Allocations

 
U.S. Non-Federal-Government Allocations
18.8 - 19.3 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) NG165


U.S. Federal Government Allocations
18.8 - 20.2 GHz
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) US334 G117


ITU Region 1 Allocations
18.8 - 19.3 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B 5.523A
MOBILE


ITU Region 2 Allocations
18.8 - 19.3 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B 5.523A
MOBILE


ITU Region 3 Allocations
18.8 - 19.3 GHz
FIXED
FIXED-SATELLITE (space-to-Earth) 5.516B 5.523A
MOBILE


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Footnotes


5.516B The following bands are identified for use by high-density applications in the fixed-satellite service:

18.3-19.3 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
19.7-20.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
39.5-40 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
40-40.5 GHz (space-to-Earth) in all Regions,
40.5-42 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 2,
47.5-47.9 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
48.2-48.54 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 1,
49.44-50.2 GHz (space-to-Earth) in Region 1, and
27.5-27.82 GHz (Earth-to-space) in Region 1,
28.35-28.45 GHz (Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
28.45-28.94 GHz (Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
28.94-29.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) in Region 2 and 3,
29.25-29.46 GHz (Earth-to-space) in Region 2,
29.46-30 GHz (Earth-to-space) in all Regions,
48.2-50.2 GHz (Earth-to-space) in Region 2.

This identification does not preclude the use of these bands by other fixed-satellite service applications or by other services to which these bands are allocated on a co-primary basis and does not establish priority in these Radio Regulations among users of the bands. Administrations should take this into account when considering regulatory provisions in relation to these bands. See Resolution 143 (Rev.WRC-07). (FCC)

5.523A The use of the bands 18.8-19.3 GHz (space-to-Earth) and 28.6-29.1 GHz (Earth-to-space) by geostationary and non-geostationary fixed-satellite service networks is subject to the application of the provisions of No. 9.11A and No. 22.2 does not apply. Administrations having geostationary-satellite networks under coordination prior to 18 November 1995 shall cooperate to the maximum extent possible to coordinate pursuant to No. 9.11A with non-geostationary-satellite networks for which notification information has been received by the Bureau prior to that date, with a view to reaching results acceptable to all the parties concerned. Non-geostationary-satellite networks shall not cause unacceptable interference to geostationary fixed-satellite service networks for which complete Appendix 4 notification information is considered as having been received by the Bureau prior to 18 November 1995.

US139 Fixed stations authorized in the band 18.3-19.3 GHz under the provisions of 47 CFR 74.502(c), 74.602(g), 78.18(a)(4), and 101.147(r) may continue operations consistent with the provisions of those sections.

US334 In the bands between 17.7 GHz and 20.2 GHz, the following provisions shall apply:

(a) In the bands between 17.8 GHz and 20.2 GHz, Federal space stations in both geostationary (GSO) and non-geostationary satellite orbits (NGSO) and associated earth stations in the fixed-satellite service (FSS) (space-to-Earth) may be authorized on a primary basis. For a Federal GSO FSS network to operate on a primary basis, the space station shall be located outside the arc, measured from east to west, 70-120° West longitude. Coordination between Federal FSS systems and non-Federal space and terrestrial systems operating in accordance with the United States Table of Frequency Allocations is required.

(b) In the bands between 17.8 GHz and 20.2 GHz, Federal earth stations operating with Federal space stations shall be authorized on a primary basis only in the following areas: Denver, Colorado; Washington, DC; San Miguel, California; and Guam. Prior to the commencement of non-Federal terrestrial operations in these areas, the FCC shall coordinate with NTIA all applications for new stations and modifications to existing stations as specified in 47 CFR 1.924(f), 74.32, and 78.19(f). In the band 17.7-17.8 GHz, the FCC shall also coordinate with NTIA all applications for new stations and modifications to existing stations that support the operations of Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPD) in these areas, as specified in the aforementioned regulations.

(c) In the bands between 17.8 GHz and 19.7 GHz, the power flux-density (pfd) at the surface of the Earth produced by emissions from a Federal GSO space station or from a Federal space station in a NGSO constellation of 50 or fewer satellites, for all conditions and for all methods of modulation, shall not exceed the following values in any 1 MHz band:

(1) -115 dB(W/m²) for angles of arrival above the horizontal plane (δ) between 0° and 5°,

(2) -115 + 0.5(δ - 5) dB(W/m²) for δ between 5° and 25°, and

(3) -105 dB(W/m²) for δ between 25° and 90°.

(d) In the bands between 17.8 GHz and 19.3 GHz, the pfd at the surface of the Earth produced by emissions from a Federal space station in an NGSO constellation of 51 or more satellites, for all conditions and for all methods of modulation, shall not exceed the following values in any 1 MHz band:

(1) -115 - X dB(W/m²) for δ between 0° and 5°,

(2) -115 - X + ((10 + X)/20)(δ - 5) dB(W/m²) for δ between 5° and 25°, and

(3) -105 dB(W/m²) for δ between 25° and 90°; where X is defined as a function of the number of satellites, n, in an NGSO constellation as follows:

For n ≤ 288, X = (5/119) (n - 50) dB; and

For n > 288, X = (1/69) (n + 402) dB.



NG165 The use of the band 18.8-19.3 GHz by the fixed-satellite service (space-to-Earth) is limited to systems in non-geostationary-satellite orbits.

G117 In the bands 7.25-7.75 GHz, 7.9-8.4 GHz, 17.375-17.475 GHz, 17.6-21.2 GHz, 30-31 GHz, 33-36 GHz, 39.5-41 GHz, 43.5-45.5 GHz and 50.4-51.4 GHz, the Federal fixed-satellite and mobile-satellite services are limited to military systems.


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Engineering Data

Lower Frequency Center Frequency Upper Frequency
Frequency 18.8 GHz 19.5 GHz 20.2 GHz
Wavelength 1.6 cm 1.5 cm 1.5 cm
Band designator(s) SHF; K-band (IEEE) SHF; K-band (IEEE) SHF; K-band (IEEE)
Isotropic collecting area 0.2 cm2 0.2 cm2 0.2 cm2
Free space loss (1 m) 57.9 dB 58.3 dB 58.2 dB
Free space loss (1 km) 117.9 dB 118.3 dB 118.2 dB
Free space loss (10 km) 137.9 dB 138.3 dB 138.2 dB
Free space loss (100 km) 157.9 dB 158.3 dB 158.2 dB
Free space loss (1000 km) 177.9 dB 178.3 dB 178.2 dB
Free space loss
(35,786 km = GEO orbit)
209.0 dB 209.3 dB 209.2 dB
Free space loss (378,370 km = Moon) 229.5 dB 229.8 dB 229.7 dB