Effective Date: September 22, 2014
Expiration Date: September 22, 2026
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F.1 The Director of the Spectrum Policy and Planning Division, NASA HQ, has directed the NASA Spectrum Office at NASA GRC to establish a Spectrum Analysis Center (SAC) with the following overall objectives:
a. To provide a centralized review process for all NASA spectrum-related analyses leaving the Agency.
b. To perform selected spectrum analyses as directed by the NASA HQ Spectrum Office and International/National Spectrum Managers.
c. To provide consistency in methodology and assumptions in spectrum analyses conducted across the Agency.
d. To ensure spectrum analyses are consistent with NASA spectrum policies and guidelines
F.2 NASA Centers will coordinate with SAC at GRC in conducting technical spectrum analyses intended for international and national organizations outside the Agency (e.g. NTIA, FCC, DoD, ITU, SFCG). The roles and responsibilities of the SAC as they relate to various spectrum-related task areas are outlined below:
F.2.1 US Domestic Spectrum Analyses
a. This includes analyses related to NTIA/FCC proceedings and regulatory actions (e.g. commercial wireless broadband studies within the PPSG and CSMAC; wireless broadband/GPS adjacent band compatibility studies; and spectrum coordination analyses with other government/non-government entities) along with NTIA IRAC Subcommittee activities (Spectrum Planning Subcommittee (SPS); Frequency Assignment Subcommittee (FAS); Technical Subcommittee (TSC); and Space Systems Subcommittee (SSS)) and NASA projects/missions.
b. The SAC will conduct these analyses with contract support.
c. To the extent that the analyses involve spectrum bands important to NASA's Space Network, Deep Space Network, Near Earth Network, or Manned Space Missions, the SAC will also request support from the spectrum analysis groups at GSFC, JPL, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center, and JSC.
d. SAC will support the National Spectrum Manager as necessary in the NTIA SPS, FAS, TSC, and SSS.
e. NASA Space Flight Projects:
(1) The SAC will perform technical analyses and reviews as directed by the National Spectrum Manager.
(2) SAC support for NASA projects and missions should be coordinated through the National Spectrum Manager.
F.2.2 International Spectrum Analyses
a. ITU-R Studies
(1) At the beginning of a WRC cycle, SAC will, in consultation with International Spectrum Manager, identify WRC Agenda Items of key importance to NASA and develop a matrix of responsibilities to assign WRC Agenda Item studies to appropriate NASA Centers.
(2) SAC will, as necessary, coordinate and review NASA generated ITU-R US Working Party input documents/analyses as they progress through the US Working Party cycle.
(3) To avoid imposing more schedule constraints on the NASA Centers performing the studies, the appropriate NASA Center will continue to submit their documents directly to the US WPs as they currently do and not be required to first funnel them through the SAC.
(4) At the direction of the International Spectrum Manager, the SAC itself may perform ITU-R sharing studies (e.g. WiBB studies in JTG 4-5-6-7 related to AI 1.1), in which case it will directly submit input documents into the appropriate US WPs.
b. Space Frequency Coordination Group Studies
(1) The SAC will perform analyses and technical reviews as directed by the International Spectrum Manager.
c. ESA/NASA/JAXA Studies
(1) The SAC will perform analyses and technical reviews as directed by the International Spectrum Manager. Most of these studies involve mission coordination and it is anticipated that the SAC will have limited involvement.
(2) Specific Tasks
(a) Specific tasks to be performed by the SAC will be developed in consultation with the NASA HQ Director of Spectrum Policy and the National and International Spectrum Managers.
(b) Progress on SAC tasks will be reported at weekly and monthly Spectrum Office staff meetings as well as HQ Program Status Reviews (PSRs).
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