Spectrum Planning and Management Capability for Radio Communications
Navy SBIR FY2008.1

Sol No.: Navy SBIR FY2008.1
Topic No.: N08-099
Topic Title: Spectrum Planning and Management Capability for Radio Communications
Proposal No.: N081-099-0222
Firm: Shared Spectrum Company
1595 Spring Hill Road
Suite 110
Vienna, Virginia 22182-2228
Contact: Mark McHenry
Phone: (703) 761-2818
Web Site: www.sharedspectrum.com
Abstract: 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.
Benefits: The results of this SBIR will have a significant impact in several domains. First, be providing an SCA compliant model for spectrum management technology into JTRS it will advance and enhance multiple key DoD programs and bring added capability to the warfighter. Second, the demonstration of spectrum management technology can bring solutions across multiple domains of DoD, DHS and first responder communications.