5G to be tested for AR, VR, and logistics at Hill Air Force BaseNews
November 27, 2019
OGSEN, Utah. Engineers at Hill Air Force Base in Ogsen, Utah are performing demonstrations that leverage commercial 5G technologies as a way to enhance future systems and capabilities. The demonstrations focus on using the technology in congested environments with high-power, mid-band radars, the base announced.
Hill AFB was selected for its ability to provide streamlined access to site spectrum bands, mature fiber and wireless infrastructure, access to key facilities, support for new or improved infrastructure requirements, and the ability to conduct controlled experimentation with dynamic spectrum sharing, according to an Air Force release. The focus area for Hill AFB is establishing a dynamic spectrum sharing test bed to demonstrate the capability to use 5G in congested environments with high-power, mid-band radars.
5G is the fifth generation of cellular network technology.
Air Force officials will issue a draft request for proposals for 5G testing this month, ahead of a full solicitation in December with the goal to have contracts into place by early 2020, with actual work on the project starting in the Spring of 2020.