General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.


Status: Pending


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Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Attention: Erica Emel
Street Address: 14200 Kirkham Way
P.O. Box:
City: Poway
State: CA
Zip Code: 92064
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Herrell
First Name: Russ
Title: Program Manager
Phone Number: 858-924-7964

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
STA requested to obtain permission to use both fixed and mobile emitters that will facilitate testing of experimental equipment aboard General Atomics MQ-9A/B unmanned aerial system (UAS). Emitters listed herein will be involved in this testing, which will occur at General Atomics airfield at el Mirage, CA.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Spectrum use request submitted for the purpose of testing experimental sensors placed on General Atomics Predator series UAS. Area of flight during this development is the locally approved airspace in the vicinity of Gray Butte and el Mirage airfields in the vicinity of Palmdale, CA at a maximum altitude of 13,000 feet MSL.

Class of Station:
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/15/2020
Operation End Date: 03/15/2021

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
Rockwell Collins QNT-200D 1 Yes

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): Russell A. Herrell
Title of Applicant (if any): Program Manager
Date: 2020-05-14 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Adelanto California North  34  38  0 West  117  36  18 Within local airspace of el Mirage airport 45.00
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
Modified 1358.16700000-1509.83300000 MHz 25.000000 W 85.000000 W P 0.00022500 % 14M6G1D Digital


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