SpectrumX announces formal partnership with GIRD Systems, Inc.

By Christina Clark

In June 2023, SpectrumX formalized the formation of the SpectrumX Collaboration Advisory Board (CAB). Among the first two organizations to formalize CAB Membership Agreements is GIRD Systems, Inc.

GIRD Systems, Inc. is a developer of customer digital signal processing solutions, that specializes in both the commercial and military market. Its mission “is to provide the latest digital signal processing algorithms, techniques and solutions that enable our customers to reduce development times and increase wireless communication systems’ performance.”

In speaking about their new collaboration, Robert Hayes, Director of Advanced Programs at GIRD Systems, Inc., said, “GIRD Systems has a long pedigree of design communication systems and signal processing solutions that take advantage of the electromagnetic spectrum to optimize throughput and spectrum efficiency. This partnership will enable GIRD to work side-by-side with top researchers and industry experts in a collaborative forum to develop advanced technologies that will pace the communications market for years to come.”

The collaboration will enable GIRD Systems Inc. to share information about spectrum challenges with spectrum researchers to improve problem solving and research. 

“SpectrumX is very grateful for the leadership and partnership from GIRD Systems. Their engagement with our sensing and data research project teams will enhance the impact of the entire center,” said Josh Tullis, SpectrumX Managing and Collaboration Director. 

Organizations that join the CAB support SpectrumX’s research, education and workforce development efforts by:

  • Presenting challenges and industry needs to the SpectrumX community. This can be done in Research Project Team meetings, in meetings with certain members of the center, as well as formally at center and collaboration meetings.
  • Participating in SpectrumX meetings and events, attending in-person, virtually, or reviewing recordings if unable to attend. The agreement also opens the door for researchers and students to visit CAB facilities, and vice versa, to build relationships and knowledge of needs, challenges, and innovations.
  • Interacting with SpectrumX community members from research partners and leadership to SpectrumX affiliated students. CAB members are also encouraged to review interim and annual reports to learn more about the research being conducted and achieved through the SpectrumX Center.

SpectrumX Collaboration Advisory Board is considering applications from interested organizations on a rolling basis. Please visit SpectrumX’s Get Involved page to learn more about getting involved with the center.

About SpectrumX

SpectrumX is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its Spectrum Innovation Initiative, under grant number AST 21-32700. SpectrumX 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.

To learn more about SpectrumX, please visit spectrumx.org.

Christina Clark, Research Communications Specialist
SpectrumX / Notre Dame Research / University of Notre Dame
cclark26@nd.edu / 574.631.2665