Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
NITRD established the Wireless Spectrum Research and Development Senior Steering Group (WSRD-SSG) in late 2010. The committee was asked to identify current spectrum-related research projects funded by the Federal Government, and to work with the non-federal community, including the academic, commercial, and public safety sectors, to implement a plan that “facilitates research, development, experimentation, and testing by researchers to explore innovative spectrum-sharing technologies,” in accordance with the Presidential Memorandum on Unleashing the Wireless Broadband Revolution. WSRD-SSG operates under the auspices of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program of the National Coordination Office (NCO), and has recently put together a preliminary inventory of federal R&D in the spectrum arena.
This workshop will present an opportunity for relevant interested parties, including technical experts from private industry and public safety, together with academic researchers, to explore ongoing spectrum-related Federal Government R&D activities as listed in the WSRD-SSG inventory, and offer their expertise on developing recommendations for a wireless technology innovation initiative. We will ask private industry participants to suggest research avenues that they believe are presently underrepresented in federal R&D and that are not being pursued in private industry research laboratories. The focus will be on identifying R&D that may have large potential payoffs for wireless technologies and the nation's economy at large, which are consistent with the Federal Government's role in sponsoring important basic and applied research and development. The workshop will also address possible frameworks for supporting long-term research that may result in yet-to-be-conceived improvements in spectrum utilization.
Submitted by the National Science Foundation for the National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) on June 2, 2011.