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Accession Number N20120013598
Title Dependence of AeroMACS Interference on Airport Radiation Pattern Characteristics.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 18p
Personal Author J. D. Wilson
Abstract AeroMACS (Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System), which is based upon the IEEE 802.16e mobile wireless standard, is expected to be implemented in the 5091 to 5150 MHz frequency band. As this band is also occupied by Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) feeder uplinks, AeroMACS must be designed to avoid interference with this incumbent service. The aspects of AeroMACS operation that present potential interference are under analysis in order to enable the definition of standards that assure that such interference will be avoided. In this study, the cumulative interference power distribution at low earth orbit from AeroMACS transmitters at the 497 major airports in the contiguous United States was simulated with the Visualyse Professional software. The dependence of the interference power on the number of antenna beams per airport, gain patterns, and beam direction orientations was simulated. As a function of these parameters, the simulation results are presented in terms of the limitations on transmitter power required to maintain the cumulative interference power under the established threshold.
Keywords Airports
Antenna radiation patterns
Mobile communication systems

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 85A - Air Transportation
51 - Aeronautics & Aerodynamics
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Cleveland, OH. NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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