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Aziz Kord (Fed)

Electronics Engineer

Aziz Kord is a project lead and wireless communication researcher working with the Shared Spectrum Metrology group since 2016. Before NIST, Aziz worked in various Hardware and Software architecture, development, automation, and testing positions at the US major telecommunication companies for over two decades. Aziz has worked on several projects at Communication Technology Lab and has several publications in wireless technology. Aziz is a member of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), Telecom Infra Project (TIP), and Open RAN (O-RAN) alliance groups. He is interested in collaborating with industries, academia, and other agencies on the topics of Open RAN, 5G, 6G, and beyond.


  • Bronze Medal for Methodology to measure the impact of newly deployed commercial cellular equipment in 2023. 
  • Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award for the development and execution of the complex experimental design in 2020. Department of Commerce 
  • Bronze Medal for the development and execution of a complex factor screening process to examine LTE emissions in 2020.  
  • Gold Medal for LTE-GPS interference research in 2017.


Radio Spectrum Occupancy Measurements Amid COVID-19 Telework and Telehealth

Dan Kuester, Xifeng Lu, Dazhen Gu, Azizollah Kord, Jake Rezac, Katie Carson, Marla L. Dowell, Elizabeth Eyeson, Ari Feldman, Keith Forsyth, Vu Le, John Marts, Mike McNulty, Kyle Neubarth, Andre Rosete, Matthew Ryan, Maija Teraslina
During the COVID-19 pandemic, NIST began a targeted campaign of measurements of averaged power and occupancy rate in the radio spectrum. The purpose was to

Laboratory Method for Recording AWS-3 LTE Waveforms

Aric Sanders, Keith Forsyth, Rob Horansky, Azizollah Kord, Duncan McGillivray
The focus of this work provides a library of actual long-term evolution (LTE) user equipment (UE) emissions with sufficient time resolution and dynamic range
Created June 5, 2019, Updated February 24, 2023