Welcome to SpectrumX

An NSF Spectrum Innovation Center

Who We Are

A diverse and interdisciplinary group of scientists, engineers, and educators with backgrounds in EE, CS, Aero, Astronomy, Geoscience, Economics, Policy, and Workforce Development.

What We Do

Conduct strategic research and workforce development projects to transform spectrum management.

Why It Matters

Radio frequency spectrum has become a vital resource in need of balance that can be achieved through innovative advancements in policy and technology.

41 researchers and staff

27 universities

SpectrumX, initiated by a 5-year, $25M center grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, is the world’s largest academic hub where all radio spectrum stakeholders can innovate, collaborate, and contribute to maximizing social welfare of this precious resource.

SpectrumX brings together broad and synergistic research capabilities from a team of 41 founding researchers and staff from 27 universities, including 14 minority serving institutions (MSIs), a key federal research facility, and a pioneering corporate partner; a multitude of relationships across industry, government, and academia; and significant experience in interdisciplinary research collaboration, policy engagement, and educating students at all levels about spectrum use and related topics.