Electromagnetic spectrum research proposals released by U.S. Dept. of DefenseNews
April 16, 2021
WASHINGTON. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has released requests for prototype proposals for Risk-Informed Spectrum Access (RISA) and Multiband Control Channel Architecture (MICCA) requirements under a potential five-year, $2.5 billion other transaction agreement (OTA) with the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC).
According to information released by the NSC, the RISA RPP seeks industry feedback to build and demonstrate prototype spectrum-access planning, operational, and management tools, while the MICCA initiative will use machine-to-machine interfaces and protocols to facilitate near real-time command, control, and communications and flexible spectrum access.
In December, the U.S. Army awarded the Spectrum Forward OTA to the NSC to help coordinate research and development projects intended to improve spectrum use and upgrade communications infrastructure.
“Spectrum access is the lifeblood of modern communications and is especially important at a time of global technology competition,” said Joseph Dyer, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and chief strategy officer of NSC. “So we strongly encourage our members to collaborate and respond to these important RPPs to support innovation and make sure that our nation’s armed forces can remain agile and utilize spectrum in an efficient, effective manner.”