The U.S. Army has signaled its intent to actively investigate and develop advance radio communications-access technologies to preserve and protect uses of the electromagnetic spectrum.
According to an article posted on the website Military & Aerospace, officials at the Army Contracting Command have issued a request for prototype proposals and white papers under the authority of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC). The Army’s objectives in making this request reportedly include:
- Mitigating risks to advanced wireless services operating in three specific ration communications bands;
- Enabling military forces to relocate to new spectrum bands;
- The ability to operate in compressed spectrum bands without creating unnecessary interference to other users;
- The ability to dynamically share spectrum with other users without electromagnetic interference; and
- Maintaining the ability to operate under adverse electronic warfare (EW) attempts to deny access to spectrum.