General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

1029-EX-ST-2021

Status: Pending

WL2XAN
2021-06-22

Filing Notes:

DescriptionDate
New experiment in 16.201-18.24 GHz to test synthetic aperture radar on unmanned aerial systems.2020-08-03

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Incoming generated [Jul 20 2021]Correspondence2021-07-20
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Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

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

Address
Attention: Erica Emel
Street Address: 14200 Kirkham Way
P.O. Box:
City: Poway
State: CA
Zip Code: 92064
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: Warner
First Name: Brent
Title: Program Manager
Phone Number: (858) 269-1174

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
STA is necessary to provide authorization to transmit from 925-960 MHz and 1700-1880 MHz.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Testing experimental sensors placed on General Atomics Predator series UAS. 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 Yuma Proving Grounds in the vicinity of Yuma, AZ

Information
Callsign: WL2XAN
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 07/27/2021
Operation End Date: 02/08/2022

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
General Atomics Santa Fe II 1 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): Brent Warner
Title of Applicant (if any): Program Manager
Date: 2021-06-22 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Yuma Proving Ground Arizona North  33  8  26 West  114  11  4 Laguna Army Air Field, Yuma Proving Ground, AZ: max altitude 20,000 feet AGL 25.00
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 925.00000000-960.00000000 MHz MO 20.000000 W 40.000000 W M 30K0GXW GMSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 1700.00000000-1880.00000000 MHz MO 20.000000 W 40.000000 W M 30K0GXW GMSK

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