A Defense Information Systems Agency organization has begun to explore novel spectrum sharing platforms designed to meet warfighters’ electromagnetic spectrum requirements.
The Defense Spectrum Organization develops and deploys spectrum management technologies that work to facilitate the Defense Department’s access to EMS, DISA said Wednesday.
DISA said algorithms, automation and data visualization play a role in understanding interference needed to advance spectrum sharing.
Stuart Schutta, an electronics engineer at DSO, said the organization has initiated efforts to develop new algorithms and one algorithm works to help “understand interference in the aggregate.”
“This algorithm gives us higher fidelity views into the impacts interference is having on our systems,” Schutta said.
“We are looking at how to expand this beyond …the spectrum sharing scenario … how to apply it in other scenarios for warfighting and EMS maneuvers,” he added.
Schutta noted that the DSO algorithm uses statistics-based principles to merge raw statistical data in order to determine distributions that could be used in making risk-based decisions about spectrum sharing.
DSO also explores the use of spectrum data visualization to help build up EMS-related situational awareness capability and big data analytics to understand interference.
“This is really a ripe area for (the) application of analytics to be able to predict and assess whether interference is intentional or unintentional. … We need to know the time and place that an interference occurs,” said Elizabeth Park, an electronics engineer with DSO.