Drone Racing League

1001-EX-ST-2021

Status: Pending


2021-06-16
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Drone Racing League

Address
Attention: Allende Cornejo
Street Address: 40 W 27th St, Floor 3rd
P.O. Box: 10001
City: New York City
State: NY
Zip Code: 10001
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: Martinez
First Name: Cesar
Title: Drone Engineer
Phone Number: 626-404-6689

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Our distributed antennae system includes a proprietary ground station and distributed antennae developed by DRL internally with the ultimate goal of supporting drone racing events, including hosting audience members who frequently use licensed commercial mobile and unlicensed frequency bands. During earlier phases of development, relying on unlicensed or ISM band spectrum was incredibly problematic (drones failed to connect properly, video quality was degraded, etc.). Temporary access to the requested frequencies listed in this application will help DRL identify frequency bands that are capable of delivering the high video quality and connectivity to drones required to successfully conduct drone racing events. If, based on our review, the frequency bands subject to this application are determined to provide the level of video quality and connectivity required, DRL may seek a more permanent licensing option for such frequencies via the FCC’s spectrum allocation and/or licensing procedures.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Communications during live and post-produced drone racing events. Drone racing requires a real time, low latency video feed to be broadcast locally to a pilot, for navigation of the drone. The drone feed is also received at points throughout the venue for audience consumption.

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

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/06/2021
Operation End Date: 09/19/2021

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
NextGen RF Design, Inc CTM R2 250 Yes
NextGen RF Design, Inc GCS 2 Yes

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): Allende Cornejo
Title of Applicant (if any): Drone Engineer
Date: 2021-06-16 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Memphis Tennessee North  35  8  20 West  90  3  3 Memphis, TN 1.00
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 800.00000000-802.70000000 MHz MO 2.000000 W 1.000000 W M 0.03000000 % 500KM1D NTSC Video

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Memphis Tennessee North  35  8  20 West  90  3  3 Memphis, TN 1.00
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 802.70000000-805.60000000 MHz MO 2.000000 W 1.000000 W M 0.03000000 % 500KM1D NTSC Video

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Memphis Tennessee North  35  8  20 West  90  3  3 Memphis, TN 1.00
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 805.60000000-808.20000000 MHz MO 2.000000 W 1.000000 W M 0.03000000 % 500KM1D NTSC Video

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Memphis Tennessee North  35  8  20 West  90  3  3 Memphis, TN 1.00
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 808.20000000-810.90000000 MHz MO 2.000000 W 1.000000 W M 0.03000000 % 500KM1D NTSC Video

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Memphis Tennessee North  35  8  20 West  90  3  3 Memphis, TN 1.00
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 810.90000000-813.50000000 MHz MO 2.000000 W 1.000000 W M 0.03000000 % 500KM1D NTSC Video

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Memphis Tennessee North  35  8  20 West  90  3  3 Memphis, TN 1.00
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 813.50000000-816.00000000 MHz MO 2.000000 W 1.000000 W M 0.03000000 % 500KM1D NTSC Video

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