Spectrum Management Hot Topics
This course is intended to provide information and material for the national civilian telecommunications spectrum manager that will enable the making of logical spectrum-related decisions that are well-grounded in basic technical procedures. Participants will receive instruction from senior FCC staff in Washington, D.C., Columbia, Maryland, and from Comsearch, the course co-sponsor.
The course will provide information on (1) the development of sound civilian telecommunications policy; (2) public sector telecommunications law; (3) national telecommunications rules and regulations; (4) elements and use of radio, television, wireline, or fiber-optic carrier, and satellite carrier licensee data bases; (5) criteria for the assignment of frequency authorizations in both national and international communications services; and (6) the general methodology for the approval of transmitting and radiating equipment. It will include discussions with telecommunications leaders and will provide exposure to state-of-the-art systems in advanced communications technology from those who are involved on a day-to-day basis.
*Please note that this course is a synopsized version of the FCC’s annual bedrock two-week course, “Spectrum Management in the Civil Sector”. The full course was delivered virtually during the latter half of 2022. This course will inform/update participants on the current most important spectrum management (civil sector) “hot topics”.
Participant Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to: (1) understand the appropriate principles of national civilian radio spectrum management systems; (2) understand the automated station and equipment authorization process; (3) learn how to deal with the general public for information dissemination and radio interference complaint purposes; and (4) initiate or review civilian statutory and regulatory policies for new or expanded radio services, and be aware of the latest technology in telecommunications arenas.