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3.5 GHz Exclusion Zone Analyses and Methodology

Report ID: 
Technical Report TR-15-517
June 18, 2015
Edward F. Drocella Jr.; James C. Richards; Robert L. Sole; Fred Najmy; April Lundy; Paul M. McKenna

This report describes the 3.5 GHz Study. It explains the assumptions, methods, analyses, and system characteristics used to generate the revised exclusion zones for small-cell commercial broadband systems to protect federal radar operations (ship and land based) from aggregate interference in the band 3550–3650 MHz. The 3.5 GHz Study’s exclusion zones are compared with the exclusion zones that were generated in the Fast Track Report, which considered macro-cell operations.

Keywords: RADAR; spectrum sharing; FCC; NTIA; 3.5 GHz band; exclusion zones; CBRS; 3550-3650 MHz