Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation


Status: Pending

Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation

Attention: DS LAW PLLC
Street Address: 1629 K St NW Ste 300
P.O. Box:
City: Washington
State: DC
Zip Code: 20006
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Siddall
First Name: David
Title: outside counsel
Phone Number: 202-241-4690

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
An STA is necessary to conduct a short duration check of hardware to confirm operation of an AESA antenna designed for communications in the 21-22 GHz band.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  This program will develop and demonstrate new antenna hardware, with new control and processing software, for application to line of sight communications. The objective of the research program is to take advantage of the improved antenna to make a family of low cost hardware with minimal software changes. Use of the AESA antenna enables rapid, non-mechanical pointing to multiple target / communication node locations, or to progressively track and maintain a link with a moving communications node. In the future, the program intends to demonstrate the system to the government at various test ranges to support the multiple conceptual applications. For this test, the AESA antenna will be mounted on an existing building; the formed beam will be pointed down to a target horn about 15 degrees below the horizon on an azimuth of 90 degrees relative to true north.

Callsign: WP9XSE
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 01/06/2020
Operation End Date: 07/03/2020

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 ENG291K850G01 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): Kevin Nekula
Title of Applicant (if any): RF Spectrum and Licensing
Date: 2019-11-25 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Hanover Maryland North  39  11  10 West  76  42  11
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 21.35000000- GHz FX 12.000000 W 3.700000 kW P 300MG2D BPSK


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