Elster Solutions, LLC

0957-EX-ST-2020

Status: Pending

N/A
2020-06-18
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Elster Solutions, LLC

Address
Attention: John Holt
Street Address: 208 South Rogers Ln
P.O. Box:
City: Raleigh
State: NC
Zip Code: 27610
Country: United States
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Greene
First Name: Charles
Title: RF Wireless Engineer III
Phone Number: 9192125018

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Honeywell (formerly Elster Solutions) requests Special Temporary Authority in order to accomplish RF development efforts and field testing associated with advanced Smart Grid applications prior to the product having passed FCC certification. The equipment deployed will operate in the 900MHz ISM band (FHSS) and will comply with FCC part 15.247 rules.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Honeywell (formerly Elster Solutions) requests Special Temporary Authority for San Diego CA in order to accomplish RF development efforts associated with advanced Smart Grid applications. The equipment deployed will operate in the 900MHz ISM band (FHSS) and will comply with FCC part 15.247 rules. In addition, the device incorporates an FCC approved cellular modem (XMR2020BG95M2) that will operate on Verizon’s cellular network using a separate antenna than the 900MHz ISM antenna. The device firmware prevents simultaneous operation of the 900MHz ISM radio and cellular modem to avoid co-located radio issues. The system installation will be accomplished for gas meter reading. Additional product testing will involve transporting gas meters to various locations within the utility’s service area to evaluate signal strength and quality. The 900MHz ISM band radio in the gas meter will be used for meter activation, meter configuration and short range walk-by meter reading, it is not intended to be part of a mesh radio network. The Special Temporary Authority will be used to revise installed product firmware using over the air (OTA) protocols to optimize network performance and functional operation. A new product will be installed for advanced Smart Grid functionality prior to the product having passed FCC certification. The product tested per this STA is designed to be compliant with part 15.247 rules. The cellular module in this products has already received FCC certification.

Information
Callsign: WQ9XQJ
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 07/31/2020
Operation End Date: 01/31/2021

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
Honeywell NXCM 20 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): John Holt
Title of Applicant (if any): RF Engineering Manager
Date: 2020-06-18 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
California North  32  49  36 West  117  7  26 San Diego County CA 80.50
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 902.00000000-928.00000000 MHz MO 250.000000 mW 150.000000 mW P 0.00010000 % 320KQ1D 2FSK, 35.5kbps
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 902.00000000-928.00000000 MHz MO 250.000000 mW 150.000000 mW P 0.00010000 % 322KQ1D 2FSK, 142.2kbps

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