Meeting notes - UK SPF Spectrum Infrastructure Resiliency & Interference

As spectrum access is important to the nine categories of the UK's national infrastructure (e.g. emergency services, energy, health etc), the workshop will ask the question “Do users understand their spectrum access risk" and "Is spectrum access, therefore, a UK critical dependency and a resilience issue?” If so, are there spectrum policy initiatives that must be considered.

This workshop aimed to:

  • Capture key potential spectrum access risks, (and any examples the attendees have)
  • Describing what the impacts may be – loss of revenue, transport delays, H&S impacts
  • Predict if the problem will get worse in the future
  • Suggest policy initiatives to mitigate the issue.

 

The presentations are available to download at the end of the page. 

Agenda

Introduction and overview of the focus of the workshop
Dr. Anil Shukla, Head - RF Operational Environments, QinetiQ, and UK SPF Steering Board member


New regulations for controlling interference from apparatus
Andrew Cutting, Spectrum Policy Advisor, Spectrum Group, Ofcom


Sector Perspectives

Space Sector
Mike Willis, Head of Spectrum Policy, UK Space Agency


Utilities Sector
Adrian Grilli, Managing Director, JRC


CNI Reliance on GNSS - A Serious Vulnerability
Charles Curry, Managing Director, Chronos Technology Ltd

Medical Equipment and Devices

Val Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, AND Technology Research


Cybersecurity
Jim Norton, Chair, Royal Academy of Engineering Digital Systems Engineering Community of Practice


Potential Mitigation Techniques and initiatives
Paul Howland, Principal Scientist, EM Spectrum and RF Cyber, Cyber and Information Systems Division, DSTL


Open Discussion

Close and review of feedback to UK SPF Steering Board
Dr. Anil Shukla


For further information regarding this workshop of the UK Spectrum Policy Forum please contact Skye MacLeod: 

18.04.16 Agenda UK SPF Workshop Spectrum Infrastructure R... (pdf)Anil Shukla QinetiQ Spectrum resiliance - Intro (pdf)Andy Cutting Ofcom The Wireless Telegraphy Control of I... (pdf)Adrian Grilli JRC - Resilient Utility Communications (pdf)Mike Willis UK Space Agency - Spectrum Dependency (pdf)Charles Curry Chronos Technology - CNI reliance on GNSS (pdf)Jim Norton Chair Royal Academy of Engineering Digital Sys... (pdf)Paul Howland DSTL - Spectrum Risk Final V1 (pdf)

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