February 1985 | NTIA Technical Memo TM-85-109

Evaluation of Computer-Aided Spectrum Management in Papua New Guinea

Robert J. Mayher; John K. Lady; Carl A. Winkler

Abstract: This report evaluates the spectrum management structure in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and recommends methods to improve spectrum management procedures and computer-aided techniques used by PNG. This evaluation consisted of an on-site visit to the Post and Telecommunication Corporation (PTC) in PNG (April, 1984) and subsequent discussion between the PTC and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). It is concluded that in general, the PNG spectrum management organizational structure promotes good spectrum management. There are, however, a number of computer-aided techniques that could make the spectrum management operation more effective. These included [sic] defining the data base requirements, [and] recommending that a Data Base Management System (DBMS), which would accomplish the objectives described in this report, should be obtained (or selected) before computer hardware is purchased. Independent stand-alone EMC analysis programs are also specified. Finally, it is generally concluded that the existing automated data processing (ADP) support is inadequate for present and future spectrum management requirements.

Keywords: spectrum management; data base; millimeter wave model; EMC analysis; computer-aided; Papua New Guinea; Terrain Integrated Rough Earth Model (TIREM); terrain mesh spacing

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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