Spectrum Management

Wikipedia Definition & Overview – Spectrum Management
Spectrum management is the process of regulating the use of radio frequencies to promote efficient use and gain a net social benefit.


Best practices for National Spectrum Management
With due regard to the ITU Constitution and Convention, this Annex addresses Best Practices for national spectrum management activities.

Federal Spectrum Use Summary 2010
This document presents a summary of the United States Federal Government radio frequency spectrum usage in the 30 MHz – 3000 GHz frequency bands. The spectrum summary is provided to inform the general public about spectrum use by the federal agencies such as the military agencies, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Justice, Department of Interior, and the National Science Foundation.

ICT Regulation Toolkit – Spectrum Management
This section is an introduction to the management of the radio spectrum including the planning of current and future uses of spectrum; ensuring engineering compatibility of various uses and equipment; and authorization, licensing and monitoring of spectrum usage.

Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations
This publication has been prepared under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  It sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the United States for joint electromagnetic spectrum management operations organization, planning, preparation, execution, and assessment in support of joint operations.

National Radio Astronomy Observatory – RFI/Spectrum Management
The NRAO engages in a wide variety of RFI mitigation-related program activities. Links at the top of this page will provide technical information to telescope users and those who need to operate within the National Radio Quiet Zone.

National Spectrum Management Association
The NSMA is a voluntary international association of microwave radio/wireless and satellite frequency coordinators, licensees, manufacturers and regulators. Established in 1984, the Association provides a forum to develop industry guidelines for efficient use and management of the frequency spectrum by the wireless telecommunications community.

New England Spectrum Management Council
NESMC, the New England Spectrum Management Council, is the NFCC recognized frequency coordination body for amateur operations on the 29MHz and up frequency bands in the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Office of Spectrum Management
The Office of Spectrum Management (OSM) is responsible for managing the Federal Government’s use of the radio frequency spectrum. To achieve this, OSM receives assistance and advice from the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC).

Spectrum Management – NTIA
Many Federal agencies use radio frequency spectrum to perform vital operations. NTIA manages the Federal government’s use of spectrum, ensuring that America’s domestic and international spectrum needs are met while making efficient use of this limited resource.

Video: Management of Broadband Spectrum Use
Michael Calabrese and David Donovan, two members of a Commerce Department advisory committee on the management of broadcast spectrum, discussed the importance of spectrum management in light of the efforts by the federal government to expand broadband in the United States.

Video: The end of Spectrum Scarcity
As the FCC begins its year-long process to recommend a National Broadband Plan, one starting point is to unlock publicly-owned assets that can facilitate ubiquitous, affordable broadband access. Wireless spectrum remains the most cost-effective and rapid means to deliver broadband access to rural and unserved urban residents. But as mobile broadband use continues to increase exponentially, demand for spectrum will rapidly outpace availability under current spectrum management policies.

YouTube Video: Introduction to the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum
Excellent film done by NASA to explain what electromagnetic and radioelectric spectrum means and its applications.