May 7, 2017 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)
An Introduction to Spectrum Management
A broad introduction of the basic concepts, vocabulary and need for spectrum management, and why it is needed in the civilian and military environments. An introduction to the electromagnetic spectrum and the overview of the top-levels aims of spectrum management and the resolution of interference issues and spectrum de-confliction.
An Overview of International Regulations
This session will provide an overview of international and national spectrum management, and will be looking at the role and purpose of the ITU and the relevant international law that effects spectrum planning, management and co-ordination. We will also look at the structure of spectrum management at the national level and the relationships between regulatory bodies.
Civilian and Military Wireless Users of the Spectrum
An understanding the complex make-up of the users of the RF spectrum is key to understanding the challenges faced by spectrum managers. This session will look at the variety of civilian and military users of the spectrum and challenges that places on defence and national spectrum agencies.
May 9, 2018 - 1300-1600 EDT (1700-2000 UTC)
Wave propagation and Spectrum Engineering
During this session we will introduce the fundamentals principles and factors that affect path profile analysis and free space loss calculations, and how different propagation methods impact on spectrum management. We will touch on propagation models, fundamentals of antennas and gain or losses, manual and automatic link budget analysis. This lesson will include the link analysis of a satellite uplink and downlink to bring together many of the facets of wave propagation.
Spectrum Management – The Processes and Procedures
This session will include a look at the spectrum management process and procedures and the key tasks and enablers to achieving interference free telecommunications. Topics will include: Table of Allocation; Spectrum Management Organisation, Spectrum Supportability; Frequency Assignment; Spectrum Monitoring, and; Reporting and Resolving Interference.
An Introduction to Battlespace Spectrum Management
The final session will look at the differences between civilian and military spectrum management and the additional tasks, processes, procedures and structures needed to conduct spectrum management in the joint or coalition environment in peacetime and on operations.