The NSC will be based on a hub-and spokes model, with a central observatory on the University’s Gogerddan campus near Aberystwyth as well as a variety of outdoor radio range environments for testing and experimentation.

The University already has a range of outdoor environments, including rural, coastal and upland, which are suitable for these purposes.

Other facilities will be developed for use by agreement in both Ceredigion and Powys so that the following locations are available to a UK-wide network of radio spectrum users:

  • Indoor lab environment
  • Outdoor lab environment
  • Conference facilities
  • Drone testing facility
  • Radar testing facility
  • High speed/rural connectivity
  • Sensor equipment
  • Road testing facility
  • Rail testing facility
  • Large public area