The National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) is a research and development organization that incubates new technologies to revolutionize the way in which spectrum is utilized. Through collaboration between industry partners, academia and Government agencies, we solve the toughest problems the nation faces to enable spectrum co-existence and sharing. Technologies created by the NSC will make bi-directional and multi-directional spectrum sharing in federal and commercial bands, a new norm, hence eliminating a need to relocate systems. Through its advances in R&D on the electromagnetic spectrum, NSC continues to provide leadership in spectrum development.
NSC was kick-started through a 5 year, $1.25 Billion, Section 815 Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Emerging Capabilities and Prototyping (ODASD, EC&P).
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.