Sierra Nevada Corporation


Status: Granted


Documents and Communications: [refresh]

E-Mail generated [Jul 31 2018]Correspondence2018-07-31
E-Mail generated [Aug 2 2018]Correspondence2018-08-02
Incoming generated [Aug 2 2018]Correspondence2018-08-02
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Aug 14 2018]Correspondence2018-08-14
AFTRCC CoordinationPre Coordination Document2018-07-31
AFTRCC CoordinationPre Coordination Document2018-08-02
Justification ExhibitText Documents2018-07-31
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Sierra Nevada Corporation

Attention: AAron Brown
Street Address: 3139 Doc Bennett Road
P.O. Box:
City: Fayetteville
State: NC
Zip Code: 28306
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Winch
First Name: John
Title: Frequency Coordinator
Phone Number: 626 676 1470

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
The United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) has contracted Sierra Nevada Corporation to conduct high altitude MESH networking and wide area surveillance tests within a flight plan (attached below) over South Dakota. Due to the extreme frequency congestion in the area, Sierra Nevada Corporation requests the use of these channels.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Conduct high altitude MESH networking tests over South Dakota. Grant of the instant request for STA for 2.3GHz and 9GHz Bands would serve the public interest by enabling Sierra Nevada Corporation to conduct high altitude MESH networking tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats.

Callsign: WN9XDN
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 09/01/2018
Operation End Date: 10/05/2018

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
Silvus Technologies, Inc. SC4200 25 No
Artemis Networks, LLC XBand SlimSAR 25 No

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): AAron Brown
Title of Applicant (if any): Chief Engineer
Date: 2018-07-31 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Baltic South Dakota North  43  42  2 West  96  42  28 Baltic, SD: max altitude 65,000 ft AGL, Within the requested radius along the flight plan 400.00
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 2380.00000000- MHz MO 4.000000 W 8.000000 W M 0.00200000 % 20M0D7W Video
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 9510.00000000- MHz MO 10.000000 W 100.000000 W M 0.00200000 % 600MM3N pulse


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