DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc.

0406-EX-ST-2021

Status: Pending


2021-03-31
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc.

Address
Attention: Rusty Jennings
Street Address: 4201 Innovation Way
P.O. Box:
City: Bridgeton
State: MO
Zip Code: 63044
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: Jennings
First Name: Rusty
Title: Program Manager - Radar
Phone Number: 314-553-4042

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
DRS requires an STA to further evaluate the performance of one radar system, and to test the performance of an additional system by the same manufacturer. DRS previously conducted tests of the ELM-2138M under Call Sign WQ9XDZ; however additional testing will be required in order to complete the evaluations of radar performance. Additionally, DRS has determined that it needs to expand testing to evaluate the ELM-2135. Testing for both systems will be conducted at a new, nearby DRS location. DRS hopes to integrate one or both of the subject radar systems into DRS products for sale to the government to be used for surveillance practices and target acquisitions; however, further testing, comparison and evaluation of the systems is required in order to ensure that the radar systems perform properly in various scenarios. Grant of the STA will serve the public interest because it will enable DRS to conduct the additional necessary testing and performance evaluations to ensure that the subject radar systems will be operating at its maximum efficiency when used by government officials.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The products are radar systems that will be used for surveillance and target acquisition. The radar systems will support a variety of ground force protection missions, including fire source location, friendly forces warning, friendly fire correction and low RCS & slow flying airborne targets (like UAVs, gilders and hovering platforms) detection. Upon grant of the STA, DRS will perform tests to evaluate the subject radar systems target range and ability to track various types of targets. Testing will be conducted at the DRS facility in Bridgeton, Missouri. The expedited license will allow for near term evaluation of the subject radar systems to determine suitable performance.

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

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 04/10/2021
Operation End Date: 10/10/2021

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
ELTA SYSTEMS ELM-2138M 1 Yes
ELTA SYSTEMS ELM-2135 1 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): Richard Marquard
Title of Applicant (if any): Director of Contracts
Date: 2021-03-19 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Bridgeton Missouri North  38  44  50 West  90  23  41 100.00
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
New 3100.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz FX 1500.000000 W 158489.000000 W P 5.00000000 % 10M0F3N Linear FM

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Bridgeton Missouri North  38  44  50 West  90  23  41 100.00
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
New 9700.00000000-10300.00000000 MHz FX 600.000000 W 600.000000 W P 30.00000000 % 30M0Q0N Fixed Pulsed/Linear FM

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