The National Institute of Standards and TechnologyÂ has partnered with industry and academia to form an alliance that seeks to address challenges in the development of future wireless communications technology.
NIST said Tuesday theÂ 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance will work towardÂ an increase inÂ frequencies of wireless channels throughÂ 3-D channel modeling atÂ millimeter wavelengths and directional channel sounding.
The alliance will also serve as a platform for participants to share information on existingÂ mmWave channel modeling work across industry and academia, the agency added.
“The current work is very diverse, using different bands of the spectrum, different channel sounders and different propagation environments,” said Kent Rochford, director of NIST’s communications technologyÂ laboratory.
“Our goal is to provide a venue for openly sharing measurement methods, modeling methods, data and channel models.”
NIST added theÂ allianceÂ aims toÂ meet increasing international demand forÂ wireless data transmission and capacity and help shape the standards for the sector.
The alliance held a kickoff meeting last month attended by the Federal Communications Commission and several otherÂ U.S. and international academic institutions and telecommunications firms.
Additional information on theÂ 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance is available on its Web page.