NSF Awards $12 Million For Radio Spectrum And Wireless Technology Research
NSF Awards $12 Million For Radio Spectrum And Wireless Technology Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) continues to support projects to promote efficient radio spectrum sharing and new wireless technologies, with its latest funding awards amounting to $12 million going to 11 principal investigators and projects.

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Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube<sup>®</sup> Series Low Loss RF Cable Assemblies: GrooveTube® Series

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