International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART)

The International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) is a US government-sponsored conference that brings together government, academia, and industry leaders for the purpose of collaborating on groundbreaking developments and applications of advanced radio technologies.

ISART 2016: Spectrum Forensics

August 1-3, 2016 • Westminster, Colorado

CAClogo_onlyweb.pngISART 2016 was the 15th in the series of high quality symposia bringing together the world's experts on advanced radio systems development. ISART 2016 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.

The theme of ISART 2016 is spectrum forensics, that is, spectrum measurements that support interference monitoring, investigation, and enforcement.  As more and more spectrum users are pressed to operate in shared bands, effective spectrum sharing will require an entirely new legal and regulatory environment, as well as sophisticated technologies that can reliably thread the three parameters of time, frequency, and location to deliver acceptable service in shared bands without interfering with other users of the same or adjacent bands.  Spectrum forensics will help build and maintain good fences to make good neighbors.

In the nature of a prequel, a tutorial will be offered August 1. The tutorial provides essential background for ISART participants who are not familiar with the FCC Enforcement Bureau’s criteria and process for both civil and criminal spectrum infringement investigations.

Engineers, mathematicians, and other participants interested in understanding the variety of techniques and added complexity of applying specific measurement and monitoring techniques to spectrum sharing analyses will particularly enjoy ISART 2016.

For more information, click on the links below.

Synopsis of ISART Panel Topics


Related Events

To take advantage of potential synergies, several spectrum research related events were scheduled during the same week as ISART. These will take place at the Boulder Labs.

CSMAC Meeting 1:00-5:00 pm on  August 1: The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) advises the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at NTIA on a broad range of spectrum policy issues. Committee members are spectrum policy experts from outside the Federal government who offer expertise and perspective on reforms to enable new technologies and services, including reforms that expedite the American public's access to broadband services, public safety, and long-range spectrum planning. Members serve in a personal capacity and do not represent any organization or interest. CSMAC meets several times a year and meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit the CSMAC Meetings Web page.

WSRD Monthly Meeting 10:30 am-2:30 pm on  August 1: The Wireless Spectrum Research and Development (WSRD) Senior Steering Group (SSG) was formed to help coordinate and inform ongoing activities across Federal agencies and to facilitate efficient and effective investment in spectrum sharing technologies and systems. For more information, visit the WSRD web page.

WInnForum Spectrum Sharing Committee Meeting August 3-5, 2016: The Wireless Innovation Forum Spectrum Sharing Committee is an industry and government standards body that supports the development and advancement of spectrum sharing technologies based on the three-tier architecture proposed by the FCC's 3.55 GHz rulemaking. While the 3.55 GHz band was originally the main focus of this committee, the Wireless Innovation Forum aims to advance this technology for all applicable spectrum bands that can benefit from it.

ISART is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Communications. The ISART website is hosted by ITS.