ATI's Satellite Communication Regulatory Essentials course
This two-day course, a complement to "Satellite Communication Systems
Engineering," is designed to give engineers and managers who need to prepare
or amend applications and licenses for communication satellite systems an understanding of domestic (FCC and NTIA) and international (ITU) radio regulations, rules, requirements and recommendations to bring such systems into operation.
All necessary information and the forms for submission to the appropriate bodies to bring stations or complete systems into operation will be described and discussed and will be provided to participants in the form of handouts or by specific references to publications or internet websites, to enable participants to comply with current requirements.
Richard G. Gould is a Life Fellow of
the IEEE, and a Fellow of the Washington
Academy of Sciences, has been a member of the
US delegations to many ITU World and Regional
Radio Conferences, most recently to WRC-03, and for many years has been
an active participant in the Study Groups of the
ITUís Radiocommunication Sector. He practices
before the FCC, having drafted major portions of
successful applications to the Commission for
broadcasting-satellite systems (both television and
sound), fixed-satellite and mobile-satellite
systems. In addition he has filed for earth station
licenses, and type-approval of earth station
antennas. He is the author of several IEEE Press
books, and of many Special Issues of IEEE
Transactions on Spectrum Management.
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What You Will Learn:
- Source of International Rules. The International Telecommunication
Union (ITU). History and Purpose. ITU Convention. Radiocommunication
Sector (ITU-R). World & Regional Radiocommunication Conferences.
Radio Regulations. Radiocommunication Assemblies and Study Groups.
Conference Preparatory Meetings (CPM's). Radio Regulations Board.
- Regional and Intergovernmental Organizations. CITEL, CEPT, ATU,
APT, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Eutelsat, Arabsat.
- US Participation in Adopting and Amending the International Radio
Regulations. Department of State authorizes individuals access to the
ITU's "Telecommunication Information Exchange Services" (TIES) on the
Internet. Responsible for US participation in ITU conferences.
- Domestic Regulatory Bodies: the Federal Communications Commission.
Communications Act of 1934. Administrative Procedures Act.
Development of FCC Rules (NOIís, NPRM's.). Bureau roles.
- Domestic Regulatory Bodies: National Telecommunications and
Information Administration (NTIA). Interagency Radio Advisory
- Rules & Regulations Governing Satellite Telecommunications.
International Radio Regulations. Definitions of Radiocommunication
Services,(FSS, BSS, MSS, etc.) and Stations (Earth, Ground, Mobile, etc.),
and Systems (GSO, NGO, HEO, LEO, MEO, HDFSS, HDFS, etc.)
Definition of Regions. Table of Frequency Allocations and its Footnotes.
"First Come, First Served" vs. Allotment Plans. Advance Publication
(AP4ís submitted by "Administrations," with input from the applicant, and
published by the ITU). Frequency Coordination (AP3 submitted by
"Administrations" and published by the ITU in WIC, Part I, examined by
BR and unfavorable findings published in WIC. Part III). Registration
(favorable findings published in BR's Master Register).
- ITU Publications. Weekly Circular (WIC) on paper and diskette.
International Frequency List (IFL) Terrestrial on CD-ROM. Space
Network List (SNL): summary information on paper and diskette. SRS on
CD-ROM (notified space service assignments to satellites and earth
stations, and stations in RR1060 and RR1107 coordination).
Recommendations of the ITU-R.
- Rules, Regulations & Procedures of the FCC (for non-US Government
space systems). Applications for FSS Satellite Systems (satellites and
Earth Stations, VSATs). Form 312, Radiation Hazard Studies, Use of
Foreign Satellites, AP4 and AP3 preparation, coordination). Applications
for BSS (sound), BSS (Television), MSS, and other space
- Rules, Regulations & Procedures of NTIA (for US Government space
- The future regulatory environment.
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