SES Government Solutions, Inc.

1027-EX-ST-2021

Status: Pending

N/A
2021-06-21

Documents and Communications: [refresh]

DescriptionCategoryDate
Radiation Hazard - Isotropic -- 1027-EX-ST-2021 (SES Government Solutions)Pre Coordination Document2021-06-21
Antenna Patterns-Isotropic -- 1027-EX-ST-2021 (SES Government Solutions)Text Documents2021-06-21
Annex A to Isotropic antenna -- 1027-EX-ST-2021 (SES Government Solutions)Text Documents2021-06-21
Receipt attached--amendment to an existing applicationText Documents2021-06-29
Receipt attached--amendment to an existing applicationText Documents2021-06-29
Antenna Patterns-Isotropic -- GEO (1027-EX-ST-2021 (SES GS))Text Documents2021-06-29
Antenna Patterns-Isotropic -- MEO (1027-EX-ST-2021 (SES GS))Text Documents2021-06-29
GEO Antenna Patterns-Isotropic -- 1027-EX-ST-2021 (SES Government Solutions)Text Documents2021-06-29
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Jul 9 2021]Correspondence2021-07-09
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Jul 9 2021]Correspondence2021-07-09
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  SES Government Solutions, Inc.

Address
Attention: Eric Gunzelman
Street Address: 11790 Sunrise Valley Drive
P.O. Box:
City: Reston
State: VA
Zip Code: 20191
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: Gunzelman
First Name: Eric
Title: Senior Director, Corporate Development
Phone Number: 15712787975

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
SES Government Solutions (SES GS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES S.A. and an affiliate of SES Americom, Inc. (collectively “SES”), is a satellite operator with a unique non-geostationary orbit (“NGSO”) satellite system* that operates in a medium earth orbit (MEO) 8,062 km above the earth called O3b. SES also operates a fleet of over 50 geostationary orbit (“GSO”) commercial satellites. SES GS is working with a terminal vendor to develop and patent a hybrid multi-beam phased array using microwave-frequency lenses for application to SATCOM user (ground) terminals at VSAT frequencies (Ku and Ka), and is applying this technology to the development of commercially-oriented Comms-On-The-Move (COTM) and Non-Geostationary (NGSO) terminals. This prototype terminal is designed to interoperate with existing and future Geosynchronous (GSO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellations. This antenna will have a wider range of features than others we have considered, and this technology will enable the maximum secure use of each of these constellations. This STA is necessary to test how well this new terminal will communicate with our MEO constellation, better known as O3b. We will test this phased array terminal with our MEO Ka-band NGSO satellite constellation as well as with our AMC-15 GSO satellite in this STA request. *The FCC has granted market access to the current O3b 20 satellite constellation and authorized the expansion of the constellation to up to 42 satellites. See O3b Limited, Call Sign S2935, File No. SAT-AMD-20171109-00154 (granted June 4, 2018) (O3b Market Access Grant).

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Conduct on-the-ground tests of a hybrid multi-beam phased array antenna. SES GS is requesting special temporary authority to conduct on-the-ground tests of this hybrid multi-beam phased array antenna for fixed and short-range mobile operations at and around testing facilities in Aberdeen MD and Manassas, VA. The new terminal will communicate with SES GSs O3b Ka-band NGSO satellite constellation as well as with AMC-15, one of SES GSs GSO satellites also operating in the Ka-band. SES GS will operate the terminals at and around SES GS’s testing facility in Bristow, VA and Army testing facilities in Aberdeen, MD in both fixed and mobile mode. All mobile operations will be conducted within a 1-mile (1.6 km) radius of the designated coordinates listed below: 1. Mobile and fixed testing within 1.6 km of 38.7835° N // 77.5722° W (Bristow, VA); 2. Mobile and fixed testing within 1.6 km of 39.4633° N // 76.1204° W (Aberdeen, MD); SES GS will notify any U.S. authorized co-channel Ka-band satellite operators at least one week prior to any transmit testing and provide emergency contact information. SES GS certifies that its operations in the test locations will meet the EPFD levels in Table 22-2 of Article 22, Section II, and Resolution 76 of the ITU Radio Regulations in order to protect secondary GSO operations in the band. SES GS certifies that its proposed operations will comply with all existing or future coordination agreements between SES GS and other satellite operators and will abide by all the terms and conditions of the SES GS Market Access Grant.

Information
Callsign: WS9XJE
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 08/02/2021
Operation End Date: 01/31/2022

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
Isotropic OTA 2.0 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): Eric Gunzelman
Title of Applicant (if any): Senior Director, Corporate Development
Date: 2021-06-21 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Bristow Virginia North  38  47  0 West  77  34  20 1.60
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 28.60100000-28.83800000 GHz FX 15.000000 W 5013.000000 W P 0.03000000 % 5M55G7D SCPC
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 28.60100000-28.83800000 GHz FX 15.000000 W 5013.000000 W P 0.03000000 % 5M55G7D SCPC

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Aberdeen Maryland North  39  27  47 West  76  7  13 1.60
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 28.60100000-28.83800000 GHz FX 15.000000 W 5013.000000 W P 0.03000000 % 5M55G7D SCPC
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 28.60100000-28.83800000 GHz FX 15.000000 W 5013.000000 W P 0.03000000 % 5M55G7D SCPC

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Bristow Virginia North  38  47  0 West  77  34  20 within 1.6 km of fixed location 1.60
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   No
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   0.90
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   219.70
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:   36.90
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 29.91800000-29.95700000 GHz FX 1.000000 W 3163.000000 W P 0.03000000 % 3M00G7D SCPC

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Aberdeen Maryland North  39  27  47 West  76  7  13 within 1.6 km radius of fixed location 1.60
Datum:  NAD 83
Is a directional antenna (other than radar) used?   Yes
Exhibit submitted:   No
(a) Width of beam in degrees at the half-power point:   0.90
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   220.90
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:   35.50
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 29.91800000-29.95700000 GHz FX 1.000000 W 3163.000000 W P 0.03000000 % 3M00G7D SCPC

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