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Released: June 13, 2014
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PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

445 12th St., S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20554

DA 14-814

Released: June 13, 2014

FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, International Bureau,

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Announce Agenda for Workshop on GPS Protection and Receiver Performance

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology, International Bureau, Public Safety and Homeland

Security Bureau, and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau provide additional details about the

previously-announced Workshop on GPS Protection and Receiver Performance scheduled for

June 20, 2014 in the Commission Meeting Room (TW-C305), 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.,

20554.1 The workshop will examine GPS and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)2 protection

and receiver performance capabilities and the radiofrequency (RF) environment in frequency bands near

the Radionavigation-Satellite Service (RNSS)3 spectrum, with an emphasis on Critical Infrastructure and

Public Safety uses of GPS.

AGENDA

9:00 am-

Welcome and Opening Remarks – FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

12:00 pm

Introductory Remarks:

Admiral David Simpson, Chief, FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

Tutorial: Growth of wireless and GPS industries.

Steve Koenig, Director of Industry Analysis, Consumer Electronics Association

Panel 1: Importance of GPS for Critical Infrastructure and Public Safety Users

Panelists:

Rob Crane, Homeland Security Advisor, National Coordination Office for the U.S.

Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing

Jim Higgins, Deputy Regional Director, Northeast Region, FCC Enforcement Bureau

David Turner, Vice Director, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, Department of

State

1 See Office of Engineering and Technology, International Bureau, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau,

and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Announce Workshop on GPS Protection and Receiver Performance,

Public Notice, DA 14-684 (rel. June 2, 2014).

2 GNSS is a system of satellites that provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. GPS is

considered to be the first GNSS.

3 RNSS is a radiodetermination-satellite service used for the purpose of radionavigation. A radiodetermination-

satellite service is a radiocommunication service for the purpose of radiodetermination (position determination via

the propagation properties of radio waves) involving the use of one or more space stations. The 1559-1610 MHz

band is allocated to the RNSS (space-to-Earth) on a primary basis worldwide. 47 C.F.R. §§ 2.1, 2.106.

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Greg Buchwald, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff (DMTS) Engineer,

Motorola, Inc.

Cormac Conroy, Vice President, Engineering and Product Management, Qualcomm

Terry Hall, Second Vice Chair, National Public Safety Telecommunications Council

Joseph Marx, Assistant Vice President, Federal Regulatory, AT&T

Moderators:

Karl Kensinger, FCC International Bureau

Eric Panketh, FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau

11:40 am-

Keynote:

12:00 pm

Major General Robert Wheeler, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of

Defense

12:00 pm-

Lunch Break

1:00 pm

(Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch or to purchase lunch in the FCC courtyard

restaurant.)

1:00 pm-

Panel 2: Protecting RNSS Spectrum and GNSS Operations

5:00 pm

Panelists:

Jim Arnold, Senior Engineer, Department of Transportation Spectrum Management

James Campion, Principal Action Officer, Office of Department of Defense Chief

Information Officer

Chris Helzer, Chief Engineer, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Donna Bethea-Murphy, Vice President, Regulatory Technology, Iridium

Communications Inc.

Cormac Conroy, Vice President, Engineering and Product Management, Qualcomm

Andy McGregor, Systems Engineer, Ericsson

Geoff Stearn, Vice President, Spectrum Development, LightSquared

Nelson Ueng, Principal Engineer, T-Mobile

Moderators:

Ed Drocella, Chief, Spectrum Engineering and Analysis Division, National

Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Office of Spectrum

Management

Michael Ha, Deputy Chief, Policy and Rules Division, FCC Office of Engineering and

Technology

Panel 3: GPS/GNSS Receiver Performance

Panelists:

Marc Weiss, Ph.D., Time and Frequency Division, National Institute of Standards and

Technology, Chairman, Workshop on Synchronization in Telecommunication Systems

Javad Ashjaee, President and CEO, JAVAD

Ron Borsato, Principal Architect, Spirent Communications PLC

Scott Burgett, Director, GNSS and Software and Technology, Garmin International

Paul Galyean, Consultant, Deere and Company

Chris Hegarty, Director, Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Engineering

and Spectrum, MITRE Corp.

Sandy Kennedy, Director, GNSS Receiver Engineering, NovAtel Inc.

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Moderators:

Bob Pavlak, Electromagnetic Compatibility Division, FCC Office of Engineering and

Technology

Ron Repasi, Deputy Chief, FCC Office of Engineering and Technology

Break

Panel 4: GPS Certification and Transition Plans

Panelists:

Ray Swider, Program Analyst, Office of Department of Defense Chief Information

Officer

Karen VanDyke, Director, Positioning, Navigation, and Timing, U.S. Department of

Transportation

Scott Bergmann, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA The Wireless Association

Ron Borsato, Principal Architect, Spirent Communications PLC

Milton Clary, Aerospace Policy Analyst, Overlook Systems, Inc.

Jim Kirkland, President, GPS Innovation Alliance, General Counsel, Trimble

Navigation

Moderators:

Julius Knapp, Chief, FCC Office of Engineering and Technology

Karl Nebbia, Associate Administrator, NTIA Office of Spectrum Management

5:00 pm

Wrap Up

Julius Knapp, Chief, FCC Office of Engineering and Technology

Attendance. This workshop is open to the public. The FCC will attempt to accommodate as

many attendees as possible; however, admittance will be limited to seating availability. Due to the high

number of anticipated attendees and security check-in procedures, all attendees are advised to arrive

30-60 minutes prior to the panel of interest. Attendees are not required to pre-register, but may submit

their name and company affiliation ahead of time by sending an email to Cecilia Sulhoff

(cecilia.sulhoff@fcc.gov) in order to expedite the check-in process.

Webcast. The FCC will webcast the workshop on the FCC webpage. To view the webcast, go to

the FCC web page at www.fcc.gov/live. Viewers will be able to submit questions during the workshop

by e-mail to livequestions@fcc.gov.

Website.

Updates to the agenda, as well as panelists’ materials will be available on the

workshop’s website at http://www.fcc.gov/events/workshop-gps-protection-and-receiver-performance.

Accessibility Information. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are

available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation(s) you will need and tell us how to

contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests

will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer

and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

For further information on the workshop, please contact Michael Ha, FCC Office of Engineering

and Technology, at (202) 418-2099 or by email: michael.ha@fcc.gov.

-FCC-

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