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Work Item details
Reference FM59_01
Short Name Spectrum Solutions for UAS (excluding MFCN UAS)
ETSI Workitem
ETSI Deliverable

New ECC Report on Spectrum Solutions for UAS and U-Space requirements

FM CG Drones is tasked with the drafting of a new ECC Report aimed at assessing the feasibility of spectrum solutions for the operational needs for the commercial and governmental use of UAS and establishing the relevant technical conditions.

Related WI PT1_18

This work item concerns the definition of a reliable spectrum framework and the assessment of feasibility with the primary focus on the following bands, whilst ensuring compatibility with radio services and incumbent systems.
- the commercial use of command and control systems by UAS in the 1900-1920 MHz and 5000-5010 MHz bands.
- The governmental use of command and control as well as payload systems by UAS in the 1880-1900 MHz and 1900-1920 MHz bands.

U-space related systems on-board the UAS should be taken into account as far as possible.

The UAS to be studied fall in the “Open” and “Specific” categories as identified in ECC Report 268.5000-5010 MHz could be used by “Specific ” category UAS which do not require the use of specified aeronautical solutions for CC. 

Other bands may also be considered depending on the progress of work.

Governmental use does not address military usage (national matter).

Deliverable ECC Report
Responsible group WG FM - FM59
Start date 27-09-2018
Target date 15-05-2020
Public Consultation 21-02-2020
Regular Work Item False
Comments The bands as identified in Recommendation 25-10 provide potential payload solutions.
Keywords UAS
Worked by
Contact Robin Donoghue (
Status Finalised
Triggered By WGFM#92 with the support of France, Portugal, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Finland and Switzerland.
Progress Report WI replaced by FM59-02.  Deciwsion by WGFM June 2019