The advancement of radio applications includes the measurement of earth and atmospheric variables that are critical to the forecasting of weather and climate and environmental science.
Advancements also include new radio science techniques and facilities that permit the study of the origins of the universe, potential existence of life outside of our solar system, and the physics of massive objects such as black holes. These applications require the measurement of radio signals from the VHF through the THz range with thermal resolution and traceability. To ensure the viability of scientific measurements within these and related passive microwave application domains it is essential that coordination on the use of spectrum for both passive and the many new and spectrally agile active services is developed.
This workshop focuses on the needs of passive applications along with potential RFI coexistence means that permit more efficient use of the radio spectrum that promote both passive and user needs.