An article released by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) spotlighted the United States as an innovative leader in the race to command fifth-generation spectrum technologies, otherwise known as 5G. Through significant investments by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense through the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), game-changing spectrum prototypes are being produced to give the United States a competitive advantage against major international players. [1]

The NSC, under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Ashdown selected ANDRO Computational Solutions LLC out of many tough competitors to solve the major spectrum sharing issues that have been faced by our Warfighters for well over the past decade. Led by Timothy Woods, ANDRO reached out to Spectrum Bullpen, LLC and its CEO Raymond Shaw, whose company has over 60 combined years of military expertise in tactical RF systems/operations, spectrum management and policies as well as electronic warfare (EW) operations. These experts have vast knowledge in all the military/civil spectrum and EW software, so bringing this knowledge base together with ANDRO and their spectrum related technologies supporting DSA and 5G have proven to be a value-added partnership.

The skilled ANDRO team also includes: Freedom Technology Inc., a team of regulatory experts who work closely with the decision-makers in the National Capital Region, and a cadre of spectrum experts from Spectronn, Stevens Institute, and Clarkson University.

The team assembled by ANDRO, and their collaborative efforts have received commendation for its work in AFCEA’s Signal Magazine in an article titled “It’s All About Spectrum in Race for 5G Dominance,” by George I. Sefferrs on February 1, 2020 [2]. Seffers calls out the work ANDRO and team have accomplished that is making an impact on the way the DoD can and will manage the 5G spectrum in the very immediate future.

Spectrum Bullpen is currently working various spectrum supportability initiatives as well as other IRADs supporting dynamic spectrum sharing, sensing, processing and analyzing to support military and civilian applications, while also working with ANDRO helping to make significant in-kind investments to transfer the technology developed for the DoD to commercial markets that include smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous vehicles.