Goto Section: 15.257 | 15.301 | Table of Contents

FCC 15.258
Revised as of November 23, 2020
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  15.258   Operation in the bands 116-123 GHz, 174.8-182 GHz, 185-190 GHz and
244-246 GHz.

   (a) Operation on board an aircraft or a satellite is prohibited.

   (b) Emission levels within the 116-123 GHz, 174.8-182 GHz, 185-190 GHz
   and 244-246 GHz bands shall not exceed the following equivalent
   isotropically radiated power (EIRP) limits as measured during the
   transmit interval:

   (1) The average power of any emission shall not exceed 40 dBm and the
   peak power of any emission shall not exceed 43 dBm; or

   (2) For fixed point-to-point transmitters located outdoors, the average
   power of any emission shall not exceed 82 dBm and shall be reduced by 2
   dB for every dB that the antenna gain is less than 51 dBi. The peak
   power of any emission shall not exceed 85 dBm and shall be reduced by 2
   dB for every dB that the antenna gain is less than 51 dBi. The
   provisions in this paragraph (b)(2) for reducing transmit power based
   on antenna gain shall not require that the power levels be reduced
   below the limits specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.

   (3) The peak power shall be measured with a detection bandwidth that
   encompasses the entire occupied bandwidth within the intended band of
   operation, e.g., 116-123 GHz, 174.8-182 GHz, 185-190 GHz or 244-246
   GHz. The average emission levels shall be measured over the actual time
   period during which transmission occurs.

   (4) Transmitters with an emission bandwidth of less than 100 MHz must
   limit their peak radiated power to the product of the maximum
   permissible radiated power (in milliwatts) times their emission
   bandwidth divided by 100 MHz. For the purposes of this paragraph
   (b)(4), emission bandwidth is defined as the instantaneous frequency
   range occupied by a steady state radiated signal with modulation,
   outside which the radiated power spectral density never exceeds 6 dB
   below the maximum radiated power spectral density in the band, as
   measured with a 100 kHz resolution bandwidth spectrum analyzer. The
   center frequency must be stationary during the measurement interval,
   even if not stationary during normal operation (e.g., for frequency
   hopping devices).

   (c) Spurious emissions shall be limited as follows:

   (1) The power density of any emissions outside the band of operation,
   e.g., 116-123 GHz, 174.8-182 GHz, 185-190 GHz or 244-246 GHz, shall
   consist solely of spurious emissions.

   (2) Radiated emissions below 40 GHz shall not exceed the general limits
   in § 15.209.

   (3) Between 40 GHz and the highest frequency specified in § 15.33, the
   level of these emissions shall not exceed 90 pW/cm2 at a distance of 3
   meters.

   (4) The levels of the spurious emissions shall not exceed the level of
   the fundamental emission.

   (d) Fundamental emissions must be contained within the frequency bands
   specified in this section during all conditions of operation. Equipment
   is presumed to operate over the temperature range −20 to + 50 degrees
   Celsius with an input voltage variation of 85% to 115% of rated input
   voltage, unless justification is presented to demonstrate otherwise.

   (e) Regardless of the power density levels permitted under this
   section, devices operating under the provisions of this section are
   subject to the radiofrequency radiation exposure requirements specified
   in § § 1.1307(b), 2.1091, and 2.1093 of this chapter, as appropriate.
   Applications for equipment authorization of devices operating under
   this section must contain a statement confirming compliance with these
   requirements for both fundamental emissions and unwanted emissions.
   Technical information showing the basis for this statement must be
   submitted to the Commission upon request.

   (f) Any transmitter that has received the necessary FCC equipment
   authorization under the rules of this chapter may be mounted in a group
   installation for simultaneous operation with one or more other
   transmitter(s) that have received the necessary FCC equipment
   authorization, without any additional equipment authorization. However,
   no transmitter operating under the provisions of this section may be
   equipped with external phase-locking inputs that permit beam-forming
   arrays to be realized.

   (g) Measurement procedures that have been found to be acceptable to the
   Commission in accordance with § 2.947 of this chapter may be used to
   demonstrate compliance.

   [ 84 FR 25691 , June 4, 2019]

   

Subpart D—Unlicensed Personal Communications Service Devices

   Source:  58 FR 59180 , Nov. 8, 1993, unless otherwise noted.

   


Goto Section: 15.257 | 15.301

Goto Year: 2020 | 2022
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