12.16.08

NTIA Spectrum Sharing Testbed Draft Phase I Rules

Posted in NTIA, spectrum sharing testbed, white space at 5:56 pm by JamesNeel

The government side of white space spectrum got up and running yesterday with the NTIA issuing a request for comment on their phase I (equipment characterization) draft test plan.

The notice is here (pdf) and the draft test plan is here (pdf).

From what I understand the test-bed participants (Adapt4, Adaptrum, BAE, Motorola, SSC, VT) previously commented and this is more generally open. However, comments are currently due by Dec 30, 2008 which would be a problem for most groups. I think that’ll get pushed back.

An overview of the NTIA testbed effort is here.