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

Arthur D. Spaulding

Abstract: This report presents a summary of the available measurement information on the level and statistical characteristics of the background noise environment in the frequency range of 1-3 GHz. The frequency range covers the proposed frequencies for the new personal communications services. Natural and man-made unintentional radiations are covered, both the general overall background noise and noise from individual sources. The urban noise environment in this frequency range is due primarily to automotive ignition systems. The noise is non-Gaussian in character, but not highly impulsive.

Keywords: noise; personal communications services (PCS); non-Gaussian interference; background noise levels


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Robert J. Achatz
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