Passive and Active Spectrum Sharing Focus of New Wireless Innovation Forum Project

Online kick-off meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

WASHINGTON,, July 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Wireless Innovation Forum (WInnForum) announced today the approval of a new project of Passive and active spectrum sharing (PASS). The PASS working group will focus on the coexistence and sharing of spectrum between passive (non-transmitting) services, such as radio astronomy and remote sensing, and active services, such as mobile broadband.

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New WInnForum group focusing on coexistence and spectrum sharing between passive and active services

Among other tasks, the group will explore the extension of commercial spectrum sharing techniques adopted by WInnForum standards, such as the 3.5 GHz spectrum access system and the 6 GHz automatic frequency coordination system, to two-way sharing capabilities. between passive and active systems. The work of the group will recognize that passive reception-only systems usually require extraordinary protections due to the high sensitivity of their receiving systems and that they can benefit from improvements in opportunistic access to tapes otherwise allocated to active systems. The group will also explore the potential for active systems to make better use of the spectrum shared with passive systems when and where passive services do not use it.

The PASS project will be co-chaired by Dr. Kevin Gifford, Professor of Computer Science at University of Colorado-Boulder with experience in wireless communications, and Dr. Andrew Clegg of Google, who is the chief technical officer of WInnForum and a former radio astronomer.

The initial online meeting for the project is August 3 in 1:00 p.m. ET. Participation in the committee is open to representatives of all member organizations of WInnForum. Trial memberships are available for organizations wishing to study participation before joining as full members. Non-member observers and experts on the subject may also be invited to participate in future PASS meetings at the discretion of the Committee’s Steering Group. To ask for contact to attend meetings Lee Packer in To learn more about WInnForum membership options or to apply for group membership, see:

About the Wireless Innovation Forum
Founded in 1996 and sponsored by Platinum Thales sponsor, the Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version 2.0) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to advocating for spectrum innovation and the advancement of radio technologies that support core or critical communications. worldwide. Members offer a broad base of experience in software-defined radio (SDR), cognitive radio (CR) and dynamic access spectrum (DSA) in different markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to meet emerging wireless requirements. communication. To learn more about the Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit



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