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Last update: 09-10-2017
Rev. ECC Decision HIRF protection of aircraft from earth stations
To identify up to date aeronautical regulations defining the HIRF protection levels of aircraft that maintain aeronautical safety. To assist SE40 in its work on the revision of ECC Report 66.
To study consequently the implied modifications on  existing ECC Decisions dealing with exemption of individual licensing for C-, Ku-, Ka-band satellite terminals . To assist administrations using  the HIRF regulations and methodology established by airworthiness bodies for coordinated earth stations.   

S: 05-02-2016
T: 12-10-2018

FM 44 has met with European aviation experts, who note that the aircraft HIRF protection criteria (20V/m) used as basis of Report 066 is not the appropriate criteria for aircraft protection from HIRF. Current aircraft protection criteria and methodologies specified in standards established by international aviation regulatory bodies (e.g. EASA and FAA), can be used for the revision of ECC Report 066.  

This is expected to result in the reduction of coordination distances and/or removal of any restrictions on the operation of earth stations within and in the vicinity of airfields regarding the protection of civil and military aircrafts (aeroplanes and helicopters) from earth station emissions. FM44 will involve competent aviation safety authorities such as EASA, national and international aviation authorities (e.g. ICAO) and other relevant international bodies (e.g. NATO) and working groups within ECC to contribute to the work. 
WGFM#86 agreed that WG SE (SE40) is responsible for the revision of the ECC Report and WG FM / FM44 will provide assistance.  
FM44 will investigate and act appropriately regarding  the relevant issues and consequences such as the operation of earth stations  within and in the vicinity of airfields (airports and helipads), located in land, on ships and aircrafts, at corresponding satellite frequency bands for GSO and non-GSO satellites.

In Progress
Last update: 09-10-2017
ECC Decision , ECC Report Earth stations operating to NGSO systems in 10.7-12.75 GHz (space to Earth) and 14-14.5GHz (Earth to space) FSS allocation (for fixed and moving platforms) SE40_28

Develop an ECC Decision on harmonized use, exemption from individual licensing of fixed earth stations with NGSO FSS satellite systems in 10.7-12.75 GHz (space to Earth) and 14-14.5 GHz (Earth to space).

Note that FM44 is still working on regulatory issues (new ECC Report) before deciding the way to proceed with in-motion earth stations operating with NGSO satellite systems in 10.7-12.75 GHz and 14-14.5 GHz.

S: 05-02-2016
T: 18-05-2018
Identify similarities and differences of existing GSO and NGSO ECC Decisions. Identify technical, regulatory and operational restrictions, define technical essential characteristics, define regulatory regime. Regulatory framework at ECC (ECC Decisions and ECC Reports) already exist in the 14.0-14.5 GHz and 27.5-30 GHz for equipment at fixed and moving platforms.
In Progress
Last update: 16-05-2017
ECC Decision Land based in-motion earth stations operating with GSO FSS systems in the 10.7-12.75 GHz (space to Earth) and 14-14.5 GHz (Earth to space) bands (“Ku band”)
Develop a new ECC Decision on 'The harmonized use of frequencies, exemption from individual licensing and free circulation of land-based in-motion earth stations, including vehicle-mounted earth stations and earth stations on trains, operating with GSO FSS systems in the 10.7-12.75 GHz (space to Earth) and 14-14.5 GHz (Earth to space) bands'
S: 03-02-2017
T: 16-05-2018
Land-based in-motion earth stations such as vehicle mounted earth stations or earth stations on trains are to be deployed within Europe as part of connected and autonomous vehicles and self-driving Vehicles, and also for broadband mobility applications. Such deployments will have to be subjected to certain technical and regulatory conditions, amongst other things, to maintain compatibility with other existing services.
Compatibility studies should be carried by the CEPT.
In Progress
Last update: 19-04-2017
ECC Report Develop an ECC Report on satellite solutions for 5G

Any satellite aspects related to IMT-2020 networks (see doc. FM(17)032)

S: 03-02-2017
T: 16-05-2018
Development of the ECC Report in FM44 in cooperation with ECC PT1.
In Progress
Last update: 16-05-2017
ECC Report Assess the feasibility of M2M/IoT operation through satellite from a technical and regulatory point of view
Develop an ECC Report regarding the implementation of M2M/IoT operation via satellite including uplinks and downlinks to enhance terrestrial networks with satellite connectivity
S: 16-05-2017
T: 20-09-2018
Explore technical and frequency band opportunities for the introduction of M2M/IoT applications via satellite in order to extend terrestrial networks and create complementary services. The advantage of M2M/IoT via satellite is mainly to establish connectivity for areas having no or poor terrestrial coverage.

In Progress
* Target dates are seen as the intended date for the final approval of the related deliverable by the responsible entity. Internal deadlines for project teams and dates for the start of Public Consultations can be reflected in the remarks column. In general this implies that the draft deliverable should be completed by the project team one WG meeting earlier for publication.
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