Air management

Nokia partners with Hill Air Force Base for radar interference management

Michael Loomis, Nokia

Nokia has extended its partnership with Hill Air Force Base in Utah and the National Spectrum Consortium to take over management of radar and 5G network operations.

Under the partnership, Nokia will help ensure that incumbent radar and 5G networks can coexist in a shared spectrum, monitoring the real-time behavior of the 5G system when radar is present.

“We appreciate the dedication of our industry partners who work with us to unlock the potential of these cutting-edge 5G network solutions and 5G-enabled applications,” said Deb Stanislawski, Director of Prototyping and Experimentation for the Sub Office. -secretary for research and defence. 5G engineering.

Hill Air Force Base is using Nokia’s O-RAN solutions for the testbed and phase 1 of the project, which was successfully completed. The project is part of a larger initiative by OUSD(R&E) to create its first tranche of 5G wireless testbeds.

“We look forward to continuing our work together to help move beyond state-of-the-art commercial 5G architectures to ensure we meet key wartime needs and expand U.S.-based capabilities. critical to 5G adoption,” Stanislawski added.

Nokia’s Service Enablement Platform combines intelligent RAN controller and multi-access edge computing capabilities to deliver radio network programmability and artificial intelligence/machine learning in the Open RAN ecosystem.

For Hill Air Force Base, Nokia’s service enablement platform exposes radar interference detection and mitigation capabilities through an O-RAN interface developed by the O-RAN alliance.

“Nokia was the first major vendor to join the O-RAN alliance, we have contributed more to O-RAN specifications than any other company, we chair three working groups which are Open Fronthaul, RAN Intelligent Controller and Operation and Management and participate in all but two working groups,” said Michael Loomis, CEO of Nokia Federal Solutions.

“We continue to innovate with built-in security and openness.”