Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

1751-EX-ST-2019

Status: Pending

N/A
2019-09-18

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Exhibit Technical DetailText Documents2019-09-18
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Oct 1 2019]Correspondence2019-10-01
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Address
Attention: DS LAW PLLC
Street Address: 1629 K St NW Ste 300
P.O. Box:
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip Code: 20006
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: Rebello
First Name: Clarence
Title: Sr. Princ. Electrical Engineer, Launch Vehicles
Phone Number: 480-722-3244

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This STA is required in support of the Pegasus Ionopheric Connection Explorer (ICON) Mission, NASA Contract NNK10LB01B, NASA Launch Services. POC: Daisy Mueller (321) 867-8459. Kennedy Space Center Spectrum Manager James Bjornbak 321-867-6905.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  This STA is required in support of the Pegasus Ionopheric Connection Explorer (ICON) Mission, NASA Contract NNK10LB01B. Authorization is sought for testing on Oct. 1, Oct. 3-4, and for lauch of space vehicle on Oct. 10. (Dates are UTC.) See Attachment for detailed information. Authorization to December is requested to cover delay contingencies. License will be cancelled once launch is complete. Test 1: Oct 1, 18:15- 21:55 UTC: Telemetry Equipment Testing, beginning at estimated Waypoint 27.950N; 84.450W at 39,000 ft maximum and extending East to approximately 28.6N, 78.0W (past PPWR) at 39,000 ft. while ferrying the Launch Vehicle from VAFB to CCAFS (Figure 1). This amounts to a Maximum radius of 410 km at a Maximum height of 39,000 ft. Testing consists of sending data from the launch vehicle and receiving data at the Ground Stations. Test 2: Oct 3, 04:00 - Oct 4, 04:00 UTC: Telemetry Equipment Testing at CCAFS KXMR strip (28.46N; 80.57W), on the Ground at 20 ft altitude. Intended furthest receiver is at JDMTA TAA-50-1 Ground Station, 170 km away. Testing consists of transmitting data from the launch vehicle while it is mounted to the aircraft parked on the ground and receiving the data at the Ground Station. Launch: Oct 10, 01:25- 02:55 UTC: Telemetry, recording beginning on the Ground at KXMR (28.46N, 80.57W) and through the duration of flight. Launch is located at approximately 29.000 N; 78.300 W (PLCH). Trajectory and NASA information is provided in the Exhibit, in Tables 1, 2 and Figures 2 and 3. NASA and Northrop Grumman will launch the ICON, spacecraft rocket from Northrop Grumman’s L-1011 Stargazer aircraft.

Information
Callsign: WP9XHS
Class of Station: FX MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/30/2019
Operation End Date: 12/31/2019

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
Northrop Grumman Test 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): Clarence A. Rebello
Title of Applicant (if any): Sr. Princ. Electrical Engineer, Launch Vehicles
Date: 2019-09-17 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Kennedy Space Center Florida North  28  27  46 West  80  39  11 Maximum altitude 39,000 feet 410.00
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:  
(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:   7.00
(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 2269.50000000- MHz MO 5.000000 W 0.480000 W P 75K0F1D FM/FM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2288.50000000- MHz MO 5.000000 W 0.480000 W P 315KF1D PCM/FM NRZ-S

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Kennedy Space Center Florida North  28  27  36 West  80  34  12
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:   7.00
(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 2269.50000000- MHz FX 5.000000 W 0.480000 W P 75K0F1D FM/FM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2288.50000000- MHz FX 5.000000 W 0.480000 W P 315KF1D PCM/FM NRZ-S

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Kennedy Space Center Florida North  29  0  0 West  78  18  0 Spacecraft, see attachment 5700.00
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:  
(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:   7.00
(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 2269.50000000- MHz MO 5.000000 W 0.480000 W P 75K0F1D FM/FM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2288.50000000- MHz MO 5.000000 W 0.480000 W P 315KF1D PCM/FM NRZ-S

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