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Project Title: A Survey of the Active Scientific Use of the Radio Spectrum

PIN: DEPS-BPA-10-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Physics & Astronomy DEPS

Lang, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Earth Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Math, Chemistry and Physics; Policy for Science and Technology

A Survey of the Active Scientific Use of the Radio Spectrum
August 15, 2013 - August 16, 2013
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: david lang
Phone: 2023342395
Fax: 2023343575



August 15-16, 2013
Room 201 Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW - Washington, D.C. 20001

Thursday, August 15, 2013


8:30 – 12:30


12:30 – 1:00 Working lunch continues, guests arrive

1:00 – 1:20 Opening remarks on the study
Badri Younes, NASA, Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation

1:20 – 3:00 Active Earth remote sensing: NASA perspective
Tom vonDeak, NASA
Bryan Huneycutt, JPL
Betsy Edwards, NASA Earth Sciences

3:00 – 3:15 Break

3:15 – 4:30 Spectrum management for active radio science Andrew Clegg and Glen Langston, NSF ESM

4:30 – 5:15 RFI mitigation techniques under study at DARPA
John Chapin, DARPA Strategic Technology Office


5:15 – 8:30 Adjourn for the day

Friday, August 16, 2013


8:30 – 9:00 am ‘Working’ breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 FCC Perspective
Julie Knapp, FCC, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology

9:30 – 10:00 NTIA Perspective *Karl Nebbia, NTIA, Associate Administrator, Spectrum Management

10:00 – 10:30 OSTP Perspective *Tom Power, OSTP, Deputy CTO, Telecommunications

10:30 – 10:45 Break

10:45 – 11:15 *Perspective from Congress *TBD Hill Staff

11:15 am – 11:45 General discussion & Public comment session


11:45 – 3:00 Discussion

3:00 Adjourn meeting

* = Not yet confirmed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Fawwaz Ulaby
University of Michigan
Susan Avery
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Coleman Bazelon
The Brattle Group
William Bristow
U. Alaska-Fairbanks
Donald Campbell
Cornell University
Marie Colton
Sandra Cruz-Pol
U. Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Lennard Fisk
U. Michigan
Albin Gasiewski
U. Colorado-Boulder
Jeffrey Herd
MIT Lincoln Lab
Linwood Jones
U. Central Florida
Paul Kolodzy
Kolodzy Consulting
Robert Palmer
U. Oklahoma
Dean Paschen
First RF Co.
Michael Spencer

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
committee composition; introduction to the study; NRC study process; FACA section 15; passive science study; statement of task; topics and speakers for second meeting; report structure; study schedule; data gathering.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Passive science study. CORF Handbook. Presidential memos on spectrum (2010 and 2013). GAO report on receiver standards. Study proposal. NTIA fast track report on wireless broadband. Earth science decadal survey and midterm reports. FCC National Broadband Plan. PCAST spectrum report.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: August 16, 2013