Standards Development and Analysis.
ITS provides ongoing leadership and technical contributions to international, national, and local telecommunication standards committees such as ITU, TIA, ATIS. ITS experts are regularly called on to interpret and analyze standards and regulations.
Public Safety Communications Interoperability.
ITS works directly with practitioner agencies to improve the intelligibility and interoperability of communication systems. ITS conducts research in the field and in the laboratory to reflect the real environment in which Public Safety operates.
Table Mountain Field Site.
ITS maintains the Table Mountain Field Site north of Boulder, CO, a unique 1,800 acre designated Radio Quiet Zone and radio research facility that is extensively used for research and experimentation both by ITS and by others under cooperative agreements.
Radio Spectrum Measurement Science (RSMS).
The RSMS system is a customized resource for the performance of fundamental theoretical and applied research. The RSMS-4G truck is a state-of-the-art mobile measurement laboratory used to measure spectrum occupancy and analyze interference problems.
Audio and Video Quality Research.
Objective quality-of-service (QoS) measurements for voice and video communications using different coding and transmission schemes taken in ITS’s unique audio-visual laboratories provide government and industry tools and techniques to assess service quality.
Wireless Voice/Data Systems and Emerging Technologies.
ITS assesses telecommunications system components and emerging technologies, evaluates network survivability, and assesses system effectiveness in national security/emergency preparedness, military, and commercial environments.
Radar Interference Effects Tests and Measurements.
ITS acts as a resource to military and civilian agencies to identify sources of radar signal interference through controlled laboratory and field testing. Root cause analysis leads to engineering of proposed solutions shared with industry.
CAC Will Host ISART 2015 in May
ISART 2015 is the 14th in the series of
high quality symposia bringing together the world's experts on
advanced radio systems development. ISART 2015 is sponsored by the
new Center for Advanced Communications, a joint effort between NTIA
and the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) that was
announced in 2013.
ISART 2015: Measurements,
Models, Simulations, and Technologies for Improved Spectrum
Sharing will take place May 12-14, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado.
The goals of this conference are to present updates on: the current
state of the art in spectrum compatibility analyses, research into
improved spectrum analysis techniques, emerging technologies that
further promote spectrum sharing, the means by which spectrum
analyses may be adapted to accommodate new technologies, and, in
turn, the means by which underlying technologies can be adapted to
exploit spectrum sharing opportunities exposed in previous
A preliminary agenda has been posted
and the ISART steering committee is soliciting research, surveys,
discussion papers, presentations, case studies, panel proposals,
and participation on agenda topics from all interested parties,
including researchers, system architects, vendors, and users. The
submission deadline is January 2, 2015. See the full Call for Papers,
Panels and Presentations here.
NTIA Technical Report TR-14-506: Effects of Radar Interference on LTE (FDD) eNodeB and UE Receiver Performance in the 3.5 GHz Band
July 2014, Geoffrey A. Sanders, John E. Carroll, Frank H. Sanders, Robert L. Sole.
In response to proposals to introduce new radio systems into 3.5 GHz radio spectrum in the United States, the authors have performed measurements and analysis on effects of interference, from a variet ...
NTIA Technical Report TR-14-507: EMC Measurements for Spectrum Sharing Between LTE Signals and Radar Receivers
July 2014, Frank H. Sanders, John E. Carroll, Geoffrey A. Sanders, Robert L. Sole, Robert J. Achatz, Lawrence S. Cohen.
In response to proposals to introduce new Long Term Evolution (LTE) microcell Citizens Broadband Service (CBS) radio systems into 3550–3650 MHz (3.5 GHz) radio spectrum in the United States, the autho ...