Delivering breakthroughs in spectrum- and spectrum-using capabilities, and policy insights to enhance U.S. technical leadership
The National Spectrum Consortium members develop prototypes via an easy-to-use, highly flexible, $2.5 billion contracting instrument known as the Spectrum Forward Other Transaction Agreement (OTA). The OTA focuses on technology areas that enable spectrum sharing and maneuver, and that leverage expanded spectrum access to advance future generations (5G/xG) of wireless communications architectures and capabilities. Its scope includes exploitation of the massive amounts of data traversing through spectrum, enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), autonomous systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), big data and data analytics, and more — all within zero trust environments.
The NSC also provides new use cases and approaches for incorporation into regional and international standards bodies, and insights for government stakeholders seeking efficient ways to better understand the state of technology in multiple rapidly advancing and interdependent fields.
Currently recruiting a broad and diverse membership that includes representatives from large businesses, small businesses, “non-traditional” government contractors, academic research institutions and not-for-profit organizations.