Spectrum Planning and Management Capability for Radio Communications

Period of Performance: 07/16/2008 - 04/16/2009


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Shared Spectrum Company
1593 Spring Hill Road Array
Vienna, VA 22182
Principal Investigator


The project s objective is to develop a spectrum planning module that autonomously provides spectrum assignments to a JTRS radio MANET-based network. The key technical objective is to determine what the spectrum assignment rule sets used for the dynamic frequency assignment. Presently this is done manually based on a combination of networking management software to achieve network topology goals and with spectrum management software to minimize interference between different systems. In this project we automate this process using local and distributed measurements and the already developed automatic MANET topology, routing system and link layer software. We show how the spectrum planning module can easily be integrated with the existing and planned JTRS software. We develop open APIs between the spectrum planning module and the existing JTRS modules within the SCA. We make networking overhead, memory size and CPU estimates so that we can determine what spectrum planning module will fit within the JTRS transceiver system.