Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

0531-EX-ST-2014

Status: Grant Expired Due to New License

WH9XSJ
2014-09-03

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Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Address
Attention: Dr. John C. Swartz
Street Address: 511 Davis Drive, Suite 400
P.O. Box:
City: Morrisville
State: NC
Zip Code: 27560
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: White
First Name: Sydney
Title: Counsel, DLA Piper LLP
Phone Number: 202-799-4452

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
The cubesat will have a mission life of only six (6) months. The STA will enable Booz Allen Hamilton to develop innovative scientific capabilities to support current and future research.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The operation will enable a demonstration experiment to test a small optical sensor package including photodetectors and a camera. The cubesat will transmit scientific data to Booz Allen Hamilton ground stations located in the United States and will recieve commands from the ground stations.

Information
Callsign: WH9XSJ
Class of Station: FX MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 10/01/2014
Operation End Date: 03/31/2015

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
Astronautical Development He-100 1 No
Ettus Radio/ Minicircuits (custom) 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): John C. Swartz
Title of Applicant (if any): Senior Lead Engineer
Date: 2014-06-16 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Nongeostationary Space Station North      West      Non-geostationary, SP
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?   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
Modified 437.61500000- MHz MO 3.000000 W 3.000000 W P 5.00000000 % 25K0F1D 1200 and 9600 Baud GFSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 437.61500000- MHz MO 3.000000 W 3.000000 W P 5.00000000 % 25K0F2D 1200 and 9600 Baud GFSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Linthicum Maryland North  39  12  8 West  76  41  15 0.50
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:   44.00
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   44.00
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:   44.00
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:   5.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   81.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   2.00
(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:
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 145.93000000- MHz FX 3.000000 W 2700.000000 W P 50.00000000 % 25K0F1D 1200 and 9600 Baud GFSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 145.93000000- MHz FX 3.000000 W 2700.000000 W P 50.00000000 % 25K0F2D 1200 and 9600 Baud GFSK

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Rochester Minnesota North  44  0  6 West  92  22  17 1.00
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:   44.00
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   44.00
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:   44.00
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
Modified 145.93000000- MHz FX 3.000000 W 2700.000000 W P 50.00000000 % 25K0F1D 1200 and 9600 Baud GFSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 145.93000000- MHz FX 3.000000 W 2700.000000 W P 50.00000000 % 25K0F2D 1200 and 9600 Baud GFSK

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