Spectrum Regulation: As Real as Maxwell’s Equations

This presentation will provide background for microwave practitioners on how spectrum regulation is performed. While it is well-known that technology can limit or enable spectrum usage, spectrum regulations also can limit or enable the effective and efficient use of the radio spectrum. This presentation describes spectrum regulations in the United States (the speaker’s home country) and around the world, and how microwave designers should be aware of these regulations in designing microwave circuits and systems.