Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies

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Funding Opportunity ID: 323455
Opportunity Number: 20-537
Opportunity Title: Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 47.041
47.049
47.050
47.070
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: *Who May Submit Proposals: Proposals may only be submitted by the following: -Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) – Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain the benefit(s) to the project of performance at the international branch campus, and justify why the project activities cannot be performed at the US campus. *Who May Serve as PI: By the submission deadline, any PI, co-PI, or other seniorpersonnel must hold either: <ul type="disc"> <li>A tenured or tenure-track position, or</li> <li>A primary, full-time, paid appointment in a research or teaching position</li> </ul> at a US-based campus of an organization eligible to submit to this solicitation (see above), with exceptions granted for family or medical leave, as determined by the submitting organization. Individuals with primary appointments at for-profit non-academic organizations, non-profit non-academic organizations, or at overseas branch campuses of US IHEs are not eligible.
Agency Code: NSF
Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Posted Date: Jan 04, 2020
Close Date: Apr 03, 2020
Last Updated Date: Jan 04, 2020
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $500,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $12,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 16
Description: The National Science Foundation's Directorates for Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and Geosciences (GEO) are coordinating efforts to identify new concepts and ideas on Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT). A key aspect of this new solicitation is its focus on effective spectrum utilization and/or coexistence techniques, especially with passive uses, which have received less attention from researchers. Coexistence is when two or more applications use the same frequency band at the same time and/or at the same location, yet do not adversely affect one another. Coexistence is especially difficult when at least one of the spectrum users is passive, i.e., not transmitting any radio frequency (RF) energy. Examples of coexisting systems may include passive and active systems (e.g., radio astronomy and 5G wireless communication systems) or two active systems (e.g., weather radar and Wi-Fi). Breakthrough innovations are sought on both the wireless communication hardware and the algorithmic/protocol fronts through synergistic teamwork. The goal of these research projects may be the creation of new technology or significant enhancements to existing wireless infrastructure, with an aim to benefit society by improving spectrum utilization, beyond mere spectrum efficiency. The SWIFT program seeks to fund collaborative team research that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual disciplines. SELECTED LIST OF ACRONYMS AI Artificial Intelligence ASIC Application Specific Integrated Circuit CAV Connected and Autonomous Vehicle EARS Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum EESS Earth Exploration-Satellite service EM Electromagnetic IoT Internet of Things ITU International Telecommunication Union NRDZ National Radio Dynamic Zone PAWR Platform on Advanced Wireless Research RAS Radio Astronomy Service RF Radio Frequency RFI Radio Frequency Interference SDR Software-Defined-Radio RR Radio Regulations SpecEES Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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