Gary M. Patrick; Michael Richmond

Abstract: This report presents an assessment of three candidate bands (216–225, 400.15–406, and 420–450 MHz) for the potential accommodation of Wind Profilers nationally, with consideration worldwide. The approach used to evaluate each band was based on two major factors: conformance to current regulations and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). This report addresses current regulations, spectrum usage, and analyzes the EMC between two types of Wind Profilers and specific environmental systems for potential accommodation in three candidate bands. The results of this study can serve to indicate a suitable band and identify potential frequencies within that band to accommodate Wind Profiler operations.

Keywords: electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis; 216-225 MHz Band; 400-406 MHz Band; 420-450 MHz Band; Wind Profiler Radars

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
edrocella@ntia.doc.gov

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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