Accession Number : AD0682291

Title :   SPECTRUM ENGINEERING SYSTEM PILOT PROJECT,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hiebert,A. L. ; Scharff,S. A.

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The radio spectrum is sometimes looked upon as one of the nation's natural resources. This is a fruitful viewpoint. Misuse of the resource is entirely possible; unbridled private exploitation is clearly not in the national interest; there is an increasing demand for access to the resource; and much has been discovered through exploratory research and development--and there is much more to learn--about the nature and uses of the resource. There are two unique properties of the spectrum, as a resource. It cannot be 'staked out' on the ground; ownership cannot be established in terms of land rights. The spectrum's second unique property is that it is not consumed in use. In fact, it is wasted if not used. The nation has a complex structure of organizations in and out of government, of laws and customs, of administrative apparatus and concepts, and of technical capabilities through which management of the use of the spectrum resources is effected. Of recent years there has been a remarkably inventive and explosive expansion in ways and intensities of use of the radio spectrum. But there has been nothing like a corresponding advance in the management of the nation's use of the spectrum. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), RADIOFREQUENCY, RADIOFREQUENCY INTERFERENCE, MULTIPLEXING, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, SELECTION, EFFICIENCY

Subject Categories : Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE