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Assessment of Federal and Non-Federal Land Mobile Radio Frequency Assignment Methodologies

Report ID: 
NTIA 07-447
October 01, 2007

This report describes how the current frequency assignment process influences spectrum efficiency in the federal land mobile radio frequency bands. In light of the increasing demands for land mobile radio communications, federal spectrum managers must use frequency assignment methods that accurately represent interference to and from systems in the environment to ensure that spectrum is used efficiently. The results of this report will be used to support the implementation of an interference-based frequency assignment process that will improve spectrum efficiency. Standardizing the interference analysis methodologies used in identifying interference-free frequencies in the land mobile radio bands will also improve the overall effectiveness of the federal agencies in performing their missions.