April 2014 | NTIA Technical Report TR-14-502

Broadband Spectrum Survey in the Chicago, Illinois, Area

Chriss A. Hammerschmidt

Abstract: NTIA is responsible for managing the Federal Government’s use of the radio spectrum. In discharging this responsibility, NTIA uses the Radio Spectrum Measurement System to collect spectrum occupancy data for radio frequency assessments. This report shows measured frequency data spanning spectrum from 108 MHz to 10 GHz in the metropolitan area of Chicago, Illinois, during a two week period in September 2012.

Keywords: spectrum resource assessment; land mobile radio (LMR); radar emission spectrum; radio spectrum measurement system (RSMS); radio frequency environment; spectrum survey; spectrum occupancy

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Chriss A. Hammerschmidt
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-5958

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Lilli Segre, Publications Officer
Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
(303) 497-3572

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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