Dynamic Spectrum Management @ B5G Tactical Edge

S²MARTS Project No. 22-02


Innovator NETWORX: 3 March 2022 at 1:00 PM ET

Questions Deadline: 29 March 2022 at 12:00 PM ET

Project TALX: 4 April 2022 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Solutions Deadline: 29 April 2022 at 12:00 PM ET


The Government has released the RFS (Request for Solutions) for Dynamic Spectrum Management at B5G Tactical Edge. Please see the RFS and attachment below.

Request for Solutions: SMARTS RFS DSM B5G Tactical Edge 16 Mar 22 Final

Attachment: S2MARTS RFS Attachment A – Mandatory Section 889 Representation


As this effort does not have a security requirement, a CSO (Government Cognizant Security Office) is not required. Please find below the revision to the original RFS.

RFS Revision 1: S2MARTS RFS DSM B5G Tactical Edge 22 Mar 22 Rev1


21 April 2022

The Government has released their Q&A responses related to the RFS and the recent Project TALX event on April 4. Please find the 2 documents below:

RFS Questions S2MARTS 2202 Dynamic Spectrum Management @ B5G Tactical Edge 20 Apr 22

PJTX QA Dynamic Spectrum Management B5G Tactical Edge 21 April 2022


Thursday, March 3, 2022

1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Event registration is now closed

Join your fellow NSTXL innovators for this 30-minute event, introduce your organization and its capabilities, and learn what others are doing in support of this opportunity.

This virtual teaming program facilitates discussions about how participants can contribute to a team through member capabilities. Participants are encouraged to continue the conversation after the event by joining the opportunity teaming board on NSTXL Community.


Monday, April 4, 2022

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

Event registration is now closed

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Event recording

The Government’s Dynamic Spectrum Management @ B5G Tactical Edge team is hosting this interactive briefing, designed to provide insights into the Request for Solutions (RFS). The event can help inform your RFS response by giving you a better understanding of the desired outcome, directly from the source.


The Department of the Navy (DoN) is seeking prototype support in the area of Innovate Beyond 5G (IB5G) programing.

Fifth-generation wireless networking technologies (5G) are of fundamental strategic importance to United States (US) economic well-being and consequently, global leadership. 5G promises an order of magnitude in improvements for traditional network metrics (peak and average data rates/throughput) relative to its predecessor via Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) services that constitute the present driver of commercial 5G offerings. The DoN programming seeks to support ideation, design, prototyping, and integration of novel Beyond 5G network concepts and components, leading to demonstration of new capabilities that will allow U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) operations to integrate with the future 5G networked operations.

This effort seeks to focus on design, evaluation, and prototyping of Dynamic Spectrum Management (DSM) systems that address DoD Tactical Network (TacNeT) operations in the presence of 5G network infrastructure.

With federally allocated spectrum in the mid-band (3 GHz) being explored for potential sharing with commercial 5G systems, effective new solutions for DSM are a priority for the DoD. Future approaches to dynamic access will exploit the flexibility offered by 5G systems to explore how sharing approaches between co-primary (Federal/non-Federal) systems may be liberated from its major constraint – need for significant pre-planning and general lack of desired agility to deal with dynamically changing scenarios and Electronic Warfare (EW), so as to demonstrate success at operational tempo.

The IB5G Other Transaction Authority (OTA) prototype project is anticipated to be released and to be executed in three (3) phases, each of 12-month periods of performance.