September 1984 | NTIA Technical Report TR-84-159

Spectrum Resource Assessment of the 7125–8500 MHz Band

Gordon A. Crandall III

Abstract: This. report is a spectrum resource assessment of the 7125–8500 MHz band. Included is information on frequency allocations, technical standards, spectrum usage, and identification of spectrum-management issues pertaining to this band. The spectrum-management issues addressed were identified, based on band use, for the last five years, for peacetime applications along with expected band use as a result of the Final Acts of WARC-79. (Emergency and/or wartime applications in this band will be the subject of a subsequent assessment.) Recommendations are made to improve the ·current spectrum-management process to ensure efficient use of this band in the future. Recommendations include modifying certain technical standards, developing sharing criteria among several of the services using this band, and developing a frequency assignment model for fixed operations. Preparation for the upcoming Space WARC, as it pertains to this band, is also discussed.

Keywords: fixed-satellite service (FSS); interference; spectrum resource assessment; fixed service (FS); spectrum management; 7125-8500 MHz Band; mobile-satellite services (MSS)

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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