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NIST's Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) promotes the development and deployment of advanced communications technologies, through the conduct of  leading edge R&D on both the metrology and understanding of physical phenomena, materials capabilities,complex systems relevant to advanced communications.  We perform researching high-speed electronics, wireless systems metrology, antennas, network design and optimization, spectrum sharing, and public safety communications.  CTL is also the NIST partner for the joint NIST/NTIA “Center for Advanced Communications” to provide opportunities for collaborative R&D and access to test-bed resources.  In addition, CTL is facilitating the multi-stakeholder National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASTCN) working to increase Federal and commercial access to spectrum by accelerating the development and deployment of spectrum sharing technologies.

Announcements5G Millimeter Wave Channel Model AllianceDereck Orr is awarded the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) Leadership award for his work to advance the cause of public safety communications.

Dereck Orr, Acting Director

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Boulder, CO 80305-3337