Limited number of available radio frequencies
Other Names: Discriminatory frequency allocation
Overcrowded spectrum of radio frequencies
Maldistribution of radio frequencies
Nature: The radio frequency spectrum only offers a limited number of frequencies to potential users, despite the expansion of the usable spectrum into the higher frequencies. Faced with a very rapidly rising demand, as the result of the introduction of many new radio and television devices, the spectrum has become congested and exploitation of closely related frequencies has increased interference. It is no longer possible to instal broadcasting or television equipment unless frequencies can be allocated which do not interfere with existing services. Frequency congestion increases the risk for civil aviation because the necessary ground-air communications are inadequate, or menaced by severe interference.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 07.02.1999 – 00:00 CET