Navy asks industry for dynamic RF and microwave spectrum management systems for future 5G tactical networking

March 22, 2022
Navy wants dynamic RF and microwave spectrum management to enable military operations to integrate with future military 5G networking operations.

CRANE, Ind. – U.S. Navy researchers are asking for industry's help in designing dynamic RF and microwave spectrum management systems that address military tactical networking operations in the presence of 5G network infrastructure.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division in Crane, Ind., issued a request for solutions (N0016422SNB40) last week for task area three of the Dynamic Spectrum Management @ BG5 Tactical Edge project.

Fifth-generation wireless networking technologies (5G) are of fundamental strategic importance to U.S. economic well-being and global leadership, Navy researchers explain.

The Navy wants to develop a dynamic spectrum management system with new capabilities that will enable U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) operations to integrate with future military 5G networked operations.

Related: 5G wireless to move voice, video, text, and image data at 300 GHz for data on demand for the battlefield

Key technical objectives of this dynamic spectrum management system are environment sensing capability (ESC) latency of incumbent detection of less than one second and time for 5G System radio access network to vacate the band and channel of less than five seconds.

Companies interested in bidding must be members of the Strategic & Spectrum Missions Advanced Resilient Trusted Systems (S2MARTS) consortium in Arlington, Va. Contact S2MARTS online at

For more information contact the Navy's David Harrell by email at [email protected] or by phone at 812-854-8291. Also contact Erin Wittmer by email at paste name here[email protected], or by phone at 812-854-5908.

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