What We Do

About the studio

The National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) provides the Government direct access to over 440 members of U.S. industry and academia who work with systems, sub-systems, components and the enabling technologies related to the use of the electromagnetic spectrum or the information that rides on it. The majority of Consortium members are small businesses, and over 75% are principally focused on commercial markets. Membership spans the continuum of basic research through large-scale production, enabling the formation of purpose-built teams tailored to the development phase(s) of most interest to the sponsor.

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U.S. economic and security interests require American leadership on advanced technologies that expand access to, increase the control of, and make use of the data that flows across the electromagnetic spectrum. To meet these objectives, the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) delivers:

BREAKTHROUGHS

In spectrum- and spectrum-using capabilities.

INSIGHTS

To enhance, inform, and sustain U.S. technical leadership.

If you work with the following technologies, you would be a great fit for our consortium:

About the studio

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Massive Multiple Input, Multiple Output (mMIMO)

mMIMO

or large antenna arrays that increase network capacity

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3D Beamforming

3D Beamforming

technologies that form & direct antenna patterns for greater spectral efficiency

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Waveform Diversity

Waveform Diversity

capabilities to support of multimode operations

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Multifunction RF

Multifunction RF

techniques via reconfigurable HW/SW
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Cognitive Spectrum Sharing

Cognitive Spectrum Sharing

enabling dynamic use of idle spectrum
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Machine Learning

Machine Learning

that automates analytical model building of large data sets
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Cognitive Sensing

Cognitive Sensing

or automated adaptation of performance given environmental conditions

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Smart Technologies

Smart Technologies

allowing sensors, databases, and wireless access to collaboratively sense, adapt, and provide services to users
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Virtual/ Augmented/ Mixed Reality

Virtual/ Augmented/ Mixed Reality

technologies that create or merge real and virtual worlds

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Digital Twins

Digital Twins

or digital replicas of physical entities
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Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications

Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications

through direct links
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Network Ultra-Densification

Network Ultra-Densification

to enable multiple users, lower latency, and increase data capacity
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Narrow band (NB)/ Massive (m)/ Critical (C) Internets of Things (IoT)

NB/ m/ C Internets of Things (IoT)

that offer ultra-reliable, low-latency, highly available M2M connectivity 

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Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANET)

VANET

cloud computing, enabling ubiquitous sharing of compute resources
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Autonomous Navigation

Autonomous Navigation

including object recognition, obstacle avoidance, and partial, conditional, or full automation
Wireless Software Defined Networks
Wireless Software Defined Networks

Wireless Software Defined Networks

that decouple control and data planes for improved network performance
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Network Function Virtualization

Network Function Virtualization

to enable decoupling of hardware and software layers
Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets)
Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets)

HetNets

that connect computers and other devices with different operating systems and/or protocols

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Next Generation Radio Access Networks (RAN)

Next Generation RAN

including cloud and distributed RAN and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

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5G Technologies

5G Technologies

implementing 3GPP standards to enable human-to-human, human-to-machine, and machine-to-machine communications

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Offensive Electronic Warfare

Offensive Electronic Warfare

capabilities to support spectrum maneuver against adversaries
Defensive Electronic Warfare
Electronic Protection

Electronic Protection

capabilities that sustain spectrum access and use in hostile environments

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Zero-trust Cybersecurity

Zero-trust Cybersecurity

capabilities that enable positive control of information and access

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Big Data

Big Data

organization, processing, analytics and management tools to make use of very large data sets

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Government Partnerships with NSC