SpectrumX hosts center-wide meeting at CU Boulder

On June 16 and 17, 2022, SpectrumX, the first U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Spectrum Innovation Center, held its inaugural center-wide meeting at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The review meeting gave each working group and project team the opportunity to share updates and obtain feedback on their collaborative efforts. Presentations were given on the center’s numerous priorities, including policy outreach, broadening participation, education and workforce development, and research in such areas as use cases and coexistence, economics and policy research, radio and networking technologies, and data and machine learning.

SpectrumX announces initial External Advisory Board members and hosts first meeting

On May 18, 2022, SpectrumX held its first External Advisory Board (EAB) meeting with the center leadership team at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

The first U.S.National Science Foundation (NSF) Spectrum Innovation Center, SpectrumX is the world’s largest academic hub where all stakeholders can innovate, collaborate, and contribute to maximizing social welfare of the precious radio spectrum. The center is composed of 41 founding researchers and staff from 27 universities, and is partnered with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), an NSF Major Facility. Founded in September 2021 with a 5-year, $25M grant from NSF, SpectrumX’s mission is to pursue interdisciplinary research, education and workforce development, collaboration, and policy outreach.

Radio Shop Chat / 6G and the Exploration of New and Additional Spectrum above 100GHz

We want to thank Roger Nichols, 6G Program Manager for Keysight Technologies, Inc. for presenting 6G and the Exploration of New and Additional Spectrum above 100GHz as part of the Radio Shop Chat Series. His presentation provided an overview of how Keysight sees the move to 6G impacting the demand for spectrum from 100 to 400 GHz. In addition, he highlighted the measurement challenges we face for materials, radio channels, components, and systems, including interoperability and co-existence.

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Tanya Ennis named SpectrumX & Research Support Office Broadening Participation Director

Tanya Ennis has assumed a new role as the SpectrumX & Research Support Office Broadening Participation Director, effective March 21. She will be reporting both to Scott Palo, the associate director of SpectrumX, and to the associate dean for research in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder. 

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Tullis Named Managing Program Director

SpectrumX today announces that Dr. Josh Tullis has been named its Managing Program Director. Tullis will help establish the center’s headquarters in the Wireless Institute at the University of Notre Dame.

Tullis, a double Notre Dame graduate (’96 BS, ’99 PhD), has been with the university since 2017, most recently as the Senior Director for Corporate Relations. Josh brings with him a unique blend of experiences ranging from technical research to entrepreneurial real estate development and academic/corporate partnership building. 

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National Academy of Engineering Elects 111 Members and 22 International Members

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 111 new members and 22 international members, announced NAE President John L. Anderson. Congratulations to SpectrumX Research Partner Zoya Popovic, distinguished professor, and Lockheed Martin Endowed Chair, Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder for being elected to this distinguished group.

Laneman Presents Keynote at IEEE DySPAN 2021

Dr. Nick Laneman, Center Director of SpectrumX – the first NSF Spectrum Innovation Center, and Co-Director of the Wireless Institute at Notre Dame, recently gave a keynote presentation at IEEE DySPAN 2021. IEEE DySPAN is the premier conference on diverse issues related to spectrum sensing, access, sharing, coexistence, and utilization within current and emerging wireless tracks.

CU Boulder lands Air Force grant to design new CubeSat for Earth orbit

Scott Palo wants to send RALPHIE to space.

RALPHIE the satellite, that is. The U.S. Air Force is providing support to help make it happen.

Palo, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, and Associate Director of SpectrumX has earned an Air Force Research Laboratory University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) grant to design RALPHIE, named for CU Boulder’s buffalo mascot. The acronym stands for “Radio And Laser PatH agnostIc communications Experiment.”

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