Virginia Tech MAAP - FAA Integrated Pilot Program


Status: Pending


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Exhibit 3 Public Operator StatusApplicant Eligibility2020-07-20
Exhibit 2 Applications Denied by CommissionLicense denied or revoked2020-07-20
Exhibit 1 Information on ExperimentText Documents2020-07-20
Application Form:
OET Special Temporary Authority Report

Applicant Name
Name of Applicant:  Virginia Tech MAAP - FAA Integrated Pilot Program

Attention: Matt Burton
Street Address: 1991 Kraft Dr. Ste 2019
P.O. Box:
City: Blacksburg
State: VA
Zip Code: 24060
Country: United States
E-Mail Address: [email protected]

Best Contact
Give the following information of person who can best handle inquiries pertaining to this application:  
Last Name: Burton
First Name: Matt
Title: Flight Operations Manager
Phone Number: 540-231-5564

Please explain in the area below why an STA is necessary:
The STA is necessary to enable the VT FAA IPP to conduct testing of the Echodyne Corp EchoGuard (SSR) RADAR. This program is being performed under FAA Contract 693KA7-18-T-00015.

Purpose of Operation
Please explain the purpose of operation:  To test the performance of the Echodyne Corp EchoGuard (SSR) RADAR.

Callsign: WQ9XVP
Class of Station: FX
Nature of Service: Experimental

Requested Period of Operation
Operation Start Date: 08/03/2020
Operation End Date: 07/31/2022

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
Echodyne Corp. EchoGuard (SSR) 4 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): Matt Burton
Title of Applicant (if any): Flight Operations Manager
Date: 2020-07-17 00:00:00.0

Station Location
City State Latitude Longitude Mobile Radius of Operation
Farmville, VA Virginia North  37  32  24 West  78  20  17 North of Farmville, VA 20.00
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:   35.00
(b) Elevation of ground at antenna site above mean sea level in meters:   373.00
(c) Distance to nearest aircraft landing area in kilometers:   3.80
(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: Tower emplacements will be along the Dominion Energy Line 298 Power Transmission Line right-of-way. Each tower location will be assessed in advance using the FAA Notice Criteria Tool to determine if the tower may be employed in a given location without impacting navigation facility per Part 77. See Exhibit 1
Action Frequency Station Class Output Power/ERP Mean Peak Frequency Tolerance (+/-) Emission Designator Modulating Signal
New 24450.00000000-24650.00000000 MHz FX 3.200000 W 246.000000 W P 45M0FXN Linear FM


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