Massachusetts Institute of Technology: STAR Lab, Beavercube

2161-EX-ST-2019

Status: Pending

N/A
2019-11-18

Documents and Communications: [refresh]

DescriptionCategoryDate
Information on the orientation of the proposed antennaPre Coordination Document2019-11-19
Ground Radio SupplementText Documents2019-11-18
Ground Radio SupplementText Documents2019-11-21
OpenLST Radio SupplementText Documents2019-11-18
OpenLST Radio SupplementText Documents2019-11-21
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology: STAR Lab, Beavercube

Address
Attention: 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Street Address: 37-367
P.O. Box:
City: Cambridge
State: MA
Zip Code: 02139
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: Cahoy
First Name: Kerri
Title: Assoc. Prof
Phone Number: 6508148148

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
A permanent license is not required, as CubeSat expected mission duration is 6 months. Operation will cease when the CubeSat deorbits.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  In collaboration with MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, to operate a 3U CubeSat in Low Earth Orbit and communicate research data to demonstrate measurement of cloud top temperature, sea surface temperature, and ocean color data using infrared and visible imagers on a CubeSat. Two FLIR BOSON 320, 14mm f/1.0, 16deg HFOV cameras and the mvBlueFOX-IGC200wC camera with a KOWA LM16JC 2/3 16mm F1.4 Manual Iris C-MOUNT lens will be used on the satellite.

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

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/01/2020
Operation End Date: 02/28/2021

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
Open Source OpenLST 1 Yes
NearSpace Launch EyeStar S3 1 No

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): Kerri Cahoy
Title of Applicant (if any): Assoc. Prof
Date: 2019-11-18 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
North      West      ISS orbit see exhibit
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:  
(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 401.49000000-401.51000000 MHz MO 1.000000 W 543.000000 mW P 2.40000000 % F1D 3707

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Cambridge Massachusetts North  42  21  39 West  71  5  35 2350.00
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:   30.00
(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 449.99000000-450.01000000 MHz FX 40.000000 W 927.000000 W P 2.20000000 % F1D 3707

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