University of California San Diego - Scripps Intitution of Oceanography

0906-EX-ST-2021

Status: Pending

N/A
2021-06-03

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Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TEMPORARY AUTHORITY

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  University of California San Diego - Scripps Intitution of Oceanography

Address
Attention: Gabriela Chavez
Street Address: 9500 Gilman Drive - 0701
P.O. Box:
City: La Jolla
State: CA
Zip Code: 92093
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: Chavez
First Name: Gabriela
Title: Development Technician
Phone Number: 858-822-3564

Explanation
Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
Under the direction of Scripps Institution of Oceanographys Dr Bill Hodgkiss, several drifting subsurface instrument arrays for underwater acoustics research will be deployed for days at a time near the Santa Catalina Island shipping lane and the intention is to mark these arrays with surface buoys and attach AIS instruments to them, so that in addition to the Local Notice to Mariners information published by the Coast Guard, ships can be aware of the buoys in real-time and incidents can be avoided. The USCG will grant us a Mobile AtoN permit to use these AIS instruments for the duration of the experiment and has requested that we provide the FCC license for them.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  The drifting arrays are part of an underwater acoustics experiment carried out by the University of California San Diego / Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Drifting arrays with buoys that currently have no AIS are at risk of getting run over by accident which could have catastrophic consequences both for the instrument array and for the ship running it over. Because the Operational Area for this experiment is fairly close to a shipping lane, having an AIS locator on the buoys seems not only beneficial but necessary. The application for the Mobile AtoN permit from the USCG is a new process and we are hoping that the value of having AIS instruments on research buoys is proven so that the license application process can be streamlined both with the FCC and with the USCG.

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

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 08/24/2021
Operation End Date: 09/06/2021

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
SRT Marine Systems EXPRESS AISAtoN 4 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): Gabriela Chavez
Title of Applicant (if any): Development Technician
Date: 2021-06-03 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean North  33  31  0 West  118  44  0 Pacific Ocean 5 nmi WNW of Catalina Island 15.00
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:   2.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:  
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   48.00
(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: The antenna will be almost at sea level so it will not be an aeronautical hazard
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
Modified 161.97500000-162.02500000 MHz MO 1.000000 W 0.609000 W P 0.00100000 % 25K0Q1D

City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean North  33  31  0 West  118  44  0 Pacific Ocean 5 nmi WNW of Catalina Island 15.00
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 161.97500000-162.02500000 MHz MO 1.000000 W 0.609000 W P 0.00100000 % 25K0Q1D

20121

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