So you thought the LightSquared vs. GPS issue was dead?

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kashcow
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So you thought the LightSquared vs. GPS issue was dead?

Postby kashcow » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:47 pm

Not so fast...

Yesterday, the FCC released a notice seeking comments on a presentation filed by LightSquared. I skimmed through the presentation, which basically concludes the handsets aren't an issue for current GPS use cases, including aviation. It does not, however, as pointed out by the FCC notice, "... address the technical matters associated with terrestrial base stations)."

Report No: SPB-253 Released: 08/07/2013. COMMENT SOUGHT ON LIGHTSQUARED SUBSIDIARY LLC EX PARTE FILING. (DA No. 13-1717). (Dkt No 12-340 12-327 RM-11681 11-109 ). Comments Due: 09/06/2013. Reply Comments Due: 09/23/2013. OSP WTB OET IB . Contact: Roger Nelson at (202) 418-2341, Robert.Nelson@fcc.gov, Ronald T. Repasi at (202) 418-0768, Ronald.Repasi@fcc.gov, Nicholas Alexander at (202) 418-2173, Nicholas.Alexander@fcc,gov or Charles Mathias at (202) 418-7147, Charles.Mathias@fcc.gov http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/a ... 717A1.docx
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/a ... 1717A1.pdf
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/a ... 1717A1.txt

"On July 15, 2013, LightSquared Subsidiary LLC (LightSquared) filed an ex parte presentation in these proceedings that is related solely to terrestrial handsets (and does not address the technical matters associated with terrestrial base stations). Specifically, the report provides an “overview of the assessments” concerning the potential operations of LightSquared’s terrestrial wireless handsets in the 1626.5-1660.5 MHz Mobile Satellite Service (MSS) uplink portion of the L-band. In particular, the report provides technical analyses of the potential interaction of LightSquared terrestrial wireless devices with GPS devices used for general location/navigation, high precision and aviation services. LightSquared states that the presentation includes a focused response to questions raised by several government agencies. LightSquared concludes that the presentation provides validation to its proposed plan for proceeding with the modified deployment of its terrestrial network. We seek comment on the July 15, 2013 Presentation, including its analyses, assessments, and its conclusions."

Should you care, the presentation itself can be found at: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520930804. The analysis of effects on aviation begin on page 14.

Other comments filed with the FCC can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/lmqaw4l

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Re: So you thought the LightSquared vs. GPS issue was dead?

Postby plutocrat03 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:39 pm

They are back again. See AvWeb's story which discusses the latest FCc filing. http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view; ... 0001105053

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Re: So you thought the LightSquared vs. GPS issue was dead?

Postby champguy » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:25 am

Way beyond my pay grade.
Sure don't want to go back to flying arount wondering where I am all the time.
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