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Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems  (RINGS)


CONTACTS
Name Email Phone Room
Alexander  Sprintson asprints@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950   
Murat  Torlak mtorlak@nsf.gov (703) 292-7748   
Mohammod  Ali moali@nsf.gov (703) 292-4632   
Erik  Brunvand ebrunvan@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950   
Phillip  A. Regalia pregalia@nsf.gov (703) 292-2981   
Zhengdao  Wang zwang@nsf.gov (703) 292-7823   


PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Solicitation  21-581

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 20-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after June 1, 2020. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 20-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date

    July 29, 2021


SYNOPSIS

The RINGS program seeks to accelerate research in areas that will potentially have significant impact on emerging Next Generation (NextG) wireless and mobile communication, networking, sensing, and computing systems, along with global-scale services, with a focus on greatly improving the resiliency of such networked systems among other performance metrics. Modern communication devices, systems, and networks are expected to support a broad range of critical and essential services, incorporating computation, coordination, and intelligent decision making. Resiliency of such systems, which subsumes security, adaptability, and autonomy, will be a key driving factor for future NextG network systems. Resiliency in both design and operations ensures robust network and computing capabilities that exhibit graceful performance- and service-degradation with rapid adaptability under even extreme operating scenarios. The RINGS program seeks innovations to enhance both resiliency as well as performance across the various aspects of NextG communications, networking and computing systems. This program seeks to go beyond the current research portfolio within the individual participating directorates by simultaneously emphasizing gains in resiliency (through security, adaptability and/or autonomy) across all layers of the networking protocol and computation stacks as well as in throughput, latency, and connection density.

In this program, NSF is partnering with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD R&E), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a number of industry partners shown above. This program seeks to fund collaborative team research that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual disciplines to achieve the program goals.

 

SELECTED LIST OF ACRONYMS


AI              Artificial Intelligence  

AR             Augmented Reality

Gbps          Giga-bit per second.

IoT            Internet of Things

MHz           MegaHertz

MIMO         Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output

ms             Millisecond

NextG        Next Generation Wireless Broadband Networks

PAWR         Platform on Advanced Wireless Research

RF             Radio Frequency

RV             Research Vector

THz            TeraHertz

UAS           Unmanned Aircraft Systems

VR             Virtual Reality

 

 


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