Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

John R. Juroshek

Abstract: The report examines the conditions under which spread–spectrum, land–mobile radio, and television can share spectrum. After a preliminary assessment, the report concludes that the interference caused by a constant amplitude, spread–spectrum system should be comparable to that caused by a conventional, narrowband, FM, land mobile signal of same total power, provided the spread–spectrum signal has an rf bandwidth less than 2 MHz. With spectrum spreads greater than 6 MHz, the spread–spectrum system should have some acivantage because of the out–of–band rejection capabilities of a TV receiver. A limited number of laboratory measurements are also described that support the conclusions of the report.

Keywords: interference; land mobile radio; spread spectrum; television

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