• SPECTRUM RELOCATION FUND TRANSITION AGILITY CHALLENGE

      von Niederhausern, Josef; Wade, Terry; Hagg, Michael; Morgan, Matthew; Uhland, Greg; Berard, Alfredo; Klein, Lorin; Eglin AFB, 96th Test Wing (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2017-10)
      Due to Auction 97 frequency sell off and anticipated higher usage of C-Band, space time code (STC) and low-density parity-check (LDPC) code were evaluated for latency, characterization, and performance during flight. The benefit of an STC path can be observed by measuring the channel power of a dual antenna and comparing it to the contributions from each antenna independently. The STC provides a benefit only when both antennas are visible to a receiver and when the combined result of a dual antenna system would destructively add. The Eglin Spectrum Reallocation Fund (SRF) Project transitions the United States Air Force (USAF) aeronautical mobile telemetry (AMT) from operations in frequencies auctioned by the Department of Commerce (DOC) as part of Auction 97. This paper describes the AMT test methods used and upgrades accomplished by the 96th Test Wing in order to meet requirements of Auction 97.