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UWB EMI To Aircraft Radios: Field Evaluation on Operational Commercial Transport AirplanesUltrawideband (UWB) transmitters may soon be integrated into a wide variety of portable electronic devices (PEDs) that passengers routinely carry on board commercial airplanes. Airlines and the FAA will have difficulty controlling passenger use of UWB transmitters during flights with current airline policies and existing wireless product standards. The aeronautical community is concerned as to whether evolving FCC UWB rules are adequate to protect legacy and emerging aeronautical radio systems from electromagnetic interference (EMI) from emerging UWB products. To address these concerns, the NASA Office of Space Communications and Chief Spectrum Managers assembled a multidisciplinary team from NASA LaRC, NASA JPL, NASA ARC, FAA, United Airlines, Sky West Airlines, and Eagles Wings Inc. to carry out a comprehensive series of tests aimed at determining the nature and extent of any EMI to aeronautical communication and navigation systems from UWB devices meeting FCCapproved and proposed levels for unlicensed handheld transmitters.
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Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Oria, A. J.
(Overlook Systems Technologies, Inc. United States)
Ely, Jay J.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Martin, Warren L.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Shaver, Timothy W.
(Federal Aviation Administration Washington, DC, United States)
Fuller, Gerald L.
(Eagles Wings, Inc. Mariposa, CA, United States)
Zimmerman, John
(United Air Lines, Inc. Denver, CO, United States)
Fuschino, Robert L.
(United Air Lines, Inc. Denver, CO, United States)
Larsen, William E.
(Federal Aviation Administration Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Subject Category
Aircraft Communications And Navigation
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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