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NASCTN Initiates First Spectrum-Sharing Project
Release Date: 09/23/2015

The National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) has launched its first spectrum-sharing project, focusing on the 3.5 GHz … more

NIST Teams with Industry and Academia to Tackle Next-Generation Wireless Channel Challenges
Release Date: 08/11/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formed an international alliance with about a dozen telecommunications companies and … more

NIST and NTIA Seek Industry Partners for Public Safety Communications Test Bed
Release Date: 07/14/2015

The Commerce Department’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program is signing up a new round of industry collaborators for the test … more

NIST Develops First ‘Roadmap’ for Public Safety Communications Research
Release Date: 05/26/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the first “roadmap” for the next 20 years of research needed to establish … more

NIST, NTIA, DOD Agree to Facilitate Testing and Evaluation of Wireless Spectrum-Sharing Methods
Release Date: 03/25/2015

Credit: ©italianestro/Shutterstock The Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Defense (DOD) have signed a memorandum of agreement that … more

New NIST Tools to Help Boost Wireless Channel Frequencies and Capacity
Release Date: 02/18/2015

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere, which is great for communications but a growing burden on wireless channels. Forecasted huge increases in … more

Cell Phones and Cable Signals: Interference Can Happen
Release Date: 03/20/2014

Jason Coder (left) and John Ladbury in the reverberation chamber used for studying interference between cell phones … more

NIST Demonstrates Transfer of Ultraprecise Time Signals over a Wireless Optical Channel
Release Date: 04/30/2013

By bouncing eye-safe laser pulses off a mirror on a hillside, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

NIST Tests in New York City Suggest How to Improve Emergency Radio Communications
Release Date: 04/17/2013

Radio communications can be unreliable in underground tunnels and other large, complicated structures, posing a safety hazard for emergency … more

NIST Tests Help Ensure Reliable Wireless Alarm Beacons for First Responders
Release Date: 08/16/2011

Wireless emergency safety equipment could save lives—if signals are transmitted reliably. But few performance standards exist. Now, tests at the … more

Smart Grid Panel Agrees on Standards and Guidelines for Wireless Communication, Meter Upgrades
Release Date: 04/19/2011

Gaithersburg, Md. – The governing board of the public-private Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) has voted in favor of a new standard and a … more

Call Forwarding: New NIST Procedure Could Speed Cell Phone Testing
Release Date: 03/02/2010

By accurately re-creating the jumbled wireless signal environment of a city business district in a special indoor test facility, researchers at … more

Engineered Metamaterials Enable Remarkably Small Antennas
Release Date: 01/26/2010

In an advance that might interest Q-Branch, the gadget makers for James Bond, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … more

New Publication Offers Security Tips for WiMAX Networks
Release Date: 10/06/2009

Government agencies and other organizations planning to use WiMAX -- Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access -- networks can get technical … more

New Report on NIST Tests of Wireless Environment in Auto Factories
Release Date: 10/14/2008

A new report describes tests carried out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the wireless environment in automotive … more

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