703) 292-8950

Rangam Subramanian, Ph.D.

Rangam Subramanian, Ph.D.
Lead Technology and Spectrum Policy Strategist
Spectrum Planning Division, Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA)
Department of Commerce
Washington, DC
Tel: (202) 482-4399



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.

Functions

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.


2016 Wireless Spectrum R&D Project Inventory


2016 Wireless Spectrum R&D Project Inventory 2016 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 contains projects that have been completed, or are scheduled to be complete, between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018, and are at Maturity level TRL-2 or above. 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 IWG Testbed Information Portal


Wireless Spectrum Research & Development Interagency Working Group’s Testbed Information Portal WSRD IWG Testbed Information Portal.

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 wigen@nitrd.gov for more information.

Workshops

Workshop Reports