Swarm Technologies, Inc.

0026-EX-ST-2018

Status: Denied/Dismissed

WM9XGP
2018-06-29

Documents and Communications: [refresh]

DescriptionCategoryDate
E-Mail generated [Feb 02 2018]Correspondence2018-02-02
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Feb 5 2018]Correspondence2018-02-05
Dismissal Without Prejudice generated [Jun 29 2018]Correspondence2018-06-29
Dismiss E-mail Notification generated [Jun 29 2018]Correspondence2018-06-29
License set asidePost Grant Documents2018-03-07
Exhibit B ODARText Documents2018-01-08
Cost Recovery LetterText Documents2018-01-12
Voluntary WithdrawalText Documents2018-06-28
SpaceCap Cover LetterText Documents2018-01-12
NTIA Space Record DataText Documents2018-01-08
Exhibit C Interference StudyText Documents2018-01-08
Exhibit A Application NarrativeText Documents2018-01-08
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Swarm Technologies, Inc.

Address
Attention: Sara Spangelo
Street Address: 321 Camino Al Lago
P.O. Box:
City: Menlo Park
State: CA
Zip Code: 94027
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: Scheffler
First Name: Craig
Title: Spectrum Manager
Phone Number: 720-238-5634

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Good cause supports grant of this STA. Swarm urgently needs to demonstrate the viability of its proposed satellite-based communications network to technical and business partners, potential investors, and potential customers. STA would facilitate such viability testing by allowing Swarm to meet a launch opportunity in March 2018. STA is consistent with the Commission's longstanding goals of promoting efficient spectrum use, and will not adversely impact any third party given that Swarm intends to communicate only with carefully coordinated U.S.-based ground stations. A successful demonstration will encourage further cooperation with and/or potential investment by interested parties to facilitate further commercial development of Swarm's proposed data relay network.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Demonstration of new satellite and radio technology for the use as a very low cost low data rate relay system for applications in asset tracking and remote ground sensors. A complete description of the operation is provided in the attached narrative. The proposed operation will be a demonstration of new satellite and radio technology for the use as a very low cost low data rate relay system for applications in asset tracking and remote ground sensors.

Information
Callsign: WM9XGP
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 03/14/2018
Operation End Date: 09/14/2018

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
Swarm Technologies Space BEE 4 Yes
Swarm Technologies ground station 2 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): Craig Scheffler
Title of Applicant (if any): Spectrum Manager
Date: 2018-01-08 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Menlo Park California North  37  26  11 West  122  12  44 Menlo Park, CA 5.00
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 148.43750000-148.56250000 MHz MO 0.200000 W 0.200000 W P 0.00200000 % 125KX1D Spread Spectrum

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Buford Georgia North  34  5  5 West  83  56  51 Buford, GA 5.00
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 148.43750000-148.56250000 MHz MO 0.200000 W 0.200000 W P 0.00200000 % 125KX1D Spread Spectrum

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Nongeostationary Space Station North      West      Satellite Orbit, 500 km alt, 85 deg incl
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 137.85750000-137.98250000 MHz MO 0.200000 W 0.200000 W P 0.00200000 % 125KX1D Spread Spectrum

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