Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., issued a special notice on Wednesday (W15QKN-19-Z-04B1) announcing their intent to issue requests for prototype proposals and white papers under authority of the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) in Summerville, S.C.
The goals of upcoming solicitations are developing the means to:
-- mitigate risks of Advanced Wireless Services-3 commercial use of the 1695-to-1710-MHz, 1755-to-1780-MHz, and 2155-to-2180-MHz radio communications bands;
-- enable military forces to relocate to new spectrum bands;
-- operate in compressed spectrum bands without interfering with other users;
-- dynamically share spectrum with other systems without electro-magnetic interference;
-- operate without interference in spectra that are congested with users in co-located bands; and
-- operate amid adversary electronic warfare (EW) attempts to deny access to spectrum.
The National Spectrum Consortium has the expertise to meet these goals, Army researchers say. The consortium comprises a mixture of traditional contractors, non-traditional contractors, utility producers, investment firms, non-governmental organizations, and academia involved in electromagnetic spectrum usage and protection.
Only members of the NSC may submit proposals or white papers related to this program. The Army will provide the NSC with calls for proposals or white papers, and NSC officials will make those calls available to their members.
NSC member proposals will be submitted to the NSC's agent -- Advanced Technology International (ATI) in Summerville, S.C., the consortium management firm.
More information on joining the National Spectrum Consortium is online at www.nationalspectrumconsortium.org. For additional information contact the Army's Alexandra Trunzo by phone at 973-724-4179, or by email at [email protected].
More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/notices/c2a2f434f95880b2c5be7824a6c3bd44.
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