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Next Era of Wireless and Spectrum (NewSpectrum)

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NSF 24-549

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Supports fundamental research to investigate new spectrum access, management approaches and underlying technology enablers for the next spectrum era.

Supports fundamental research to investigate new spectrum access, management approaches and underlying technology enablers for the next spectrum era.

Synopsis

The National Science Foundation's Directorates for Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS), and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) are coordinating efforts to create fundamental understanding that will enable continued effective use of an essential common resource, the electromagnetic spectrum. Existing approaches to spectrum management and regulation have struggled with the ever-increasing demands for spectrum created by continual emergence of new scientific, military, and commercial applications, powered by steady advances in wireless technologies. Development of fundamentally new models and paradigms of spectrum access and management, along with enabling technologies, is needed before it becomes too costly to accommodate new innovations and essential services, or too late to sustain the digital transformation and growth of key industries and public services.

This program seeks to develop the intellectual capital enabling the U.S. to smoothly and quickly transition to effective new ways of using and managing the radio and optical spectrum after the end of the current spectrum era of long-term exclusive-use license auctions, thereby sustaining and advancing the social, economic, scientific, and U.S. national leadership benefits derived from the electromagnetic spectrum.

Program contacts

Huaiyu Dai
ENG
hdai@nsf.gov (703) 292-4568 ENG/ECCS
Alhussein A. Abouzeid
CISE
aabouzei@nsf.gov (703)292-7855 CISE/CNS
Eric A. Bahel
SBE
ebahel@nsf.gov (703) 292-7858 SBE/SES
John M. Chapin
MPS
jchapin@nsf.gov (703) 292-8222 MPS/AST
Jenshan Lin
ENG
jenlin@nsf.gov (703) 292-7360 ENG/ECCS
Jonathan V. Williams
MPS
jonwilli@nsf.gov (703) 292-2455 MPS/AST

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