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National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN)

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The National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) was established by the Department of Commerce (NIST and NTIA) in 2015 in order to organize a national network of Federal, academic, and commercial test facilities that would provide testing, modeling and analysis necessary to develop and deploy spectrum-sharing technologies and inform future spectrum policy and regulations.

The key functionalities of NASCTN include:

  • Creating a trusted capability for federal, academic and industry spectrum users to facilitate spectrum sharing studies; optimize access to engineering capabilities; and engage federal, academic, and industry spectrum users' in active collaboration;
  • Performing outreach and engagement activities within their respective communities in order to identify spectrum-related testing and evaluation needs, and to disseminate information about the availability and access requirements of engineering capabilities;
  • Protecting controlled information (e.g. proprietary, classified, commercially sensitive) against unauthorized uses and disclosures, pursuant to applicable statutes, regulations, and agreements, while facilitating sharing of MEMBER controlled information;
  • Facilitating access to available spectrum test data, analyses, and reports that can be made available to federal, academic, and industry spectrum users to assist in testing, technology assessments, and other research; and
  • Facilitating coordination, rapid access, and engagement of MEMBER engineering capabilities.
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