Edward F. Drocella Jr.; Robert L. Sole; Nickolas LaSorte

Abstract: As part of its ongoing effort to identify candidate bands for repurposing to accommodate commercial wireless services, NTIA selected the 3450-3550 MHz band to study for potential sharing between federal systems and a variety of non-federal commercial wireless operations. NTIA worked with the Department of Defense (DOD), which operates the federal systems in the band, to determine the conditions needed to enable commercial services to operate without causing impact to incumbent operations. The report indicates that commercial operations would impact incumbent federal systems; however, spectrum sharing that provides both sufficient protection to incumbent operations and an attractive commercial business case may be possible with further information and analysis, including studying the efficacy of deploying appropriate time-based sharing mechanisms.

Keywords: radar; interference; spectrum sharing; 3450-3550 MHz; airborne radar

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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