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Published October 2013 | public
Journal Article

Radio Frequencies: Policy and Management


The electromagnetic spectrum is a valued shared resource. Its scientific use allows us to learn about our universe, measure and monitor our planet, and communicate scientific data. The use of the spectrum is managed by national, regional, and global regulatory frameworks. There are increasing demands for new or extended allocations because of vast technological advances in the past few years. Understanding spectrum management is important in the successful planning and execution of missions and instruments, as well as in determining the potential source of radio frequency interference in existing data and instruments, and in working to ameliorate its impact. This paper provides a summary of this framework for radio scientists and engineers.

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© 2013 IEEE. Manuscript received August 29, 2012; revised February 7, 2013; accepted February 19, 2013. Date of publication May 14, 2013; date of current version September 27, 2013. The authors would like to thank the staff at the National Research Council for their incredible service in supporting this work. Particularly, we wish to thank D. Lang, C. Knutsen, and T. Thorowgood.

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