Georgia Institute of Technology


Status: Pending


Documents and Communications: [refresh]

Fee ExemptionText Documents2018-05-23
Expedite RequestText Documents2018-05-23
Directional Antenna InformationText Documents2018-05-23
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Sep 21 2018]Correspondence2018-09-21
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Georgia Institute of Technology

Attention: Office of Legal Affairs
Street Address: 760 Spring Street, NW, Suite 324
P.O. Box:
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Zip Code: 30332-0495
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Perkins
First Name: Jim
Title: Chief Scientist, SEAL-SSED
Phone Number: 404-407-8270

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This system is a test bed for counter small aircraft radar development. The system will be deployed at Elliott Field in Dawsonville GA. GTRI has authorization to operate unmanned air vehicles at Elliott Field. The radar test bed will provide data to characterize detection, tracking, and identification of small air vehicles.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  This experiment will contribute the state of the art in detection and discrimination of small air vehicles. Testing is to determine capability of this radar for UAV collision avoidance. ***PLEASE SEE EXHIBIT REQUESTING EXPEDITED REVIEW AND APPROVAL***

Callsign: WL9XMM
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 07/01/2018
Operation End Date: 01/01/2019

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

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): PATRICK J. MCKENNA
Date: 2018-05-23 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Dawsonville Georgia North  34  27  38 West  84  10  57 Elliott Airfield, Dawsonville, GA 5.00
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   Yes
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   60.00
(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 15.40000000-15.65000000 GHz MO 6.000000 W 150.000000 W P 0.00100000 % 250MF3N 3


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