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NPR 2570.1C
Effective Date: September 22, 2014
Expiration Date: December 22, 2020

(NASA Only)

Subject: NASA Radio Frequency (RF) Spectrum Management Manual

Responsible Office: Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate

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Table of Contents


P.1 Purpose
P.2 Applicability
P.3 Authority
P.4 Applicable Documents
P.5 Measurement/Verification and Forms
P.6 Cancellation

Chapter 1 General

1.1 Purpose
1.2 Spectrum Management Policy Guidance
1.3 Regulatory Structure
1.4 NASA Spectrum Management Program Overview

Chapter 2 NASA Spectrum Management Roles and Responsibilities

2.1 Agency-Level Responsibilities
2.2 NASA Mission Directorates and Other Headquarters Offices Responsibilities
2.3 NASA Centers Responsibilities
2.4 Mission/Program/Project Responsibilities
2.5 Host Responsibilities

Chapter 3 RF Allocations and Assignments Process

3.1 General
3.2 Frequency Allocations
3.3 Frequency Assignments
3.4 U.S. Coordination Requirements
3.5 NASA Contractors and Grantees
3.6 Foreign Frequency Assignments
3.7 Conditions of Assignment
3.8 Emergency and Wartime Procedures

Chapter 4 Radio Frequency Interference Procedures

4.1 Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Reporting Procedures
4.2 RFI Control Procedures

Chapter 5 NASA Long-Range Spectrum Planning

5.1 Background
5.2 Long-Range Planning

Appendix A. Glossary of Commonly Used Terms from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations (RR) Applicable to NASA RF EM Spectrum Management

Appendix B. Acronyms

Appendix C. Document Tree

Appendix D. Spectrum Certification and Value of Spectrum

Appendix E. NASA Spectrum Managers Group (NSMG)

Appendix F. NASA Spectrum Analysis Center Charter

Appendix G. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee (IRAC) Spectrum Planning Subcommittee (SPS) and Space Systems Subcommittee (SSS)

Appendix H. Call Signs

Appendix I. Terms of Reference of the Space Frequency Coordination Group (SFCG)

Appendix J. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Structure

Appendix K. U.S. and ITU Spectrum Interfaces

Appendix L. References


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