Dear Friends and Supporters,
Radio use continues to intensify, and spectrum policy continues to evolve. This presents an opportunity to bring together bright minds to discuss what’s next in spectrum and to inform public policy – what Silicon Flatirons is all about.
In the last six months, we have hosted several spectrum discussions: an international academic workshop to map the changing landscape in the regulation of radio operation, a conference on 3D wireless (the intersection of spectrum, drones, and space), and a conference on improving resilience in cybersecurity and spectrum.
These conversations have been captured in these new Flatirons Reports:
- International Spectrum Workshop Report from June workshop in Paris, France.
- 3D Wireless: The Promises and Challenges of Next-Generation Space and Airborne Wireless Systems Conference Report from October conference in Boulder, Colorado. A video record of the conference, including a highlight reel, is available.
Our work in previous years continues to bear fruit. The FCC has just issued a public notice seeking comment on recommendations by its Technological Advisory Council, on which we both serve. The notice highlights three areas where Silicon Flatirons has taken a lead: harm claim thresholds, risk-informed interference assessment, and a next-generation architecture for radio interference resolution. We tackled these topics in conferences in 2009 on defining inter-channel operating rules, 2013 and 2016 on spectrum enforcement, and 2015 on risk assessment in spectrum policy.
With best wishes,
Pierre de Vries Dale Hatfield
Spectrum Initiative Co-directors and Executive Fellows