Telephonics Corporation

0746-EX-ST-2015

Status: Denied/Dismissed

WI9XKJ
2015-07-28

Documents and Communications: [refresh]

DescriptionCategoryDate
Dismissal Without Prejudice generated [Jul 28 2015]Correspondence2015-07-28
Dismissal Without Prejudice generated [Jul 28 2015]Post Grant Documents2015-08-04
VORTEX SpecificationsText Documents2015-07-06
VORTEX SpecificationsText Documents2015-07-06
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Telephonics Corporation

Address
Attention: Joseph Mihelic
Street Address: 1014 Consolidated Road
P.O. Box:
City: Elizabeth City
State: NC
Zip Code: 27909-7835
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: Mihelic
First Name: Joseph
Title: Director of Operations, Technical Support Services
Phone Number: 2523376505

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Telephonics Corporation is a manufacturer of advanced avionics and communications equipment including ITAR Controlled maritime surveillance radar systems. Telephonics is requesting Special Temporary Authority (STA) to validate the use of L3 Communications’ VORTEX Airborne terminal as a transmission tool for radar and associated video imagery from our company leased King Air B-200 aircraft to a portable ground station located at one of two possible locations: our Technical Support Services (TSS) Integration and Repair Facility in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and our Corporate Headquarters in Farmingdale, New York. The intent is to substantiate if it is feasible to use the transmitted data from this system in near real time for engineering research and training, customer demonstration, and /or marketing purposes. Approval of this STA will allow Telephonics to accomplish direct transmission of data from the aircraft to the base station, and eliminate the need for the recording of data or landing of the aircraft for subsequent transmission.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  To date, no testing has taken place. The original scheduled testing period (15 APR - 16 AUG) was delayed due to a technical interface issue that prevented the aircraft altitude and position from being properly received by the new Vortex equipment. An interface had to be developed to convert the aircrafts data to a format acceptabel by Vortex. As a technical solution has been found, Telephonics intends to execute its original plans of operating the company King Air B-200 aircraft within a 50 nautical mile radius of our Integration and Repair Facility (TSS) located at the KECG Airport in Elizabeth City, North Carolina or our Corporate Headquarters located at the KFRG Airport in Farmingdale, New York. A Vortex Airborne Terminal will be installed on the aircraft. A portable Mini-TCDL Surface Terminal will be located on Telephonics’ property located at either KECG Airport in Elizabeth City, North Carolina or the KFRG Airports in Farmingdale, New York. In order to test the extreme limits of the VORTEX equipment for both quality and transmission rates of the data, the aircraft will execute transmission testing from the aircraft to the ground station within 50 nautical miles of the base station at altitudes between sea level and 10,000 feet. Transmission tests from the aircraft are expected to be conducted during both day and night operations, and in various weather conditions to better understand their specific impacts, if any. The data transmissions will consist of actual radar imagery and ancillary video data. Aircraft flight routes will take advantage of surface targets on the local navigable waterways to capture and transmit radar targets of opportunity.

Information
Callsign: WI9XKJ
Class of Station: FX MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 07/20/2015
Operation End Date: 01/20/2016

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
L3 Communications 60065285-000 1 No
L3 Communications 60055600-014 1 No
L3 Communications 60055072-000 1 No
L3 Communications 60030090-003 1 No
L3 Communications 60055788-000 1 No
L3 Communications 8123128-001 1 No

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): Joseph E. Mihelic
Title of Applicant (if any): Director of Operation, Technical Support services
Date: 2015-07-06 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Elizabeth City North Carolina North  36  15  13 West  76  10  27 Elizabeth City, NC 92.60
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:   22.00
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   360.00
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:   22.00
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
Modified 14.40000000-14.83000000 GHz MO 6.300000 W 7.700000 W P 21M4G1D 21M4G1D
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 15.15000000-15.35000000 GHz FX 6.300000 W 384.600000 W P 800KG1D 800KG1D

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Farmingdale New York North  40  43  44 West  76  24  48 Farmingdale, NY 92.60
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:   22.00
(b) Orientation in horizontal plane:   360.00
(c) Orientation in vertical plane:   22.00
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 14.40000000-14.83000000 GHz MO 6.300000 W 7.700000 W P 21M4G1D 21M4G1D
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 15.15000000-15.35000000 GHz FX 6.300000 W 384.600000 W P 800KG1D 800KG1D

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