AeroVironment, Inc.

1620-EX-ST-2019

Status: Pending

N/A
2019-09-02

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DescriptionCategoryDate
E-Mail generated [Sep 2 2019]Correspondence2019-09-02
Explanation of AmendmentText Documents2019-09-03
Statement Accompanying ApplicationText Documents2019-09-02
Request fo Expedited ConsiderationText Documents2019-09-02
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  AeroVironment, Inc.

Address
Attention: Bart Decker, Flight Standards Dir
Street Address: 85 Moreland Road
P.O. Box: 93065
City: Simi Valley
State: CA
Zip Code: 93065
Country:
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

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
The experiments involve the small unmanned aircraft (SUAS) radio technology in a frequency band where there is no long term operational experience yet encompass spectrum authorized for the subject user. The experiments encompass Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) in the frequencies proposed for SUAS technology uplink command and control and downlink video and telemetry transmissions. Several missions will be tested to determine if requirements can be met, including aerial reconnaissance, surveillance, route clearance, mapping, and payload delivery.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The communications module will use band segments that are 4.68 MHz wide in the 1480-1485 MHz band for purposes of sending ground based command and control (C2) data to and from the SUAS and to transmit video and telemetry to the ground control station. The technology requires 4.68 MHz for a control channel. The channel will be divided in time between uplink (ground to air) C2 and downlink (air to ground) full motion video and associated metadata at 15 frames per second.

Information
Callsign: WP9XEY
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 10/01/2019
Operation End Date: 03/25/2020

Manufacturer
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
AeroVironment, Inc. 50280 2 No

Certification
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): Bart Decker
Title of Applicant (if any): Flight Standards Director
Date: 2019-09-02 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Hazel Green Alabama North  34  57  13 West  86  32  10 Ground based locations within 8km of center 8.00
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?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:  
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:  
(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:
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 1840.00000000-1845.00000000 MHz MO 10.000000 W 10.000000 W M 0.00012000 % 4M68G7W PSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Hazel Green Alabama North  34  57  13 West  86  32  10 Airborne UAV operations 8km of center 121.9 m AGL 8.00
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:   152.40
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   224.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   43.00
(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 1840.00000000-1845.00000000 MHz MO 10.000000 W 10.000000 W M 0.00012000 % 1M56G7W PSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Tanner Alabama North  34  44  0 West  86  54  27 Ground Based Locations within 8 km of center 8.00
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?   No
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:  
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:  
(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:
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 1840.00000000-1845.00000000 MHz MO 10.000000 W 10.000000 W M 0.00012000 % 4M68G7W PSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Tanner Alabama North  34  44  0 West  86  54  27 Airborne UAV operations 8km of center 121.9m AGL 8.00
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:   121.90
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   187.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   41.90
(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 1840.00000000-1845.00000000 MHz MO 10.000000 W 10.000000 W M 0.00012000 % 1M56G7W PSK

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