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Work Item details
Reference FM44_27
Short Name HIRF protection of aircraft from earth stations
Subject HIRF protection of aircraft from earth stations

Related WI SE40_32
Scope 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.   

Develop a new ECC Recommendation on “Guidance and method of calculating HIRF level from high e.i.r.p. fixed Earth Station located outside of the wedge shaped area of an airport or helipad”




Deliverable ECC Recommendation , Rev. ECC Decision
Responsible group WG FM - FM44
Start date 05-02-2016
Target date 31-07-2020
Public Consultation 15-10-2018
Regular Work Item False
Comments

The new ECC Report 272 superseeding ECC Report 066 has been published. FM44 is subsequently studying the implications for revisons in existing ECC Decisions.

 


Keywords
Worked by
Contact Robin Donoghue (robin.donoghue@eco.cept.org)
Status In Progress
Triggered By

Adopted at WGFM#84

See also FM44(15)031, conclusions from the #35 and #36 FM 44 meetings , ECC/FM(16)003

Progress Report

WG FM (May 2018) agreed to task Project Team FM44 to develop a new ECC Recommendation on “Guidance and method of calculating HIRF level from high e.i.r.p. fixed Earth Station located outside of the wedge shaped area of an airport or helipad”

WG FM (May 2018)) agreed that thefollowing ECC Decisions need to be revised following ECC Report 272 (HIRFprotection of aircraft from earth stations: ECC/DEC/(17)04, ECC/DEC/(15)04, ECC/DEC/(13)01,ECC/DEC/(06)03, ECC/DEC/(06)02, ECC/DEC/(05)11, ECC/DEC/(05)10, ECC/DEC/(05)09,ECC/DEC/(05)01, ECC/DEC/(03)04.

WG FM (September 2018): Following results of ECC Report 272 which provides maximum earth station e.i.r.p. levels to ensure compliance with aircraft High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) protection criteria, WG FM approved the following eight draft revised ECC Decisions for public consultation: ECC Decision (03)04, ECC Decision(05)01, ECC Decision (05)09,ECC Decision (05)10, ECC Decision (05)11, ECC Decision (06)03, ECC Decision (15)04, and ECC Decision(17)04.

ECC#49 (October 2018) approved the revised ECC Decision (13)01 on the harmonised use,free circulation and exemption from individual licensing of Earth Stations On Mobile Platforms (ESOMPs) within the frequency bands 17.3-20.2 GHz and 27.5-30.0 GHz for publication.

Note that ECC/DEC/(06)02 is considered for possible withdrawal in 2019.

Target Date amended by WGFM June 2019 (Minutes Annex 5)