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An Overview of the NTIA/NIST Spectrum Monitoring Pilot Program



Michael Cotton, Michael R. Souryal, Mudumbai Ranganathan, Jeff Wepman, Julie Kub, Steve Engelking, Yeh Lo, Heather Ottke, Raian Kaiser, Douglas Anderson


This paper provides an overview of a Spectrum Monitoring Pilot Program within the U.S. Department of Commerce. It provides background, motivation, goals, accomplishments, and plans for future work. We describe the development of a federated Measured Spectrum Occupancy Database (MSOD) architecture that allows organizations to host MSOD instances and contribute data to the overall program. We also describe progress in RF sensor R&D and deployment.
Proceedings Title
International Workshop on Smart Spectrum (IWSS)
Conference Dates
March 9, 2015
Conference Location
New Orleans, LA, US


spectrum monitoring, occupancy


Cotton, M. , Souryal, M. , Ranganathan, M. , Wepman, J. , Kub, J. , Engelking, S. , Lo, Y. , Ottke, H. , Kaiser, R. and Anderson, D. (2015), An Overview of the NTIA/NIST Spectrum Monitoring Pilot Program, International Workshop on Smart Spectrum (IWSS), New Orleans, LA, US, [online],, (Accessed May 29, 2024)


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Created March 8, 2015, Updated October 12, 2021