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

Jay S. Levy

Abstract: This report documents a spectrum resource assessment of the 1530-1660.5 MHz band. The impact of allocation changes resulting from the WARC-79 are addressed. Information is included on allocations, frequency assignments, system characteristics, and spectrum measurements made with the RSMS van. A review of previous analyses was conducted. No unmanageable spectrum management problems involving the major systems presently operating in, or firmly planned for, this band are identified. This report is based on information available through March 1983.

Keywords: electromagnetic compatibility (EMC); spectrum resource assessment; 1530-1660.5 MHz; Distress and Safety; Mobile Satellite; Aeronautical Radionavigation; Radio Astronomy

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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