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Antenna Models For Electromagnetic Compatibility Analyses

Report ID: 
NTIA TM-13-489
October 26, 2012
C.W. Wang, T. Keech

This technical memorandum contains recommendations for antenna models that can be used in performing electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis related to spectrum management. The technical memorandum contains two compilations of antenna parameters. The first one is the collection of rules, regulations, and recommendations regarding antennas that are published by regulators, as well as improving, EMC. NTIA conducted an extensive review and analysis of the existing rules, regulations, and recommendations and compiled the findings in this technical memorandum. The second compilation is the recommendations of antenna parameters for spectrum managers to use in conducting EMC analysis associated with: system review for equipment approval, frequency assignment, and spectrum sharing studies. NTIA evaluated the characteristics of the radio services, the federal usage of the radio spectrum, and the technical merit and practicality of the antenna parameters in the rules, regulations, and recommendations, and then developed recommendations of antenna parameters for conducting these EMC analysis tasks of all of the radio services.