About Us

Who We Are

The National Spectrum Consortium is a research and development organization that incubates new technologies to revolutionize the way in which spectrum is utilized, and 5G is playing a big part in that. Through collaboration between industry, academia, and Government agencies, we solve the toughest problems the nation faces to enable implementation of 5G, 5G based technologies, and spectrum access and sharing.

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).

We are always seeking new companies to join the consortium. If you work with the following technologies, you would be a great fit for our consortium:

5G

Internet of Things

Autonomous Material Transport

Smart Warehouses

Wearables

Autonomous Vehicles

Cloud Computing

Edge Computing

Smart Depots & Bases

Supply Chain Management

Autonomous Ships

Health Status Monitoring 

Virtual/Augmented Reality

Remote Surgery

Instant Translation

Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

MIMO

Beamforming

What We Do

The National Spectrum Consortium is a collaborative research and development organization whose members incubate new technologies to revolutionize the way in which spectrum is utilized. Through business process that enable collaboration as well as competition, the NSC:

  • PERFORMS

    R&D to develop prototypes that support the implementation of 5G, 5G-based technologies, and spectrum awareness, sharing and use.

  • EDUCATES

    to better inform federal agencies of the optimal allocation of technologies for both public and private objectives.

  • CONSULTS

    with Government to share ideas and shape requirements.

  • ADVOCATES

    as the voice of U.S. industry and academia on spectrum related technologies and issues.

Other Activities

  • Rapidly maturing and transitioning technologies that assist in the implementation of 5G and 5G-based technologies, and improving electromagnetic spectrum awareness, sharing and use.
  • Experimentation to better inform the warfighter and commercial industry of the optimal allocation of those technologies for both public and private objectives.
  • Demonstration of new technologies to increase trust among spectrum stakeholders.
  • Policy development to ensure technologies don't outplace the appropriate guidance for their best use.
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