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Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT) Crosscutting Programs
|Lawrence S. Goldberg
|Albert Z. Wang
|Jonathan V. Williams
|Bevin A. Zauderer
|Lisa M. Winter
Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.
The National Science Foundation's Directorates for Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and Geosciences (GEO) are coordinating efforts to identify new concepts and ideas on Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT). A key aspect of this new solicitation is its focus on effective spectrum utilization and/or coexistence techniques, especially with passive uses, which have received less attention from researchers. Coexistence is when two or more applications use the same frequency band at the same time and/or at the same location, yet do not adversely affect one another. Coexistence is especially difficult when at least one of the spectrum users is passive, i.e., not transmitting any radio frequency (RF) energy. Examples of coexisting systems may include passive and active systems (e.g., radio astronomy and 5G wireless communication systems) or two active systems (e.g., weather radar and Wi-Fi). Breakthrough innovations are sought on both the wireless communication hardware and the algorithmic/protocol fronts through synergistic teamwork. The goal of these research projects may be the creation of new technology or significant enhancements to existing wireless infrastructure, with an aim to benefit society by improving spectrum utilization, beyond mere spectrum efficiency. The SWIFT program seeks to fund collaborative team research that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual disciplines.
SELECTED LIST OF ACRONYMS
|Application Specific Integrated Circuit
|Connected and Autonomous Vehicle
|Enhancing Access to the Radio Spectrum
|Earth Exploration-Satellite service
|Internet of Things
|International Telecommunication Union
|National Radio Dynamic Zone
|Platform on Advanced Wireless Research
|Radio Astronomy Service
|Radio Frequency Interference
|Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security
|Unmanned Aircraft Systems
|Unmanned Aerial Vehicle