PAWR Program Announces Successful Demonstration of Smart Spectrum Sharing Technology Developed by Zylinium Research in Collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense
“New spectrum sharing techniques are essential to getting the most out of a finite resource,” said Bob Baxley of zylinium. “Demand for spectrum continues to grow, and the increasing interconnection of radio frequency devices means there is a new opportunity to leverage this connectivity for real-time super-granular RF spectrum sharing. Simultaneously, it is clear that coarse spectrum sharing is not feasible for many applications. RF systems simply cannot give up access for long periods of time and still achieve their goals. Spectrum Exchange addresses this need by enabling use cases thanks to real-time granular spectrum sharing.
A recent demonstration of Spectrum Exchange was shown to federal agency representatives using the POWDER wireless test bed, one of the first PAWR platforms, and the Colosseum network emulator. Both assets are part of the PAWR program, which was created by NSF and funded by NSF and an industry consortium of leading wireless companies and associations. The emulation demonstration on Colosseum showed Spectrum Exchange’s ability to create space for priority altimeter use in potentially contested C-band frequencies. The demo on POWDER used the testbed’s direct live network to show how 5G network users could be prioritized over less critical Internet of Things (IoT) clients.
Zylinium has leveraged not only the physical infrastructure of the PAWR platforms for its efforts, but also the digital infrastructure, which includes the software development work that the PAWR program has undertaken to enable an open source mobility environment. . Spectrum Exchange was demonstrated using a customized version of the OpenAirInterface (OAI) 5G standalone stack.
“NSF and our industry partners have invested $100 million in the PAWR program to create shared national infrastructures that support wireless research through 5G, 6G and beyond,” said Murat Torlak, program director in the Computer & Network Systems (CNS) division of the NSF. “We are thrilled to see this investment yielding such meaningful and concrete results, and we look forward to seeing what comes next from Zylinium and other innovators across the wireless ecosystem.”
Sumit Royprogram director for Innovate B5G, said, “The United States DoD has a vital interest in promoting advanced demonstrations of the concept of intelligent spectrum sharing, particularly between federal and commercial wireless systems. The 5G-to-XG initiative is especially pleased to support efforts that leverage NSF’s PAWR program. investments towards the national goal of improved spectrum utilization in the midbands. We are excited about what Zylinium has achieved and look forward to the development and potential commercialization of the technology.
For more information on the PAWR program and its wireless research capabilities, visit www.advancedwireless.org.
About the PAWR Project Office (PPO)
The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research Project Office (PPO) manages the $100 million public-private partnership and oversees the research platforms. The PPO is co-led by US Ignite and Northeastern University, and funded by the National Science Foundation and the PAWR industry consortium. The PPO works closely with the wireless research community, local communities and industry, in part through the industry consortium, in the design, development, deployment and initial operations of the research platforms.
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