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Revised as of October 1, 2009
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§ 15.717 TVBDs that rely on spectrum sensing.
(a) Parties may submit applications for certification of TVBDs that
rely solely on spectrum sensing to identify available channels. Devices
authorized under this section must demonstrate with an extremely high
degree of confidence that they will not cause harmful interference to
incumbent radio services.
(1) In addition to the procedures in subpart J of part 2 of this
chapter, applicants shall comply with the following.
(i) The application must include a full explanation of how the device
will protect incumbent authorized services against interference.
(ii) Applicants must submit a pre-production device, identical to the
device expected to be marketed.
(2) The Commission will follow the procedures below for processing
applications pursuant to this section.
(i) Applications will be placed on public notice for a minimum of 30
days for comments and 15 days for reply comments. Applicants may
request that portions of their application remain confidential in
accordance with § 0.459 of this chapter. This public notice will include
proposed test procedures and methodologies.
(ii) The Commission will conduct laboratory and field tests of the
pre-production device. This testing will be conducted to evaluate proof
of performance of the device, including characterization of its sensing
capability and its interference potential. The testing will be open to
(iii) Subsequent to the completion of testing, the Commission will
issue by public notice, a test report including recommendations. The
public notice will specify a minimum of 30 days for comments and, if
any objections are received, an additional 15 days for reply comments.
(b) The device shall meet the requirements for personal/portable
devices in this subpart except that it will be limited to a maximum
EIRP of 50 mw and it does not have to comply with the requirements for
geo-location and database access in § 15.711(b). Compliance with the
detection threshold for spectrum sensing in § 15.711(c), although
required, is not necessarily sufficient for demonstrating reliable
interference avoidance. Once a device is certified, additional devices
that are identical in electrical characteristics and antenna systems
may be certified under the procedures of part 2, subpart J of this
Effective Date Note: At 74 FR 7326 , Feb. 17, 2009, § 15.717 was added.
This section contains information collection and recordkeeping
requirements and will not become effective until approval has been
given by the Office of Management and Budget.
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