July 2017 Revision

July 2017 -Rapidly evolving technology has resulted in an increased demand for space within the radio spectrum. Due to this increase in demand and the Spectrum Pipeline Act of 2015, four government agencies (FAA, DoD, DHS and NOAA) have formed the Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar (SENSR). SENSR is an initiative to determine the feasibility of allowing a minimum of 30 MHz of the 1300 to 1350 MHz band to be available for non-federal use. The enterprise is projected to identify solutions and evaluate the capability to auction the spectrum by 2024. Potentially, this band would be made available for auction by merging existing surveillance radar (used to track long and short range aircraft) and weather. Currently the project is in phase one – research and development, engineering studies, economic analysis and planning.

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