Experimental License Applications

Steven J. Crowley once again has an update on Experimental License Applications before the FCC. A couple of highlights include:

“Zimmerman Associates filed an application (with supporting exhibits) for special temporary authority to test the capability of using a full polarimetric UWB radar system for identifying roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Testing is to be on 3100-5600 MHz at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. The prototype equipment uses time-modulated ultra-wideband (UWB) technology developed by Time Domain Corporation. It generates a signal that is position modulated; the position of the modulated pulse varies randomly in time so as to produce a spectrum that approximates Gaussian noise.”

“The Virginia Tech Mobile Portable Research Group (MPRG) filed an application (with supporting exhibits) for experimental license to test white-space devices on the TV broadcast bands — 174-216, 512-608, and 614-698 MHz. In particular, the MPRG is interested in determining what modulation schemes prove to be most effective in rejecting narrowband interference from devices such as wireless microphones. In addition, it is interested in determining what kinds of adverse effects white-space devices will have on devices such as wireless microphones, and what steps can be taken to mitigate such interference.”

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