Southwest Research Institute

1619-EX-ST-2021

Status: Pending

WR9XUI
2021-10-05

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Supporting StatementText Documents2021-10-05
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Oct 18 2021]Correspondence2021-10-18
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Southwest Research Institute

Address
Attention: Dr. Cris Lewis
Street Address: 6200 Culebra Road
P.O. Box:
City: San Antonio
State: TX
Zip Code: 78238-5166
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: DeSoto
First Name: Kurt
Title: FCC Counsel
Phone Number: 202-719-7235

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) respectfully requests an approximately one-month experimental special temporary authority (STA) so that it may repeat identical experimentation authorized earlier under ELS File Nos. 1183-EX-ST-2021 and 0323-EX-ST-2021, Call Sign WR9XUI (which involves a notch-out of the 449.750 to 450.250 MHz band) to support third-party government contract-related testing of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and radar signature systems that must be relocated from other facilities due to the social distancing requirements and other complications caused by the COVID pandemic. Specifically, SwRI seeks to repeat tests on a temporary basis at its remote, rural site near Sanderson, Texas, which has the capability to support needed operations while meeting the safeguards designed to protect personnel during the pandemic. This STA will also serve to allow SwRI to conduct tests pending FCC action on a related application for regular authority submitted under ELS File. No. 0851-EX-CN-2021. Both the current STA request and the application for regular authority contain the identical technical specifications as requested in the earlier STA requests. For additional information, see the Supporting Statement attached to this application.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Support third-party government contract-related testing of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and radar signature systems. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) respectfully requests an approximately one-month experimental special temporary authority (STA) so that it may repeat identical experimentation authorized earlier under ELS File Nos. 1183-EX-ST-2021 and 0323-EX-ST-2021, Call Sign WR9XUI (which involves a notch-out of the 449.750 to 450.250 MHz band) to support third-party government contract-related testing of small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and radar signature systems that must be relocated from other facilities due to the social distancing requirements and other complications caused by the COVID pandemic. Specifically, SwRI seeks to repeat tests on a temporary basis at its remote, rural site near Sanderson, Texas, which has the capability to support needed operations while meeting the safeguards designed to protect personnel during the pandemic. This STA will also serve to allow SwRI to conduct tests pending FCC action on a related application for regular authority submitted under ELS File. No. 0851-EX-CN-2021. Both the current STA request and the application for regular authority contain the identical technical specifications as requested in the earlier STA requests. For additional information, see the Supporting Statement attached to this application.

Information
Callsign: WR9XUI
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 10/25/2021
Operation End Date: 11/30/2021

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
Rada Electronic Industries Ltd. RPS-42 1 No
Silvius Technologies (SteamCaster) SC-4200 1 No
Anduril Industries, Inc. Genius MK1 1 Yes
TBD TBD 3 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): Monica R. Trollinger
Title of Applicant (if any): General Counsel
Date: 2021-10-05 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
near Sanderson Texas North  30  21  58 West  102  40  49 Sanderson, TX 2.00
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: See Supporting Statement
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 420.00000000-449.75000000 MHz MO N/A 10.000000 W M 25K0FXN AWGN, FM, FSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 450.25000000-460.00000000 MHz MO N/A 10.000000 W M 25K0FXN AWGN, FM, FSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 902.00000000-928.00000000 MHz MO N/A 10.000000 W M 300KFXN AWGN, FM, FSK
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 2400.00000000-2485.00000000 MHz MO N/A 10.000000 W M 10M0WXN AWGN, FM, QPSK, OFDM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 5725.00000000-5850.00000000 MHz MO N/A 10.000000 W M 20M0WXN AWGN, FM, QPSK, OFDM

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
near Sanderson Texas North  30  21  58 West  102  40  49 Sanderson, TX 2.00
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: See attached "Supporting Statement."
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 4400.00000000-4940.00000000 MHz MO N/A 4.000000 W M 11M3D7W OFDM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 4400.00000000-4940.00000000 MHz MO N/A 4.000000 W M 22M6D7W OFDM
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 4400.00000000-4940.00000000 MHz MO N/A 4.000000 W M 5M64D7W OFDM

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
near Sanderson Texas North  30  21  58 West  102  40  49 Sanderson, TX 2.00
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: See attached "Supporting Statement."
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 11M0M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 11M0M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 14M7M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 14M7M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 17M6M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 17M6M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 21M5M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 3M70M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 3M70M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 43M0M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 4M40M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 4M40M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 5M50M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 7M30M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 8M80M1N Code Pulse Radar
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 3300.00000000-3400.00000000 MHz MO N/A 328.000000 W M 8M80M1N Code Pulse Radar

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