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National Spectrum Consortium Provides Leadership in Spectrum Innovation

NSC becomes an influential voice for White House to implement U.S. Spectrum Strategy
The National Spectrum Consortium held its annual General Membership Meeting, during which industry representatives from the Consortium’s more than 200 member organizations heard from government leaders about the challenges the U.S. faces to manage increasing demands for the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Member News

Your Consortium Management Firm Appoints a New Program Manager

11/14/18 – Mike Atkinson, the previous NSC Program Manager at ATI, was recently promoted to a new position. After evaluating several candidates from within the company, Chris Bergner was selected as the new NSC Program Manager going forward.  Chris and Mike have been working closely over the past two months to ensure a smooth transition, and Chris will be reporting directly to Mike, so we are confident that you will continue to receive the same level of support that you are accustomed to.

Chris has worked at ATI for 11 years.  Most recently, he was the Executive Director of the Forging Defense Manufacturing Consortium (FDMC) and Program Manager for DLA’s Forging Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) program.  Prior to joining ATI Chris spent three years with Lockheed Martin.  Chris is a Virginia Tech grad with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Chris is excited about his new role supporting the NSC, and looks forward to meeting and working with all of you.

Astrapi Corporation Has Been Awarded an Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant, “Interference Mitigation using Spiral Modulation”

08/01/2018 – The United States Air Force selected Astrapi in an Open Call for Innovative Defense-Related Dual-Purpose Technologies/Solutions addressing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) communications challenges.

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U.S. Air Force Taps Warrior Support Solutions for New EW ECCT

2/05/2018 – “Warrior Support Solutions announces today that it is slated to take a key role in the upcoming U.S. Air Force Electronic Warfare (EW) enterprise capability collaboration team (ECCT) designed to ensure U.S. superiority within the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). The effort will run for one year, resulting in a report within eighteen months; a report that will drive the content of the U.S. Air Force’s next EW and Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO) strategy and implementation plan.”

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Astrapi Corporation awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Implement New Spectrally Efficient Waveform for Future Radio Communications

10/11/2017 – The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Astrapi a $698,973 Phase II research grant to extend the work completed in Phase I earlier this year. Astrapi has significantly extended their team to include the Southwest Research Institute, (SwRI). SwRI joins Dr. Fred Harris with San Diego State University to complete the Phase II team.

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Federated Wireless Makes Shared Spectrum a Reality with Availability of Industry’s First Spectrum Controller; Closes $42M Series B with Wireless Industry Backing

9/14/2017 – “Federated Wireless, a leading technology provider enabling the shared spectrum revolution, today announced the availability of its Spectrum Controller and the closing of a $42M Series B round of funding, including strategic investments from key wireless industry ecosystem partners Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR), American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT), ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund.”

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Astrapi named one of five “Most Promising Start-ups” at Euroconsult’s Finspace

9/14/2017 – “Awards were presented to the five most promising start-ups, as selected by an independent jury, during the FinSpace cocktail reception at the annual Euroconsult Summit for Satellite Financing which brings together the leading decision makers of the satellite enabled business sector.”

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Invitation to NSC Community – CityScape: Distributed, Persistent RF Monitoring with Commodity SDR Sensors

This NSF funded and Microsoft-for-Azure supported[1] project has deployed a state-of-art spectrum monitoring infrastructure that demonstrates feasibility of persistent spectrum monitoring with I-Q data generation using commodity (low cost) sensor hardware (Software Defined Radios) along with a robust software control/management infrastructure (the web portal, link above) that

  1. allows for stations hosts/project PI to set knobs for data acquisition as desired (within sensor capability limits);
  2. stores the sensor data is stored in Microsoft Azure Public cloud, available for download by the community for post-processing freely.

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Award Announcements

NSC Announces 23 Awards totaling over $90 Million – October 24, 2016
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NSC Announces Project Agreements totaling over $15 Million – September 20, 2016
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