National Radio Dynamic Zones Partnership..
A workshop series supported by NSF
National Radio Dynamic Zones (NRDZ) are being advocated for as a means to advance the state of wireless communications and to support the design of next generation wireless networks with practical, real-world, regional test sites. The utility of the radio spectrum depends on the harmonious coexistence of active communications systems, passive scientific systems, and orbital remote sensing systems. Coexistence is currently handled through manual interference deconfliction, quiet zones, or innovation zones, and essentially reflect a static configuration of the spectrum. NRDZ's have the potential to provide a geographically bounded region where innovative transmitters and receivers can operate in such a way as to protect passive and existing users, while simultaneously supporting dynamic use of the radio spectrum by experimental devices.
The goal of our partnership is to develop a vision and create a roadmap to enable the realization of NRDZs. Our workshop series will provide a venue to promote fundamental research, foster collaborative activities, and serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and research results.
We published a popular article in The Conversation on the threats of terrestrial and airborne interference to Radio Astronomy, and the opportunities provided by NRDZs. The article can be accessed here.
A visioning article of NRDZ architecture, opportunities and grand challenges was accepted to IEEE Communications Magazine and is forthcoming in April 2023. The article is available for early access here.
Happy New Year!! The Lean Coffee Table event on January 17, 2023 4-5:30PM ET will tackle the topic of “Policy in the zone and broader regulatory issues”. RSVP here.
The Lean Coffee Table event on December 8, 2022 4-5:30PM ET will tackle the question “How does remote sensing (RS) fit within the framework of an NRDZ? ”. RSVP here. Summary will be distributed to participants.
The Lean Coffee Table event on November 17, 2022 4-5:30PM ET will tackle the question “How does radio astronomy fit within the framework of an NRDZ?”. RSVP here. Summary will be distributed to participants.
Mark your calendars for three upcoming Lean Coffee Table events on Novemeber 17, 2022, December 8, 2022 and January 17, 2023. Details forthcoming on our mailing list (please reach out to the organizers to be added).
The summary from the Second NRDZ Workshop is available on our website.
Video recordings of the Tutorials, Fireside chat and Panel from our second workshop are available on the Workshop Agenda page.
The workshop series is supported by NSF.