Bell Textron


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E-Mail generated [Nov 8 2020]Correspondence2020-11-08
Dismissal Without Prejudice generated [Dec 10 2020]Correspondence2020-12-10
Dismiss E-mail Notification generated [Dec 11 2020]Correspondence2020-12-11
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Bell Textron

Attention: Mark Stoufflet
Street Address:
P.O. Box: 482
City: Fort Worth
State: TX
Zip Code: 76101
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Stoufflet
First Name: Mark
Title: Bell Frequency Coordinator
Phone Number: 817-280-7984

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This request for Special Temporary Authority (STA) is submitted pursuant to 47 CFR 5.61 to request frequency authorization. The STA is for frequency licensing of the bi-directional datalink controlling a UAV of less than one pound known as a Micro-UAV. The datalink hardware is manufactured from Microhard as model pMDDL2350 which is a single frequency communication device operating within the band of 2.304 GHz to 2.390 GHz requiring FCC licensing.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The purpose of the operation is for Bell to conduct testing of a small model aircraft known as the Micro-UAV with a weight of less than one pound. Flight testing of the Micro-UAV is part of product development. Testing is planned at the Greater Southwest Aero Modelers airfield located in Fort Worth. An attached letter details the testing. In the interest of resolving any potential frequency conflict, Bell is requesting licensing for the operational range from within the band of 2.304 GHz to 2.390 GHz; however, only one channel will be used at any given time.

Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 12/07/2020
Operation End Date: 05/15/2021

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
MicroHard pMDDL2350 2 No
MircoHard Antenna 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): Mark Stoufflet
Title of Applicant (if any): Bell Textron Frequency Coordinator
Date: 2020-11-08 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Fort Worth North  32  46  54 West  97  12  24 Greater Southwest Aero Modelers Air Field 0.30
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   No
Exhibit submitted:   No
(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:   30.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   200.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   6.10
(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: Nearest aircraft landing area is the Bell Helicopter Training Academy practice area. Bell Helicopter will be communicating internally for any coordinating/awareness required during this testing. Obstructions including trees, building and houses exist away from but all-around test area. Please see attachment for details.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2.30400000-2.39000000 GHz MO 1.000000 W 1.000000 W P 0.00015000 % 4M23D1D Digital
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2.30400000-2.39000000 GHz MO 1.000000 W 1.000000 W P 0.00015000 % 8M38D1D Digital


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