$17M for R&D into Dynamic Radio Spectrum Allocation

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Shared Spectrum Co. in McLean, VA received a $17 million cost-plus fixed-fee contract. The objective of this effort is to develop technology that will dynamically and efficiently allocate the communications radio frequency spectrum resource to a myriad of competing legacy radios and evolving wide band communications services for tactical mobile users. The advanced proven next generation (XG) technologies that enable tactical radio networks to use available spectrum with minimal interference to existing users. The final deliverable is a Prototype System, intended to advance previously proven technologies and demonstrate the development of a revolutionary prototype next generation (XG)-enabled radio system in military-relevant scenarios. Solicitation began June 2005, negotiations were completed June 2005, and work will be complete by August 2007. The Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY issued the contract (FA8750-05-C-0150).

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