AeroVironment, Inc.


Status: Grant Expired Due to New License


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Grant E-mail Notification generated [Apr 1 2015]Correspondence2015-04-01
Statement Accompanying Application for STAText Documents2015-03-19
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  AeroVironment, Inc.

Attention: Andy Thurling
Street Address: 85 Moreland Road
P.O. Box:
City: Simi Valley
State: CA
Zip Code: 93065
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Logan
First Name: John
Title: attorney
Phone Number: 2027875621

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This STA application will support demonstrating operations of AeroVironments small unmanned aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, California from approximately March 30, 2015 to April 30, 2015. Use of frequency 1377.5 MHz seeks to provide insight as to the performance of the SUAS video and telemetry transmissions. Operations will only occur intermittently, the timing of which will be coordinated with Edwards AFB Spectrum Management and Edwards AFB Operational Units. Further details are provided in the attachment.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  AeroVironment SUAS technology provides real-time direct situational awareness. The systems communications platform features air vehicles (AVs), a ground control unit and support equipment. The AV can be controlled manually or can autonomously navigate a pre-planned route. The frequency at 1377.5 MHz will be for purposes of supporting video and telemetry transmission and command and control data from the AV.

Callsign: WI9XKH
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 03/30/2015
Operation End Date: 04/30/2015

List below transmitting equipment to be installed (if experimental, so state) if additional rows are required, please submit equipment list as an exhibit:  
Manufacturer Model Number No. Of Units Experimental
L3 Communications VNTXL-2A/SC232 2 No

Neither the applicant nor any other party to the application is subject to a denial of Federal benefits that includes FCC benefits pursuant to Section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, 21 U.S.C. Section 862, because of a conviction for possession or distribution of a controlled substance. The applicant hereby waives any claim to the use of any particular frequency or electromagnetic spectrum as against the regulatory power of the United States because of the prvious use of the same, whether by license or otherwise, and requests authorization in accordance with this application. (See Section 304 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.) The applicant acknowledges that all statements made in this application and attached exhibits are considered material representations, and that all the exhibits part hereof and are incorporated herein as if set out in full in this application; undersigned certifies that all statements in this application are true, complete and correct to the best of his/her knowledge and belief and are made in good faith. Applicant certifies that construction of the station would NOT be an action which is likely to have a significant environmental effect. See the Commission's Rules, 47 CFR1.1301-1.1319.
Signature of Applicant (Authorized person filing form): Andy Thurling
Title of Applicant (if any): Chief Test Pilot, Director, Product Safety
Date: 2015-03-19 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
East Kern California North  34  54  29 West  117  53  7 Airborne UAV operations 30 km of center 305 m AGL 30.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:  
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:  
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:  
Will the antenna extend more than 6 meters above the ground, or if mounted on an existing building, will it extend more than 6 meters above the building, or will the proposed antenna be mounted on an existing structure other than a building?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   305.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   85.30
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:  
(d) List any natural formations of existing man-made structures (hills, trees, water tanks, towers, etc.) which, in the opinion of the applicant, would tend to shield the antenna from aircraft: None
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 1377.50000000- MHz MO 1.500000 W 1.500000 W M 0.00030000 % 14M8F9W FSK


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