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Media Advisory 10-019

National Science Foundation to Address Wireless Gridlock

NSF-sponsored workshop responds to Presidential call to fund research into radio spectrum efficiency and access

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Photo of NSF's Very Large Array radio telescope in New Mexico.

The National Science Foundation both uses radio spectrum for scientific research, and funds advanced research into technology employed by the telecommunications industry. NSF's Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope located near Socorro, New Mexico, is perhaps the world's most sophisticated radio receiver. The facility is operated by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which is managed by Associated Universities, Inc., under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

Credit: Andrew Clegg, NSF.

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Photo of a laptop, cell phone and Blackberry.

Consumer devices that rely on wireless technology come in all shapes and sizes: from laptops to cell phones to Blackberries.

Credit: Jupiter Images.