April 1985 | NTIA Technical Memo TM-85-111

Evaluation of Computer-Aided Spectrum Management in Venezuela

Robert J. Mayher; John K. Lady

Abstract: This evaluation consisted of an on-site visit to the Ministerio de Transporte y Comunicaciones (MTC) in Venezuela in November 1984 and subsequent discussion between the representatives of the MTC and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). It is concluded that in general, the Venezuelan spectrum management system contains most of the organizational units necessary for effective spectrum management. There are, however, a number of improvements to the spectrum management system and EMC computer-aided techniques that could make the spectrum management operation more effective. These include employing key technical personnel over an extended period, creating a single Venezuelan government master file (VGMF) of frequency assignments for all users, and upgrading the HP-1000 minicomputer to the current operating systems and the creation of a frequency-user coordinating committee. Specific stand-alone EMC analysis programs are also recommended. Finally, it is generally concluded that the existing HP automated data processing (ADP) system is adequate to support present and near future spectrum management requirements if the HP software and hardware are upgraded.

Keywords: spectrum management; EMC analysis; computer-aided; Terrain Integrated Rough Earth Model (TIREM); terrain mesh spacing; frequency assignment file; Ministerio de Transporte y Comunicaciones (MTC); Venezuela; Venezuelan Government Master File (VGMF)

For technical information concerning this report, contact:

Edward F. Drocella
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(202) 482-2608

To request a reprint of this report, contact:

Ed Drocella, Chief,
Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division
Office of Spectrum Management
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(202) 482-1652

Disclaimer: Certain commercial equipment, components, and software may be identified in this report to specify adequately the technical aspects of the reported results. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, nor does it imply that the equipment or software identified is necessarily the best available for the particular application or uses.

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