Textron Systems Unmanned Systems


Status: Pending


Documents and Communications: [refresh]

Cover Letter and Additional Supporting DocumentationApplicant Eligibility2021-10-19
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Nov 8 2021]Correspondence2021-11-08
CORRECTED Cover Letter and Additional Supporting DocumentationApplicant Eligibility2021-11-04
Grant E-mail Notification generated [Nov 8 2021]Correspondence2021-11-08
Cover Letter and Additional Supporting DocumentationApplicant Eligibility2021-10-19
CORRECTED Cover Letter and Additional Supporting DocumentationApplicant Eligibility2021-11-04
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Textron Systems Unmanned Systems

Attention: Jane Euting
Street Address: Jane Euting, 124 Industry Lane
P.O. Box: 21030
City: Cockeysville
State: MD
Zip Code: 21030
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Euting
First Name: Jane
Title: Systems Engineer
Phone Number: 4106285722

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
This request for Special Temporary Authority (STA) is submitted pursuant to 47 CFR 5.61 to request band licenses for command, control and payload data of an Unmanned Air System (UAS) developed by Textron Systems. Frequency coordination with Dugway Proving Grounds (DPG) Spectrum Management Office has been initiated. Local frequency assignments will be controlled by DPG personnel based on FCC issued band licenses herein requested. DPG spectrum management requires FCC approved band licenses for assigning test day frequencies that deconflict with other DPG managed operations.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  Testing for command, control and payload data of an Unmanned Air System (UAS) developed by Textron Systems. Textron Systems, in coordination with DPG, plans a series of performance test flights of the model A5000, an Unmanned Air System (UAS) that makes use of a hybrid architecture of proven technology. This hybrid architecture is from three Textron Systems UAS platforms; Shadow M2, Shadow 200 and Aerosonde. Key technologies/systems include the M2 airframe, Shadow 200 flight controller and the Aerosonde datalinks and ground control system. Planned testing at DPG focuses on completing the integration efforts necessary to qualify the hybrid system utilizing an iterative approach to ensure flight safety and system performance. The attached letter provides additional details.

Callsign: WS9XWS
Class of Station: MO
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 11/29/2021
Operation End Date: 05/27/2022

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
Freewave Technologies M13-NCF-CC 2 No
Haigh-Farr 6003 1 No
Sagetech MXS-NC 1 No
Antenna Specialists AV-22 1 No
Comant CI 101 1 No
Rantec Microwave Systems 00-60595 1 No
Pharad, LLC MP-800-1900 1 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): Jane Euting
Title of Applicant (if any): Systems Engineer
Date: 2021-10-14 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Yuma Arizona North  33  21  11 West  114  16  38 UAV North Site at Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma AZ 25.00
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?   Yes
(a) Overall height above ground to tip of antenna in meters:   5486.40
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   5486.40
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   55.00
(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: Testing site at Yuma Proving Ground is surrounded by hills and tall rock formations that crate a bowl for operation, shielding the surrounding area. Further supporting documentation is attached to this application.
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 2.20000000-2.26850000 GHz MO 2.000000 W 10.000000 W M 0.00015000 % 4M79G1D QPSK


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